Reflection of a Dog

There’s a picture I took during a sunset walk on the Island in which a black and white dog casts a really cool reflection in the wet sand. Sometimes when the whole world seems out of whack it’s good to focus on things like that. Today I painted that dog, and that was fun andContinue reading “Reflection of a Dog”

Always Look for Horses

There are old horse posts all over the historic district in Galveston, and there was this particularly beautiful one close to the house we rented. The dog and I went home today, and we left a little gift behind for the owners of the house. Can you guess what? We already miss the whistling birdsContinue reading “Always Look for Horses”

Full Moon on the Island

This year September has two full moons – can there be more of a symbol of things coming full circle, of endings and new beginnings? It was a good day to spend on the Island, awakened by salt air and whistling grackles. It was a good day to walk on the beach twice, absorbing theContinue reading “Full Moon on the Island”

Trueheart Adriance Building

I’ve been meaning to paint the Trueheart Adriance Building, one of my favorite buildings in Galveston for years now! And now I had an extra reason, because it’s finally home to a shop worthy of its historic beauty. If you haven’t been to Tippytoes yet, you should go! Along with many other lovely, highly giftableContinue reading “Trueheart Adriance Building”

Haunting Mansion

Today I spied on Instagram that my historical expert paid a visit to the League House – the Galveston mansion, currently on the market, that inspired the house in Storms of Malhado. I was befallen by Island nostalgia, and it stayed with me throughout the day. The League House did not so much inspire asContinue reading “Haunting Mansion”