The holiday shopping IS finished! Really! I made an attempt to bake some oatmeal raisin bars — And failed MISERABLY, so I will be trashing them. The next batch will be made with BUTTER.. like all food should be. I digress. I have been struggling with my paintings lately. Not being able to finish anything. But I think that I was inspired by my disaster in the kitchen. I went down to my art room and finished this little gouache painting. I believe that it will find a home with my friend Juanita, who deserves it for helping me out with a monetary matter this year. See what you think!

Swan in the Fall - 8 x 10 Gouache on Black Canson Board

The next two are tiny little paintings from my sketchbook that I thought that you might enjoy. The first is of my beloved Graham and his dog Farley.

Graham and Farley - 4 x 6 Watercolor Sketch

The next is a sketch of a Sand Hill Crane.

Sand Hill Crane - 4 x 6 Watercolor Sketch

Have a GREAT day! I’ll post more before the holidays!