Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Crescent Moon ~ The other night we were driving through the countryside (going to town for some fastfood) I'm tired of cooking at home arrgh; and I saw the thinnest, most delicate crescent moon way up in the sky like a delicate jewel. I told my muse it was time to get back to work and do some more paintings!

Monday, September 19, 2011

'Softly Twilight' 3 1/2 x 5 inches, acrylics and charcoal pencil on watercolor paper.
Crazy happenings this summer in Virginia ~ I experienced my first earthquake ever on Monday, August 22nd. I had stayed up late the night before and was sleeping in late when I dreamed I was in the 'Exorcist' movie. I woke up with my bed shaking all around, the walls shaking and rattling. At first I thought the washing machine had the worst unbalanced load ever and was dancing across the kitchen. I ran down the hall and freaked out when I saw the washing machine wasn't even on. About that time, Rob and Suzie the dog ran in the kitchen and Rob hollered 'earthquake'! The house shook and rattled with a deep rumbling sound another 20 seconds before it quieted down. Scary, I know lots of you brave souls have experienced earthquakes, but I pray that's the last one I ever will, they are scary as &^%$# !! Five days later, we had hurricane Irene come crashing through. She raged here for over 12 hours. We got lucky because we only lost half a tree in the front yard but our nextdoor neighbor lost a whole tree in the back yard. There's still lots of damage evident in the area and after a week, everyone in the area got their electricity back on. We got lucky, ours was only out for 2 days. Here's some film images I got of the hurricane. I'm ready for fall now!
Our house and front yard
more destruction in the area, soo many trees uprooted and fallen. :(

Saturday, July 02, 2011

I hope everyone has a fun, safe awesome 4th of July! Happy Birthday America!!

Twilight Farm Series ~ Here's a series of aceo size paintings I've done lately. I've been on a farm kick lately. Growing up in Kentucky and living in Virginia so many years, I love the countryside.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Happy Mother's Day ~ to all the wonderful moms! My sweet daughter gave me this glass window hanging and I treasure it!!

More Abstracty Lynxie Trees ~ I added to two of the big sky landscape aceos below

Saturday, April 30, 2011

I tried to place this in the post I just made but I'm too much of a tech dummy to figure out how to do it. I heard this F-4 tornado back in '93. I was at work in Old Town Petersburg, Virginia and the tornado was only two blocks away from us.
Tornadoes! ~ My heart goes out to all those who were affected or lost their lives in the tornadoes in the U.S. this week. We had some pretty scary weather here in Virginia too and I got a couple of pictures of how the skies looked.

Skies ~ I've been on a sky kick lately, these three paintings are acrylics and aceo/art card size on 140 lb. watercolor paper.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

New ACEO size paintings and pictures from last Saturday ~ Here is some more small paintings I've done lately and some weather pictures from last Saturday. Wow, what a scary day. The huge storm front moved through North Carolina and Virginia, spawning tornadoes left and right. We had a tornado warning and one touched down about 10 miles from us, it was scary! We were ready to head to the hall with a mattress over our heads a couple of times. Finally the storms moved east of us and surprised us with a wonderful full moon to the east. I was running for the door with my camera lots of times that day! Scary weather but it was good for picture taking!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day! ~ I hope you all had something green on today. I dug out my old green jogging pants and shirt to wear today so I was safe and didn't get any pinches. I've been painting a few new ones lately, some 4 x 6 inches and most of them in aceo or art card size 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. The weather has been so nice it's hard to stay inside to paint. We mowed the grass the first time this week, we'll be cursing the grass and heat before too long though. :)
The Electric Tree
4 x 6 inches acrylics, charcoal pencil on wc paper

The Electric Tree Moonrise
aceo size 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches

Silver Moon Night aceo size

Ribbons of Blue aceo size

Blue Moon Lake aceo size

Friday, February 25, 2011

The Old Apple Tree Song 4 x 6 inches, acrylics on wc paper

Two small aceo size paintings I did this week, acrylics and charcoal pencil

The Spring Frogs are Singing ~ That must mean that winter is almost over, yea! Since we're almost into March, we are having some really windy days...especially today, it knocked the power out for almost an hour this evening. I've been painting some here and there lately, I need to get motivated. Maybe when warmer weather gets here, come on spring!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Is Winter Over Yet? ~ I know it's almost over when I'm painting heart shaped trees and getting pictures of snowstorms moving out of the area with cool looking sunset colored clouds! Happy Valentines's Day! with lots of love and happiness!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Brrrrrr ~ This has been one of the coldest winters here in Virginia that I can remember since I've been living here. I know spring is around the corner though. I usually wish for more snow, but this winter has granted my wishes and more. We're supposed to get around 3 more inches of snow and sleet tomorrow, ugh. I've been lazy at visiting my friend's blogs and painting but I'm hoping to catch up one of these days. I painted these two aceo sized ones (below) this past week.