Sunday, December 30, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
Although I usually paint from photos, this is painting was done from a printed page a friend brought me that she found on the internet. I don't know who the original artist is, but I sure wish that I could take a lesson from them. My interpretation is no where near as wonderful as the original. I can only hope to be as good a painter as the artist who did this little bird originally. Because this is a reproduction of another artist's work it is not for sale. This is just a study for me to learn from. I painted this in oil on a 9" x 12" page from a canvas pad. I will probably frame it and hang it in one of the rooms of my Bed and Bath which I am redecorating.
I found the cutest little bluebird photo and decided to do a theme of different cute little birds for each of the four rooms. I am sure that is why my friend brought me this little bird to paint. I just hope that the guests I have at the b&b will like my new theme as well.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
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Saturday, December 22, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
This is the same rose I had painted earlier in a deep red. I decided to try it in brighter reds this time. The photo does not do it justice as you can't see all of the detail and color variation that is in the actual painting. The deep red one is now sold. I hope this one will sell as well. It is a 10" x 10" oil on canvas panel. If you would like to purchase this painting email me at email@example.com with "red rose painting" as the subject of your email.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Creating portrait sculptures for individuals by commission is what has been the mainstay of my art career for the past seventeen to eighteen years. With the economy the way it is right now I find myself doing more painting than sculpting lately. I do have a portrait sculture of a child in process at the moment, so I will post a picture of it soon. Okay, enough posting for today. I have to go paint now!
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Monday, December 10, 2007
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Being the Texan that he is, this is one of my husbands favorite paintings. (I can never seem to do enough western style art for him). Sunsets with the forground subject in shadow is a favorite thing for me to paint. It turned out pretty good. I may spend a little more time with this type of theme in the coming weeks.
oil on 11" x 14" canvas panel $65.00. To purchase email me at email@example.com.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
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Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Happy Thanksgiving! Today I recieved an email from Rhonda Byrne (she wrote the book "The Secret") about gratitude and how just the two words "Thank you" can change your life. She is correct in that. We get so caught up in our day to day lives that we just completely forget to stop and say Thank you for even being alive! So today I share with you a painting I call "Peaceful Waterfall". It is from a photo I took on one of my forays in to nature. Just the sound of the quietly rushing water from this little fall soothed my soul and made me feel so alive in the moment. I am grateful to God for giving me artistic abilities to do my paintings and sculptures, and making it possible for me to share them with anyone who comes along to look at them. To me, art in it's simplist form brings light and beauty to our sometimes dreary world. I hope that viewing my paintings on this blog will bring a little brightness to your day as well. Have a joyous Holiday season .
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Roses are my absolute favorite flower to paint. I learned a wonderful technique quite a few years ago from a wonderful lady named Joan Johnson. She taught me just how to look at real roses and come up with the perfect color mixtures to create realistic roses on wood and tin surfaces. I also use this same method on canvas (if truth be known I will paint a rose on anything that will sit still long enough). I feel so fortunate to have taken lessons from this very talented artist when I did. Joan is no longer with us. She passed on about seven years ago. I do charish the knowlege she left with me and many other artists that were lucky enough to have learned from her.
This rose is painted on a 10" x10" canvas panel. SOLD.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Oh my goodness! I just looked at the clock and it is 1:38 a.m. I have alot to do tommorrow (I mean today) so this is the last post for tonight. Tommorrow I will post Roses!
It is as much of a learning experience for me as it is for them. This is a beginners wet on wet class, and I have to keep it simple for them as most of them have never picked up a brush before. You would be amazed at what these ladies have learned, and how beautiful their paintings turn out.