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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Visit Parrsboro, Nova Scotia

Don and I walked all the way across the exposed sandbars to get here from our cottage at Second Beach. Visit Bay of Fundy Blog for more information about the Canadian Maritime Provinces. You can drive there ;)
Check out at Destination Gallery on Main Street in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia. This wonderful 2 level space has been painstakingly restored by Artist/Owner Taylor Redmond who has an absolute gift for display. See paintings, jewelry, glass, fabric, antiques, vintage clothing and more, plus have a little something at the sweet coffee bar she hosts in the summer months. Visit my Just Painting Blog to see my work.

Friday, April 27, 2007

The Tomato Garden

My Beefsteaks, which I sprouted from seeds are almost ready to pick. Next year I'll transplant them more quickly than I did and I'll have a better crop. Such fun growing flowers and tomatoes in the winter here in Naples. I've given up on sprouting seeds at home because of the cold rainy spring weather we generally have up there. Two weeks from today we'll have begun the long drive home to Marshfield. Time flies.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Block-in Five Little Peppers 5x5

I started this yesterday. I CAN'T do anything simple and it's my nemesis. So after a few hours I got the plate proportions right and took a break. Watch for the finished painting on Just Painting. Wasn't there a story about 5 little peppers somewhere in my childhood?

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Everglades Adventure

No Painting today. Took the grandsons for an airboat ride and afterward we drove a few miles farther to check out the Turner River, where we saw several alligators, a huge turtle sunning himself, a fabulous bird and a number of these magnificent Southeastern Lubber Grasshoppers. The longer we stayed at the site, the more we could pick out creatures who were camouflaged in the landscape. The highlight of the airboat ride was the tame pelicans ,which apart from the ride through the mangroves, accompanied us both at the beginning and the end of the ride. The guide has a little bucket of fish, of course.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Block-in Matlacha Gallery 5x7

Despite having my 8 and 12 (more like 14 and 16 if you ask me) year old grandsons here, I managed to get this little sketch done of a wonderfully colorful Gallery in Matlacha, Florida. The colors don't show up well here. The umbrella is much more red-orange and the green is intense. I'll post it on Just Painting when I finish it.