Sunday, January 31, 2010


Illustration Friday
(theme: "focused")

Hard to say who is more focused in this staring contest-- horse or human. This "battle of the brown eyes" is a watercolor portrait of a chance encounter between my "city boy" son and a barnyard buddy.

Be sure to visit my One World One Heart Giveaway at my 365 Cat Ladies blog. You'll have a chance to win this limited edition print of "Begonia Max" --just click on the link for details...

Monday, January 18, 2010


Illustration Friday (theme: "wilderness")

Another one from the files...This watercolor painting was inspired by the Grand Canyon Phantom Ranch mule train, heading up the Kaibab Trail as I was heading down a few years ago. The mule train is the only form of transportation down to the ranch (other than your own two feet), located at the bottom of the canyon near the Colorado River. These faithful and reliable beasts of burden carry everything that goes in and out of the ranch--linens, food, supplies, mail, and garbage. Thanks to them, hundreds of visitors get to enjoy a little taste of the wilderness each year with a warm meal and a soft bed waiting for them at the bottom, one mile straight down in world's most magnificent canyon!

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Monday, January 04, 2010


Illustration Friday (theme: "renewal")

It's amazing the lengths that some plants will go to--creating the most amazing and alluring blossoms conceivable in order to seduce passing pollinators to ensure renewal... This seductive echiveria from Southern California was no certainly caugh MY eye!

This is an original watercolor painting from my archives, which is now in a private collection.

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The title of this painting is "Passion", and it is available as a limited edition giclee print, ready-to-frame in dusty blue matting, in my Etsy online shop