Sunday, June 29, 2008

Cactus Monday

I did a garden tour last weekend and I saw this beautiful cactus
sitting in a sunny location. I couldn't resist those beautiful pink
blossoms. I gave it a try. I don't know what kind of cactus it is.
I just know it is a pretty one.

Happy Cactus Monday.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Animal Wednesday - Puffin

Atlantic Puffin is the sketch for today. I found this in my sketchbook. I was going to do a birthday card for a friend that likes puffins. I was just getting a feel for the bird with this sketch. The card turned out much different, colorful for one thing. HAW

Monday, June 23, 2008

Cactus Monday - Prickly Pear

Hello Cactuteers. It is another Happy Cactus Monday. I saw a large iron pot full of Prickly Pear Cactus this weekend. It was actually blooming so I tried to paint one of the blooms. They were yummy.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Animal Wednesday - Cat

I am always seeing pictures of animals that I really enjoy. I try to capture the feeling. I just love the picture that inspired this painting. You can see it on Gintonio's blog here. He has a couple of cats in his garden and they are featured on his blog occasionally. I made his kitty much fatter in this picture. Sorry kitty. None of us like to look fatter in pictures. Ha...

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Animal Wednesday - Green Anole

I saw this as a photo on Pam's blog awhile back. I just loved the colors and I just love lizards so I thought I would give it a try. It is done in watercolors. This green anole was on an agave in Pam's garden. She takes the best pictures.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Cactus Monday - Barrel Cactus

I found a pictures of a clump of Barrel Cactus. I tried to do a loose painting. It failed. I must try again. This painting turned out looking like a bunch of squash rather than cactus. Geez. This just shows me that I need to take more time and think through what I should do.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

One Single Impression - Pets

The prompt at One Single Impression this week is Pets. If you would like to read more haiku and other poems go here.
Floating fur
lines my heart
with love

Thursday, June 5, 2008

One Single Impression - Freedom

This week OSI's prompt is Freedom. To read more haiku go here.


Blank sheet of paper
box of colored pencils and
a shaded garden bench

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Animal Wednesday - Wylie

This animal Wedensday I am submitting a sketch I made while waiting for a friend to get ready to go out. Her dog was lying near me and I wanted to sketch him. He kept moving so I only got parts of parts completed.

Happy Animal Wednesday.