Sunday, November 19, 2017


Storm and Horizon
Can you tell winter is settling in? I seem to have lost my colors.......

Well I am sure it is only temporary.

Hopefully they will return soon. I like the neutrals but I can't live on them alone!

Anyway, this week my son and daughter in law had a new baby, Troy David Brownell.  He weighed in at a whopping 9 pounds and 2 ounces. Congratulations to all. There are 18 years between Ethan and Troy. Quite a span!

Still busy packing. I have 11 boxes ready to go to Arizona. That will be it for now since I can't pack up clothes and pots and pans until we are ready to leave in June.

Have a lovely Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 5, 2017


Color Palette #1
It has been a while since my last post. I have been a little blocked artistically and haven't had anything new to show lately. I am still just experimenting with limiting my palette. Here I am working with Quinacridone Crimson, Transparent Yellow Oxide and Cerulean Blue. I have always loved Cerulean Blue in mixtures. You can get such a wonderful array of grays with it.

I can see here that I am kind of leaning towards a more abstract style. Even though I am not sure where this is heading, I have nothing to lose by following it to see where it takes me. It seems to be all about the paint right now and that is fine with me.

I am still downsizing and packing. Selling the never ending stream of books. I still cannot believe how many books I have amassed over the years. I will be glad when they are all taken care of. It is really getting to be too much for me physically.

Have a great week!