Thursday, December 31, 2015


One year ends, another begins.  Sun rises  on a new year - we turn the pages of the calendar, start afresh.

Wishing a joyous, prosperous, creative, healthy  New Year to each of you!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Friday, December 18, 2015

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Red Barn - Long

A dear friend of mine gave me a pad of narrow long sheets of watercolor paper -- I'm painting small snow scenes on these.

BTW, it's in the 70s, sunshiny, not a hope of snow anywhere ... but somehow for the holiday spirit, I paint snow and dream of a white Christmas ...

Friday, December 11, 2015

Joy Wreath

Journal Tip In - Working small these busy days ... preparing for holidays ....

Monday, December 07, 2015

Winter Creek

Journal - Another rainy day ... Winter rain is different to me than rains in spring and summer.  Somehow, winter rain is darker, heavier, more somber.

And so I paint snow ... for the lightness of it, the joy it brings me ... and because of its rarity ...

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Saturday, December 05, 2015


Journal -- Always LOVE chestnuts especially this time of year!

Friday, December 04, 2015


Journal -- my holly is full of red berries, but instead of the traditional colors, thought I'd try something a bit different ...

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

More Fog

Journal - More fog and rain today -- but that kind of light lends to wonderfully saturated colors!

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

My Backyard in the Fog

Journal - Leaves still clinging to the trees - but rain, fog and cold signal that winter will soon settle in.