Saturday, September 17, 2011

View from North Side of Condo

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View from South Side of Condo

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Our Summer Condo

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My Summer

While some were sweltering in the heat, I was privy to this outstanding view every day. Am I lucky or what?
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

One has only to post a photo of their work to truly see what's missing in a painting. Thus, I see that my Flamenco Dancer needs correction in several areas. Also, once again, am having issues with Picasa 3 and my Blog communicating...or it could be a case of operator error. At any rate, both issues need work.
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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Phase 4 - Dancer from Ecuador

Still needs work, but moving along. Believe I need to darken values.
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European Breads

Breads - Phase 2, 3, and 4. Am I finished? Let me know.
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European Pastries

Phase 3
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Our March Travels

Even though I have tried to post this photo several times, I am hoping this one will finally succeed. This is one of the many views that we encountered in our March travels. We covered the weather spectrum from mid-90s to downright frosty. What a treat!
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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Snow Capped Mountains

This is one of our beautiful views from last week.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Phases 1,2 & 3 - Dancer from Ecuador

Well, I tried to put all 3 phases of my current painting but don't know if that happened. Even though I have a long way to go, I am experiementing with a couple of techniques I haven't used previously.
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Sunday, March 6, 2011

My Apple Tart

This is going to be a painting one of these my "Food for Thought" series. I baked two of these yesterday...the other one also had roasted chopped pecans lightly scattered on the top. I'd take a photo of that one, but it has already been consumed.
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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Here's the Second Attempt

AZ Ice Storm from new camera...what a difference.
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Cold Coyotes

After finishing a rather brief walk late this was cooooold (60) and windy....we saw these coyotes at the end of the culdesac where our home is located...this is the end of the driving range. So, I quickly went inside for my camera, came outside and took these photos. 6 coyotes were clustered in one pack and a lone outcast was a few yards to the right. I took numerous photos and then their ears, then heads started to look up because they could hear our voices. One (3rd photo) decided he was "outta there" regardless of what the rest of the pack did. In the meantime, the "outcast" didn't move a muscle. We came back inside and shortly after, they all started their howling....which is very loud and can easily be heard inside the house.

This morning, I watched 2 coyotes walk to our "across the street" neighbors front door and yard, then over to our front patio. One passed just 2 feet from the window.

About 2 weeks ago, one coyote walked into our front courtyard carrying a rabbit in his mouth. He was searching for a place to bury it for later dining because he went to our next door neighbors front yard, dug a hole with his paws, deposited the rabbit, and covered it with the landscape rock with his paws and nose. Tough nose is all I can say. My New Year's resolution was to keep my camera handy for future coyote escapades and I've already blown it.
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