Sunday, May 15, 2016



This was the view from my studio window early this morning. Big clouds, off and on sun and then it snowed!! On May 15. Crazy even for Michigan. Anyway, this was fun.I haven't painted in a few days.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


I read once that you don't need to go to beautiful places to find things to paint. You should start close to home.(John Carlson??) These are on the shelf behind my easel. Very small painting again, 6x6. It's funny. When you do a painting this small then go back to -say 10x10, the bigger size seems huge. Well, to me at least. I hope everyone had a good Mother's Day.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Happines Is



   Finally got a few hours to paint. Seems like I haven't painted in forever. Events in my life are starting to encroach on my painting, again. Oh well.When I started this (May 2, last year) I told myself I was in it for a long haul. I'll just have to start over.
   I brought these Hawthorne branches in before I left for Florida a week ago. They're a little sad by now but I just had to paint something. We did have a great time though. Bought our house and spent a few days doing light cleaning, kitchen drawer papering and ,of course, went to the beach. Can't wait to move there permanently