Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Pink hat

3x5 collage

I posted this collage the other day. A friend suggested I crop it. I like it better now. Wonder which way is better?
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New Visions


11x13 watercolors

This is a portrait of my beloved sister Graciela who has recently arrived in a new country.
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Monday, July 27, 2009

Sunday, July 26, 2009



3X4 Collage

I had these pieces of watercolors and thought it may be nice to collage them. Pink and lavender are favorite colors. I finished it with ink.
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Gache among the flowers


16x20 watercolors

This is a painting of my sister among the summeer flowers. I masked the white flowers and painted the background. I wanted to capture the many Queen Anne's lace that grow wild. I wanted to also capture the feeling of awe she had.
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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Beautiful Junaluska


11x13 watercolors

This lake is near where I live. I have painted it in all seasons. This is an early Spring scene.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009


15x22 Florida Garden watercolors

I visited a friend in West Palm Beach recently and was taken by this beautiful arrangement of plants of this bench.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

In My Garden


15x11 watercolors

At last I was able to paint a picture of a garden after having the image in my mind for some time.Painting gardens and flowers are my favorite subjects.
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12x7 watercolor pencils

This is my dog Benji. He brings us much joy and we provided a home for him. Someone had let him go in this neighborhood. I don't paint too much with watercolor pencils, but thought they may work well for this painting.
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Monday, July 20, 2009

The neighborhood


15x24 watercolors

This barn is of great interest to me. I pass it every day and am ever fascinated with the neighborhood as it has other barns as can be seen.
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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Memory Lane


15x12 watercolor

This painting is a rework of one done in pastels. I decided to remember the lane in Spring and make it a watercolor.
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Monday, July 13, 2009

Pink Spring


11x15 watercolor
A flower from my yard. This was really inspired by a tulip, but I turned it into an imaginative flower.
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Summer Meadow


15x11 pastel over watercolor

This painting was on my bin and I took it out this morning and finished it into a mostly pastel painting. My yard is so beautiful this time of year, summer, that the beautiful and profuse wildflowers inspire me to paint this picture.
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Saturday, July 11, 2009


11x13 pastel over watercolor

Memories of the sea is the title of this painting. I sometimes will do a watercolor and then put pastel over it. The colors and movement remind me of the good feelings of being by the ocean.
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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Blue Dream

8x10 watercolor on paper

This painting took a long time to come to fruition . I tried painting hydrangeas that I had seen at a garden show. Masses are hard to achieve. Well, finally, after many, many tries, the painting turned out. I love these blue hydrangeas and have them in my yard.

Barn in the Spring-Morning

9x12 Watercolor on paper

This is a barn that I pass nearly everyday and I look at it. Its shape fascinates me as does the way the light hits it at different times of day. Barns are old relics in this part of NC and some I have painted are already torn down.The need to preserve these barns at least in paintings is paramount.

June Bride

10x13 watercolor on paper

This beautiful flower in my yard inspired this painting. Thoughts of a friend's wedding came to mind. I am happy with the way the painting turned out as I think it evokes feelings of delicacy and softness as in a bride's dress.
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