Whidbey Sunset

When we traveled to the Pacific Northwest a few years ago, we stayed at a darling B&B in Coupeville, which is on Whidbey Island in Washington State. Coupeville is a quaint seaside town, and we enjoyed walking to the wharf to see vibrant starfish in the clear water beneath us. The wharf was peaceful except for the sound of gently lapping water and an occasional sea bird, and it was a fabulous spot to experience amazing sunsets.

Coupeville Wharf sunset, Whidbey Island, WA
Coupeville Wharf sunset, Whidbey Island, WA

This painting represents the moodiness of the sunsets we experienced there. (Sorry that the picture borders look so wonky, but I photographed it at an odd angle.) Hope you are doing well, and thanks for stopping by!

Zebra

The intention for this zebra painting was to practice mixing vibrant blacks. I’m not sure how successful I was, but the plan is to hang this in our spare bedroom where my dear baby grandson sleeps when he is here.

Zebra
Zebra

Hope you have been well and had a great summer. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Draw A Bird, September 2021

Hi Friends! This summer has been quite busy, and I’ve had to budget my time to accomplish some painting. That said, this little white dove was painted very quickly because Draw A Bird Day for September crept up on me!

Dove
Dove

I’ve been working on some larger pieces in my once-a-week art class and hope to get posts written for those throughout the month. Thank you spending a few moments here with me and be well!

Draw A Bird, August 2021

My goodness, the summer is flying by! Today’s bird is a Dark-Eyed Junco, otherwise known as a Snowbird. We moved into our new home in January, and this little bird was the first to greet us at our feeders. Even though we moved only two miles from our previous house, I don’t remember ever seeing them at our feeders before.

Curiously, we’ve not seen any this spring or summer and have since learned that Snowbirds migrate north during this time of year (just like human “snowbirds” who go to warmer southern states in the winter and return home in the spring).

Snowbird, aka Dark-Eyed Junco
Snowbird, aka Dark-Eyed Junco

Most of my friends enjoy the summer, but with the 90-degree temps and high humidity forecasted for the next week, I’m looking forward to the change of season into autumn, which is my favorite season of all. I hope you are staying safe and have been well.

Cherries Jubilee

This is the second painting in the watercolor series for my kitchen. Again, I learned some fun techniques from Vivian at Art with Viv, and this is one of the largest pieces I’ve ever painted.

Cherries Jubilee
Cherries Jubilee

I’m currently working on the third painting in this series and plan to have it finished soon. I’m excited to get them matted, framed, and hung on the wall. I hope your part of the world is starting to enjoy some bits of normalcy regarding the pandemic and that you are doing well. Thanks for stopping by!

Berries and Branches

Sometimes I like to follow along with tutorials because then I don’t have to do so much planning. These berries and branches were inspired by a Skillshare class, and I plan to cut them down and make them into greeting card toppers.

Berries and Branches
Berries and Branches
Berries and Branches
Berries and Branches
Berries and Branches
Berries and Branches
Berries and Branches
Berries and Branches
Berries and Branches
Berries and Branches

I plan to get a lot of use out of Skillshare this fall and winter because of staying in more. It’s a great way to learn new things or just paint along for the fun of it.