Monday, January 25, 2010


No time for real art, but I still take a few minutes to sketch. This was done with charcoal on newsprint. From a photo in the current issue of the NH Wildlife Journal. A difficult pose to sketch. Fishers are part of the weasel family (a/k/a fisher cats, but they are not cats). That issue had some other good photos for me to practice my sketching.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Cars and winter in NH

I haven't had time for art or poetry this month, but I found the time to buy a new car. Of course we've had so much snow that I am nervous about driving it now!  Today is fine, the sun is out and the snow is melting. It's beautiful and I love it, but I also understand the danger.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


I'm not sure if this watercolor painting is done yet, but I don't have time to work on any art this month. This is busy season for my bookkeeping business.  Meanwhile, I like to post something at least once a week and I'm falling behind. So, I thought I'd put this up for now. It's nice to think of spring flowers in the middle of winter (which I do enjoy too). I took lots of photos in Utah in June when I was there visiting my daughter, Dina.  I made this painting from one of the photos.  There is a pen & ink sketch from another one back further in the blog. That was at Alta (a ski area). This one is from the Red Butte Gardens in Salt Lake City.