Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Girl in Wood Cut

Has anyone ever told you, you're prettier when you smile? 
Art by Sandra Moreano and Words by Courtney Hanes

Monday, June 15, 2015

Missing my Bear

A watercolor with a little CGI for clean up. I can't say that I am thrilled with the results but I know I am getting better every time I try one and that is what counts.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Watercolors from the retreat ( with some CGI)

Elaine's retreat at Rim Rock

These are photos from last week's watercolor retreat in Eastern Washington's Rim Rock Inn. I met with 7 great woman and we spend the week steeped in art. I was able to learn quite a bit and while truly enjoying the outdoors. Sleeping in a my very own tepee brought me back to a time that I never actually lived. During the night, I felt cradled in the stars and the dawns were particularly spectacular.   

Here is a link to a youtube at sunrise.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Moons like Magic

Moons like magic
with cinnamon and sugar,
Craters from a majestic old lake,
like treasures
finds in the dark,
they wait for you.

Curves like old friends,
familiar, foreign, but not forgotten
are those who wind up their internal clocks
to repeat,
Wanted or not. They show.
Predictable and sweet.

They embrace and surrender to thee,
Full moon in Scorpio times three.
They believe in the depths of the ring
and the light, and the masterful
core and delight,
In cleaning of wounds 
rather than scrubbing them.

The healing stage hurts the most,
Before the edges become smooth
and the angles roast,
Calmly caressing the contents of your
valleys and peaks,
alleyways and caves,
cool waves and heat.

They meet. She greets.

Love is released

Here is the same photo but with a little computer work to make it look moon like. The first one was completed using paints and tape only. Which do you prefer? I love the poem. Courtney paints directly into my brain so that I can see embrace, cinnamon and caves. Like a magic pipeline from god. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Wedding Photos!

Here are some preliminary photos from Daniella's  wedding. The professional shots are coming soon!

Colette figuring out the whole flower girl thing

My Children Keir and Daniella

Colette, Alex and Cleo


Colette and Daniella

Daniella, Keir and Sandra

Emily and Keir

Matt and Corey

Buster, Jean and Cleo

Keir and Colette

Sandra, Natalie and Erica

Racheal and Meredith