Tuesday, July 19, 2022
This is a scene from a Northern California beach. I had the photo and found it conveyed the sense of a special time. It was fun to do and I tried to keep it "loose."
It will be in a show at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop starting next week. The reception is July 30.
Sunday, June 12, 2022
Friday, May 27, 2022
Monday, May 23, 2022
Saturday, May 21, 2022
This fuschia plant was another Mother's Day gift. I am catching up on getting them done and posted. I had a lot of fun with this one because I sketched in the hanging planter, but not the leaves or flowers. I did the flowers and leaves completely freehand in watercolor. It was a lot of fun and I did it sitting outside with a view of the planter. It is hanging from a stand under a tree and there are some shrubs and plants around it, but I decided the fuschia is the focus and so just did a loose background the color of the fence.
I love this plant and can see it from my kitchen window and love how the different times of day influence it. It is hot today, but I just checked on it and it is doing fine. I think they don't do very well in extreme heat so I need to keep checking.
Thank you Peter and Louisa. I also got a tomato plant at the local nursery on the same trip when we found the fuschia...oh, and some basil seeds. It is a great time of year.
Friday, May 20, 2022
Mother's Day celebrations expanded for me when I learned that Max Blum, the baby I gave up for adoption in 1969, was matched to me with a DNA test. We learned about our relationship in March 2020. We set up regular zoom calls to get to know each other and that was fun. Even better, I was able to visit in June 2021 at their home in Santa Rosa, California, and meet him, his wife Sally (an actual California winemaker) and my grandchildren Violet and Roland. Max is a designer. It is all very very special! I know "very very" is a writing no-no, but I can't resist.
This year they sent me some flowers in a nice vase that looks hand made. Of course, I had to do a small watercolor card and send it. Thank you, Blum family!. I also got a very fun card.