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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
I am teaching a workshop this weekend so I am experimenting with set ups. Some of my favorite paintings are of pears. The colors and shapes always draw me in. I have been having a hard time focusing this week because I have a lot going on in my life. Pears always make me happier. This is painted on an 8 x 10" linen panel.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
One of my husband's co workers gave him this lemon with the leaves still intact. It is such a treat to get to paint fruit fresh off the tree. I am going to concentrate on still life for the next couple of days because we are going to do still life work the first day of my workshop. I feel a little rusty after spending so much time doing commissions from photographs around the holidays. I started my painting career doing still life and feel it is an integral part of the painting journey. A great way to learn about drawing, value and color. This is painted on an 8 x 10" linen panel.sold
Saturday, January 11, 2014
I started this rooster painting a couple of weeks ago and finally had a chance to finish him. He is painted on an 18 x 36" gallery wrap canvas. The long tail roosters are quite beautiful but very camera shy.
I am preparing and looking forward to the first workshop that I am having at my home next weekend. Hopefully it will be the first of many. Sold
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Goldenrod was the state flower of Alabama for fifty or so years. It is now the camellia. I love seeing pastures of cows when the goldenrod is blooming.
I hope this sunny scene will help brighten your New Year. This is painted on a 3 x 3' canvas.
Thank you for taking the time to check out my art work. Your comments and support mean a lot to me. I hope the coming year brings you good things and happiness! Happy 2014!sold
Friday, December 27, 2013
This was the year of painting labs for me. Think I painted four or five this Christmas. Emma belongs to one of my friend's daughters. The final painting is a bit different from this because we decided to unfold her right ear. I did not get a chance to photograph it but we both liked it a little better. This is painted on an 8 x 10"canvas.sold
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
These kumquats came from Auburn, Alabama. I really did not think of the title until after I painted it but it works. The Auburn Tiger's colors are orange and blue. I have a son and alot of friends who went there so I am a fan. I am one of those crazy people who also cheers for Alabama. Hoping Auburn wins the National Football Championship Jan 6th. "war eagle" is painted on a 5 x 7" linen panel.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
And engineer! This is a Christmas commission for a new friend. I have a soft spot for Moms of twins so I worked very hard to make this painting work. I tried to abandon ship once but then tried another photo and it came together. These darling twin girls do not have much hair now so my attempts kept making them look like little old men. I wish you could see how beautiful these girls are in person. They all three have huge, blue eyes. This painting really makes me smile. It is painted on an 8 x 10".sold