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The first full month of Spring was busy and productive -- another portrait commission, an art show reception, a finished painting that I'm happy with -- even a visit from the Easter bunny.
Portrait of Gianna
I was asked to do a portrait, for my friend, Maureen, of another one of her darling grandchildren . . .
After sending Maureen a photo of the finished painting, and getting her okay -- I matted and framed it, before shipping it to her.
It looked so good propped up on my table, next to the peach dahlias, I wanted to keep it . . .
Visit from the Easter Bunny, on that Sunday morning . . .
He was so little, I would have missed him out in our yard, if it hadn't been for his glowing ears . . .
My recent paintings -- finished and still in progress . . .
Rainy Day on the Piazza San Michele, 22 x 30, watercolor by Pat Howard
Here are a few photos of this painting, in progress . . .
and a Floral that I'm working on (working title is "Grapes & Roses") . . .
EAA Colorado 2015 Spring Art Show
I was excited to have two of my paintings accepted into the Colorado Spring Art Show, in Evergreen, Colorado . . .
At the Flower Market, watercolor by Pat Howard
Morning at the Farmers Market, watercolor by Pat Howard
My husband, Alan, and I decided to drive to Evergreen to attend the opening reception,on August 24th . . .
I was in good company -- there were so many beautiful paintings and sculptures -- in many different mediums.
Even my husband (on the right) enjoyed himself. (He's been to a lot of these . . . )
We spent the rest of our weekend in Denver, visiting our kids and grandkids, before heading back to Durango on Sunday. It normally takes about 6-1/2 hours, on dry roads. But, this is what we encountered a few hours into the drive . . .
The road ahead was closed over Red Hill Pass, so we had to head back northeast towards Denver. Then, after 30 minutes in that direction, the road was closed on Kennebec Pass. So, we took a detour -- East, then South around the mountains, then finally West to Durango. After 9 hours, we were home.
Springtime in the Rockies! (Today, it's a sunny 74 degrees in Durango.)