A Perfectly Painted Sky

Last week I visited a new beach near Edmonds called Richmond Beach. It’s a beautiful spot with a park lot sitting atop an expansive overlook of the Puget Sound. As I walked down to the beach, across a bridge that takes you over a railroad track, and turned around a blind curve the most beautiful sunset appeared to my right. My pace quickened, knowing you have to get the color before it becomes only a memory in your minds eye.

The colors were amazing and I remember thinking how soft, soothing and perfect the sky’s pastel tones were against the blue waters of the Puget Sound. It almost didn’t seem real, more like a painting I was standing in front of. But, it was real and I really wanted to capture its essence and softness to share with you all.


This was my first, and best, shot of the night. It almost captures the peaceful softness of the view before me.

But, some of its magic can only be found back in my mind’s eye.


See the new gallery of abstract canvas prints now available on my website!


Happy 4th of July!!!

Coloring with an old image today that always reminds me of fireworks.


Water Colors Ally

I hope you have a safe and colorful 4th!

I’m taking off for some road trip adventures the rest of the week so I’m putting a pause on the color. I’ll be back next week!


Imagination Monday

Good morning,

Today’s color is a cool abstract from a boat bottom. I loved the patterns I saw and thought it could look very intentionally “designed”.


Use your imagination today to find something fun in this image. For those of you enduring the heat, maybe it’s a snow covered respite from the dog days of Summer.


Thinking Tree

Since coming to Seattle, I haven’t found “my place”. The place I can go to be alone, breathe, enjoy the sound of the water lapping on the shore. The place I can “hide” with my thoughts or my art journal.

Today, I found it.

By accident.

As all perfect “places” appear.


It’s not quite Oprah’s tree, but it’s perfect for me!

Quiet beauty…until the pounding began and I met the neighbors.


Behind The Turquoise

I drove by this fun turquoise building while “lost” a few weeks ago. Went back to check it out because it was so intriguing.


As I approached the door it looked like maybe magic shined inside.


Oh YES!!! Magic, purely magic.


That ceiling!! Those lights!! Hope I get to come here some day for a party!!