Monday, July 27, 2009

Brandy's Show Poster (dates should read August 4 - 31st)

Well it's almost "show time" for Brandy's Restaurant in Flagstaff. If you are able to enjoy a few days in the cool pines of Northern Arizona, be sure to stop in and see my watercolors during August. ( Hours and directions are on the website The show will be up from the 4th to the 31st. It will be featuring some local hiking spots, and some special landmarks around the Museum of Northern Arizona, as well as my favorite... flowers, of course! This year there will be lots of miniatures for those little spaces in your home that are just calling for some extra color! As promised, I have included one of Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia; I bet it will get some interesting comments from the local folks!

"Peggy's Cove" (image 9"x13")

If you can't make it to Brandy's, remember that Flagstaff Open Studios is coming - September 19th and 20th! I would love to see you at my "condo studio" then!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Vacation in Eastern Canada

                                                     Fleurs de Liz Studio, PEI, Canada
                                                  Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada


Wow! do I ever have lots of new subjects and ideas for paintings! John and I have just returned from a vacation in Eastern Canada. We flew into Halifax, Nova Scotia and drove on to Prince Edward Island across the 8 mile Confederation Bridge. The scenery was beautiful and all so different from what we are accustomed to seeing here in Arizona - lighthouses, rocky coast lines and sandy beaches, rolling farmlands and marshes and quaint little villages with art studios everywhere. The folks we met were so friendly and the B&B's we stayed at were excellent.

I visited with a fabric artist, Liz Heeley-Ray who paints wonderful PEI scenes on clothing and home accessories. We had a great time exchanging ideas and then I had fun taking photos of her studio and garden - it was all an artist's dream to see! And of course, I had fun shopping in her studio too!

Peggy's Cove was the perfect ending to our trip so that is the lighthouse I will share with you.

Now I must get busy painting again. August will soon be here and my show at Brandy's in Flagstaff will go up August 4th. I'm hoping I can have at least a sampling from this trip along with my new Northern Arizona paintings.

Back to the brushes!