Rainbow Flower

A few weeks ago I took a picture of a red hibiscus flower on the short walk from the driveway to our front door. I always do that – take pictures of something that strikes my eye. Usually a brilliant color or subtle design attracts my attention. That day, I had an additional unexpected pleasure: lens […]

Slight Road Trip

We attended a ‘celebration of life’ today. It was sad for those who knew the man that died, one of Joy’s cousin’s exes. Everyone was supposed to come in casual attire; he was a surfer – until the very end. His last heart attack was on his surf board. I met the man once or twice […]

Addition to Simple Flower

Yesterday’s experiment was to paint a simple pink flower. When I took the picture, I noticed that the leaf was equally as stunning in its almost black-and-white coloration. Today’s experiment I decided that I would like to add that leaf to the pink flower. Here is the photo of the entire leaf: But a second photo shows the […]

So Simple, and Yet…

Easter Lily I couldn’t resist taking a photograph of the Easter lily on the kitchen table. My only disappointment was that I couldn’t get close enough with my phone – I mean camera. This is the shot I liked: Looks simple and delicate. Today’s experiment It looked like it would be so simple to paint. The […]


I usually append a watercolor sketch to my daily blog, but I didn’t want to steal any thunder from the sibling interview of my granddaughter about one year with her little brother. Today’s experiment In preparation for the party later today, we bought some flowers to plant. I think the one I tried to paint is called […]