Thursday, April 28, 2016

the color of love

It appears that the high key colors I have been using lately are creeping into my animals.  This is painted on a 12 x 12 x 2" canvas and will be going with me to the Harding Academy Art Show May 5 -7.

I am kind of tired of painting.  I have been in overdrive lately.  I am going to take a couple days break and head up to North Carolina with my Mom.  Thankful!sold

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

you raise me up

This is a painting that will be in the Harding Academy art show in Nashville  next weekend, May 4 - 6.  This is painted on a 36 x 36 x 2" canvas.  Sold

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Searchin' so long

Every time I turn on my Pandora radio station it goes to Chicago.  Not sure why.  Glad it did today because the song "searchin' for an answer" was the first song to play.  Besides being a great song it speaks to my journey as an artist.  I am continually searching for the next stroke to make.  I am happy about where my art is today but it is nice that it can get better every day if you put in the time.

Every now and then at an art event you will overhear someone discussing your prices.  Saturday I heard a lady say, "that seems like a lot for that little painting".  Some folks do not seem to understand all of the time and study that artists have put into their work.  A small piece might not take me that long to paint but the time and money I have spent honing my craft took a lot of time.  I was guilty of thinking the same thing before I got into this so I am not complaining , just sharing thoughts.

This is painted on a 30 x 30 x 2" canvas.

My next event is The Harding Art Show in Nashville, TN.  Click on the highlighted for more show information.

Monday, April 25, 2016

once you've loved somebody

 This picture really looks lighter than the painting.  Oh well.  It is painted on a 12 x 24 x 2".

I just returned from the Double Decker Art Festival in Oxford, MS.  I have been missing out.  Oxford is such a charming and fun town.  We had a gorgeous weekend and my roadie husband and I had a busy day.  Started out by the alarm not going off.  We were supposed to be lined up to set up at 6 am.  My alarm went off at 6:10.  The rest of the day went uphill.  Thousands of people came and actually bought art work.  I loved seeing so many people walking around with paintings and bags. ( Instead of just kettle corn.)  Hoddy toddy!  I discovered a hoddy toddy is a drink but I still do not understand the cheer.

I have made the decision to bow out of the Houston, TX  Bayou City Art show this coming weekend.  I am sad about it but think I need time to concentrate on my next show MUCH closer to home.  I am participating in the Harding Art Show in Nashville, TN.  The dates are May 5-7.sold

Thursday, April 21, 2016


Frank belongs to a young friend of mine.  He lives in Oxford, Mississippi and he is letting me use his home this weekend for the Double Decker Art Festival.  I hope he knows this.  His Mom said, "sure, that would be great!"  Sorry Hunter.  I'm coming!  This is painted on an 8 x 10 x 2" canvas.  A little thank you for his hospitality.

The Double Decker Art show is open from 10 - 5 this Saturday.  It is held on the main square of downtown Oxford. I am so excited about my first visit to this city.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

top of the world

 Listening to "top of the world" by the Dixie Chicks. Would you rather me title it hydrangeas and lemons?  This is painted on a 12 x 36 x 2" canvas.  I included a second picture to help see the scale.

I am painting pretty furiously these days because I have several shows coming up.  This Saturday I am in Oxford, MS for the Double Decker Art Festival.  April 29, 30 and May 1 is the Bayou City Art Festival in Memorial Park in Houston , TX.  May 4- 6 is The Harding  Art Show in Nashville, TN.  Looking very forward to all of them!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

let it be

I try to remind myself to "let it be" when I keep trying to over work a painting.  I also happen to be listening to the Beatle's song, "let it be".  Nice how that works out at post time. I have been working pretty frantically lately.  I really do need to "let it be" for a while.  At least for the rest of the afternoon.  This is painted on a 30 x 30 x 2" canvas.sold

I am looking forward to the Double Decker Art Festival in Oxford, Mississippi this Saturday.  Would love to have you come see me if you are in the area.  

Sunday, April 17, 2016


Jimmy was commissioned by a friend as a surprise gift for her husband.  Jimmy loves to retrieve and has to be held back at times by the rope attached to his vest.  I learned that fact after my friend received his painting.  He said that made him like the painting even more because it was a reminder and trademark of his personality.  Glad I decided not to edit that out.  This is painted on an 11 x 14" linen panel.

I have had two great shows the last two weekends and am now looking forward to going to Oxford, MS this weekend for the Double Decker Art Festival.  This will be my first visit to the infamous Oxford.  Hoping to go early enough to visit William Faulkner's home, Rowan Oak.  I will also try to find answers for why the heck they say' "hotty toddy". ???? 

Thursday, April 14, 2016


I have been busy painting for many upcoming shows.  I like to have a variety of sizes at shows so that there is something for every budget. These are painted on 4 x 6 x 2"'s and 5 x 5 x 2"'s.

I am participating in Art in the Village this Saturday from 9 - 4.  It is held at the Crestline Elementary athletic field in Mt Brook, AL.  You have to see this field to believe it. It looks like a putting green.  Such a fun location and show.

Next Saturday I will be in Oxford, MS for the Double Decker art show. My very first time to be in Oxford!  The next weekend I will be in Houston, TX for the Bayou City Art Festival in Memorial Park.  April 29, 30 and May 1.  The following weekend I will be in Nashville, TN for the Harding Academy Art Show.  May 5-7. I will have a couple of weeks break and then  participate in Children's Harbor Art on the Lake at Lake Martin, AL. May 28 and 29.   I know.  It' a lot.

Monday, April 11, 2016

well when you wake up in the morning

Such serendipity when the lyrics of songs you are listening to title your paintings.  Am listening to Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Midnight Special".  It begins "well when you wake up in the morning".  I hope you sing this song the rest of the day.  This is painted on a 6 x 12 x 2" canvas.

I am participating in Art in the Village this Saturday.  It is held on the athletic field of Crestline Elementary School in Mountain Brook, AL. The hours are 9 -4. It was the first show I ever entered and I look forward to it every year.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

waitin' on a woman

Brad Paisley's "waitin' on a woman" was playing as I posted this.  Not a favorite song but thought this rooster might be doing just that.  This is painted on a 20 x 40 x 2" canvas.  

Tuesday, April 5, 2016


This is a cardigan Welsh corgi that a patron commissioned me to do as a surprise birthday gift for her friend.  This was the first time I had ever seen this type of corgi.  I feel a little kinship to this dog because my maiden name Morgan, originated in Wales.  My family is not this hairy. Or sweet.

This is painted on a 12 x 12 x 2" canvas.

Please come out to Art in the Hills this coming Saturday at the Vestavia Municipal City Hall grounds.  The hours are 10 -4.  

Sunday, April 3, 2016

high noon

  Painted on a 4 x 12 x 2" canvas.sold

Friday, April 1, 2016

people smile

"Danny's song" by Loggins and Messina happened to be playing as I posted this.  The first couple of words in the lyric's are "people smile". Great song!  That is pretty much my objective with my paintings.  This little calf with her oversized ears made me smile.  this is painted on a 4 x 12 x 2" canvas.

I am looking forward to participating in "Art in the Hills" in Vestavia next Saturday, April 9th.  It takes place on the grounds of the beautiful new city Hall from 9 until 4.  Lots of art along with some great food trucks and local music.

Hope you have a good weekend.