Friday, August 22, 2014


This is one of my early watercolor paintings. I have painted plein air at all of the Fort Madison Area Arts Association garden tours for the last 20 years. This one was bought by the resident gardener.

My first art fair. I think you can tell the time period by the perm and big goofy glasses. I was encouraged by my friend, Ruth Newberry to participate. My dad helped me make the folding screen using chicken wire and 2" x 2"s. 


  1. What fun to see this. I had the same type of glasses and hairdo once.
    Your early watercolor really glows. Must have been all transparent colors, maybe?

  2. Yes, all transparent colors. There were a lot of watercolor teachers in the area and neither white nor black were in their palette.