Monday, August 15, 2011

The Hollyhock Stalk

"The Hollyhock Stalk"

This year, in my flower garden, the hollyhocks grew to be 9 feet tall.  I was amazed!  There's a full six foot of flowers and blossoms showing on each stem, plus the huge leaves they bear.

I decided the hollyhock stalk was the hero in this flower drama, for they bear the weight of it all!  They don't break in the breeze, and sway back and forth gracefully.  I did give them a bit of help by roping them to the yard fence in a few places, but mostly they stand alone.

I just hope they do this again next year, for I've been enjoying them so much!

If you stand level, inside the grouping of hollyhocks, this is the view you see as you look toward the sun.  I love to stand inside the tall plants, and look out!

Hope you enjoyed seeing these flowers...

The original painting is for sale in the Artist Peeps R Us gallery on Etsy.

Hope your summer is treating you well!
Donna Ridgway

Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Colorful Cow

I can't help it, I love cows.  Even after spending a lifetime of working with cattle, and all their personalities and foibles, I still love them.  Nothing is cuter than a cow's face!

So in honor of the cow, I created this painting.

Hope your day is as bright and shiny as she is!
Donna Ridgway

You can find The Colorful Cow shop at Zazzle!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Feisty a 4X4 inch chipmunk painting.

One day I was walking through the aspen thickets on my cousin's ranch.  The Rocky Mountain Front loomed above me, and Fish Lake was by my side.  Ahead of me, was a large rock.  Suddenly this feisty little chipmunk jumped up on the rock and proceeded to tell me what he thought of me.

He was so small, and so cute with his bossy ways.  I had to paint him.

This is a small painting, just 4X4 inches in size, on a gallery wrap canvas, so you don't need to frame this if you don't want to.  The painting continues on around the sides.

If you'd like to purchase this painting, it's listed here  in the Artist Peeps R Us gallery on etsy.  You can also contact me to purchase this painting, or to have this painting placed into a one inch pendant you can wear around you neck.  If you love nature and the animals you find there, you might love to have this as a pendant also!

Donna Ridgway (