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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

LADY BUGS ARE FEROCIOUS

 


Lady bugs are fierce predators. The eat aphids!! Wonderful creatures. The caterpillar versions of the monarch butterfly devours lovely flowers and herbs. Wondrous dragonflies eat their own body weight each day in their fellow insects. Circle of life. Fierce Beauty.

Monday, May 24, 2021

DOGS

Dogs are amazing animals, the cleverest of all. With a profound understanding and compassion to confound the wisest of philosophers or kings. Below are some paintings of old friends.

















Wednesday, May 19, 2021

CERES GALLERY AND THE BIG APPLE

 I have been accepted by Ceres Gallery!! This is a feminist, not for profit gallery walking distance from the Whitney Museum. That's at <https://ceresgallery.org>

 Recent exhibit has hit a nerve!

https://knowwhereyourfoodcomesfrom.com/2021/05/18/realistic-art-becomes-magical-with-paintings-of-natures-fruitful-return-to-the-urban-metropolis/ 

Elizabeth Downer Riker's exhibit is a Hit! She got mentioned in the NY Times, too.!

 




 Rooftop gardens and urban spaces for real food.


Thursday, May 13, 2021

FLOWERS for ? SPRINGTIME TOO

 What a year, so far. Mother Nature or Mother Earth or Gaia is suffering. Record freeze in February, volcanoes and earthquakes around the world. But Still! Flowers bloom! 

 

SUNSET FLOWERS 16" x 20"

NARCISSUS 12" X 9"
AFTER GEORGIA O'KEEFE 12" x 24"

SUNFLOWER WITH BEE 6" x 6"


 

Monday, March 1, 2021

MUSIC IN THE MIX

 So much music and dancing in my life! Family members who danced and made music in this grand universe. What a gift! I want there to be music in my images, too. Rhythm, movement and feelings.

from RHAPSODY IN BLUE


 
from RHAPSODY IN BLUE



FRIENDS

GIRL FRIENDS, 16" x 20"

 We can't choose family as the saying goes. We can choose our friends. If one has lots of family to choose from then one can choose amongst them. Sort of edit to just the ones that work out for you, I mean family, we know so well.

This painting is named GIRLFRIENDS but there is definitely family in the mix,

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

 Barton Springs in Austin Texas gave rise to an organization to fight the developers and keep the pool and park alive and well. They have a storied past, those springs in this parched land. Save Our Springs, known as S.O.S., has fought to save the spring water and thus the environment around the springs.


detail from ON LOAN, 14" x 50"

Friday, February 12, 2021

SNEAK UP ON MYSELF

 Early morning, with hot tea, I sneak up on myself in the studio. A studio in the home can mean that nothing gets done. The time captured in a studio away, separated from bills and meals bolster many. But I like to sneak up on myself. Before the day hits. 

 

What a mess!