Monday, August 31, 2015

you've got a friend

Listening to James Taylor's "you've got a friend" as I was posting this.  I almost always paint cows that are looking at me.  I guess I am only interested in cows that are interested in me.  This one made me very happy. This is painted on an 11 x 14" linen panel.

My next show is the Monte Sano Art festival in Huntsville, AL September 19 from 9-5.  It is held in Monte Sano state Park.sold

Saturday, August 29, 2015

I am not a portrait artist nor do I have any desire to EVER  be.  I dug deep to paint this picture of my nephews, Jack and Will. Not perfect but as close as I can get to their cute faces. My sister always told me it was her favorite picture and she wished I would paint it for her. I hate that it took a tragedy for me to get around to the challenge. Sweet, little Jack always got unwanted attention for his beautiful red hair.  His friends called him Red which is what a lot of my father's friends called him. I wish I could fix the hurt and sadness my sister's family is going through. I hope this will eventually bring some happy memories back.  This is painted on a 20 x 24"

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


This is a picture of Ace shortly after he was rescued as a puppy.  Such a puppy thing to hide in the ferns.  I am sad to report that he only lived a short year before he was hit by a car.  The owner's family members are giving the painting to him as a remembrance and birthday present. I hope it will bring him happy memories. This is painted on a 10 x 10 x 2" canvas.

Monday, August 24, 2015

blessed assurance

A lot has happened since my last happy go lucky posting.  My sister and brother in law lost their 22 year old son, Jack, in a car wreck a few hours after my last blog post. Life can change in an instant and this has been a very sad time for our family.  We are thankful to have the blessed assurance that Jack is with Jesus but  the missing him will never go away.  I would appreciate prayers for my sister, brother in law and Jack's brother, Will.

I decided I needed a little reassurance with my painting so I decided to start back with one of my favorite subjects.  This is painted on an 8 x 10" linen panel.