Christmas Past

"Christmas Nostalgia"

12x16 oil on linen

"Christmas Past I"

8x10 oil on linen

"Christmas Past II"

8x10 oil on linen

A flood of memories come back when looking at old glass Christmas ornaments. Thoughts of loved ones who'd left us long ago. They are the images that keep us warm during the bitter cold of Christmas present.

Modest Beauty

"Modest Beauty"
11x18 oil on linen

With three sheer delicate petals bending outward and three raised up covering its innermost parts, the iris seems to be a modest beauty. One of my dear friends brought a bouquet of irises from her garden to encourage me during a difficult time. This was the last of all the lovely irises that bloomed.