Thursday, May 10, 2012

WPW Life Membership Award

My three daughters and a dear friend joined me at the Women Painters of Washington Spring Honor Luncheon yesterday, where I was awarded Life Membership. This honor is given in recognition of outstanding service to the organization. To be considered, one must have been recommended by fellow members, approved by the Life Membership committee as well as the Board of WPW. The award is not given every year. I feel truly honored. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Painting in Bisbee, AZ

While sorting through images from three hard drives, looking for specific paintings, I came across a great trip long forgotten. Wonderful memories came flooding in. Almost instantly, I decided to post these.

The drive from Tucson to Bisbee was a landscape like nothing I had ever seen before. Gradually, I began to feel I was traveling back to an earlier time. A very strange feeling. The wind was sending dust into the air and the farther south I went, the more unfamiliar everything seemed. By the time I passed the sign announcing I was entering Tombstone, I felt I somehow actually had slipped into the past, an eerie feeling.

The town of Bisbee is a painter's paradise. Charming homes cling to the hillsides along the narrow roads. There seemed to be very few places wide enough to park a car. This corner was one of them.

I was attracted to this house and the mountains behind it.

The painting is on one of my palette/panel holders, made by Open Box M, Inc, a small company in Cody, WY, with great service and by far my favorite gear.