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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Snow in Summer

watercolor
8" x 14"
landscape

On these hot days, sometimes we need to be reminded what is ahead in a few months....so enjoy your summer,  You will be wishing it was here again.   Have a great weekend.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Streets of Chicago XXXV - Field's Clock

watercolor
10" x 7"
cityscape

This is another watercolor for my mini Chicago Series.  They will all be framed up to 11" x 14."

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Anam Cara (Soul Friend)

watercolor
8" x 14"
floral

This is a lily that was planted in the garden that I posted yesterday.  Steve planted this in memory of his wife Cara who passed away from breast cancer.  

Cara's Secret Garden

watercolor
8" x 14"
floral

This is a painting that I completed of the garden that I visited, photographed and talked about in the last post.  The husband of Cara came today to see the painting and to see my gardens.  He loved the painting so I gave it to him.   This piece is really meaningful to him.  Cara passed away from Breast cancer at the age of 57 and he has continued to keep this garden up in her memory...  It is amazing how you can meet people on Facebook and become friends.  Today he and I were FB friends for 4 years.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Lily demo II

watercolor
7" x 10"
floral

Another demo that I did for one of my classes.

Last night I went to visit a friend and his garden.  We met on FB and he lives locally.  I have seen photos of his garden that he keeps alive in memory of his wife who passed from cancer.  The garden was awesome.  I took tons of photos and his lilies were begging to be painted...guess what I will be painting soon.

On a sadder note, I just found out over the weekend that a dear artist friend, student passed away a few days.  I remember her coming to class and telling me about her cancer.  That was not that long ago...  She will live on in the memories that I keep of her....I have many.  Hope you find a cowboy up in Heaven Darlene.

On a happy note....this past weekend I was in an art fair and I won best in 3-D art.  Big ribbon and some money to buy paint.  Sales were pretty good, too.

Day Lily Demo I

watercolor
7" x 10"
Floral

A class demo for my students....

Friday, July 14, 2017

Streets of Chicago XXXIV -Come See The City

watercolor
7" x 10"
cityscape

Never been on one of these....but I think I would like to try it.