Friday, July 29, 2011

busty in boston

Painted on a 6 x 12" gallery wrap canvas. I'm having a little too much fun.
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Thursday, July 28, 2011


Not sure why I am drawn to certain body positions. There is something about hands on hips that interests me. I have talked before about how I like squatting kids. Well...I like beach goers with hands on hips. Maybe it makes us look more thoughtful.?
This is painted on a 20 x 20" canvas.sold

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

water's edge

This is the first of a series of Dorchester Bay beauties. Lugging my camera around for twenty mile walking days in Boston paid off the last day. We had lunch the final day in a park across from Dorchester bay. I was absolutely giddy to find lots of ladies enjoying the beach. This one is painted on a 10 x 10" gallery wrap canvas.
Another highlight of my trip to Boston was getting to visit the Museum of Fine Art and seeing lots of John Singer Sargent's paintings. Words can not express the beauty of his work. Tears maybe.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

busting out of bama

Just returned from Boston and the 3 day walk for the cure. Our team raised over $23,000.00 for breast cancer research. It has been a great experience but am glad to be home. Our first day of walking was the hottest day in 85 years in Boston. Second hottest day on record. 102 degrees. It rained on us some the next two days we walked. Loved spending so much time with long time friends walking and raising money for such a worthy cause. Boston was beautiful and the people could not have been nicer. I got some great photos. Hope to get back to painting soon. Miss it!
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011


This is a loose study of a yorkie named Maggie. I took several photos of her a few months ago for a commissioned piece. Thought this photo deserved some attention. It is painted on an 8 x 10" gallery wrap canvas.
Headed to Boston !!! Knew there would be a freakish heat wave for the walk. Oh well, we Alabamians are used to heat.
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Monday, July 18, 2011

Kentucky blues

I squeezed out a bit of time between trips to paint. Maybe after this upcoming trip I will get back in the swing of things. I just returned from a week long work trip in Tennessee with the youth in my church. We work through Appalachian Service Project to help make folks homes warmer, safer and drier. I took the reference photo for this during last year's trip.
Headed to Boston in a couple of days for the Susan G Komen walk this weekend. Would appreciate any prayers. Thank you to so many who supported the cause. My six person team has raised over $22,000.00 for breast cancer research. Whoo hoo!
This is painted on a 6 x 12" canvas.
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Thursday, July 7, 2011

a little cheeky

Finally! I painted something I like. Not having a lot of luck in the painting department lately. Think it is a time issue. I really admire folks who have full time jobs and still manage to paint. Feel kind of like I have a part time job training for my upcoming Susan G Komen walk in July. I have not calculated the number of hours I have been walking each week but it is a lot.

This painting is a gift for my BELOVED sis in law and bro in law. They are recently retired and have moved from Houston to the Chattanooga,TN area. I took this photo last weekend at a family reunion. Bailey and Jackson are cousins and two of their grand kids. They are even cuter on the flip side. This is painted on a 24 x 18" gallery wrap canvas.

This may be my last post for a bit because I leave Saturday for a work trip with the youth in my church. We are taking 50 youth and twenty adults. We have ten teams working on different homes in eastern Tennessee. Hope you all have a wonderful week!sold
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Friday, July 1, 2011


This is a commission piece for a freind. Libby is the first cousin of the two sets of twins I painted. I loved her graceful pose. She is a dark haired beauty who has just completed her freshman year of college. I guess she was around nine in the photo.
This is paited on an 8 x 10" linen canvas. One more Stirling grandchild to go.
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