Friday, August 21, 2009


Stripped the wallpaper off and painted the downstairs bathroom - a beautiful muted blue-lavender color by Behr called Great Falls (UL-240-8). Then, on to this 20 x 20 inch acrylic in blue-green. Lots of blue paint in my life this August.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

anita's garden with sun

And finally, the afternoon painting with sun added.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

two tinies

Two tinies ( 5 x 7 inches each ) painted in pastel today at the Fourth Annual Artists' Retreat on Vashon Island. What fun! Forty six artists with easels and sketchbooks were tucked away in various parts of Anita Halstead's award-winning gardens or set up on the nearby beach. A cool, overcast morning didn't deter anyone but the sunny afternoon was welcome.

Monday, August 3, 2009

earthly ties

Busy with some of my earthly ties today, I almost forgot to post this. The oven timer is going off for an apple crisp made from zucchini not apples. Yum. Acrylic on wood panel, 20 x 20 inches.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

aha! (maybe)

After "Heat Wave," I began a painting to be called "Cooling Trend" but it evolved into "ties that ties...earthly ties..." I'm almost done but after looking at it for awhile I finally had an aha! moment - I think it needs a value change in one area. To confirm my suspicion, I looked at it in grayscale. I'll make few changes and post again when I'm done. For this post, I included a color strip so you can see the color palette.