Saturday, October 24, 2009

"OK, you can scratch my belly now", 12x24- NFS

Hmmmm. If you have a dog, this pose is recognizable: on the back, spread eagle, ears flapping, ready for a belly rub. Our chocolate Lab, Sweet Georgia Brown Dawg, frequently assumes this position and just smiles and smiles until she gets our attention. My husband's 60th birthday is coming up, and I'm thinking this painting would be a nice gift....he LOVES this dog! This painting is done entirely with painting knives, and I enjoyed the process....I think I will try some more knife painting!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Well, are you gonna share?, 11x14x2-(sold)

I damaged my shoulder a few weeks ago....Holding a brush was actually painful, so I am painting with my left hand. This is challenging, but likely a very good exercise. It forces me to slow down, and frankly, I am pleased with this left handed painting. These folks were enjoying a spring day in Asheville, NC. I hope he shared the snack with his dog.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Cowboy on 'Donut with Sprinkles', 36x36x2

I totally love the rodeo...the cowboys, the animals, the characters in the stands, the kids, the clowns, the whole big, crazy spectacle. I especially love the odd names of the bulls, and this one is no exception. Eight seconds is a lifetime if you are on the back of a really agitated, massive bull like this one. The cowboy did not win this engagement. This painting is 36x36x2, on gallery canvas, no need to frame. If you are interested in purchasing this painting, please contact me.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tea for Three, 14x11

This painting is from the tea I was preparing w/ Friend Donna's beautiful antique Fiestaware. Of course, the initial plan was to photograph it, then paint it, but a quick cup of hot tea was irresistable. I like the lemon wedges in this one. This painting is being gifted to my friend Lavena Cheek upon her retirement.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Leaning Tower of Teacups, 24x24

This may be a breakthrough painting for me....The antique Fiestaware composition demanded lots of attention to the shadows, and a less impressionistic rendering. It was challenging, but I am pleased w/ the results. To purchase this painting ($500 + s/h), use the BuyNow button below, or email me. This painting was awarded the third place prize at the 2009 NLAPW juried competition. Thanks for viewing my work. If you are interested in purchasing this painting, please contact me.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Artists of Texas

I am especially honored to announce that the Artists of Texas have extended an invitation for me to join their group. (I wasted no time before accepting!) This is a distinguished group of Texas artists whose high quality works encompass many different creative visions. Please enjoy the talents of these local artists by visiting our group Blog and Website.

Fiesta Teatime, 8x6

This latest work continues my still life series based on antique Fiestaware. I really love the shapes and colors, and tea time is a delightful break in any day. This painting is SOLD, but more of my work can be seen at the Artists of Texas show opening in Dallas, TX, Saturday, Oct 17, at the Dutch Art Gallery (Northwest Hwy and Ferndale) w/ a 'meet the artists' reception from 2-5. Please come and support your local artists!