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Come on out and meet some of the local Grand Junction artists this weekend for the biannual Studio Tours. Artists are once again opening up their studios for the public to come see them at work in their studios and homes. You’ll be amazed at the talent in this valley! Click here to download a map:
http://www.artspacecolorado.org
I’ll be at the Artist’s Haven so stop by and visit. (The Artist’s Havens new location is where harbert Lumber used to be on North Avenue)

The girls and I had fun blowing ink around on the paper with straws and then coloring in the different areas and then applying another layer of ink.   Of all the art projects that we have done together this summer the girls said that this was their favorite.

The first good downpour since April. The girls had to celebrate by dancing in the rain…….

I ran off to the mountains for four days and visited a friend who is lucky enough to live with these views!!!  My girls explored the hills and swam in the creek, while I painted with my friend.  I just love summer!

Triptych in Oil

I just took some new photos of some of my art and thought I’d share this.

Summers are full of adventureful hikes, songs around the camp fire,  swimming in cool lakes and all the wonderful cousins!!!!

Adina’s painting, 6 years old

Siana’s painting, 11 years old

Linea’s painting, 9 years old


I love to paint outside! I’ve been doing lots of watercolors outside in the last month, and now that the girls are on summer vacation they are joining me. At first I thought they might not stay focused very long, or that they would get done too quickly, but they are really into it, and they are seriously studying the trees, plants, water, fish, and bugs that we encounter on our hikes, and bike rides. I thought I would share some of our work with you.

Desert Run


So today I decided to paint after my morning run on Tabeguache Trail.
Painting outside really feels good! I love how the watercolor dries so quickly, it keeps you on your toes!
And it’s so bright with that big glowing sun that my colors have to try to compete.  I really had fun with leaving lots of white and capturing the bright sun on the rocks that way.


This watercolor was done by Adina, my recently turned 6 year old, in between throwing rocks in the river and filtering sand through her fingers….she’s such an inspiration!

This one I did, while watching Adina out of the corner of my eye, throw rocks in the river….

We had so much fun and it was so relaxing, we decided to do this again very soon.  I’ll keep you posted….

Almost done…Just waiting for the paint to dry so I can tone down a few colors.

 

I’ve presently got two pieces in the Goddess Show @ Planet Earth & the Four Directions Gallery here in Grand Junction, Colorado.   Here’s one of them, this one is titled All One.  I learned that the word Alone comes from the two words All One.  This was so inspiring to me.  We are really not alone ever, because we are all one.  I had to paint this is really express how deeply this affected my outlook.