Monday, April 21, 2014
I painted this the day I left for the Tallahassee art show. Touched it up a little this morning after returning last night. I spotted these calves on my way to North Carolina a few days ago. The little white one followed the black one every where it went. Guess it was a girl thing. I included another shot to show you that it is painted on a 24 x 36" canvas.
So......next weekend is the Magic City Art connection here in Birmingham. Friday , Saturday and Sunday. It is held in beautiful Linn Park downtown. My spot is right next to the Art Museum so that will give you a landmark if you would like to come.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
I took the photo reference for this in Balsam Mountain, North Carolina. My parents have a house not far from this area and I spotted this herd on my way up last week. I got some great photos and look forward to painting several of the pictures. This is painted on a 24 x 24 x 2" canvas.
I am headed to Tallahassee, Florida tomorrow afternoon to participate in the LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Show Saturday and Sunday. Would love to see you if you are in the area. I will be the one with all the cows in my booth.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
I just returned from going on a trip with my Mom to North Carolina and I got some new pictures that I am chomping at the bit to paint. Beautiful herefords. I really do need a bumper sticker that says, "I stop for cows." Feel sorry for the people who travel with me.
I am headed to Tallahassee, FL this coming weekend for the LeMoyne Chain of Parks art show Saturday and Sunday. We are staying with our good friends , Kathleen and Steve, so I was inspired to name this beauty after her. I painted a 6 x 6" of this little one before and Kathleen owns it. Kathleen has been a huge encourager and supporter of my work. Wish I could carry her around in my pocket.
This is painted on an 8 x 10" linen panel.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
I had a very successful art show Saturday with both the weather and the sales. I am happy to report that I took several people's "cow painting virginity". That means I get to paint more and that makes me happy. This is painted on an 8 x 10" linen panel.
My next show is in Tallahassee, FL and is the LeMoyne Chain of Parks Festival April 19 and 20th. I get to stay with my good, crazy, artist friend from college so it will be a good time.
Friday, April 4, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Sunday, March 30, 2014
I am trying to organize my work for upcoming shows. The first one I am participating in is this coming Saturday, April 5th. It is the 33rd annual Mt Brook Art Association Spring Festival. Say that fast five times. It is from 9-4 at the Crestline Sports field (25 Vine St) in Mountain Brook. Come see me and the other artists!sold
Saturday, March 29, 2014
I looked up the phrase "how do you do?" because it has been a while since I have heard it used and it did not make much sense to me when I thought about it. It is from a website called "phrase finders".
How do you do
This greeting was once commonplace, especially amongst the English upper classes, but is now heard less often and is largely rectricted to quite formal occasions. The phrase became one of the touchstones in the separation of the U from the non-U, that is, the separation of the upper classes from the rest. The U contingent had napkins, lavatories and greeted people with 'how do you do'; the non-U had serviettes, toilets and greeted with 'hello'. The proper response to 'How do you do?' was a reciprocal 'How do you do?', as in this exchange from Oscar Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan, 1892:
Lord Darlington: How do you do, Lady Windermere?
Lady Windermere: How do you do, Lord Darlington?
'How do you do' has its essence in the early meaning of the verb 'do', which has been used since the 14th century to mean 'prosper; thrive'. Even now, gardeners sometimes refer to a plant that grows well as 'a good doer'. The association with 'do' as specifically relating to one's health is first found in print in The Paston Letters, 1463:
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Sunday, March 23, 2014
The first show I am participating in is the Mt Brook Art Association show here in town. It is Saturday, April 5th from 9-4. Next up is the LeMoyne Chain of Parks festival in Tallahassee, FL. April 19 and 20th from 10-5. Last, but not least is the Magic City Arts Connection here in Birmingham April 25-27. 10-5. Makes me tired just typing it.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
This is the first day I have gotten back to painting after losing my father. My Dad had been pretty sick since Christmas. I am thankful to have been able to spend lots of time with him before he died last Sunday. He was a great man and loved by many but nobody more than his family. He was very proud of what I was doing with my art and I am grateful to him for much of my creativity. Sold
Bob Morgan 1933- 2014
A larger view of this 24 x 24 x 2" canvas.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
My sister and brother in law had roosters and chickens for a couple of years. It has been a few years since the birds all moved on to poultry paradise. I used to get so excited entering their long driveway and seeing them running around. I was fortunate to get some nice pictures that I have painted over and over. This bird is painted on a 12 x 24 x 2" canvas.sold
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
I have had so much fun painting these ladies that I photographed on Dorchester Bay in Boston. I love the baggy suit, stick legs and round belly. They always make me smile. This one is painted on a 6 x 6 x 2" canvas.
I bet the folks in Boston are longing for the days when they can put on a swim suit .sold
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014
I have pretty much been holed up in my studio taking advantage of some conflict free days. I have a lot of images that I want to paint but not enough time to get to them. This mother and calf spent a lot of time checking me out. I was thankful they did! This is painted on a 22 x 28 x 2" canvas.sold
Happy Valentines day and have a good weekend!
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
So pleased to have sold most of my cow paintings.
Nothing makes me happier than to get to paint more. This one is painted on a 24 x 36 x 2" canvas.
Monday, February 10, 2014
I just returned from Nashville where I participated in the Lipscomb Academy Fine Arts Show. Happy to report that I made some new friends and many of my paintings have new homes. I love going to Nashville and it seems like I discover something new and wonderful about it each time. Sunday morning I had a chance to walk around beautiful Radnor Lake. I went early so there were only a few humans. It felt like it was just me and LOTS of deer. So fun!
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Friday, January 31, 2014
I typically paint still life's from live set ups but I just made this one up. I have painted enough pears in my lifetime to have a pretty good knowledge of them. I love painting the colors and shapes of pears but my VERY favorite part to paint is the stem. I love making that little swoosh mark that turns the shape into a pear. These could just be greenish eggs without the magical stem. Wondering if any other pear painters out there share my enthusiasm for this inedible part of the fruit.
This is painted on a 6 x 8 x 2" canvas.sold
Thursday, January 30, 2014
I have spent some of the last few days preparing to do a show in Nashville next weekend. I have painted some small still lifes and "sprouts" are one example. It is painted on a 6 x 6 x 2" gallery wrapped canvas. The show is the "Art Event at Lipscomb Academy". The show runs from February 7-9. Would love to see you if you are in the area.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
This is painted on a 12 x 16 x 2" canvas.sold
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
That is a long title but that is what I noticed about the painting. This was the still life demo I did at my workshop. Towards the end of the painting I noticed that everything was falling off the bottom left corner so I scrubbed that area out and reworked it. This is painted on an 8 x 10" linen canvas.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The students in my workshop were so accomplished that we were able to paint two paintings on Sunday. I demoed (that is a cool word for demonstrated) "amy" in the morning and "windswept" in the early afternoon. I was glad that both paintings turned out. I touched up the paintings a little bit after the workshop. I did not get up and move back from my paintings much until after I was finished. If I had I would have caught some of the issues. So important!
The first day we did still lifes and I scrubbed out part of my painting at the end of my demonstration. That gave them lots of confidence in my abilities. I will post it tomorrow.
I did not get to photograph the paintings the class did of "windswept" because some folks had to leave a little early and well....I forgot. They did a great job.
I painted my version on an 8 x 10 x 2" canvas. Sold
Monday, January 20, 2014
My studio is lonely today. It enjoyed having nine lovely ladies over the weekend. It was" fulled up". We painted still life set ups on Saturday and we worked from two of my photographs on Sunday. "amy" the cow was named so because my sister in law, Amy, provided delicious lunches both days. We meant this to be a compliment. Amy looks nothing like this cow.
This was my first time to conduct a workshop and it was a good experience for me and I think the students. Everybody seemed to enjoy each other and they did a great job. There were a couple that were very new to painting but you can see from the work below that they all did great. It was so fun to see their paintings come to life. "amy" was the demo I did before they painted their cows and my amy is a little jealous of some of these amys. I am a proud mama. Thank you to this great group !sold