Thursday, March 21, 2013

Fishing Boats
This watercolor painting shows some of the fishing boats I enjoyed seeing in Nova Scotia.  I thought the smaller boats were used to go from the wharf out to the fishing boats, but Jo-Anne Harris told me they were pulled behind the fishing boats and were used to carry the big tuna.
I was painting this picture tonight and completely lost track of time - suddenly I heard a loud knocking on my back door.  My "phone pal" who calls me every night to let me know she's okay had been trying to reach me by phone and couldn't reach me - so she drove all the way down from Hamburg to see if I was okay.  I guess I was too involved in Nova Scotia to hear the phone ring.

Sunday, March 03, 2013


I haven't felt like hooking lately, somehow the two rugs in process are not inspiring enough to get me to the frame.  So, I decided to take a watercolor painting class at our Senior Center.  The teacher, Kathleen Kaszmierski is really good - I lurked around the class on and off for months and learned that Kathleen is the right kind of teacher for me.  I've been thinking that learning to use color in painting might help me with wool painting - so, I have uploaded a few of my early paintings.  People in my class are painting beautiful flowers and landscapes and I paint chickens and pigs and horses.

  I am really frustrated with Google - it seems like Google is trying so hard to take over everything that it now interferes with everything.  It's not nearly as easy to upload photos as it used to be.