Sunday, October 24, 2010

Stormy Sunday

It's very stormy here in Oregon today...  Gus and I were going to go for a walk in the forest, but fortunately we were slow getting about.  It started hailing, like I've never seen much wind and then the lightning and thunder started!  Five out of Six of our pets got very nervous.  Not is a picture of calm as can be.
Something else I've been thinking about today...Delicata Squash.  I tried this squash last year for the first time and fell in love!  It really is one of my favorite things to eat.  I roast it in the oven after drizzling olive oil over it and adding coarse sea salt, pepper and fresh rosemary.  It's the best!  And, I found a new little squash to try this year...A sweet Dumpling Squash.  Isn't it cute!  I can't wait to try it!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Penelope Cat

I'm not sure if I should be posting this right now... I'm so tired...and I'm having trouble thinking of what to say.  So, with that said...I will just post my new painting, "Penelope Cat".   I used the watercolor pencils for the majority of this painting and only used a bit of acrylic paint here and there.  Ok, I'm off to bed....  I'll be back when I'm not half asleep. :-)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

A Portrait of Rudy

Happy Sunday!  I hope it's as beautiful where you it is here. 

I finished a small portrait of our cat, Rudy, the other day.  Rudy is the white cat that adopted us at the espresso shop...and now lives with us.  He is such a colorful I decided to paint him in brilliant color. 

I used water color pencils and acrylic paints, on canvas, for this piece.  I think I've found a new love, too.  I am so enjoying the water color pencils on canvas!  Who knew it would be so much fun.  That reminds me...I need to order more colors...better do that now.

I'll be back soon with another painting I'm working on.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Ready for Halloween!

Autumn is probably my favorite time of year.  I love pretty much everything about it...from the gorgeous falling leaves, pumpkins, mums, honey crisp apples (the best apple by a mile), excited children and the clear blue skies.  Such a homey, comfy time of year. 

The espresso shop is  decorated and selling a ton of Pumpkin Pie Spiced's so good!  Egg Nog Lattes are next! :-)

 I found these cute little pumpkins at our local store.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A cat named Bleu

"Bleu" is my new cat painting.  I do love to paint cats, but I'm planning to paint a few florals soon.  There's a 30X30 inch canvas staring at me right now...  I guess I had better get my house I can get started! 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wild Cat

Hi !

It's been a while, again, but in about a month I plan to be painting full time again!!!  I am so excited! 

I have a new painting, "Wild Cat", and a framed print to share tonight and I'll have more in a day or two.

Time to watch Survivor....  It's been fun watching this year.  My sister-in-law put the names of the TV Survivors in a hat and 20 of us picked a name.  Makes it more personal and fun!  Of course there will be a party when we find out Who the winner is.  Yes...there is a prize!  I'm Brenda and I'm still in! :-)

Be back soon...