Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Merry Christmas 2008

All our cards have been sent out, so I thought I would post a copy of the watercolor I put on the front of them. Last year my watercolor Guru (Catherine) painted a sketch of her Christmas Cactus which was pink-colored and my cactus had just bloomed bright red--so I thought to try it for myself. I was pleased with the result and decided to save it for our cards for 2008--and here is the cover. To anyone who sees this: Merry Christmas!

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Grindelwald Switzerland

This is a watercolor sketch I did in 2003 when we were in Grindelwald, Switzerland--part of a 50th Anniversary trip--where we started out in Frankfurt, Germany and drove thru Bavaria and other parts of Germany. The view out of our hotel window was this Church steeple in front of the mountains--and I had a table to work on right there. I ended up using this for a Christmas Card picture that year. Brings back fond memories.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Lewis River Yellowstone National Park

This was a beautiful scene that we came upon after leaving the Tetons in Wyoming. We just entered Yellowstone Park after a huge snowstorm--I quickly sketched what I saw in my sketchbook, and my husband took a photo of the scene and this is the one I decided to paint. The reflections were awesome.