Day 7 of the 30-day Challenge

Okay...today was not a good subject selection. I decided to paint a tangerine wedge, and all I can say is that it was a true challenge. Here are some of the pictures, the first picture is the still life and the other two are the painting in progress. still life painting in progress painting in … Continue reading Day 7 of the 30-day Challenge

Day 6 of the 30-day Challenge

As promised here is day 6 of my 1 a day for 30 days. This one was clocked for 1 hour, I did have to get up a few times but I did manage to get something decent, at least I think. I did a still life of a fresh lime from my garden I … Continue reading Day 6 of the 30-day Challenge

Day 3,4 and 5 of the 30-day Challenge

Day 3 and 4 of my 1 a day for 30. Were definitely challenging... life happens and things don't go according to plan. I did try to do a quick painting yesterday for Day 5 which I am posting now and later I will post my day 6. Day 5 was all about depth and … Continue reading Day 3,4 and 5 of the 30-day Challenge

Day 2 of the 30-day Challenge

Day 2 of my 1 a day for 30. Once again the canvas size for this one is 6x8, it was a bit challenging once again felt frustrated from the beginning and not clear on my objective. I tried my best to stay focused on the general aspect of painting, color, lighting, and proportion to … Continue reading Day 2 of the 30-day Challenge

Day 1 of the 30-day Challenge

Day-1 of my 1 a day for 30, I'm keeping these paintings short no more than 2 hours, and the canvas size is 6x8. The goal here is not to have a perfect painting but to get reacquainted with painting and to get back into the groove. It was not easy but let's see how … Continue reading Day 1 of the 30-day Challenge

Loving Laundry…

Wow, it's been some time since I've sat down and had time to blog. These days though school is back in session my paintbrushes have not been touched, I have found myself trying to keep up with my garden beds which I have to weed and mulch (I'll give an update on those in my … Continue reading Loving Laundry…

Nun’s Orchid-

I've been meaning to share some pictures of the garden, but have been caught up with other things. Here's one of many of my Nun's Orchid aka Nun's beard, Nun's cap, but whatever you may know them as I think we can all agree they are truly beautiful, these flowers have been open for about … Continue reading Nun’s Orchid-

Undercover…raised bed crop coop.

If you live in a suburban and/or rural area, perhaps you have dealt with rabbits or deers eating your lovely flowers and greens. I have substantially added several raised beds to my garden. However, some were being chomped up by the deers and a beautifully fed rabbit. I have tried every deer and rabbit repellent … Continue reading Undercover…raised bed crop coop.

Turmeric beginning to end.

Strolling in the garden, I notice a flower on one of my ginger plants. I wasn't sure what type of ginger it was, however looking closely, I realized that it was the flower of a turmeric plant, Curcuma Longa, pictured below. In the Summer of 2020, I remember placing Turmeric Rhizome that I had purchased at the … Continue reading Turmeric beginning to end.

Building a desk.

This desk was actually made in November. Yes, I built a desk, not sure why but I needed a desk and could not find anything that attracted me and that was within my budget, and besides, we had Covid downtime :). It was also a way to use up plywood sitting in my garage leftover … Continue reading Building a desk.