mixed media painting - watercolour and coloured pencils

Only summer to your heart

“I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.”  ~ Edna St. Vincent Millay. “Only summer to your heart” 12 X 9 mixed media painting on Fabriano Hot Press watercolour paper. I hadn’t painted with watercolours in quite a while.  With this painting there were many […]

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portrait of Golden Retriever on red pillow

“Lady” – a beloved furry friend

“Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love…they depart to teach us about loss.  A new dog never replaces an old dog, it merely expands the heart.  If you have loved many dogs, your heart is very big.” ~ Erica Jong. 8X8 mixed media portrait of “Lady” resting on a red pillow.   […]

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Reclaimed wood art – “In her protective arms”

“My heart weeps when I see abuse or cruelty to any animal”. ~ Anthony Douglas Williams, Inside the Divine Pattern. This reclaimed wood art is third in a series. “In her protective arms”.  This girl, painted on an old piece of cedar decking,  is quite relieved to have found her puppy who wandered off behind […]

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Reclaimed wood as a unique housewarming gift

When my son and daughter-in-law announced that they had found a home in the country, I began to think of a gift that I might offer them. Coincidentally, my youngest son is heavily into recycling and had lots of old weathered grey wood planks used for fencing on his farm. As I looked at the […]

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TBT – From the frothy sea, she rose.

“Darwin may have been quite correct in his theory that man descended from the apes of the forest, but surely woman rose from the frothy sea, as resplendent as Aphrodite on her scalloped chariot.” ~ Margot Datz (A Survival Guide for Landlocked Mermaids).     “The ocean is her watery ballroom”, mixed media in altered […]

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The last dream of my soul

“I wish you to know that you have been the last dream of my soul.”  ~ Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities.   I initially thought of this painting as “Another one bites the dust”.  There are some paintings that just linger way too long in the art room, and this, my friends,  is […]

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