Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Fields of Snow

Fields of Snow
original watercolor
5" x 5"

I had hoped to photograph some bits and pieces of cornstalks in the fields, partially covered by snow. However, the snow was much deeper than I anticipated, and there were no cornstalks to be found, let alone photographed. So I was content to paint the terraces in the fields with my watercolors.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Rust on the Farm

One of the great things about old farms is that there are always tons of rusty pieces of equipment, rusty bins, etc. ---- just waiting to be photographed. Below are some of my favorites from Sunday. All three are photos of bin seams.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Day on the Farm

Yesterday I finally had the opportunity to take my new camera out to the farm and try it out on some of the rural scenery. This little chickadee was perched in the trumpet vine and let me shoot numerous photos of him before he flew off.

Here is the top of the windmill by the house. It still functions like new. This farm is a "century farm", meaning that it has been in the family for over 100 years.

Here's one of the wheels on a farm wagon. The snow is about 2' deep here, and I don't think this wagon is going anywhere for another couple of months or so.

A splash of color ---- this is the inside of the wheel on a John Deere tractor ---- the only brand of tractor allowed on this farm.

And finally, the water pump. This is still used to pump water for the gardens and bushes.

Thursday, February 04, 2010


inspired by the colors of a winter sunrise
canvas and Kona cotton cloth, hand painted and printed
approximately 10.5"h x 6.5"w
mounted on 14" x 11" watercolor paper
(click on image to see a larger view)

This collage was created for ToteTuesday, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Next Tuesday it will be available for purchase here, via an online auction. All proceeds are donated to ACS to help fund research for a cure. Almost everyone's life has been touched in some way by cancer. Bidding on these totes and artwork is one way you can make a difference!

Although the artwork is being sold unframed, here is how it might look, matted and framed in a narrow black frame.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

QuiltArt Quinceanero

"Fifteen" (detail)

I just finished a new work for the QuiltArt Quinceanero exhibition. It is 15" square and tells the story of my evolution in fiber art --- from traditional pieced work with commercial batiks through my current fascination with painting on canvas. I love this piece and plan to make several more similar pieces!