Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Flowering Quince

My flowering quince-- these blossoms look so much like roses especially when painted larger than they grow!

Sunday, March 20, 2016


Journal - First Day of Spring! We greet the first day of spring with rain and cold while its earlier signs bloom pink, yellow and white through the grey ......

Friday, March 18, 2016

Saucer Magnolia

Journal - Plein air - We've been having such wonderful weeks of 70sF and 80sF temps and sunshine. I sat outside and sketched these blossoms from my tree that finally bloomed!

Monday, March 14, 2016

The Salt Box

Journal -- A visit to this eatery after a few hours at Duke Gardens. An utterly delight place to eat -- picnic tables and fresh seafood and watching the cars go by. The Salt Box in Durham -- incredibly good food.

Saturday, March 12, 2016


Journal -- Spend a most delightful day at Duke Gardens this week -- the weather was incredible! Temps hovering around 80F, flowers all abloom, the scent of violets everywhere! Parking was challenging as there were several events going on at the Gardens, so by the time we walked to the heart of the Gardens and sketched a few things, time on my meter had run out. I sketched these on site, but wound up painting them at home. Definitely SPRING!

Friday, March 04, 2016


Journal - Mary's Daffodils -- While mine are still in leaf, my friend Mary's daffodils are in full bloom and heralding spring to her Raleigh home.

Tuesday, March 01, 2016


Journal -- A wee chipmunk ... Temps in the 70s again today -- spring is teasing us again!