Listen to the road

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Under the winter cold

 The first seed catalog came in the mail. Although this has been the coldest
winter here I can remember, we haven't had any snow yet (knock wood).

 I'm trying to loosen up and see color and pattern rather than
insist on realistic images. Lighter and simpler.

 These were fun to draw and tint.Especially now that
the world is so black, white and grey.

I signed up for an online class with Daniel Donaldson beginning
in March. Hoping it will help lighten up my drawing and mark making.

Stay warm!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Deer hounds

In 1969 my dad found and rescued a puppy of undetermined breed.

He grew and grew,

and grew some more. We found out we had
a Scottish Deer Hound. My brother named
him Thunderbolt. He was huge but very
gentle, letting our cat ride on his back.

It was fun to paint these deer hounds.

It's so cold and bare here. No snow yet. We're in hibernation mode.

Wearing lots of layers and doing inside stuff. 
Underground spring bulbs are dreaming.
Hope you are warm!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy 2015...Year of the sheep

The photo above is from a couple of years ago. Our ram, the gentleman Graham, died so we have no
more little lambs for another year or so. But their spirit is one to inspire me to play more and worry less.

These two were born from different ewes but acted like twins, following and chasing
each other. Cousins. They're still here on the little ranchito.

Now they're ewes, still hanging out together. This place is a nice place for a lamb to be born. 
I do miss March and the tiny lambs leaping for joy.
Maybe in 2015, year of the Sheep, we'll travel to the mountains and
bring home another ram. Yes, this may be the year to do that.
Happy, healthy and prosperous 2015 to you!