In honor of my mother who recently passed away, I’m painting her saddle. Mom bought this saddle with her own money when she was probably a teenager. It is sitting on a stand that my sister made for it. The saddle is popular with children, but they don’t go anywhere, of course.

I really like baskets and have more than I can use, really. Here are some of them including three that were gifts, and my mom let me have the bushel basket last time I was there. The purse with the flowers is from my grandparents after they visited Mexico. It is over 50 years old!

The title for this came before I had any idea what the painting would be. 

Apples Of Gold

I wanted a challenge, and I got it when I decided to paint gold apples in a silver dish.

Tulip In Autumn

A friend asked if had painted any tulips. Since I haven’t, I wanted to try one. It is fall here right now, so I looked up tulips and found out you can have tulips in autumn. They have to be started in the southern hemisphere, then the bulbs are shipped here and treated specially so they will bloom in autumn. Pretty neat!