Saturday, January 30, 2010

Rondout Creek, Kingston, NY - NFS

12-1/2"x18-1/2" Watercolor
19-1/2"x24-1/2" white mat, antique gold leaf frame

The Rondout Creek flows into the Hudson River. My husband fishes for striped bass in the spring when they start running up the Hudson. I usually go with him and sit on the bank either reading or drawing. He once received an award for the largest stripper caught on a certain day.

Rufous Hummingbird Nest

9"x12" watercolor on aquabord and sealed with Krylon UV resistant matte coating. This can be framed without glass or framed under glass with a mat.

Rufous Hummingbird with nest in a cabbage palm tree. Generally they have 2 eggs in a nest of lichen, bark, bud scales, even spider webbing. Inside of nest is lined with animal fur, moss, plant down and soft grass.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Happy Farm - NFS

16x20 Watercolor
This New York farm dates back to the 1800's. Although it has ceased to be a working farm, it remains one of my favorite barns. And, yes, it's real name was Happy Farm.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Fort Myers Beach - NFS

16x20 Watercolor
The sand was so white and soft in the daytime and at sundown, everything glowed. Noticed a man taking a photo of sunset and thought it would make a nice watercolor.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Grandma Anne's Teapot -NFS

16x20 Watercolor
The teapot was purchased by my grandfather at a jewelry store as a gift to my grandmother, who treasured it. My aunt had it, passed it on to me. I, in turn, gave it to my daughter-in-law & son.