Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Our first Flight . . .

Here's what I've been doing lately. On May 12, North Coast Honor Flight had our first trip to Washington DC with a group of 39 vets. I wish I could show all of the photos that I took, and if I were better at technology, probably could, but this gives a flavor of the experience. What an honor to accompany these heroes on this trip. Without exception they were delightful, humble, admirable---well, the list of positives could go on and on. We are working towards a flight in early fall, and have had lots of people indicate that they would like to help. Please let me know if you are interested in being part of this---there are many things that you can do, and it is a joy and privilege to be involved.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

More Tulips

Normally, I would save these images and post them one or two at a time, but this is going to be a very busy week since our first flight for North Coast Honor Flight is this coming weekend and there are lots of loose ends to tie up. The local Board has been a dream to work with and I marvel at what everyone has managed to accomplish while still running businesses, homes, and a ranch(!). Thad Greenson of the Times-Standard wrote a very good article in today's paper, which gives an excellent overview of what is coming up.

In the meantime, I keep painting these tulips . . . These are all acrylic on board and range from 8x10" to 18x24".

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Okay, here are a couple of tulip paintings. Many of you have asked what I have been painting lately, to which I reply, tulips, I'll post some on my blog---but then have neglected to do so. I have about six, no, make that eight paintings around the studio that are just about finished, but not quite. I'll get them up in the near future. Quite honestly, the Honor Flight project has been taking lots of time, and it has been great. Still painting, but not finding time to keep up with this, and the other non-painting activities involved with art. Thanks for the nudge. More to follow in the near future.