Red_dust

@red_dust

Gardening, canning, painting, hanging out with nature and my best friends. That is all, a simple life is best for me.
Selfie
Watercolor
Watercolor
Watercolor
Meet Nugget the Cochin
Little bantam Cochin. We call the Hobbits because of their feathered feet.
Backyard Chickens
52 more eggs to hatch by tomorrow!
Backyard Chickens
Chicks
Water Spirit Woman finally laid the lines out and found a foreground and background I like. Those go in next. I am pretty sure this Indian Girl is Piegan Blackfoot. The photo I found is a hundred years old and not labeled.
Selfie
Watercolor
Chicks
Offerings
Figure of Water Spirit Woman on the grid, time for setting up gravel, rocks, stream and trees. Getting the grid mathematically correct drove me bonkers today...I think I forgot where I put my mathematical mind
In My Backyard
In My Backyard
In My Backyard
Watercolor
Next project Water Spirit Woman taken from a 100 year old photograph from the book The Vanishing Race Author: Dr. Joseph Kossuth Dixon paper is acid free 300lb hot press super smooth. Tribe unknown
Watercolor
Watercolor
Watercolor
Green Metallic Ground Beetle second layer of color. Three more layers to go.
The eyes shift with my moods, ignore them until the painting is finished. I will be gone all week, work with detail calls and Internet gets in the way. The garden and livestock are needing my attention as well.
This is my wishing lemon hung on twine until it shrinks and falls from its twine knot ... My wish is to live as I live right now.
Watercolor
Watercolor
Winter garden harvest, beets, carrots, garlic tips, chard, kale, and bok choy
Selfie
Naga illustration done, on to write the story which deals with overcoming fear.
Slept most of the day caught a bug, however I did paint a couple hours on the Naga. Still on track to finish by tomorrow
Watercolor
Watercolor
Medicine Buddha
Watercolor
In My Backyard
Green Smoothie
In My Backyard
Backyard Garden
37 eggs incubating for the next 21 days. English Cuckoo Marans, Dominiques, Jersey Giants, and Bantam Cochins.
Blue Hubbard Squash grown in our garden, harvested and stored since last October.
Garden
If we could see beyond our limited senses, I think this is what our universe looks like, it's bubbles, inside, outside, all the way up and all the way down, no end and no beginning.
In My Backyard
Watercolor
Eggs To Chicks
In My Backyard
Backyard Chickens
Watercolor
In My Backyard
In My Backyard
In My Backyard
In My Backyard
In My Backyard
In My Backyard
Oregon
Mushrooms
Oregon
Mushrooms
Water Reflections
Oregon
View through my back door
Fresh Bread
Fresh Bread
Watercolor
Grant Park
Grant Park
Grant Park
Fresh Bread
Homemade Bread
Backyard Chickens
Backyard Chickens
Oregon
Oregon
Last layer of color will be laid tomorrow on ghost glass frog...of to part the night away
Backyard Garden
Backyard Garden
Heritage Chickens
Oregon
Backyard Garden
One night, not so long ago, I, Chuang Chou, dreamt I was a butterfly, flitting and fluttering around, happy with myself and doing as I pleased. I didn't know I was Chuang Chou. Suddenly I woke up and there I was, solid and unmistakably Chuang Chou. Howeve
Raw milk bought from my neighbors 3 dairy cow farm, she sells, eggs, goat milk, steer, goat, and chicken meat as well. I make butter, yogurt, farmers cheese, cream cheese, and mozzarella (I am making butter and mozzarella cheese this week)
First layer of color dry. Now dry thoroughly before peeling masking fluid. Time for a glass of wine.
Masking lighter areas of Ghost Glass Frog watercolor painting. I can lay darker color on paper with no worries.
All my garden produce, chickens, turkeys, and beef/pored canned. Bags are full of potatoes and great winter squash. After initial investments for tools and dry goods like grain and beans we spend $35.00 on food for 20 chickens and 2 people. I haven't boug
Canned food all from our farm or neighbors small farm. All organic fast food!
After an unproductive day I settled down and drew my ghost glass frog outline, water color and gouache
Next 2 days worth of grain free chicken food, left over tomato soup, old raw milk, field peas, potatoes, and pumpkin, the chickens love the seeds. Except for the field peas at 30¢ a pound cheap mineral loaded protein all grown in my garden.
First snow in the Oregon foot hills of the Cascades near Eugene
Orange Toad water color and gouache