"One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words." Goethe

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


This has been just what a summer should be--hot and busy.  Maybe just a little too hot (my car thermometer said it was 110oF the other day) and just a little too busy to write on my blog or do much painting.  After Joseph left, my sisters, Wanda and LaNell, came with LaNell's three children on their way to Charleston and again on their way home, Jeff and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary, Meredith, Matthew and I hit the waterpark before Matthew went back out to Utah for a summer job, we (Jeff, Meredith and I ) went to Nauvoo, I taught a drawing and a painting class for children that ended today, we celebrated Meredith's 19th birthday at The Cheesecake Factory and then Peter Pan at the Starlight Theater, and I'm sure there is more that slips my mind just now, but it has been fun.  I did one quick painting this month based on a painting I saw in the KC Temple.  I call it Light in the Forest.  I was working on a looser brushstroke.  I think I did a better job of it in the lower half of the painting.

Well, Meredith and I did paint her bathroom as well.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Leavenworth Series

I've decided to paint a Leavenworth Series because there are tucked away scenes like this one that could be here--or could be in Germany.  There is also lots of interesting architecture--mostly old houses--that I would like to paint.  I guess the Centennial Bridge started the series.

It took me so long to get this posted because my sisters, Wanda and LaNell, and LaNell's three children, have been visiting.  It was fun to have them here.