Monday, April 21, 2008

Cactus Monday

Todays cactus is one that has been portrayed before I just thought I would show it in a different way. This is the blossom of the Saguaro cactus, Carnegiea gigantea. Another common name for it is Sage of the Desert.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Animal Wednesday - Blue Jay

This Blue Jay is one of the first paintings I did in a watercolor class that I took a couple of years ago. I have always liked it. I was afraid to paint the background at this time. I am getting a little braver. You will probably notice that I like to paint birds when you come to see what I post for Animal Wedensday. I will try to diversify somewhat but I can't promise.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Cactus Monday

I am not pleased with the way the scanner made my cactus look so blue and dark. I worked hard getting that celedon color in the cactus painting then when scanned it went much darker. Hmmmmm

Sunday, April 6, 2008


For this week, ONE SINGLE IMPRESSION prompt of Stranded.

Flying to high ground

white flag of surrender

stranded by flood water

Stranded on high ground

Concerned faces watch

No place to retreat

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

European Goldfinch

Wednesday Animal is a bird. I like birds so I draw and paint them often. Mike at Fen Photography Blog takes fablous pictures of birds in his part of the world. They often cause me to stop and paint one.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Magnolia Bud

With Teri and Beckie's encouragement I painted the magnolia bud. It won't be long and we will have blooms to paint too.