1804 Coffee Haiti and the Hurricane

I painted a landscape of the coffee farms in Haiti for Eric at 1804 Coffee. While I was painting with a small brush each tiny coffee plant, I thought a lot about what a wonderful opportunity Eric is offering these farmers by helping them grow their coffee plants and giving them a place to sell their coffee beans. I really admire Eric for what he is doing to help these people get on their feet. Take a moment to look over these hills… Do you see the little man resting near the coffee plants?


Before I was able to send this painting to Eric… Haiti was devastated once again, this time by Hurricane Matthew. Eric has written an update as to what he has heard happened pertaining to these coffee farmers… You can read it here… 1804 Coffee Blog

If you find it in your heart to help these farmers, you can buy their coffee beans or donate by contacting Eric on his website. I love these coffee beans and I love what 1804 Coffee is doing to help these people.

Southwest Sunflowers

This is the first painting I’ve done since the 30 in 30 Challenge… Those beautiful sunflowers are still at the Farmer’s Market and of course, I had to buy some… Then I stopped at Hobby Lobby to pick up some canvases and saw this round glass vase for half price and just knew I had to try another sunflower painting…


12″ x 12″ oil on black canvas

One thing I have realized about painting one painting a day and posting it, is that it doesn’t leave time toย  be picky about what you’ve painted. I honestly don’t know what to think about this painting. I was trying to do something new…

So, here it is…something new…๐Ÿ™‚

Day 30 ~ Road to Gray’s Peak

With a deep sigh of accomplishment… I finished the challenge. Seeing all the photos of the aspens turning their golden yellow hue prompted me to pull out an old photo I had of the road to Gray’s peak. I miss Colorado so much, but I am thankful for the time that we were able to spend there hiking in the mountains.


10″ xย  20″ oil on linen

Thank you all for all the encouragement.๐Ÿ™‚

Day 29 ~ Mini Autumn Rose Bouquet

One more day… I feel like I’ve been climbing a 14er and I’m almost to the top, but I’m not sure I can make the last 14 feet…

I think I can do it, and I’m amazed…ย  I’m only short one painting and that’s okay.


4″ x 4″ oil on mini canvas


Here it is with the little easel…


Day 28 ~ Pure Joy

I’m having so much fun on Instagram. I find artists that encourage me and inspire me and so many wonderful people who share their own life experiences, plus my own children, who I don’t see all the time what they are doing, so posting a picture keeps me up on their activities. This painting was inspired from a friend I haven’t seen for a long time. Her mother was my midwife and delivered 6 of my 9 children. Because of Instagram I get to see a little of what is going on in their lives even though they live faraway.


11″ x 14″ oil on linen

I loved this picture the minute I saw it, and asked her if I could paint it…pure joy!!!