A quite day during stay-cation – sketching the snow covered yard.  A good study in negative space ; )



A Black Bear

A cute little black bear – our theme this week since we’re doing our annual cabin stay-cation – we convert the house into a cabin: red check curtains, faux fur rug, plaid flannel pillows, and blue enamelware dishes…see HERE.  So, I paint art suitable for a cabin in the woods – to tape over the existing art on the walls ; )

Sharing A Pear

I had this idea way back in the spring – when the pear tree was in bloom…but, now that I’ve painted it, I can’t decide if the saying is right.  Maybe I should put “a Pear together is better then a Part”…but that might be too nonsensical…  (The underlying message is supposed to be about friendship – not just sharing a pear.)  What do you think?

And, it’s available HERE at my Society6 shop!


Art Print Cards

I buy cards from artists I like.  It’s an affordable way to collect favorite pieces.  They’re the perfect size to keep in an inspiration file or frame and put up on the wall ; )  Oana Befort, Cindy Gage Stotz, and Marjolein Bastin…all paint from nature in their own way.  They all use watercolors in their own particular style. 

Winter Flowers

There’s not much flora found in Maine winters – everything covered in snow!  But, even under the snow the hellebore sometimes bloom.  On a sunny winter’s day, when the snow is soft enough, I can carefully dig down and lift out the delicate flowers.  They must be carefully acclimated before coming inside to grace my table though.

This ice skate bouquet has cinnamon fern and winterberry – gathered on my walk yesterday.  (I just need to add some white gouache to highlight the berries.)