Friday, July 21, 2017

waiting on the sunset

This is a commissioned piece.  I had several folks at my last show in North Carolina who wanted a larger rendition of a 24 x 24"painting I had at the show.  Even if I am painting from the exact same photo, the painting always comes out differently.  Especially since I am still learning about landscapes and this is a 3 x 4' canvas.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

we were meant to be together

Two 6 x 18 x 2" canvases.  Having a little fun with a diptych.  Bonnie Raitt gave me a nice idea for a title.

Monday, July 17, 2017

spoken like a melody

Hope you have a great week.  Painted on a 16 x 20 x 2" canvas.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

"Don't touch the gate!"

I was in Eclectic, AL a couple of weeks ago and came across a very handsome group of young cows. I found a safe place to park next to the fence and it happened to be close to one of the gates.  I felt bad because they thought it was feeding time and came running to me. I actually got to pet some of them. After about five minutes I noticed a little lady start working her way over to me.  She was cutting grass with scissors.  I thought that was a little kooky.  I explained to her that I was just taking pictures of the cows.  She thought I was kooky.  She was concerned that I would open the gate and told me not to at least ten times as she cut the grass walking back toward her house.  I didn't touch the gate.

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

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

better late than never

This 22 x 28" canvas had a sea scape that was on the boring side.  Add a rooster to anything to up the excitement factor.

I am adding a watermark to all my future images.  Too many factions out there who do not care about stealing others work and profiting from it.  I am also using my iphone so the image may not be as good.  Good for me but not as good for you.  Have to do.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

It was just my imagination

These colors are pretty close.  I am now photographing my work with my i phone.  My very abused eight year old Canon has bitten the dust.  I just used it to photograph my work.

This piece is painted on an 8 x 16 x 2" canvas.  My next move is to paint some large pieces similar to this.

Friday, July 7, 2017

I second that emotion



I know many of you are going to favor the painting below over the top one. I got to the end of the tube painting and started thinking about what I wanted to say with this painting. Hmmm....what do I like about it?  I liked the colors and decided I wanted to express a feeling more than a literal scene.  Hang with me.  I am stretching and trying to grow.  I do not plan to abandon the style I have worked hard to get.  This is painted on an 18 x 24 x 2" canvas.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

breathe

Wouldn't this look nice on a pillow or tote bag?  Maybe a comforter? Sorry, I just discovered that some of my images have been stolen and reproduced without my permission. Sinotex is a company out of China that gave permission to reproduce my art.  I do not want to call out the individual site that was selling the merchandise because she got the images from them.  The internet is a wonderful and terrible thing. I only do originals so if you ever see a print of my work you should know it has been stolen.

I would like to join this girl.  This is painted on a 30 x 30 x 2" canvas. Breathe!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

lullaby

Painted on a 22 x 28  x 2" canvas.  

Monday, July 3, 2017

amber waves of grain

Another paint over.  There was an angel under this landscape.  This is painted on a 16 x 20 x 2".
Happy 4th!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Happy 4th

Happy Independence day!  Let us not take it for granted. Thank you to all those who have gone before us and Will go before us to protect our freedom.
What is more American than a retriever? ( Even though they came from the United Kingdom)  Right up there with apple pie.
Painted on a 12  x 12 x 2" canvas.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

sister, oh sister

Hmmm...you might be saying. I told you I was doing some searching this summer.  I painted this over a piece I had that I liked but felt was too specific or literal. This has really been cathartic for me. This is painted on a 20 x 40 x 2" canvas.  Thanks for looking!