Sunday, March 30, 2008


A poem by John Greenleaf Whittier begins, "The clustered spires of Frederick stand/Green-walled by the hills of Maryland." This is my homage to Frederick, the small city in which I reside. Though the Baltimore and D.C. burbs creep closer every year, the county is still largely agricultural - thus the blueberry bushes and requisite cow.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

The late wonderful Israel "Iz" Kamakawiwoʻole, Hawaiian musican.

Iz was nicknamed "The Gentle Giant" by his admirers. He was described as always cheerful and positive, and he was best known for his love of the land and of the people of Hawaiʻi. He died of weight-related respiratory illness in 1997 at the age of 38.

Saturday, March 08, 2008


24"x 48" Mixed Media on Canvas

This is a newer version of a painting done years ago. Always regretted selling it so I've done another "garden".

Thanks for visiting! ellen

Saturday, March 01, 2008