Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Work accepted for Statewide Exhibit

One of my paintings was accepted for the 36th Annual Statewide Competition Exhibit at the Eccles Community Art Center.
Mine is the flower watercolor that I did of my mother's cyclamens.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Today's project

Years ago in elementary school I read in an dictionary that my name Debra means industrious as a bee. Since then I have had an attraction to bumblebees.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Pendant Design

My "Cloth Paper Scissors" magazine came today. It had pictures from the pendant reader swap. I had planned to participate in this swap but didn't my pendant finished until today. I was able to finally figure out a way to create a handwoven charm.

Last night's watercolors


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Change of venue

Mollie and I decided to change the route of our walk this evening. We decided a trip to our cabin in Southfork would be a nice change.

We walked along the dirt road enjoying the green of leaves and grass, the golden low angle light slicing through the trees cutting our path in to light and shadow. White cotton flowing in the air, soon collects in the plants edging the path. The birds sing, and hummingbird buzz by. In the background the rush of water.

Our path takes us across a bridge, weathered to silver gray; wood interlocked; wooden treads for car travel under our feet. The river is filled with spring runoff that splashes over boulders, rushing towards Pineview dam.

Our cabin seems secluded even though it is nestled between other more grand cabins. The grand cabins are for weekend use.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Contrasts in the Garden

In art, we learn about complimentary colors as well as light and shadow. The garden is filled with contrasts and complimentary colors.

More Flowers from Mom's garden

Each day my mother's garden becomes more lovely. I have always be intrigued by bleeding hearts, and oh, aren't the shooting stars beautiful. The cement mushroom in he shooting stars is my mother's own creation. She has made and added numerous cement mushrooms throughout the garden.

A couple more small paintings

I enjoy playing with watercolor, but really need to take a few more classes to explore painting backgrounds. I learned how to apply a watercolor wash from Annette Orrock, and have take a couple of classes from Terry C. Johnson and yes of course I took these at the Eccles Community Art Center.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

No Camera

What a beautiful morning. At the Hermitage ruin, the foreground a field of white lace like flowers, maples in spring green highlighted in morning sun before the dark greens of pines, spruces, and firs, back dropped by a sliver, white veil of fog framed with blue-gray limestone cliffs. Birds singing to the morning sun as it sparkles on captured drops from last night's rain. And no camera.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The scent of lilacs

Due to the rainy weather, I thought I might miss the scent of lilacs this year. I was so pleased that the lilac waited. They must appreciate warm spring days over cool, damp ones. This evening, Mollie and I enjoyed our walk through lilac perfumed air.

See last years post about lilacs: