5×7 gallery wrapped oil


The above painting is a view from  the patio of a former home. I painted the view many times, always different. The colors changed with the seasons but at times, with the sun’s lighting just right, the pallet of colors were brilliant.

I am participating in a  30 Day Painting Challenge.  I will  post daily paintings beginning on January 1.  I will be painting WOW moments. I will go through photos and  choose moments, that took my breath away, for various reasons.

The challenge to paint a painting a day for 30 days requires a huge commitment from me…but I will do my best! I’ll post the picture each day but I’m pretty sure blogging will be sporadic due to time. But, if the words are given to me, I will make time!!

Wow! 2016!  I really don’t make resolutions. Mainly because I rarely keep them more than a week or two. I like to look back through my calendar and read back through my blog. And count my many blessings.  Instead of making promises to myself,  I just pray to keep on keeping on. Keep my eye on the One who holds it all. Be still and listen. Keep the faith, the blessed hope, the joy of His love. I pray to be a help to others. Be all He wants me to be.

Blessings and hugs…



Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2


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