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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Stopped for Coffee...Stayed Too Long

 9" x 13"

I started this little series of Chicago painting using a play on words.  The previous post is also a part of this series.

Funny that I posted this today, April 20 since Indiana had a bit of snow and we are supposed to have a little more this afternoon.  I hope my spring flowers will hold up.  

Stay well.  Stay strong...Stay warm.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Electricity is Out...went to get some lanterns

14" x 21"

I know I haven't blogged for a while, but I didn't realize it was that long.  I have been really busy painting.  Since the pandemic, I had to cancel all of my studio classes.  I do have two small classes coming up at a local frame and art supply shop.  These are great for beginners.  Don't know when I will start up my classes in the studio.  Maybe it is time to retire from that.  I am hoping to have some classes out in my yard in the summer.  I have had all of my vaccines so I am good there.

So I will continue to paint and get back to posting here....

Stay well.  Stay strong.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Modern Farming

 6.5" x 14.5"

Farming has come a long way.  Technology has taken over.  But, in rural areas we can still find the old farmstead with the red barn and wooden silos.  Each has their own unique beauty.

Save the Farms.

Stay warm.  Stay well.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Up the Road a Bit

 9.5" x 13.5"

 Winter in Indiana....stay warm.

Farming Chores

 9" x 12"

 We were hit with some snow storms this year.  Nothing terrible.  I live in the midwest and this is what we are used to getting.  It does look pretty and I love the blanket of snow over everything. There are about 2 feet of snow on my picnic table right now.  The tulips I planted  in the fall will love all of this snow when it melts.

On one of our trips out to take photos in the country, I ran across this old barn.  I love the character of it.  So I had to paint it.  I tried a watercolor board for this one.

Been up to Chicago a few times, too.  Got some new photos of the city that I can't wait to paint. 

Stay well.  Stay Strong.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Untitled Snow Scene

 9: x 13"

 Been out a few times taking photos of snow and barns and I have been using   this theme as a painting subject matter for January and February.  I have been   so busy painting that I haven't been able to post them here on my blog.  I do   post them on Face Book:  Kathy Los-Rathburn   and also on Instagram:
 Watercolorunlimited.   Come and see me there.

 Stay Well.  Stay Strong....and Stay Warm.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Into the Light

 9" x 12"

Found some different watercolor paper in my cabinet of papers, mats and paintings.  For the new year I thought I would start using some of my old stuff up. All artists have a bunch of supplies that they bought and haven't used or are lightly used. Time to use them up.  I have been painting a lot and that makes me feel good.

We had a bit of snow so we went out taking photos today.  Unfortunately, there wasn't any sun so these new photos will have a different feel to them....or I can use my artistic license and add lots of color....watch and see what I do with them.

Have a great week everyone.  Stay well.  Stay strong.