Having always loved to work small with special attention to detail, I've been inspired to do something I have always loved to do, making miniature paintings. I've always been drawn to tiny lines and intimate delicate watercolors. I recently have been creating little originals once again.
I tried to have Brody help me to display them, but it didn't work out.
Ellie May so kindly has volunteered to pose with some of them! I may call upon her to help me display more of them soon.
ps. if you should be interested in more info about my art, you can always send an e-mail... thanks!
While riding with D this morning to do errands, I spotted cormorants on this dock.
As I jumped out of the car to get closer to take some photos, I heard someone call my name. It was a friend whose two wonderful corgi dogs I had painted years ago. He and his wife have a new pet in their lives and he wanted me to meet, JJ and now I am looking forward to doing a painting of JJ for them! Walked the short distance with him to their home to meet JJ.
JJ is such a sweet dog, I took many photos and will take more at a later time from which to work.
While at their home, I saw the 2 paintings I had done of their beloved, Manny and Franklin. One painting was small and the other the largest pet portrait I've ever done!
Am so thankful that I stopped to photograph the cormorants.
Since I've been in Connecticut, the wildlife in the front yard has been a source of pleasure. These two young squirrels seem to often be together, eating and playing, perhaps they are siblings or just good friends!
Thursday afternoon, while in Connecticut, I stepped outside the porch door to focus my camera on the big maple tree, alive with sparrows. Some were being fed by a parent. I was totally absorbed watching them. Some small sound broke the spell and I looked away from the tree and standing across the street was this beautiful deer.
The deer paused for several moments before disappearing through a neighbors' trellis.
I'm an artist/illustrator specializing in ink and watercolors and photography. My little studio in Maine is nestled in our garden by a babbling brook. Everyday I draw inspiration from the pets who have touched my life, our garden, birds and wildlife critters, quaint old houses, children, shells, scenes of the seaside and more.
Hope to share my art and observations with you and don't forget to take a moment to notice the precious little things around you.