Sunday, October 24, 2010

Chumstick Hwy. Farm

I have passed this farm many times on my way to my daughter's house. I finally decided to paint it.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Pumpkin Shopping

It's the season to shop for pumpkins. It was such a beautiful sunny warm day.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

White Branches

I saw this neat tree beside the Entiate River. When I looked up, silhouetted against a crystal clear deep blue sky were the white branches. If the sky had had clouds, I might not have noticed the branches. 

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Nahanum Canyon Barn

A fantastic 100 year old barn in Nahanum Canyon. Came complete with goats which I will be painting at a later date. 

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Bronze Pig

Here is another painting of the bronze pig in front of Country Boys Bar-B-Q. As I was painting this I was dreaming of the wonderful Bar-B-Q that they make.

Display at the Brender Reunion

Here is my display at the Reunion. It came out pretty good and went up fairly fast. I will be putting it up again on Friday.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Green Pasture

This is the last painting for the show that I can do and still get them dry. Now I have to make frames. The stand is almost finished. Got the Banner made and my Flyers printed. I'm almost ready.

Monday, September 27, 2010

View from Brender Canyon Rd.

The Brender Family is having a 8 day Reunion and has invited artists to display some of their art from the area. This is some of the paintings that I will be taking.
'Country Boys '
8" X 10"
'Grand Homestead'
12" X 16"
In Private Collection

Taste of the Harvest

Last weekend I helped man the tent for 2 Rivers Art Gallery. It was a very nice day. Some of my work was hanging in the tent. Ruth was doing Demos on the pottery wheel. Everyone was fascinated with it especially the children.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Low River

In late summer and early fall all the snow has melted and run off leaving the river levels low exposing piles of smooth round river rocks. This is one such area. I was able to walk out almost to the center of the river to get this one. By spring I would be hip deep in water in the same spot. I liked the contrast between the still water in the center that reflects and the still moving water that is disturbed and only reflects the sky.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

August Afternoon

This was near the Entiate River which yielded a wealth of painting material. The fishing season must have been over because there was not a soul around. Had the place to myself. Kind of nice but a little creepy for a woman by herself! I need to find a painting buddy!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Stormy Creek Preserve

What a beautiful day it was. This was a jewel to find. No sign on the side of the road. Just roaming through the weeds and found the sign for the preserve and a trail.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Trout Heaven

On the day I was up the Entiate River it was sooo beautiful. The sun gave the water these brilliant colors. Click on the picture and enlarge it to see if you can spot the trout in the water? There are 4 in the painting. 

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Twin Oaks

This is from the Entiate River up where it flattens out.

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Stone Steps

I had fun with this one. All the different colors in the stone from ochers to sienna and umbers. Then a little pallet knife on the leaf litter to the right. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did creating it.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Waiting for a Nibble

What a beautiful day it was at Lake Wenatchee. This is actually on the Wenatchee River where it leaves the lake next to the boat ramp. I loved the reflections of the trees along with the cast shadows going across the water.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Summer Retreat

One of the cabins at the Sleeping Lady Resort. A beautiful place to stay.

Sleeping Lady Mountain

This is Sleeping Lady Mountain in the distance. Can you see the sleeping lady? The Icicle River is in the foreground.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

'Shadows Across Nason Creek'

I love Nason Creek. It is so beautiful up there near Lake Wenatchee. In the summer it is so much cooler than in the city.


This is my daughters' dog, Luna. What a sweet dog she is. She gets along with my cats so well.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

'It's Cold'

I took my granddaughter to the water park. This is what resulted. I waited until the background was totally dry before I put in the water jets.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


This is a real character of a cat. This is my cat Samson. I can do a portrait of your pet also.

Saturday, July 24, 2010


My husband and I were at Lake Wenatchee on Saturday and I spotted this beautiful Golden Retriever named Cody. I need to do a little more work on getting the coloring just right. Thank you Cody's owners for letting me take his picture. He is a beautiful dog. When the sunlight hit his coat he just glowed.

'Lacy Shadows'

Here is the second street scene. I just loved the shadow patterns that the trees created on the buildings and the sidewalks. Hope you enjoy it.

Friday, July 23, 2010

'The Crosswalk'

I thought I would try some street scenes. Wenatchee has a very charming downtown area even though it isn't very big. Another scene will follow in a day or two.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

'The Old Ladder Shed'

Here is a cute old shed that is near the 'Orchard Barn'. It has real character.

'The Orchard Barn'

This is a re-do of my one I did on July 16. I added the shadow in the foreground. I felt your eye got stuck on all the light area of the road.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

'Convention Center Fountain'

How's this for a nice hot July day? Can you heard the splashing water and feel the coolness coming from the it? This one is available. I had fun painting it.

Friday, July 16, 2010

18" X 24" $800.00
I spotted this old barn near Cashmere, WA I just had to paint it. It is really is a magnificent barn. I just hung some of my painting at Brian's Cafe that just opened. They have a great salad bar. 

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

'Sunny Slope'

I'm trying a looser style with my trees. I kinda like it better than my old trees. This is a hillside in an area called Sunnyslope. Loved the contrast between the dried grasses and the green trees.


This is the second try. A sweet yellow lab named 'Tatter' Thank you Tatter's owner for letting me take his picture. I'm enjoying the pet portraits.

Monday, July 12, 2010


Though I would try my hand at pet portraits. So this is my first try. This is Deliah. One of my cats.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

'Trail Through the Woods'

A delightful end to a beautiful day. Brilliant sunshine and warm temperatures. This is near my daughters house close to Plain, WA

Saturday, July 10, 2010

'Mission Creek'

I found this little creek that runs through Cashmere. Some delightful folks allowed me to pass through their yard to get to it. Thank you for allowing me. I would love to come back some time.

'Hillside in Sunnyslope'

This is a quick color sketch for a bigger painting that I will do later. Nice hot sunny day finally. I guess summer has arrived. 

Friday, July 9, 2010

'The Wooden Gate'

I was taken by the wonderful rich browns in this weathered wooden gate with a backdrop tapestry of greens.

Monday, July 5, 2010

'Spring Clean-Up'

I just loved the sunlight on the wisteria vine and the shadows from nearby trees. The lilac was in full bloom which added to the charm of the setting.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

'Icicle River Rocks'

A few weeks ago my daughter and I went up the Icicle Canyon. This is from that trip. Some very awesome terrain. I was like a kid in a candy shop. You just don't know what to do next!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

'Roses on a Fence'

My husband had some health issues that have kept me away from my easel but now I'm back. I was out walking and passed this fence with these beautiful roses and a blooming plant under them and just had to paint it. Hope you like it.

Monday, June 14, 2010

'Private Drive'

Here is my newest. We were out to my daughter, Cindy and Ken's house and when we turned into their drive, I just had to paint it. I loved the sun and shadows on the narrow drive and on the vegetation. The truck was really green so I took some artistic license and made it red.