Hello November!

Painting #1 “Healing” 12 x 14 inches

November 8th was the one year anniversary of the Camp Fire in the Paradise area in Butte County. 85 people died and approximately 19,000 homes were destroyed.

I didn’t intend on painting anything to do with the fire but I instinctively reached for hot colors. I painted three paintings that I feel relates to forest fires. This is the first one.

Painting #2 “Everlasting to Everlasting” – Psalm 90:2 11 x 14 inches

I suppose that giving my artwork titles referring to Bible scripture might turn people off but I can’t help when scripture seems to fit or comes to mind. I can’t deny that part of my creative self, let the chips fall, I say!

Painting #3 “Indian Creek” 13 x 19 inches

This one is based on the creek at the campground that my husband and I stayed at on the Mendocino coast. Painted on one of my favorite watercolor papers, Schut Noblesse. The white of the paper is the most brilliant of any paper I have ever used.

The stampmill at the Kentucky Mine Historical Park in Sierra City, California

My husband is retiring the end of this year and his retirement party was held at the Kentucky Mine Historical Park in Sierra City last weekend. He spent 25 years with the US Forest Service in the Minerals Dept.

Photo of my husband’s crew (1990’s era) at the 16 to 1 mine located in Sierra County. It was fun to see this photo at the museum located at the historical park. By the way, the 16 to 1 mine is the longest running mine in California.

Photo of my husband on left and a co-worker and my daughter and her husband.

We camped at Haypress Creek with the view of the Sierra Buttes. The entire campground was open to anyone who wanted to camp after the party, we were the brave souls who did. It was so cold but we had a great time.

Photo looking towards the Sierra Buttes. That glow in the sky is the Buttes. Yes, it was a beautiful morning and this was our view. Until next time, enjoy your November fall!

7 thoughts on “Hello November!

  1. What a wonderful post. The paintings here are exceptional, especially one and two…They express for me the ‘other’ in life….that which we tend not to address…but it is there and so powerful.
    Also very interesting to hear about your husband’s work….and retirement.

    Thank you Margaret. I hope you are enjoying a lovely Thanksgiving. Janet XX

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    1. Thank you Janet! Your comments are so valuable to me ❤️ l love hearing what people think or perceive. Our Thanksgiving was interesting because we have been out of electricity since Tuesday until about 30 minutes ago, after everyone left! We make do and had a good time regardless. Have a wonderful upcoming weekend!

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