Cactus Dalia

This must be one of the most complicated flowers to decipher. My dearest friend, Sally Dean, painted one that I admire greatly, and look at every day. Hers is very painterly. This one is illustrative… But I got to use my Lamy fountain pen with my new paprika colored ink. Yummy!


Harvest Moon

Night sketching is my favorite! Out with my three best painting buddies to watch simultaneous moonrise and sunset until the sky turned dark, and the moon shone brightly like a big spotlight in the sky. Shadows were dramatic! We found a huge flat cart far off in the field and used it as our studio table. All we need now is a horse to cart us about the fields! Wouldn’t that be dreamy!