Friday, December 2, 2016

Fishing Warehouse

Saw this ancient building in the harbor of Astoria. Watercolor was the only way to go with it ( Sorry about the faded spot in the middle -just my poor photo skills with my table lamp).

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Winter Trees

Another pastel inspired by Sarah Mortimore's photos of her home in the Moscow woods on a snowy late afternoon. I am a sucker for the shadows, colors, and textures.

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.