Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Yesterday morning was foggy and very low clouds on the water...it was really hard to tell where the water and sky met. It looks as if they are one. but, this morning the sun is out and it is beautiful. Each day that breaks, has something wonderful to share with us.

Monday, July 30, 2012


When life get tough... go get a helmet.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Our Garden

Wonderful vegetables from our garden.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

"The most useful and interesting letters we get here from home are from children seven or eight years old...They write simply and naturally and without strain for effect. They tell all they know, and stop." Mark Twain

Monday, July 23, 2012

Paintings in Studio

This is a small sampling of my oil on canvas paintings.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Painting Tools

A quick look at some of the tools and chalks that I use to create my Morning Arias.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

My Assistant

Walking along Sequim Bay with my close assistant, Rudy.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Paint Everyday

Paint!  Dip your brush in the paint everyday!  Make everyday a complete work of art!  Create magical moments!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sunset "Sequim Bay"

We had a beautiful sunset yesterday... when a person lives on/by the water, the scenery changes from moment to moment.

Monday, July 16, 2012


A Giverny that was finished not to long ago.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Giverny Series Continues

Another finished painting in the Giverny series.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Ride

Are we there yet... I like the ride... but I'm getting hungry... lunch time anyone?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Giverny, France

I’ve been blessed to visit France on a number of occasions. It had a profoundly inspiring and liberating experience. Especially my time at Giverny. France was full of lessons. It was an adventure. I called it my, ‘painting experience’. This is the front door into our studio that we had there.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Around the Corner

I wonder what's around the corner... it seems that in my life, I always want to see what is around the next corner. Even with life's twists and turns, there is something somewhere around the next bend that will stimulate us to explore and create something new in our lives. I want to always live life to its fullest, no matter what is around the corner.

Monday, July 09, 2012

A rose is such a perfect and beautiful thing to look at and admire. It is simple, yet very intricate in its composition. And the fragrances that roses give off... heavenly. There is always a special place in my life for roses.

Friday, July 06, 2012

Summer Arrives

Well, summer has finally arrived on Sequim Bay, after a really overcast and cool spring. I am really thankful to live here, it is still cooler and nicer than what is happening in the rest of the country this summer. We always say that summer really starts July 5th in Western Washington. We might even make it up to 80 degrees next week. YES...!!

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Giverny closeup

A closeup of one of my Giverny series paintings.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Part of my Sequim Bay Garden. We have several acres of tended gardens... 
full of beautiful flowers.

Monday, July 02, 2012

My studio

A shot of the south side of my studio.