Forever Marilyn at Grounds for Sculpture
Grounds for Sculpture – a hidden gem.

Not many people know of Grounds for Sculpture, a delightful discovery for anyone who appreciates beautifully landscaped grounds combined with outstanding gigantic sculptures. Definitely a must-see if you happen to be visiting the Philadelphia area. For this Throwback Thursday, I … Read More

"Simone" - pointillism in sketchbook
How little dots add up to a complete portrait

Pointillism as a technique. (Mixed media: Pointillism with various Micron pens and collage.  Light wash with Gelato in the background on watercolour paper).  Read about this portrait here. If you have never tried pointillism, or dot art, you should! The … Read More

three in the series Ominous Sky over Lake Superior
Ominous Sky on Lake Superior

Three Ominous Sky paintings celebrate Lake Superior   When I think of Lake Superior, I am reminded of the stories Dad told me about his younger days when he worked on an oil tanker on the Great Lakes. And then … Read More

Close Friends
Taking a creative detour…

A creative detour doesn’t necessarily mean a new itinerary… (but the possibility is there nonetheless!) A creative detour may not be the path I have started on in the last few months. The thought occurred to me that the creative … Read More

Tony the American Bulldog puppy portrait
Tony, the American Bulldog portrait – take 2

For this ThrowBack Thursday, I am thinking of all the pets I painted last summer.  First, I painted a birthday gift, Kiwi, the cat. Next I painted Tony, the American Bulldog, then I moved along to Lady, a Golden Retriever.  … Read More

Seeking Summer Sweetness
Seeking the sweetness of summer

Seeking summer’s sweet nectar.   Delicate hummingbirds are seeking summer’s sweet nectar in this recently completed painting. Giddy with the tantalizing smells of nearby blossoms, three hummingbirds hover over bright pink flowers. They dive into the most redolent clusters, and … Read More

pineapple in sketch book
A simple pineapple. No mystical trip.

For Throwback Thursday, I found a journal entry dated July 3, 2015. I was experimenting with watercolours and coloured crayons and I even added collaged bits of tissue paper and some lettering. These days, I don’t often touch my watercolours … Read More

watercolour of sedge warbler
Documenting my Life One Sketch at a Time

Documenting my Life One Sketch at a Time, introduces Birgit Schulze, a German sketchbook artist, to all my friends and followers. As with so many of my Facebook friends, Birgit and I met online when we both joined Jane Lafazio’s … Read More

Close-up Flower Fairy on reclaimed wood
Blossoms that live after summer has gone.

Blossoms that live even through the winter! Blossoms all through the winter? My poor plants dread that season, and only my Christmas cactus might flower for me if I am vigilant in moving it to a sunny window. For the … Read More

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