Friday, January 30, 2009

Nine Cats 5

You're not leaving again? Please?

Submitted by Mineke.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Nine Cats 4

I'm going to the vet to be....WHAT?!?!

Submitted by Rhonda Carpenter.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Nine Cats 3

I know you're in there....

The game here is to comment with a caption that describe what each cat in this series is thinking. Whoever gives me the biggest laugh wins a prize.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Nine Cats 2

"How many times have I told you-I don't like my kibbles touching my tuna."

Submitted by Trish.

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Nine Cats 1

"Not ANOTHER football game?!!???"

Submitted by Sandy Maudlin.

Now begins nine posts of quick pen and ink cats. When I came across these drawings, I was so struck by the personalities that I just had to post them. Here's the game, if you'd like to play.

Comment with a caption for each cat and entertain us all! I'm not much for contests, but I'll send a prize to the author of the caption that gives me the biggest laugh. That, of course, means that some people are going to have to visit this blog and participate! So, we'll see what happens.

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Friday, January 23, 2009

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Friday, January 16, 2009

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Friday, January 9, 2009

Thursday, January 8, 2009

12 Landscapes 1

This is the first of, you guessed it, twelve quick landscape idea sketches. I'll just post the sketches with minimal, if any, commentary. I thought it might be interesting to see the what the germs of my landscape paintings look like.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Late Flowers

This was definitely not my final flower sketch but I'll let it represent the end of my concentration on flowers. After a few years, I felt as though I'd exhausted the subject and could no longer find satisfaction in the subject.

That's when I started work on Landscape into Art. I've posted these last flowers works over the past week because, in reviewing them, I was wondering if I'd exhausted my concentration on landscapes. This is probably something I'll wonder about from time to time. But the answer is, no. I just needed a pause for reflection and time to let changes, if any, click into gear.

Over the next couple of weeks, I'll post quick idea sketches for landscapes. Not much to say about them so I might just post the images without text. We'll see how chatty I feel....

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


In late summer, sometimes all I want to draw and paint are sunflowers. The personality of each flower is so strong, I feel sometimes as though I'm making group portraits.

Sunflowers in vase
Watercolor, 10 x 7"

As long as I'm on the subject, I'll go crazy and post the other sunflower pieces I made at that time.

I do love the painting that developed from this...

Sunflower Spread
Watercolor 9 x 12"

And a water soluble pencil sketch

that became

Sunflowers in pitcher
Watercolor, 12 x 9"

Monday, January 5, 2009

Roses and Hypericum Berries

This sketch also resulted in a painting. The paper was a bit too rough to realize my intentions but still, it has something...

Roses and Hypericum Berries
Watercolor, 12 x 9"

Friday, January 2, 2009


This, along with several other drawings I'm posting early this month, became paintings that I've never posted. I can't quite think where to post them.... So, here's a bonus!

Watercolor, 12 x 9"

Thursday, January 1, 2009


White lilies are a perfect flower with which to start the new year. Happy New Year! I wish you all good things in the coming twelve months.

I am beginning my blogging year with a review of the past two and a half years, since moving into my studio. As I said in yesterday's post, after a year and several months without painting, I began, where I'd left off in Charlottesville, with flowers.


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