Saturday, November 21, 2009



Polecat Creek wanders around this area, crosses a road here and there and, I suppose, ends up in the Arkansas River. I took artistic liberty and moved the creek a bit because I wanted it to be in this meadow backed by trees with brown leaves. We have trees, I think some may be oak, that do not lose their leaves suddenly but slowly over the winter and perhaps not entirely until new growth in the spring pushes them away.

It was a lovely day. The temperature was in the 60's but the sun made it seem warmer.


  1. Betty;
    I've looked at your paintings several times since joining your blog, and your work is really nice; it possesses such an earthy, genuine quality. I draw solely, but recently have started trying to learn to oil paint -- something very daunting for me! Work like yours helps inspire me to keep trying.

  2. Thank you, Lynda, for writing. I know you will be a wonderful painter. If you decide to take classes, look for someone who paints the way you would like to paint and study with that teacher. You will develop your own style.
    And....thank you for liking my work.
    Best wishes.

  3. One thing I have noticed since following you, is that apart of your joy what you are doing, the added benefit is being outdoors in the fresh air.

    Enjoy your Sunday,

  4. just stunning! the rich color of the brownish auburn leaves really makes this piece!

  5. I became lost on your site the other day and found myself wanting to comment on several of your paintings... something pulled me away from the computer before I had the chance! Just wanted you to know that I'm now following your blog (thanks for following mine!) and will be dropping by from time to time. I not only enjoy your paintings but also enjoy your commentary!

  6. Hi Julie King, Thank you so much for your comment. This painting was fun to do. I love warm colors and this scene offered that. I have been to your blogs and like your work and poetry.

  7. Hi Victoria, I am glad you came for a visit and certainly appreciate your comments. I visited your blog and was really taken by your photography. I like your composition, each is designed much like a painting. I recommended your site to two of my photography friends. Will visit often.

  8. Very lovely painting!

  9. Betty I have just joined your blog, it is a wonderful jouney of your art, very well done. I love the painterly approach you have with your landscapes, and your use of color,so masterful.
    I will visit often,

  10. Hello Rae, Very nice to hear from you and I appreciate your nice comments. Thank you for visiting and hope to see you again.