Art Among the Iris 2019

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Spent a fantastic Memorial Day weekend surrounded by art and flowers and the people who love both. I came in early every day to get set up and relax with my coffee in the beautiful Schreiners Iris Gardens.















I am refreshed and inspired by my time there and I can’t wait to get started on a new series of paintings! 

Booth Test Run

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Set up the booth with Ed yesterday.( Thanks Honey!)
Gave it all a trial run in the driveway, hanging paintings and everything.
Learned a lot.

  1. I’m grateful that for the Fair we set up the day before because I was a hot mess by the time we finished!
  2. I’m grateful that at Bush Park we will be under trees because on the pavement in full sun was HOT!
  3. Need more rope, and zip ties.
  4. It all works!! 

See you at The Salem Art Fair and Festival in Bush Park! July 20, 21, 22.

Lost Painting Found

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I started this painting of Mom’s roses in 1996. I had the drawing completed with a pale pink wash.

Then I moved out of my studio and put it away and did the single working mom thing. I lost my painting. Sunday Ed rescued it and today I finally got to finish it.

My Studio

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How I’m working right now. Live flowers, 2 iPads, 3 stretched sheets of watercolor paper. Go!

Three at a time because working on large paintings I move to another area while one area dries but with these little ones I just move to the next painting.

Otherwise, I do a lot of pacing, and blowing, lol.

First Tulip of Spring

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I’m really excited about how this one turned out. Can you see all the wet on wet work in the petals? I felt the spirit moving through me as I painted, dropping paint in and watching it as it flowed into the patterns that drew me to this flower in the first place. I took the photo for this painting at Bush Park in Salem, Oregon and it was the first tulip of early March, cool and damp in the morning sun.

Lily of Fire

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Title: Lily of Fire
Medium: Watercolor
Size:21″x 29″
Painted from a photo on a stormy, cold, dark December day. Makes me feel warmer just thinking of the warm sun filling the cup of the flower.

Lily of Fire v2