Gardens are an amazing sanctuary. Cultivated, wild, colorful, magical. Gardens have a way of helping one feel lighter in a world that can be heavy at times. Mostly, I find gardens to be magical because I believe nature is magical.Read More
Being a life long resident of Washington State, I have always wanted to see the tulips in bloom in Skagit Valley.
However, my first and only tulip "experience" to date was in 1985 on my very first trip to Europe, in Lisse, the Netherlands a little more than 20 miles away from Amsterdam to visit the world-renowned Keukenhof Garden.Read More
Gosh, what an action-packed week it has been!
Speaking of the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, it is NEXT WEEK! Egads! What did I get myself into? Everything is still sinking in. It is all a bit surreal. Where is the panic button? I am still feeling calm and under control. This is a huge undertaking on my part, something I have never done before. Beginner's Mind?Read More
I made a short 41-second video featuring a few of my new paintings I am preparing for the show. I really enjoy making these little videos. I like setting the images to music as a way to express myself through my art.Read More
The calla lily originated thousands of years ago in southern Africa, particularly from the range of South Africa to Malawi and the island of Madagascar. The most common tropical calla comes from the banks of the Nile River in Egypt it is called calla lily, Ethiopian lily, or common calla.
For this painting, I chose to use yellow as the predominant hue in the painting. Yellow is the most luminous of all the colors of the spectrum. It’s the color that captures our attention more than any other color. It’s the color of happiness, and optimism, of enlightenment and creativity, sunshine and spring.
I also made a short little 60-second video showing various stages of creating this painting. I hope that you will enjoy it!Read More