Watching mourning doves

She sits and wiggles to get

Her nest just perfect.

Art Prescription:  Watching birds build nests in my own backyard. Finished my marigold from yesterday. Added colored pencil and graphite.

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A big ole’ blue sky

Spreads a glow about the day

In February.

Art Prescription:  Spring-like and beautiful.

8 1/2 x 11 watercolor with watercolor pencils for details:

 

Red roses and hearts

Line the aisles at the market

In case you forgot!

Art Prescription: Valentine’s merchandise came out the day after Christmas. And now hoping to prey on those late prograsstinators, you cannot ignore the plethora of heart balloons and rose arrangements.

“What’s love got to do with it.”

Index card with watercolor:

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Through brush and bramble

Along ten feet tall corn stalks

My solid, brave steed.

Art Prescription:  I love the way the summer hot sun makes everything so bright.

8 x 8 watercolor

Summer Floral

Freshly cut flowers

Seems trees have changed overnight

Mason Jar posy.

Art Prescription:  We are so lucky here in North Carolina that flowers continue to bloom on through October. We haven’t had that first cold frost yet. So I happily plucked a Mason Jar full of flowers and set about to watercolor them. Makes me about as happy as anything…

8 1/2 x 11 watercolor on 140 lb watercolor paper

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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.

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The bloom, in her prime

Stood out as a tall beauty

Delicate petals.

Art Prescription:  I find enormous pleasure watching the life cycle of flowers. It’s a build up of anticipation waiting for the bloom! Then bees and butterflies, in love with color, greedily ascend. As the flower begins to fade, the delicate structure remains beautiful.

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