Monday, April 30, 2012

Selinsgrove PA, Susquehanna University

                                                                "Sycamore on Campus"
                                                 7"x5" Watercolor on 140#Arches cold press
Just a quickie from Susquehanna University campus.  It is a lovely campus to walk around.
The university has a wonderful gallery that sponsors a juried figurative show every fall.
great gallery

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Susquehanna University Gazebo

                                                               "Susquehanna Gazebo"
                                                       5"x7" Watercolor on 140#Arches
I just loved the dappled light on this gazebo and the lime green lawn behind it.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Lewisburg Garden

"Garden Tour Barn"
7"x5" Watercolor on 140#Arches
This barn was on the local Lewisburg garden tour last May.  The house and the Susquehanna river are on the far side of the barn.  This was a very lovely garden.  I'm glad I took a few photos of the place.  I painted this a few days ago from the pictures.  This year the tour will be on June 2, 2012. Check out the Lewisburg Garden Club web site for details.  (

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Lycoming Barn

                                                                    "Lycoming Barn"
                                                 5"x7" Ink and Watercolor on 140#Arches
I painted this from a photo I took a few years ago.  I've done sketches of this scene and even a much moodier (dark grey skies) watercolor on scrape paper.  I think I may have to do a larger version.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

View of Kellys' garage/barn in Lewisburg

                                                                      "Kellys' Barn"
                                                         5"x5" Watercolor on 140#Arches
Just a view from my window.   I like the way these buildings overlap each other.   I painted this from a photo I took last fall.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Lewisburg PA Backyard - Redbud

                                                                     "Opening Redbud"
                                                      11"x15" Watercolor on 140#Arches
I am attempting to complete some larger watercolors.  This is not only larger than I usually paint; I used maskit to protect the entire stem and flowers while I painted the background.  I usually leave the whites and paint around them.  It was fun to do the loose background painting. I thought it was a bit tedious to get the masking fluid on. (And the stuff stinks! )

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

An Old Friend in Lewisburg PA

                                                                   "An Old Friend"
                                           10.5"x14.5"approx. Watercolor on 140#Arches cold press
We have had this wagon for over twenty years.  I still use it to pull heavy things around the garden.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Spring Holidays

                                                        5"x7" Watercolor on 140#Arches

                                                        5"x7" Watercolor on 140#Arches

There's nothing like some bunnies and chicks for the spring holidays!  Happy Easter or Passover or Spring to all.  (Both sold)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Lewisburg PA

                                                              "Parked at Indigo"
                                                  4"x6" Watercolor on 140#paper
This is a super quickie from a few days ago.  I was trying out some paper scrap strips  from a friend.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Lewisburg, PA

                                                                 "Cold Morning"
                                                    5"x7" Watercolor on 140#Arches
This is a view from my window looking east.  The skies from this direction are often really beautiful.
The Baptist church clock tower always had correct time, but recently the clock face towards my house has been incorrect.  This has been a bit aggravating since it is my preferred clock.  I can see it from anywhere in my yard.  Now I have to wear a watch when I am gardening.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Coney Island, NY

"Empty Boardwalk"
5"x7" Watercolor on 140#Arches
I painted this from a photo taken a few years ago, on the day after Thanksgiving. 
We had visited relatives on Long Island for the holiday and were on our way back to Pennsylvania.  
Of course, we stopped for hotdogs and a walk on the beach.  It was brisk.