Saturday, November 28, 2009

Hard Riding Santa

Here is the new Monday night class Christmas painting for 2009. The original drawing has another horse following with a sack full of toys. Everyone was wanting to get the painting finished in time to have Christmas cards made, so I cut the drawing down to just Santa on his horse. Debbie and Sharon put snow flakes on theirs. I decided not to add any snow to mine so that all the detail would show up, but the premise of the painting is that Santa is in a hurry to deliver the toys because it is starting to snow. I do plan to paint the entire scene on a larger canvas later on.
This painting is in oil on a 16" x 20" x 3/4" gallery wrapped canvas. The scene wraps around the sides so it can be hung without a frame if desired. Priced at $300. To purchase contact me personally at with "painting" listed in the subject line.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Big Hat Cowgirls

I did not realize that I was this far behind in my postings. Life has been forever altered since Jack had his stroke the first part of June. He is doing alot better now and is going twice a week to physical therapy. He can walk on his own without a walker now, but is still somewhat wobbly. There are alot of things that he can do for himself which has been a relief to me, but his care still takes so much of my time.

I still teach my Monday night painting class as well as a few private lessons. Here is a couple of the paintings we just finished in class the last couple of weeks. They are our versions of Doreman Burns' cowgirls. I only have pictures of mine this time as Debbie and Sharon are still adding some bling to theirs. It doesn't show up well in the photos, but I added some sparkle to the earrings, conchos and belt buckle on the girl in chaps, and put crystals for buttons down the front of her shirt. The girl in red has crystals on her earrings and on her ring finger as well as some red glitter dust hearts on her boots and a glitter and crystal star on her hatband. These are really fun to do. They are 16" x 20" oil on stretched canvas. Contact me at for information.