Sunday, April 24, 2016

Fire On the Mountain

We had an amazingly brilliant sunset a few weeks ago and Mike Church was able to get a great shot of it striking our Moscow Mountains. A pastel was needed, I felt. (Sorry about the blurry spot-my camera did that.)

Monday, January 25, 2016

David's Combine

My new nephew-in-law (?), David, married my sweet niece, Attie. He's from a farming background and sent me a photo of his favorite combine, wondering if I could paint it for him. It was quite fun to do in pastels. Anyway, they seemed to like it.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Red Barn and Overcast Skies

The Palouse landscape is so much like the ocean - it never shows the same face twice! I loved this image with the iconic red barn tucked away, but very much a part of the image. A pastel seemed to be appropriate.

Thursday, September 10, 2015


Our friends, the Shaws, moved out to the country and this was their first real harvest! Not bad! All the colors, lights, shadows, textures, not to mention the rich bounty attracted me to this image.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Sun & Flowers

This is the third painting I've done from photos taken by Sarah Mortimore at their home north of Moscow. The light and colors are what 'drew' me to it. Pastels seem to fit the bill, too.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

1955 Plymouth

A little watercolor of the 1955 Plymouth that was originally owned by Julie's uncle, then bought by our friend Dave Trail. After Dave died last winter, his wife decided to sell the car. Julie and I got to not only ride in it, I got to drive it, thanks to another friend, Richard Bowman! (No, we didn't buy it.)