Art Farm of a Country Woman

Painting My World with My Heart~


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 ~Henri Matisse~

matisse the cut-outs

Henri Matisse

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The Conversation

You study, you learn, but you guard the original naivete. It has to be within you, as desire for drink is within the drunkard or love is within the lover.

Henri Matisse

The Safrano Roses at the Window, 1925 Matisse

The Safrano Roses at the Window, 1925

“Safrano Roses at the Window” is perhaps my favorite for those delicious pink roses gathered within that luscious cacophony of the same pink in it’s many wonderful shades, both inside and outside the window!


Woman with a Hat


The-Dessert-Harmony-in-Red 1908

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”  Matisse


Olive Trees at Collioure 1906


The Open Window

parakeet + mermaid 1952 henri matisse

Parakeet + Mermaid 1952

Henri Matisse 1869-1954

The Snail 1953



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"Heart Mending" Acrylic Painting by L'Adelaide Scott-Country-Woman-Studio

mixed media art of heart

This is another little experiment in acrylic collage on gessoed watercolor paper. Hearts have been a theme for several of these paintings.  Following the disastrous fires in this area, the heartbreak in my hometown is palpable everywhere you turn. From the burned skeletons of homes and businesses, trees and vineyards, to the miles upon miles of black hills, stretching east as far as one can see.
This seems a fitting piece to show today after seeing the incredible destruction of these terrible fires.

I just returned home from an appointment north of Santa Rosa.
This is my first trip north thru this part of the fire-ravaged areas. The immensity of blackened, scarred acreage goes on and on. Hillsides upon which many made their homes, now burned out shells of what they once were. I kept thinking about our own ranch and how so easily this could have been us.

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Living in Sonoma County has had it’s ups and downs. We are doing OK given thousands of acres have, or are burning. We evacuated only one night mainly because I needed to sleep without my eyes open, awaiting fire coming over the hills.

photo sunset during fires

from sfgate-October 14, ’17

It has been a nightmare for so many thousands. As for me personally, as far as I know[full list of those who lost their lives has not been released] only one whom I knew died in their home due to fire. I know that list will grow as my childhood home is a house away from an entire neighborhood of hundreds of homes, all lost to the fires. My mother and brother barely got out alive. It was at least two days before I heard from them due to downed cell towers.[note/advice: keep important phone numbers somewhere BESIDES phone!]

I have never faced anything so earth-shaking before but have developed a renewed appreciation and love for my home and sacred lands. The birds are returning, mama deer appeared last night tho her sons seem to have flown the scene, and there is an occasional glimpse of white clouds and blue skies.

I have not lost any loved ones, my dogs and one little rescue kitty are doing ok. I worry constantly about my Bella because she is big and outdoors. With my allergies, I cannot have her inside. She is fine, spent a few days at “Fit and Furry”, their best second home and returned as rowdy as she gets. Luckily we had groomed her prior to this disaster so if need be, she can come inside somewhere in this big house. Sophie is now 12 pounds over her sleekest beagle body. 🙂 She’s the best anteater on the planet but once the air finally clears, walkies are in order for her. Not that she won’t adore a walkie.

farm dogs-Bella & Sophie

Bella + Sophie, first year

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