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Blue Winged Owl

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Mix-it Monthly Challenge: January Pirates & Waves

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A couple of pears

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More Plein Air painting at the Asheville Botanical Gardens

An acrylic piece done on Strathmore Mixed Media paper with the Asheville Urban Landscape painting group. IMG_4417

I joined an outdoor painting group yesterday and discovered a awesome location and business – Blue Ridge Daylily Farm. It’s colorful, enormous and staffed by a very friendly crew. Lots of fun and definetly inspiring !

And my own little works in progress …

…happy summertime painting!

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This was a piece from Alena Hennessy’s online class “a year of painting II” that I finished up this past year.

We shared collage pieces with other artists in the class using them to inspire a collabrative piece. My fox face, sun and leaves came from Alexis in Oregon I moved these pieces around till the fox image caught my attention and then had fun creating a space for him to play.

First time to do a collabrative piece – great fun!

Earth Day 2013

Earth Day 2013

It was a beautiful spring day in Virginia and I was treated with a walk in a friends backyard…ironically it was earth day . She had a beautiful labyrinth installed about a year or so ago and another friend helped to landscape it. We met up to see the spring blooms and I got a chance to walk the labyrinth and record the journey. It is such a wonderful refuge to walk this simple path and be wrapped in this beautiful setting. Thanks Lori!

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Waiting to greet me at the end of my walk little Libby smiling in the sunshine!

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Celebrate Earth Day – Every Day!

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IMG_1897Another Glass Mosaic Class captured my attention these past few weeks…

I choose a little owl knob I found in a sale bin  for my inspiration piece. I let it evolve from his pearch which is built from a domino base and an odd found object that I think was a handle. An old door plate highlights his branch. I tried to get the feeling of trees and leaves with the glass…here it is in process…perched and ready.perched and ready...

And the painting begins….

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committing with grout …

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 nestled in amongst the branches  a finished piece…

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I’ve been caught up in travels and anxious to sit back down at my table to do art…but for now I am happy to see such beautiful art in nature all around me…take a peak on a walk in Asheville, NC

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