Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Garden Fairy

I found this statue at the local garden center and couldn’t resist bringing her home. Besides the fact that I need all the help I can get with my not so green thumb. So I painted her to give her life! Now she will bring good gardening luck and oversee all the garden activities.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Beach Family

The latest DSDF challenge was “Beach Family”. I opened Pandora Radio on Line and typed in “Surf Safari” and started painting. Having grown up in San Diego, and basically learned to swim and body surf on Ocean Beach. This was pretty much “memory lane” for me.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Two Vases

Susan chose the photo for our latest challenge, Two Vases. The smaller vase, I have painted before so it was like getting to know an old friend. In painting, the reflection in the glass was one of the hardest parts for me, but I feel that all in all it was quite successful. In photographing my art, taking a picture of a dark and shinny painting is really hard. I wasn’t as successful at that as I would like to be. But there you have it.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Daniel on Grandfather Mountain

Last summer we went to Boone, North Carolina. Just west of Boone near Banner Elk is Grandfather Mountain. Daniel and I went to the top and crossed the suspension bridge where on an outcropping of rocks I took this picture. You can see the Smokey Mountains in the distance, truly a 360o panoramic view. And the Weather was spectacular.

Thursday, March 5, 2009


The latest DSDF challenge is “Sushi”. I only like sushi when I go with Susan; she knows the best things to order and what sauces are the best. And after one or two sake’s, sushi doesn’t just look good it tastes good as well. As long as there are no eyes looking balefully at you as you try to swallow the stuff.