Little Apple Tree, Plein Air Watercolor

Little Apple Tree, plein air watercolor on 300 lb. rough watercolor paper, 6"x9", VinitaPappas This old apple tree is on my parent's ranch in southern Oregon. It's near the forest and we think may be the last remnants of an old homestead long abandoned. The tree has...

Break in the Rain, Gouache Landscape

Break in the Rain, gouache on 300 lb hot press watercolor paper, 5.5"x8.5", Vinita Pappas The last few days have been very rainy and dreary here in Oregon. I went out to my studio this afternoon and noticed the clouds lifting a bit and the light picking up. I relied...

Art Goals for 2016

At the start of a new year, I set aside some time to reflect on the past twelve months and set my sights on the year ahead.  This January, I dedicated several days to this process and I'm so glad that I did!  For me, it's important to refocus my creative energy and...

And then it was July….

I am way past due for an update!! First of all, everything is good - I'm happy, healthy and enjoying life! Since my last post, Nick has completed his project at the coast and is now working on a project in Glide, OR. We moved out of our little coast rental and I said...

Beach Combing

Today I should have been painting but I felt restless and indecisive.  Past experience has taught me that those feelings don't make for the best day of painting.  So I took an afternoon break to go beach combing and I found a few 'treasures' including not one but two...

Word for the Year

My afternoon was spent working my way through 'Unravelling the Year Ahead', a free printable workbook by Susannah Conway.  (Here's the link if you're interested: The workbook first has you take a...

Get Your Groove On

Today I visited a good friend who I haven't seen in awhile.  She is a special person...full of positive energy and creativity. And sensibility.  She always makes me some herbal tea and offers healthy snacks.  Every artist should have a friend like her who is willing...

Welcome New Year

The first day of 2015 on a chilly walk , I watched the moon rise and the sun set. Soaking up the winter sun was a bald eagle, geese, ducks, deer and a coyote. I watched the fast flowing creek and walked through a water soaked field. Nice to meet you New Year.  I think...

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For me, it’s all about experimenting and enjoying the art process. I thrive on the journey that each new painting brings.


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