Saturday, January 29, 2011


watercolor on paper 14x11
By Lindsay
Watercolor on paper 11x9
by Pat Reese

Lindsay, my granddaughter, and I painted these sunflower paintings together.  She is quite talented as you can see.  We purchased these flowers at a local grocery store while I was visiting during Thanksgiving holiday.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A Postcard from my Walk

Postcard from my Walk
 Logo by Cathy Gatland
I have recently joined a group of international artists to participate in a new sketching challenge of exercizing and sketching through a postcard exchange. The “A Postcard from my Walk” blog is up and running and you can visit by going to

More than a year ago I joined a group called Sketchercise founded by the renouned artist and 'blogmaster' Katherine Tyrrell.  Her blog is ranked in the top of blogs of the UK.  Making A Mark, Travels with a Sketchbook and The Art of Landscape, are the go to blogs for art information, education and resources. Katherine is now lending her expertise to the blog 'A Postcard from my Walk' where once a month I will send a postcard developed from my walks to one of the group till everyone has received a postcard from me and they will be doing the same.  Thank you's go out to Katherine, Ronell Van Wyk for orgainzing everything and Cahty Gatland for your wonderful logo. It is really exciting to know that I will be receiving a piece of real art from each one of these fantastic fellow artist that I have been blog visiting and seeing only virtual art up till now.

Fellow participants are:

Albrecht Rissler – Germany

Katherine Tyrrel- England

Alison Staite - England

Bridget Hunter - Scotland

Cathy Gatland - South Africa

Charlene Brown - Canada

Felicity Grace - Switzerland

Liz Steel - Australia

Martin Stankewitz - Germany

Pat Reese - USA

Robyn Sinclair - Italy

Ronell van Wyk - France

Vivien Blackburn - England

The first postcards get mailed out this week and should start appearing on the blog in February when they arrive at their destination.  We are posting our introductions now.  Go take a look.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Sleeping Sam

Sleeping Sam
Watercolor on paper 14"X11"

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Winter Apple

Winter Apple
Watercolor on paper

In California, my garden has no idea it is winter.  The apple tree has new blooms, small apples, large apples, leaves that have changed color and are ready to drop off, leaves that are not going to drop off and brand new bright green leaves.  Today it over 80 degrees and tomorrow it will be warmer.  I worked on this far to long but it was fun and I enjoyed sitting under the shade of the apple tree just playing with the paint.