Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Honey Bee Painting

After the colorless one last week, I did not put brown on the palette and had to make it myself.
I wish there were more than 8 colors. This one did turn out more vivid. 8 inches x 10 inches.
Very windy day, 30 and 40 mph gusts, so we went under the bridge and up the slot canyon.
Just around the bend from the first painting of the season (horizontal painting way below).
A few times I had to hang on to the umbrella but I was looking into the sun so I was glad I had it with me. Beautiful day to be out upsetting the birds.
Mister Rufus! He is looking for Priscilla whom he is fascinated with. They play well together. He can overwhelm her with his speed, size and tenacity but she gives him what-for and provokes him by biting his nose.

After a good bout of growling at Rufus, Priscilla is pooped.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Miss Priscilla Arrives!

We bought Rufus an expensive toy.
Here she is! That pink thing on the left side is a thumb.

Rufus is 8 months old now and Priscilla will be 9 weeks tomorrow!
Breeder said she will get to 6 lbs, Rufus is 7 lbs now but a string bean.
Somehow I suspect living in the Dinardi household they will both be pleasantly plump in no time.

Rufus is a bit miffed. Claudia came over and he went berserk, like we ignore him.
Priscilla hadn't been in the house a full 24 hours yet.
Who needs children with babies like these?

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


This is honey bee canyon, looking south towards Tucson. My usual graphic style but an attempt at poetic brush stroke. No inventive colors, going for the truth. The canvas is 8 inches by 10 inches and took about 3 hours to paint. (After one hour of wandering around with all the gear, looking at one inspiring view after another.)

My mother claims Rufus looks bored. So here is an action shot with ears flapping.

I started, but did not complete a still life so a bonus Rufus the Yorkie pic for my sister. He is intent on a lizard. A little tired out, panting, a cute butt shot.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Honeybee Canyon Salt N pepper

Sunday night painting of Salt and Pepper shakers. The canvas is 4 X 4 inches.

Below is Honeybee canyon, was overcast this morning so light did not change and it was a comfortable temperature. Sat on a rock on the side of a cliff to see this view. I like the focal point of the tree on the edge and the path leading up to it. But I got lazy on the right hand side rocks. I may go back in to develop those. In person it is an overwhelming mass of cracks.

And Rufus the Yorkie! He sleeps!