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The Backstreet Of Portofino

    In ancient times before the internet, cell phones, and Amazon, my husband and I took our first trip out of the U.S.A.  How did that happen? My little secret was: I filled out all the information postcards from various travel magazines for foreign trips and...

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The Backstreet Of Portofino
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Serene Zambezi

On one of our many trips to Africa, we decided to see some different countries. We had never stayed on the Zambezi River in Zambia, so we decided to do two camps there. The first camp was Tongabezi Camp, which is only 15km from Victoria Falls. From that camp, we...

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Serene Zambezi
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Lacy Summer Sunshine

During a summer cruise vacation, we stopped at Taromina, Sicily. It is by far one of the most beautiful locations in the whole world, looking over at the great Mt. Etna. Sightseeing, people watching, and great food are my favorites there. We take the elevators up...

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Lacy Summer Sunshine
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Fiberglass Flowers

I had been doing many forms of Japanese Sumi-e painting for many years. In the past I painted on regular or plant imbedded rice paper that was mounted to illustration board with a 50/50 mixture of water-soluble white glue and water. The Aquarius Paper was just the...

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Fiberglass Flowers
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Primary Senses

The year is 1989, and I was getting into every show! My work was hot and it was showing. I was back in Arizona and looking to experiment. Collages have always been a winner with jurors, so I decided to try it. I had watched several watercolor ideas on pouring...

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Primary Senses
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Delta Dawn

In early 1983, I was experimenting with the popular use of plastic wrap placed on top of a watercolor wash. Also during this time, I was flying to South Texas to visit a friend. The two events collided together when I pulled the plastic off the full sheet of...

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Delta Dawn
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Fire Pots

  “Fire Pots” is the third painting in the “Pots and Jars Series.” It is the only painting in the series that is a quarter sheet of watercolor paper, 11” high by 15” wide. The first painting in the series, “Pots and Jars,” was a serious study in natural,...

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Fire Pots