Living in a Box of Paints


Click here for whole watercolor album on Flickr.

The View and the Words

Not as in spring when flowers, pulled upward,
fill the yard, cherries spilling without thrift
In an October morning, the hillside
having spooned with a cold night or two,
begins to shed her green cloaking, slowly
stored sunlight bursting out all red and gold
flaming against the pthalo pines and clear sky
the sap green vanishes
in one night, maybe two
in sudden glad review of summer spent
the green of spring stowed back safe
to rise again from sleeping roots in May
Now teased by wind, bright leaves chatter goodbyes
skittering frogs, piling at fences
while winter hillside bides in grey again.

Fall Sneaks In

went for a little drive to soak up some of the fall colors and ambiance. Found some side roads I’m not sure I’d been drown before, finally found Powell’s Conservation Area. Saw some folks out riding their horses (waited politely in my turned off car for them to pass by). Down by the conervation area I saw the most amazing views of the Catskills. Amazing! A woman I’d seen walking her dog stopped in her car to remark on the view and told me I should go up the hill into the field but I like to respect No Trespassing signs. Color me crazy. Maybe next time I’ll figure out where to ask permission.

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TGIF – watercolor and more

Spent some time with Mom today (I tried to consolidate all the itinerary stuff) and then came home and fiddled around with stuff including doing some watercolor. Always a good time! And as always, you can check out new things on the flickr album by clicking below.

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Sunset, October 11

I did spend some time at home and all but the trip to Ghent (all those squirrels and all the rest and even a couple groundhogs) this morning and the trip out tonight to check out clouds was well worth it. Click on the photo below for the whole album.


Mailbox Bonanza!

Came home from my morning jaunt and found THIS in my mailbox! When my eyes finally peeled away from the fabulous book I found Smeagle looking at me. What stamps! Thanks so much Marge – what a wonderful remembrance of that exhibit!

keep on keeping on – do the work, do the work

I’m purposely working to be patient and let things dry and do things in stages. Doing a couple paintings in tandem is helpful in this. I’ve also opened up my arches pad of paper and found I can fold and tear it into postcard size pieces which is great for practicing small effects. Big juicy watercolor but in fun small bites.