Bouquet of pencils

Fresh sharp points for delicate

An eye for details.

Art Prescription:  As I survey my blooming garden, I’m amazed at nature’s patterns and details. Time to sharpen my colored pencils for some field sketching!!

Colored pencils

Fresh air studio

Door open to breath in fall

Working on deadline!

Art Prescription:  My studio is total chaos!! Fun chaos! I’m working on lots of new paintings, so I have them spread out. At a distance perhaps I will know what to add next. Right now all of these are in progress.


Sunday worship time

All rise for the choir to sing

July’s symphony!!

Art Prescription:  Painted en plein air today on Yes canvas. Different from my usual paper. Not finished…maybe tomorrow. Isn’t my studio cute!!!

all rise

Bees buzz around Balm

Showy patch side studio

Hummingbirds zip by!

Art Prescription:  Today instead of a painting, thought I’d share the view around my studio. I can look out my windows and see closeups of bees and hummers feeding from tall, red Bee Balm.


Cozy studio

Steady rain pelts roof, trees sway

A moment…deep sigh.

Art Prescription:  Watching the rain fall, while I’m cozy and dry inside my studio is very peaceful. It’s the place where my dreams get to play!

rain 2013

Bold little faces

Brave the cold to add color

To winter gardens!

Art Prescription:  When the garden is covered in dried leaves and skeletons of last summer’s flowers, the bold color and determination of pansies, also known as violas, brighten my day. As I turn the curve to walk to my studio I’m met with tricolor faces reaching for the winter sun.

bold pansies