Thursday, February 28, 2013


 This is a commission piece.  I pieced three photos together to compose this painting. One for each child and one with the boat.   I think it is believable. The commissioner is giving it to her husband for an anniversary present.  It is painted on an 8 x 10" gallery wrapped canvas.
I had to force some time to do this but I am glad I did.  Hoping next week I will be painting regularly again. I still need several hours of organization to have my studio the way I would like it.  It is pretty awesome painting by big windows that look out over "our" creek and woods.sold
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Monday, February 25, 2013


 This is a commission piece that I did last week for a friend. It is a surprise gift for someone special. I love the soulful, gotta love me look on her face.
To add to my crazy life I went out of town  last week with friends.  I hope to get back to painting every day again soon. I miss it and YOU!sold
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Saturday, February 16, 2013


 I painted this a few weeks ago for a young man who gave it to his new wife for a Valentine's surprise.  Talk about brownie points and starting out on the right foot.  I love it when people are creative like that.  This is painted on an 8 x 10" gallery wrap.
Thank you for all your comments and good wishes on my new studio.  It is going to be really great when I get a chance to test it out.  Still a bit too much going on.sold
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Friday, February 15, 2013

studio by little shades creek

 This last two weeks has been kind of a whirlwind.  We moved from an apartment into our house, traveled to an art show in Nashville and then my sweet mother had her knee replaced on Monday so I have spent lots of time with her and my Dad.  I have not really had time to set my studio up properly but I wanted to share some pictures with you for now.
This top photo is the view out of my front, studio window.   The studio is located above our detached, two car, garage.  I put track lighting in the stairway so that I can display work along the walls.  I have a shelf that the 3 x 3' cow painting is propped on. I also added this same shelving along some walls in the studio.
The open door you see in one of the top pictures leads into a bathroom and the other door goes into my storage room.  There are storage shelves on one side of the room and drawers, counter space and a work sink on the opposite wall.
I used a weathered wood laminate for the floors.  I have a bonus storage closet for ALL the STUFF I have.  That may be my favorite part and it was not really planned.
I am still in the crazy, busy stage but I got internet today and wanted to say hello and share some pictures.  I look forward to painting again. I am going to try and squeeze some in before long.  I miss all my blog artists and friends.