Search This Blog

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


Yet one more example of foraged food that ends up in a painting.  I love to take walks on the back 40 of the Gilcrease Museum.  These were gathered from deep in the woods last fall and are on sale as a group right now in my ebay gallery.


Monday, August 22, 2016

Look what I found! Mouse Melon

This sweet little vine was growing up my mini cherry tree in the flower garden.  My husband was getting ready to pull it when I stopped him saying, " I think that might be some sort of wild cucumber."  It is!  some call it mouse melon ( imagine a little mouse family cutting it open for their dinner ;-)  others, cucemelon ( cucumber/melon)  I hope I spelled that right.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Wildcrafting and Painting

When I look at my body of work, I begin to notice how many paintings involve wildcrafting/foraging.  This painting is called Gathering Herbs:  This painting began, as many of mine do, from a class demonstration.  We started with a master work and then changed scenery, hair styles, clothing etc.  I think she was originally standing in a chapel or some sort of fancy interior and she wasn't holding a basket of herbs.  She found a nice place above my mantle for a long time, but as many of my paintings, she is for sale.  If you would like to bid on her or just visit my ebay gallery, CLICK HERE 

This is Spring Creek where I find Wapato

Finding Sand Plums

plums, black berries and poke

from the top of a mulberry tree

gathering berries, notice the tall mulein plant 

My own little flower garden where I just found mouse melon