Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Lacebark Elm Tree

Since yesterday was a beautiful sunny day (there's nothing like a blue sky!), I decided to stop by the Norfolk Botanical Gardens to see what interesting life I could spot in the middle of winter. This elm tree caught my attention since I had never seen it before. The bark looks almost like a puzzle - fascinating!! Some daffodils were blooming - too early! The eagles were just beginning to build their nest. I was told that this is the seventh year that they have returned. Check out the webcam on to follow their progress. So you see, winter can be a rewarding time to visit the gardens!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Una Strada Cortona

I painted this little watercolor last weekend from a photo I took in Italy three years ago. There are some beautiful hill towns in Tuscany, filled with opportunities for some great photos! This is Cortona - you must go there if you can. It's not so far!?

7"x 9"

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Sea Urchins

Even though I did this screen print several years ago, I still like it, with all of its little bits of color. Sometimes I yearn for color when I am working only on etchings!

11"x 13"