March 19th, 2012
Iím a farm girl at heart, and the rolling hills and fields of Iowa speak directly to my rural roots. My first out-of-country experience was on a 4-H exchange trip to Iowa City when I was 16 years of age. A few decades later, my husband and I spent a steaming hot August week in the very same area - on the West Branch, Iowa farm of dear friends, Jolene and Keith Brown. It was fun touring the back roads and byways of rural Iowa; and Iíd gladly drive those dusty country roads any day of the week!
March 14th, 2012
I LOVE Venezia. What a fabulous city to wander and explore. Be prepared to be lost more than you are found Ė and simply toss your map away. Watch for the guide signs at the corners of the buildings. They will lead you in the direction of San Marco, or the Academia, or somewhere else you might like to visit. Donít worry that you donít know where you are, just enjoy being where you are. Colors, light, water, history, romanceÖVenice has it all.
March 4th, 2012
Weathered honeysuckle branches, turned sentinel gate, double as a ladder to the sun for this tenacious violet clematis bent on reaching the light. So delicate. So beautiful.
January 30th, 2012
The best room in the house! The Terra Cotta Room at the Trumbull House Inn near Hanover, New Hampshire, is both cozy and colorful. Tucked up under the eaves on the top floor with views in three directions. I most appreciated the window seat overlooking Mink Brook. On our September visit, it was a special joy to look past the heirloom quilt through the window pane glass to the autumn leaves below.
Check out the Trumbull House Bed and Breakfast yourself at : http://www.trumbullhouse.com/ Hillary and her staff will take great care of you.
January 16th, 2012
Poplar trees backlit by the morning sun. Aspen leaves rustling in the soft lake breeze. Day's start lakeside really is a breath of fresh air. This image inspired by a visit to Lucien Lake near Middle Lake, Saskatchewan.
January 12th, 2012
There's nothing like catching a few rays and strolling the market on a warm summer day. What a bonus to be entertained by two young musicians, sharing their tunes and their energy in the great outdoors. This painting was sketched on location at the Saskatoon Farmer's Market. I can still feel the warmth of the sun on my back, and smell the fresh popped kettle corn wafting on the morning breeze.
November 19th, 2011
After a summer decision to start marketing my artwork on the web, it's taken a bit of searching around to find the right service. I think Fine Art America might just be it. In addition to making originals available for sale directly through the artist (that would be me), it makes reproductions of the images available in all kinds of formats from greeting cards, to paper based prints (on their own or matted and framed) to reproductions on canvas and acrylic. And FAA handles the order fulfillment and delivery, so I can spend more time painting and share my work as I work. Let me know what you think of the service. I look forward to keeping in touch.
Pat Katz - PauseWorks Studio