Aug 14, 2013

Summer Swim

it has been such a lovely 
and hot summer
perfect for swimming in Montana's beautiful lakes
immediately cooled
to enjoy the heat of the day

this is my first attempt of portraying someone in water
a fun challenge
that will require more practice ;-)


Summer beauty!


  1. Ha Tammie,een heerlijk zomers plaatje
    een dame genietend in het water
    jou poging is goed goed gelukt
    een prachtige foto de lucht de rotsen en het water.

    Ha Tammie, a delicious summer picture
    a lady enjoying in water
    you attempt was successful.
    A wonderful photograph the sky rocks and water.
    A greet you Christiene.

  2. Your swimming girl is just looking great. Love the little bird. And the photo of the lake looks like a perfect place for a holiday.
    Liefs, Melanie

  3. Water is tough! I have no idea how to handle it. But I wish I lived in Montana. It sounds lovely. And this is a very sweet picture!

  4. I would like to jump into that lake!

  5. Very dreamy illustration Tammie~!
    Looks like the girl is having a lovely moment with the birdy!<3

  6. Anonymous8/15/2013

    Your work is always stunning Tammie, even the 'firsts'. We have such humid summers here in CT, many days I would have loved to twitch my nose & join her & her birdy friend in your part of the universe ;-)

  7. I love the image … immersed in the waters … bird in hand … it's very poetic to me!

    And for what it's worth, there's a part of me that envies your hot summer. I'm still waiting for August's heat to arrive. So are my tomatoes and peppers and eggplant!

  8. Wow you live in such a beautiful place. i love your new header by the way! sorry I havn't visited in a while I have been crazily working for a deadline. love your drawings as always.

  9. Wow, that is some beautiful nature there! And your swimming lady looks nice and relaxed ...

  10. Hi, Tammie, I see that your artwork reflects much feeling. when, an illustration, drawing or painting reflects and transmits feeling, nothing else matters
    I think you should be a person who feels, and lives in contact with nature, right?
    people living in contact with nature have the transparent heart. and it shows in his art.
    have a nice weekend!!! :)

  11. You have such a lovely style..
    I can see the reflections in the water.. Beautiful!
    Thank you so much for your kind words for Rosebud.. This was my first attempt at a piglet.
    p.s. LOVE your header!

  12. WOW.....MONTANA, HUH? Oh Tammie, your art, so colorful and free! Not an easy task to paint water. I tried it once and it was tricky; I used white to paint a glass, and used a bit of blue to paint the water in the was DIFFICULT! But your lovely painting depicts a freedom that spells out summer. And your home state...WOW! Enjoy and thank you for coming by! Anita

  13. beaautiful painting and photo! Wonderful blues.


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