Archive for February, 2014

Conservatory Orchids

February 20, 2014

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One of the nicest ways to spend a cold winter day is to visit the Conservatory at Biltmore Estate and Gardens in Asheville, North Carolina.  The Orchid Room is toasty warm and the orchids are absolutely gorgeous.  This water color is based on a photo taken back in February, 2011.

Snow on the Fairway

February 19, 2014

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Last Thursday, February 13, the day after our snow storm, was absolutely gorgeous.  The sky was was a beautiful blue, and provided a wonderful contrast to the white snow on the ground and clinging to the trees.

This sketch was based on a photo looking up the fairway behind our house.

Lake Batur

February 4, 2014

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Lake Batur on Bali, Indonesia, is in the crater of the volcanic Mount Baur.  I visited Lake Batur in June, 1987, when visiting with a group of fellow professors on our way to China to teach for the summer.  This image was made from a slide made at that time.