Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Great Debate

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I belong to a wonderful online group as most know called WnW Watercolors Wet N Wild, and this months painting challenge was quilts, so I started this yesterday in hopes to be done with it today Also I titled this painting The Great Debate because of my inability to choose the next President. I felt it fitting with the three parties and the red white and blue. Not that anyone will know what the title means, but I will. LOL

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Lone Daisy

I started out thinking that I would instill a lighter background depicting other flowers in the background of this daisy, but then I thought the composition just didn't work, so I darkened the background, and left it as is. This is a 9x12.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Lori Andrews Collaboration!

This is a write up on Lori Andrews website, and I just wanted to share, please make sure and visit their websites, located here:


What do a jazz harpist, a watercolor artist, and a mystery writer have in common? They’ve all collaborated on a new CD, “After Hours.” And these three different women happen to share the same name: Lori Andrews.

Their connection began a decade ago when Lori Andrews, a mystery writer and law professor, appeared on Good Morning America. A week later, she received an envelope with a return sticker labeled Lori Andrews with an address in Santa Monica. Inside was an 8” x 10” photo of jazz harpist Lori Andrews, who caught Lori #1’s television appearance. Surprised to see “her” name under the image of the talking blonde, the jazz harpist reached out in friendship. This led to Lori Andrews/Lori Andrews night at a jazz club in Marine del Rey with #1 introducing her lawyer and writer friends to #2’s musician buddies.

Jazz harpist Lori Andrews joins mystery writer Lori Andrews at a Los Angeles signing.
With two of the arts covered—writing and music—all that was needed was a fine artist. Enter the third Lori Andrews, a San Diego watercolor artist. The perfect choice to create the cover for the jazz harpist’s latest CD, with the mystery writer providing the liner notes.

Like identical twins or triplets, the Lories sometimes mix it up. The writer sent the Lori Andrews Christmas CD to her friends, who assumed she’d been hiding her musical talents. When the writer’s publisher forgot to include an author photo on a book, the jazz harpist allowed her friends to think she’d churned out a 350-page tome in her spare time.

In a society of shrinking family sizes, the name game is an alternative way to connect. The Lories are now reaching out to an architect namesake and a member of the military.

And, if you’d like to be an honorary Lori, you can always read Lori # 1’s THE SILENT ASSASSIN, while listening to Lori # 2’s After Hours in front of Lori # 3’s painting, Blue Sky Tea.

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Saturday, September 06, 2008

Pear Hug

And the completed painting here:

Monday, September 01, 2008

Pear Hug

Well, I just can't seem to stop painting my mothers beautiful pears, they really are very pretty this year, even with all those marks on them. Here's an unfinished piece but some steps to show my progress.