May Beginnings

Painting #1 “Light Within the Shadows” – imaginescape – 11 x 14 inches

I have been so busy lately that I haven’t painted as much as I would like. The above painting is from last year and I decided to crop it and I feel that it has a stronger composition.

Painting #2 “Cleansing” – 11 x 14 inches

Based on a photo that I took of the North Yuba river. I will be having more time for the next week or so to plein air paint.

In about two weeks I will be going to Mendocino county for a motorcycle camping trip with my husband. Be looking for a post about our adventures. There is nothing like motorcycle camping, some of the best experiences I have ever had, oh yes!

Painting #3 “Somewhere Lies Strength” – 9 x 14 inches inches

This is the other section of the cropped painting #1.

My 95 year old father-in-law is doing as well as he can manage. I think that it is hitting him that his health is failing and he is slowly coming to terms with it, though reluctantly. I had the wonderful privilege of being with him in a local restaurant where he had two people thank him for his service. He was a radioman in the Navy in Guadalcanal during WW2.

The photo above is a favorite view along a hiking trail that I frequent. It has been such a beautiful spring this year. Unfortunately it appears that we are working up to an active fire season. I am not looking forward to that fact.

I have several paintings in progress but usually I don’t like to show anything but finished paintings. Until next week, enjoy life to the fullest!

9 thoughts on “May Beginnings

  1. Wonderful paintings! Have fun on your trip – we visited that area a few years back and loved it, the very pretty (and warm) Anderson Valley, and the cooler coast. Really liked Mendocino and Manchester.

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  2. joannewighton

    My paintings would not compare!!..but what a pleasure..
    I got the feeling a year or so ago, that it was like some ancient traveller (unseen) ..was revisiting earth..through Your Eyes, and you were seeing with intuition and insight , painting a landscape ANEW..Just awesome .. Margaret..I still feel that, even more .

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