Welcome to my Art Blog! I paint or draw most weekdays and sometimes finish a painting a day. I fondly call them my "Postcards from Paradise" because it's such a beautiful place the Lord made here for us.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


(left) "Sky Light" oil 4"x6"
©2012 Diana Moses Botkin


Here is a simple little study from a brief glowing moment. This was a plein air piece I did during a paint out a couple of years ago on a day when nearby forest fires pretty much ruined long-distance visability.

The three studies I did that day seemed like failures but this one just needed a little more color and contrast to represent the drama I'd seen.