The Mother Ranch Blog

Stand by Me

Jun 27, 2020


Watercolor, 9x12, sold

I hesitated. I didn't know what to do. I started following the Black Lives Matter website. I bought a book. I found some of my own biases and asked myself questions. It...
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4 Recent Watercolor Commissions

Jun 24, 2020


Watercolor, 9x12

For my brother's birthday this year, I painted his cat Zippy! She is a long haired, grey tabby but we've always seen hints of olive green, rust, and caramel in her fur, so...

I...

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3 Nubian Goat Watercolors

Jun 17, 2020

I love my little Nigerian Dwarf goats but the long silky ears of the Nubians have been calling to me—so I painted 3!  You can get prints and originals here.

Love to all from the...

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Watercolor—"Sweet"

May 15, 2020


Watercolor, 8x10, "Sweet", original and prints available

Our little mini donkey was begging to be painted, "What about me! Hey, look down here!" ;-) Haha, as if anyone would ignore him! He's well...

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Playing in Watercolor, "Queen of the Mountain"

Apr 29, 2020


Watercolor, 9x12, available

This painting is from a photo I recently took of Denali's daughters, sisters Sprinkles and Marbles playing on stumps in the goat yard. I always thought the King of the...

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Playing in Watercolor, "Ike"

Apr 25, 2020


Watercolor, 9x12, sold

Ike the Border Collie came to me as a retired working dog. We had been dogsitting for a friend and my son fell in love with him, easy to do with Ike. We asked our friend if...

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Playing in Watercolor, "Nettle"

Apr 24, 2020


Watercolor, 8x10 (sold)

I'm not sure I will ever get enough of these baby goat portraits! The brightness fits their colorful personalities. This is Nettle. She was a 2019 baby at the Mother Ranch....

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Watercolor Sketch—Jacaranda Seed Pods

Apr 21, 2020

Today's watercolor sketch prompt is, "keepsake." "It's a sketch! Say it out loud and stop beating yourself up about it!" This is my internal monologue. These plain brown disks bring back bright...

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Watercolor Sketch—Oat Grass at the NC Coast

Apr 20, 2020


Watercolor, 6x9

I've joined a facebook group called World Watercolor Group and they have a daily prompt for a watercolor sketch. It's a great way to get out of the grip of perfectionism. A sketch...

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"Madonna" Watercolor Portrait

Apr 16, 2020


Watercolor, 9x12, available

After all the animals, I decided to dive in. As a first portrait in watercolor, I'm pretty happy with the results. As always, I see the places I would do things...

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