This blog started with small daily paintings then changed to a more personal sharing of projects, events and photos. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

And More Gordon Laite nodp

Today's revisited painting is a copy of this illustration by Gordon Laite,
'Toads and Diamons after Gordon Laite'
Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Gordon Laite, illustrator of 'The Blue Book of Fairy Tales ' nodp

Nope, that's not what the horned beast wanted to hear! The painting for today is another copy from this Little Golden Book, 'Beauty and the Beast after Gordon Laite'

Friday, November 20, 2009

Golden Book nodp

Helping to clean out my mother's house a few years ago, I came upon this book--it took me back--way back--I just had to try some of these great illustrations for myself--so once again here is my tribute to Gordon Laite--thanks for the wonderful mind and dream altering illustrations!!
My revisited painting for today is a copy of this illustration by Gordon Laite:
'Rapunzel after Gordon Laite'

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Paperweight nodp

My granddaughter painted this paperweight--shhh... we're getting ready for Christmas--this is one of her hand made gifts---I'm not telling to who, but I bet you wish you were the one! I have lots of paper, bills, drawings, lists... that stack up fast. My solution? Top it with a rock!
My revisited painting for today is a collaboration and one of my favorite ones called:
'Sunday's Collaboration' This collaboration reminds me of the illustrations of one of my favorite illustrators, Gordon Laite. Stay tuned for more Gordon Laite.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A Tangle of Kelp II

Another seaweed painting.
Watercolor 7"x 7"
$120 matted / $160 matted & framed

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Monday, November 16, 2009

BLowing sand nodp

A very windy day at the beach. Sand is blowing back into the water, while not too far from here, the city of Morro Bay is dredging the harbor mouth so the bay remains a bay. An endless cycle!
Today's revisited painting is, 'Cypress'

Thursday, November 12, 2009

T-shirt yarn and weaving nodp

I love T-shirt yarn. You make it by cutting up unwanted T-shirts into a continuous strip after taking off the bottom edge. Then stretching the strip so the cut edges curl in--simple. I've used this yarn when teaching kids how to use a knitting knotty.
I've been experimenting weaving with this T-shirt yarn--wish I could say I'm making something more interesting than pot holders, but I was very discouraged to buy this pot holder loom for my grandchild and use the loops that came with the loom, only to find out you can't actually use the pot holders! It says in the instructions not to use near heat or open flame!! The loops are synthetic, yuk! so are very flammable---how silly is that?
This cotton T-shirt yarn works better for pot holders. I'm trying this out, so I can put my granddaughter to work on making usable pot holders!
Today's revisited painting is, 'Hair Stick II'

Monday, November 9, 2009

Mackerel Sky nodp

This is yesterday's mackerel sky--what a beautiful sky! What does this mean again?---rain? I think so. Yes, it at least means moisture in the air. Holy Mackerel, what a sky!
Today's revisited painting is, 'Hair Stick'

Friday, November 6, 2009

November Light nodp

Each year the light surprises me as it slants through the windows differently with the changing seasons.
Today's revisited painting is, 'Jasmine'

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Tangle of Kelp, watercolor

I love the way large bunches of kelp wash up on the beach--it lands in a tangle that looks like the motion of water, waves and wind.
Watercolor 7"x 7"
$120 matted / $160 matted & framed

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween 2009 nodp

My son the tree, (costume made by his hippy tree hugging girlfriend). My granddaughter dressed as Mary Ingalls from 'Little House on the Prairie' Pumpkins carved by grandpa and granddaughter. Fun!
Today's revisited painting, 'Very Big Beads'