Lightning

Last year on our beach vacation we saw many fantastic displays of lightning over the ocean at night.  My son was able to capture quite a few amazing photos, and this painting is based on one of those.

Lightning

Lightning

I chose this scene because of the pink and yellow colors observed around the lightning and how they reflected on ocean – what a spectacular show we watched!

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Playful Dolphins

We recently returned from a beach vacation where we enjoyed watching the dolphins swimming not too far from the water’s edge.  This painting is based on a lesson from a Walter Foster book called The Art of Painting Sea Life in Watercolor, which has many enchanting sea life tutorials.

Dolphins

Dolphins

I took advantage of a rainy beach day to get to work and am happy with the results.  I hope these playful dolphins and their facial expressions make you smile.

Flowers

Happy May! I think most of us are ready for some warmer temps and springtime – finally!

Following along with Doodlewash’s prompts for May, here are some flowers. My hubby was golfing yesterday and sent me a photo of these pretties, so here is my rendition. Wishing you lots of flowers and sunshine!

Our Faithful Furry Friend

This is Winji, our faithful furry friend.  If you follow any of my other social media platforms, you know that we said goodbye to her a few days ago after 16 years of unconditional love, snuggles, adventures, and silliness.  It’s difficult to get used to how quiet our house is now, and I miss how she kissed my ear when I returned home, how she kissed the back of our hands when we fed her, and mostly how she loved cuddling in the recliner.  How could a 12-pound pompaoo contain so much love?

Winji

Winji

My daughter and I plan to make a scrapbook with many photos and written memories of Winji’s antics.   In the meantime, I painted this picture for my daughter in an effort to capture Winji’s joy that spilled over into our hearts, which are now broken, but which I know will heal with time.  Some folks do not understand how pet owners grieve after the loss of a beloved companion, but I’m grateful for those who do and have expressed their condolences.

 

 

Draw A Bird, April 2018

Although I tend to share a bird painting the 8th of every month, April 8 is the official Draw A Bird Day. I don’t know why I am fascinated by seagulls, but when I was fortunate to go to Hilton Head, NC in February, I spent some time observing these noisy birds. This fellow was not afraid of me getting to close and even seemed to pose.

Hilton Head Seagull

I hope April is bringing springtime magic your way. We are still trudging through mud, literally, and buds are slow to open. However, the hummingbirds are almost here so warmer days are surely right around the corner!