The Mother Ranch Blog

Happy Pride!

Jun 30, 2020

I had a funny thought one day, a Ranch Pride Parade :-) Those of you who know Sweetness, know he'd definitely be the one leading that parade and waving the flag—he loves everyone.

Hopefully...

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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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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—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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Playing in Watercolor, "Windy" the Piglet

Apr 14, 2020


Watercolor, 7x12 (sold)

I was debating on what to paint next when Brad said, "Paint a piglet." Huh. Well that was weird, he doesn't usually have requests! We wandered Pinterest for a bit and he saw...

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