Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! I've been working on a large painting for a friend and haven't done any small works to put online. Please be patient. I hope to get back to posting more paintings after the holidays. I would like to thank those of you who have purchased my art. I love painting what I want to (as opposed to commissions) and then having people like it enough to buy it.
Have a wonderful holiday!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Tea bag on dish

Watercolor on Arches 300# cold press

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

November already???

How did that happen? Some of you have noticed all the inactivity on my blog recently -- and a few have complained :-( -- so I apologize to all. Truth is, I've been out of town some and working on a commission for Christmas. I'll share that with you if it works out.
I could throw in the fact that I hate standard time. By the time I get home from work, it's dark and all I want to do is curl up with a good book and a glass of wine and hibernate. I have a theory that we should have standard time in the morning so it's light when most of us wake up, then get a free hour at noon that just isn't counted, then start daylight savings time in the afternoon, switching back to standard time sometime in the middle of the night. Of course that would play havoc with air travel and that's hard enough as it is, so I guess it wouldn't work. Thank you all for you patience--I promise there's more to come.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Eggplant and Salt Shaker

Watercolor on Arches 140# cold pressed paper

Eggplants, onions, and elephants, oh my!

This was a fun, and productive, weekend. Friday night I went to a benefit for the elephant sanctuary in Tennessee. If you don't know about this, and are interested, check out http://www.elephants.com
I also got two more paintings done, and as you can see, I've sold one of them. The process of painting is incredible, but having the validation of someone actually paying you for your effort is heady. Hope you enjoy seeing them.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


Studio is finished and ready to be used, however, it's still summer in Virginia so I'm not yet giving up my spot on the screened porch. I've found it's a great place to paint during the day (hence I can only work on the weekends since I'm at work all day). This past weekend however was spent entertaining house guests so, obviously, no painting got done. Sounds like a lot of excuses, doesn't it? I have high hopes for the upcoming weekend, however, so stay tuned. PR

Monday, September 17, 2007

Mango and Frog

Walls and mangos

So this past weekend I started putting furniture back into my newly painted studio then, before I put the paint away, I cleared out and painted the laundry room! Glutton for punishment. My reward was to sit down and paint Mango and Frog, my newest addition to this site. Hope you enjoy!

Monday, September 10, 2007

I got real tired of painting the studio floor this weekend, so I stopped and did this painting of the artichoke. I had gone to the market and bought food based on how it would look painted rather than how I would cook it (I'm no cook), but I do love to eat artichokes! As you can see, so does someone else!

Artichoke and Butter

Watercolor on Arches 300# paper


Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Painting blues (and I don't mean the color)

Hi everyone,
thanks for checking on my blog progress. Some of you have expressed disappointment that I haven't posted more paintings so let me 'splain. I've been painting the ceiling, walls, trim, and even the floor of my studio so I haven't lifted a brush smaller than 2" for about a week. I hope to get set back up to paint small again real soon, so stay tuned...

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Thanks for visiting

Hello and welcome to my blog. I will put up images of my watercolor paintings as I do them (mostly on weekends) so please visit often.
P. Raudenbush

Tomatoes and Olive

Watercolor on Arches 300# paper

Clementine and Blueberries

Watercolor on Arches 300# paper

Sunday, August 12, 2007


Watercolor on Arches 300# paper