TBT – Summer’s fresh sun kissed bounty

For this Throwback Thursday, I have selected fruits I painted two years ago. After all the rain we have had, it is time to head out to the farm to pick luscious red strawberries and enjoy their sweet plump taste in pies, jams, on ice cream or just as they are, straight from the basket!

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TBT – Summer time and everything is easy

Summer, you have finally arrived! Proof?  There are popsicles in the fridge and sandals and flip flops at the door.  The pool is already solar-panel heated to 85F.  Soon, we will be picking fresh lettuce and beans and other produce from our very own garden.   The tempo slows down and routines change during summer. […]

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Sisters always have each other’s backs

“No one could have called Mr. Standen quick-witted, but the possession of three sisters had considerably sharpened his instinct of self-preservation.” ~ Georgette Heyer, (1902-1974) a prolific historical fiction writer who specialized in the Regency era. Three Sisters – 12 X 18″ watercolour and micron pen on Canson XL watercolour paper. Although we were only […]

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How to keep a poinsettia forever – paint it!

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale. (My first painted poinsettia – Sakura Koi Water Colors Pocket Field Sketch Box on 6″ x 9″ 140lb. watercolour Bee paper). Friends came over for drinks on Friday night and brought me a huge potted […]

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TBT – The best cupcakes are the ones that are painted

Baking that is imagined and then painted without worrying about fat, sugar, and calories is my kind of sweet treat! The satisfaction lasts so much longer and as I still like this watercolour painting, I am featuring it today, December 1, for Throw Back Thursday. Cheers everyone!

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The fading colours of fall

Canadian autumn vignette 4. “Autumn, the year’s last loveliest smile.” As we transition into November, fallen leaves undergo changes and become soggy and faded. Gone are the bright colours that charmed everyone at the beginning of October. November is the relative no one wants in the house: dark, brooding, given to unexpected bursts of icy […]

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