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Sunday’s Steeple

I went to my friend’s church for a little meeting and was inspired by their church steeple. It’s a little wonky but fun to do. I think I’ve move from domes to steeples. And Sunday is a good to post it.

Cold and Colder

How cold is it? Yesterday the low was 35 F and today is a little colder. Winter in Arizona! Snow in the mountains but none here in the valley. 


           ‘Even my T. Bear

             Needs a warm-y hat and scarf

             40 is cold here!’

Ink and watercolor in my Hobonichi planner

Hilltop Beauty

This is a scene I see every time I go east on River Rd, a building high on a hill. It is especially pretty against the sky and I have wanted to paint it for years. That desire finally became reality when I took a photo to use as a resource.

And write a haiku:

              ‘It’s hilltop beauty

                Using the sky as background

                Beauty for our eyes’

Watercolor in my 8×8″ sketchbook with Arches 140# cold press WC paper

Watery Leaf

This is a case of two separate items that came together so nicely. First, I painted this leaf last fall and didn’t really like it so it stayed in my sketchbook. Next, I was walking after the rain the other day and saw a leaf half submerged in a puddle and thought it would be interesting to paint it.

Then my muse kicked in to remind me about the forgotten leaf and how I could try the puddle sketch with it. This is the result. Since the leaf was curled up I left that part out of the water. And added the haiku:

          ‘Treasures in puddles

            A leaf half under water

            The pretty part, not’

This was done on Fabriano Artistico watercolor paper which I don’t really care for and don’t use very often.

It’s All About Oranges

Today is all about oranges! My husband loves making OJ and every time he walks outside he comes back with more oranges and a few grapefruit and puts them in a box. On my art counter! So I decided I may as well paint them.


          ‘Oranges and grapefruit

            Soon to be turn d into juice

            For morning goodness’

Watercolor on Arches 140# cold press paper

Cold Little Chickadee

Thinking of the people living in the cold country


          ‘Thinking of my friends

            Living in the snow and cold

            Sending you warm hugs’
Watercolor on Arches 140# CP in my small sketchbook. I added a little salt for texture.

Southwest Architecture

A place to do a quick sketch.


          ‘Gringo’ western bar

            Great southwest architecture

            You can drink or sketch’

Watercolor in my 8×8″ sketchbook on Arches 140# paper

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