January 31, 2015

Strawberry Festival Time

Entering the Strawberry Festival Art Show again.. It runs for ten days starting Feb. 26th. It's Statewide and here in Plant City Florida we are famous for Strawberries.. In those ten days  half a million people visit from all over this country and abroad.. If it's made with strawberries it's here. Country Music shows every day, lots of exhibits, and of course the art show...
The first 2 years I entered I won awards...This will be my fourth year and my entry is "Party on my Head" .. a mixed media Pencil/Watercolor/Gold Leaf... I finished this piece last year.
Come on down... we are 'live and in color'  .

January 22, 2015

Brain Freeze. !!!

A lot of my paintings come from the copyright free site PMP.

I painted these a while ago, and can't for the life of me remember where I got them from .. I know it was very recent like the past week.. So can't even name the bird... if I find it I'll come back and tell you...
The important thing is that it was taken with my new Nikon S6800... I love, love this camera... easy , simple, great photos. 
I cannot have a camera that I have to change lenses... I am camera challenged LOL !!! In other words I'm not a techie , heck I don't even know if I spelled it right.. 

OK.. Thanks to a fellow blogger Laura I now know the name of this bird, it's called a Eurasian Oytsercatcher .
Laura's watercolors have been my inspiration for as many years as I've been blogging. 

January 18, 2015

Sunday Flowers

Feeling bad for all of you up north, having cold weather .. Even if it's not today you know it will be... Soooo just a warm, colorful painting .

January 12, 2015


My philosophy is simple. I'm passionate about the art I create.
 I don't paint paintings to match someones sofa. I have to love what I'm painting, then be willing to part with it.
 Barbra Joan

This painting has recently sold.

January 10, 2015


Seeing the date on this I realize I felt the same way 22 years ago.
 I still have days like that. 

January 8, 2015

' Bob '

This is 'Bob' . I did the painting of him for someone as a commission from my Etsy shop .
 His coloring was so white/cream not your usual orange or marmalade cat. Bob passed on some years ago, but as all of us animal lovers know we never forget them.

 ok heres' BOB.