"Grandma's House" 5" X 9" Watercolor
"Adirondack Farm House" 9.5" X 19.5" Watercolor
"Taos Corner" 9" X 15" Watercolor
We were on a trip in NM when we saw the Taos home and garden shown in the above painting. This corner garden caught my eye because it looked so beautiful in the bright Southwestern sunshine. We photographed the garden and house, as well, because I knew I wanted to make a painting of this lovely scene. Friends of ours who'd also been to Taos bought the painting immediately after it was finished. Unfortunately, my husband never quite got over my selling it that quickly, because he really liked it a lot. Knowing this, several years later they surprised us by offering the painting back to him. God has blessed our lives with very special friends, needless to say, and much to my husband's delight the painting is now hanging in our family room.
"Country Cottage" 9" X 22" Watercolor
Below is a painting of a backyard, to me a very inviting one. I couldn't resist painting it.
"Picket Fence and Hammock" 22" X 30" Watercolor
The painting below, of a garden room, is strictly taken from my imagination. For some reason I decided to time myself when I did this painting, so every time I'd sit down to work a bit more on it I'd "clock in" and then "clock out" when I was finished for the day. When I totaled up the hours I spent on it I found that it took me 42 hours to sketch the drawing and another 40 hours to paint it. It was then and there that I truly came to the realization I'd never get rich as an artist being the slow poke that I am! Very close friends of ours did buy this painting, however, and they showcased it in a beautiful way over their fireplace. Friends who make gestures regarding my paintings such as the ones I've mentioned in today's postings, are riches that cannot be measured in a weekly paycheck. They are by far more rewarding to me than any salary could ever be.
"Garden Room" 22" X 30" Watercolor