Monthly Archives: September 2014

September 29: Miss Zeal

Back to working on my herd of goats today.  This is Miss Zeal. She helps keep the weeds down in the vineyards at Navarro which is our favorite winery.  She also contributes her milk to Navarro’s  Penny Royal Cheese Creamery.  She’s … Continue reading

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September 28: Rainy Day Succulents

Today is the last “Sketch Sunday” for the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge.  I thought I’d go outside to sketch since it was around 79 instead of 99 degrees for a change.  Besides the fact that Annie Cat tried … Continue reading

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Sept 27: Speckled Sussex

We stayed at an airbnb in Eugene recently that was fantastic.  The hostess provided fresh fruit, a half bottle of wine, cucumber-lemon water, chocolate and hardboiled eggs.   There was a enormous veggie garden patrolled by a large flock of  chickens. My favorite was … Continue reading

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Sept 26: Gufo

This is my pet ceramic owl Gufo. He flew here from Sicily in a wooden crate.  Gufo means “Owl” in Italian but I’m afraid this guy looks like a Japanese Manga owl with those BIG shiny eyes.  

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Sept 25: Berkeley Tie-Dye?

This year, my best tomato plant is a complete mystery.  It volunteered in-between the 2 I planted from 1 gallon starts and is vastly outcompeting them.  It’s producing dozens of huge tomatoes that weigh in at 2 pounds apiece!  The … Continue reading

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Sept 24: Tomato Plans

I picked 14 pounds of tomatoes this morning and that inspired tomato plans!  I’m planning to make a year’s supply of pizza sauce tomorrow and I’m planning a tomato painting featuring 4 pounds of tomatoes – 2 pounds each!  I … Continue reading

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Sept 23: Red-Tipped Succulent

I love the sculptural quality of succulents and have lots of varieties in my garden. They’re especially drought tolerant, so I’m planning to plant even more varieties this Fall.  My only problem is that I never remember their names. For … Continue reading

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Sept 22: Rose Hips

Rose hips seem appropriate for the first day of Fall.  I had a lovely photo reference from my friend Anne Hance to work from. Thanks, Anne!    

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Sept 21: Rock Pile

There’s a YouTube video out there somewhere that demonstrates how to paint rocks with a credit card.  Essentially, you paint the rocks with whatever colors you fancy, let them dry and then paint over them with some very dark color … Continue reading

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Sept 20: Harry the Goat

This goat was an experiment. I played around with using white acrylic paint for the coat of the goat!  More experimentation is called for… SOLD

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