Sunday, March 14, 2010

More Freebies -Copyright Free Images from Me to You

Koi and Lilly Pond  available
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Pastel on Canson Paper

Since we're on the subject of koi and lily ponds I thought I would share some more from my fabulous photo collection. Again all copyright free. One catch, I would love to hear from you now telling me what you plan to use them for and then send the completed work to me so I can post them on a future blog. Happy painting everyone. 

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Copyright Free Images from Me to You

Rooster on The Ball       Sold
18 x 24

Animals can be so full of personality. Don't you agree? I was looking through my own photo collection of animals, birds, sea life when it occurred to me why not share them with you so I'm giving you some copyright free images from my collection. I think they're pretty neat. You can download and use them for whatever you want with my blessings. I know I can't force you to comment on them but I would sure like to hear from you on what you're going to do with them and when the completed project is done come back and comment on the result inviting everyone to check out your blog to see it. I will answer any questions about the photos. So please let me hear from you aaaannndddd...... hear they are..... .

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Stay tuned for more to come from time to time.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Road Trip

Work in Progress
18 x 24
Pastel on Canson Paper

My husband of 51 years took me on a delightful weekend road trip for my birthday to California's Gold Country along Highway 49 (called the miner's highway named after the 1849 goldrush). Our destination was Sonora which is in the heart of California's Gold Country.

Highway 49 runs through the heart of Sonora.

We stayed at the Gunn House Hotel built in 1850. The rooms had a Victorian theme.

We went to an art reception that night at Alloft Gallery where I met Diana Boyd whose art I was very impressed with.

Alloft Gallery Reception

Painting by Diana Boyd

The next day we toured Columbia State Park which is a nicely preserved typical gold rush town. Then went on to Angeles Camp where we toured the museum with its amazing carriage exhibit.
From there we drove around the lovely country side taking in the beauty of the land. The next morning we ate breakfast in the hotel's charming victorian themed breakfast room
where I spied something hanging on the wall.
Any takers?

Coming home the weather cooperated so we drove through Yosemite with a little stop at the Swinging Bridge.
View from the Swinging Bridge.
We had a great time.