Saturday, October 31, 2015

opposites attract

 I guess you could say I have been painting my butt off.  I am participating in the Chastain Park Arts Festival in Atlanta next Saturday and Sunday.  I happily came home from my Memphis show needing to paint lots of new work.  My last few have all been big pieces for me.  I will take a picture of my tent next weekend because they make a nice series.  This one is painted on a 30 x 30 x 2" canvas.sold

Friday, October 30, 2015

beautiful day

 It's a beautiful day!  Listening to U2 and it is a beautiful day. I need some good music to listen to since I have been camping out in my studio painting for the whole week.  This is painted on a 30 x 40 x 2" canvas.sold

Thursday, October 29, 2015

with lemons....

I have been hard at work since returning from Memphis but could not photograph anything because of the rain.  This is painted on a 12 x 24 x 2" canvas.sold

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


 One of my favorite things about the Fall are bittersweet berries. I usually visit western North Carolina during this time and am always on the lookout for a vine so that I can take some cuttings home. I actually ordered some seeds recently and am going to try and grow some vines.  I had to learn all about scarifying and stratifying. It is fun to learn something new. I feel very Martha Stewartish with seeds in my refrigerator.

I just returned from an art show in Memphis.  It was a great show even though the weather was not the best.  A lot of folks came out in their rain gear on Sunday.   I made some new friends and several of my paintings found new homes.  My next show is November 7 and 8 at Chastain Park in Atlanta.
"bittersweet" is painted on a 30 x 40 x 2" canvas.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

fitting in

These are a couple of pieces I am taking with me to Memphis this weekend for the River Arts Fest.  The skinny cow is a 4 x 12 x 2" and the" tri cow" is a 4 x 4'.  You can see the major size difference if you enlarge the picture below.   "fitting in" is placed in front of "tri cow". Sold

Come see me in Memphis if you are in the area!

Friday, October 16, 2015

poker face

I wish I could take credit for coming up with this title.  I decided to turn to Pandora radio to come up with something that might be appropriate.  The third song that came up was "poker face" by Lady Gaga.  Perfect!  I did not even listen to the song I was so pleased with the outcome.  This baby hereford definitely has a beautiful poker face.She is painted on an 11 x 14 x 2" canvas.  
Hope you have fun plans for the weekend!sold

Thursday, October 15, 2015


I have been listening to the audio book "The Agony and the Ecstasy" for what seems like the last year.  It is written by Irving Stone and is about Michelangelo's life.  I think it is around 24 listening hours.  Normally I would lose interest but it has continued to fascinate and inspire me.  I have three more hours to go so I have been listening to it today while painting. This piece is a 6 x 6 x 2".
My next show is the River Arts Fest in Memphis, Tennessee. The show takes place Oct 23-25.  Go to the link to find out more.sold

Friday, October 9, 2015


This painting was driven by having a lot of 8 x 8 " frames that need to have paintings inserted into them.  The title was inspired by Sting's "fragile".  Pretty perfect for the tea cups and orchids.
I have been working on some large paintings so I have not posted a lot.  I am working on another 4 x 4' painting of three cows. Big paintings are a challenge for me but rewarding. My next show is Oct 23-25 and is Riverfest in Memphis, TN.sold

Have a great weekend!!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

more time

I only had a little time to paint today so I did this 5 x 7".  I happened to be listening to a song, "more time" by needtobreathe.  Not sure why they run the words together in their band name?  Maybe because their Dad named them Bear And Bryant after Alabama football's famous football coach, Paul Bear Bryant.  a little ditty I learned by reading about them on Pandora.

We had a wet and cold day yesterday for the Bluff Park Art show.  First time it has rained in their 53 year history.  A lot of wet patrons still showed up to support the wet artists.  Very appreciated!!sold

Friday, October 2, 2015

standing tall

Tis the "art show" season.  I am participating in the Bluff Park Art Show tomorrow from 9 until 5.  Come on out and enjoy the show if you are in the area. 

This rooster will not be there. He has to stay home and dry.  He is painted on an 18 x 48 x 2" canvas and will available in a show house in Huntsville, AL on November 13. sold