Love frogs! In 1995 I dug a 3.5 foot deep, large hole in my front yard just so I could fill it with water and have frogs. Hasn't worked out exactly like I expected. We seem to have one resident frog each year. That's okay. I love the game of hide and seek he plays every day.
Sometimes it really helps the painting process to mix things up a bit. Setting up a still life is almost harder than the painting part. It also can stir some lively debate. My husband (also an artist) does not like this background. Bah! it's one of my favorite parts. Good thing it's not up to him.
I love frogs! when we first moved to the country I dug a pond in the front yard to see if we could attract them. It's never been as many as I want but the fish we added probably didn't help. They find those frog eggs mighty tasty. Regardless, they are so fun to look at and watch. Pretty good painting experience as well.
This is another painting done on excursion with my friend and fellow painter Lori Twiggs. Tomorrow we venture out again. The Pacific NW is expecting a change in weather tomorrow so it could afford an entirely different experience. Stay tuned!
My friend and great painter Lori Twiggs to me to a place called Deep Lake to paint yesterday. The number of greens in the landscape was a bit daunting but we were tenacious. There were some joggers that found us quite the oddity
this is a piece I did in our garden the other morning. We had a Plein Air class visit the day before and I was so inspired by watching them that I drug my gear out the very next day and painted my own plants. So fun.
I'm a painter living in Enumclaw, Washington. It's a small town in the foothills below Mt. Rainier. My sculptor husband and I share 3 studios, a foundry,6 cats, a one-of-a-kind, custom, cast bronze door and cabinet hardware company and 5 beautiful acres of land on which we host a July outdoor sculpture show. "A Painting a Day" seemed a little over the top. Just up my alley. Don't look for any consistency in subject matter. The one sure thing? color!
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