Tuesday, March 23, 2010


( a bit of sunshine in my kitchen from my SIL Holly)

Have you been lucky enough to have a bit of sunshine resting on your shoulder lately or experience a bit of sunshine that brings a smile to your face?  I have been lucky enough to been touched by the sunshine lately...

Going to a regatta and seeing my sons boat seemingly racing the ferry was definately a bit of sunshine!

Seeing this pooch asleep on the beach during the regatta was a sunny sight...

These two chairs were very sunny...and look at the view they had...

This was a very sunny and wonderful view and it really put a smile on my face...

This was tolo night for my oldest boy and he always puts a bit of sunshine in my life!

Saturday, March 13, 2010


How exciting!!!  Blogger has come up with a new gadget called "pages", so now I have figured out a perfect way to show my paintings in a gallery type format.  Doesn't take much to make me happy!  So check out my new "Pages" under my blog title.  You will see "Home", "Paintings from the Garden", "Paintings of Boats", "Paintings of Barns" and so on.  Also, I have added my email so you can contact me if you have any comments or questions.

Have a great day,


Thursday, March 4, 2010


So are you just itching for warmer temperatures, sunshine on your face, short sleeve shirts and no jackets?  I definately am feeling the need for some Vitamin D.  We actually have been pretty spoiled by having some early spring here in the Northwest...and to celebrate I am going to share my new "Garden Gate" series of paintings with you!  These pictures took me FOREVER to finish...there was the first cold...then the second cold...then picking up extra hours at work for the other people with colds...you get the picture.  So anyway here are the newest images from Talking Brush Studio...

"Garden Gate"
This picture was inspired by a photo that I took on Bainbridge Island.  I love this old gate and as you can see from the photo, I took some artistic liberties!

The next painting I call "Basket of Tulips" You can see why I called it that...

"Basket of Tulips"

This was also inspired from a building on Bainbridge which is some type of toolshed or something...I believe it is VERY old.  I did add a window which does not exist in the real building... 

Now for my new attempts at painting images of things that have a breath...yes...real living, breathing, full of life things...

"Mr. Robin"

Don't you love the fence that Mr. Robin is next to.  Here is a picture of it...and yes, it's also on Bainbridge.

And last but not least...in fact quite possibly the best...is "Miss Chickadee".  She's a wee little bird hiding on the handle of the watering can...

"Miss Chickadee"

Miss Chickadee sits on top of my Dear SIL's watering can which lives in Lynden. 

Thanks for visiting me and indulging me by viewing my new paintings.  Hope you enjoyed them and I look forward to more new paintings on the horizon.