Thursday, August 20, 2009

Heading to Seattle

We're wrapping up things here in Michigan and are now headed to Seattle for a week before we return home to Albuquerque for the whole month of September. I can't wait to get back to my house!

I've been working on a couple of pieces here in Michigan. I'll post one today, the other I'll finish as soon as I get off the computer.

"Alone Again", a 9x12" original watercolor.

I like the humor of this one. It makes me happy anyway.

I'm exploring some different topics at the moment and am getting ready to do some close-ups of horses, cows, cowboys, rodeos, etc. I grew up on a farm in Oklahoma and I do love all things country, it's true. I have about 5000 photos of the Seattle area but don't enjoy painting the water and mountain mountains anyway. I think I'm addicted to the desert now.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Cactus View, 5x7" original watercolor

I'm in Michigan for a couple of weeks where my husband is working for his company. I'm counting the days down to when we can get back home. 17 days before we get in the car and drive to Albuquerque, where we'll get to spend about 5 or 6 weeks before I head back to Michigan to join my husband again.

The whole month of September I'm going to enjoy, enjoy, enjoy and celebrate my 50th birthday by hiking, shopping, visiting with my kids and friends, and taking a couple of nice trips to Ghost Ranch.
This artist is so amazing. His name is John Bramblitt and he's a blind artist. Watch this great documentary type film on John's work.

Below are a few of his pieces: