Monday, October 25, 2010

Flower Cart - NFS

18-1/2"x22-1/2" double mat, grey wood frame
This flower cart acted almost as a landmark as the owners put it out every spring filled with beautiful flowers.

Poppies -NFS

8"x10" Watercolor
14"x17" double mat, ornate distressed silver frame

These poppies in my garden kept beckoning me to paint them. They grew from seeds my mother gave me years ago. I decided to add a more abstract background which seemed to work well with the blossoms.

Magnificent Hummingbird -NFS

8"x11-1/2" Watercolor
17-1/2"x21-1/2" gold distressed frame
The Magnificent hummingbird frequents the southwestern part of the USA.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Minisink Forest - NFS

11-1/2"x15" Watercolor
19"x23" single white mat, black frame
Where our property line ended, this forest began. I loved to walk there, up and down the hills and especially enjoyed seeing the brook, always flowing.

Early Morn - NFS

10"x13" Watercolor
17"x20" double mat, bluish grey frame
An old apple tree with moss growing on it and a bench given to me by a good neighbor. The sunlight was beginning to show through the woods and a cardinal stopped for a rest.

Hummer 2 - NFS

7"x9" Watercolor
12-1/2"x15-1/2" double mat, green porcelain enamel-like frame
The Ruby Throated Hummingbird is the only hummingbird that breeds in NY. We believed that the babies, which are as big as the mother when they fly, came to our feeder as we had a lot of activity later on in the season.

Orange Blossoms - NFS

12"x18" Watercolor
20"x26" double white mat, antique gold frame
The Orange Blossom Monument in Goshen, NY (Orange County) is a tribute to the 124th NY Volunteer Infantry Regiment formed in 1862 during the civil war. They fought many battles including Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. They were present at the confederate surrender.