Finally, I have made myself sit down and paint!! This is for a christmas card competition at one of the galleries I show work at. I LOVE this old1938 power wagon. It belongs to a valley resident. It is beat-up and tough as nails and I would love to own it.
This is one of the first paintings I made upon arriving in the Columbia Valley. I was intrigued by all the bones I was finding while out walking my dog. And the notes are all pieces of to-do lists that kept cropping up. It was supposed to be an impression of my new life in the valley.
Lacking any painting to post, I will post one of my old luminara lanterns. I really like these. They are easy to make. Going to a luminara event where numerous people are carrying their homemade lanterns is an illuminating event.
First, I want to thank everyone who took time to visit the Virtual tour. Second, I want to thank an aquaintance who allowed me to scan wonderful images of her family in all their beach-going splendor. These are photos from the 1920's, one of my most favorite eras. I am brimming with painting ideas.
However, winter is closing in on the Flats very quickly and I am squeezing the most out of these brief last sunny "warm days" as I clean up the yard and pack in fire wood. Too soon it will be cold and grey outside and I can huddle by the wood furnace and paint all day.
I live in a beautiful part of the world, but oh, how I miss the prairie skies.
Five quick things that I am thankful for:
One easy-going supportive husband that accepts me as I am. Two beautiful, talented, outgoing daughters, that I would like to see more of (hint,hint) A warm, dry, SAFE, place to live. Being able to paint, physically and emotionally. Not having to decide between new socks and bread.
I am an acrylic painter exploring color and texture. I like horses, Canadian wildlife, old trucks, bold women, kind men, tequila and cashews. Most paintings are for sale. Contact me for prices and shipping if you are interested in purchasing a painting. And thanks for viewing my blog!