What a whirlwind it’s been since I’ve last posted. All good things–the holidays with my kids and friends, another furry creature added to the household, another part-time art therapy job started with terrific young kids, and…my oldest’s college applications are DONE. Now we wait, wonder, hope…and catch up on Downton Abbey. I started these two paintings while listening to the first episode of Season 4 (yes, life is that busy I’m that far behind). It gives an idea how I paint, a warm ground on the canvas, then the background–somewhat fuzzy–and last the more crisply rendered focal point. In this case, an owl for my fantastic sister-in-law, and my favorite zinnias because it was 3 degrees outside. No better reason, I think. Stay tuned for the finished products soon, and stay warm!