Saturday, January 31, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
These are details from my latest painting, about 18"x24" on Stratford 400 watercolor paper. I was so proud of myself when, after a 30 year hiatus from the drafting table, I used a Leroy set to create the tiny numbers. No title as yet...any suggestions?
Friday, January 23, 2009
I associate violets with March weather because, in yesteryear, Ira would order them from the florist for my birthday. The patch of violets that I can see outside the patio doors as I have breakfast, this year have advanced their flowering, perhaps because of the multiple seasons per day we've been experiencing. They bloom profusely in spite of my neglect and the bird, squirrel and cat traffic through that area.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
We visited Yelapa during Xmas week while on a catamaran tour for snorkeling and kayaking from Pto. Vallarta. Reached only by sea, it remains thusfar a charming fishing village, w. friendly, kind inhabitants, some skinny tail wagging dogs...only a nonaggressive few vending junk on the beach to tourists. This dear lady stopped on the dirt path and posed for Ira. I worked in Painter to simplify that photo and achieve this portrait. I wish I'd noted her name, etc. so that I could mail it to her.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Here is my family, minus Bonnie and Jimmy Saunders who had work obligations, aboard the Sapphire Princess. We visited Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas, had perfect weather and great fun being together. More photos later of adventures ashore.
Left to right: Ira, Tama, Shari, Kate Wyn, Hero, Kathleen, Dane, Austin, Keith