Ha Ha Tonka Ski Stop

Ha Ha Tonka Ski Stop

We love living at the Lake of the Ozarks. When we lived in Oklahoma, we drove there as often as we could. One of our favorite places to visit on the lake is Ha Ha Tonka State Park. Just Google it! It is up the Big Niangua River that feeds the lake river system. One...
Jewels Of Fire

Jewels Of Fire

  “Jewels” had a long and successful showing in exhibitions. It is the 8th painting in the “Pots and Jars Series,” and completed April 3, 1992 on a half sheet of watercolor paper, 15” by 22”. It was completed after the most successful “Breathless Reds.” Since it...
Red Hearts And White Lips

Red Hearts And White Lips

Living in Arizona, there are so many things to do. My husband and I love to hike and had friends who did too. Our friends had hiked the Chiricahua National Monument Mountains in the area called ’Heart Of Rocks.’ The good news, you park two cars, one at the start of...
Shadow In The Rain

Shadow In The Rain

While I was teaching my private adult watercolor classes in 1984, I took many trips to visit the Scottsdale, Arizona art galleries. After one of these trips, I decided to “stage” a composition. I dressed my daughter, Nicole, in western cowboy boots, long skirt, shirt,...
To Each Her Own

To Each Her Own

By 1986, I was using photography to stage my compositions instead of just ‘finding them. We have a summer home on a lake in Missouri. We were living in Oklahoma at the time, and drove to the lake often throughout the year. When summer arrived, my children and I stayed...
Breathless Reds and Phantom Blues

Breathless Reds and Phantom Blues

“Breathless Reds and Phantom Blues” watercolor is the seventh painting in the “Pots and Jars Series.” The series started with “Pots and Jars,” using natural colors of browns and blues in a realistic, representational technique. The next in line paintings in order are:...

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