Thursday, December 13, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
I've been trying to finish my Christmas shopping this week. Each day the traffic and crowds get worse, and I get grouchier. Hopefully, I can wrap it up tomorrow (pun intended). Then I can stay at home, bake, wrap those gifts and enjoy the holiday.
I've had too much fun with little owls. These are on a yellow background, oil on a 6"x 12" canvas.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Whoo Me? Funny owl, oil on a 12"x9" canvas.
I also gave the window boxes a holiday update. They make me smile as I come and go!
The wreath smells wonderful every time we open the door.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
I've begun a series of Cardinals. I love watching them on the feeder and they speak of Christmas and winter to me. Cardinal no.2, oil on 6"x6" canvas. Click here to buy.
My sister and I traveled to DOGTOWN, AL (really, there is a place named Dogtown) today for a visit to Akins Furniture. It's a HUGE furniture store in a series of rambling, connected buildings in the middle of nowhere known for their great prices. We traveled about an hour and a half from Birmingham and it was well worth the trip. Here is the dining furniture I bought. I got the table and six chairs for what I would have paid for just the chairs. Score! Can't wait to have it in my dining room.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
It's cool again today. Such is the roller coaster of weather in Alabama, air conditioning yesterday, sweaters today. I painted these sunflowers from an old sketch in my nature journal. When I finished them, they looked like they needed a bird on them. Bluebird on Sunflowers. Oil on 24"x12" canvas.Click here to buy.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Pumpkin stacking this weekend. I'm pretty sure that it is a city ordinance that everyone must have a stack of pumpkins on the porch. This is ours - I certainly don't want to be fined. I fell in love with the muted colors of these pumpkins. That's our Golden, Chelsea the photo bomber.
Owl Babies no. 2. Oil on 6"x6" panel.Click here to buy.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Oil on 4"x4"x1 1/2" deep canvas. The canvas is deep enough to sit by itself and the edges are finished so it's ready to display. Click here to buy.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012
Spent the weekend in Daphne, Alabama at their annual Jubilee Festival. With the exception of about three hours on Saturday, it rained the whole time. Steady, soaking rain, followed by a drenching downpour. I didn't even sell enough to cover my booth fee. Not to mention the jury fee, the Baldwin County business license, gas, food and two nights at the Hampton Inn, but who's counting??
Friday, August 24, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
This is another white flower close up. This time, a magnolia blossom. You can't get more southern than this. In the traditional language of flowers, a magnolia symbolized dignity or splendid beauty.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
Lots of activity on the hummingbird feeder outside of my window today. The tiny birds are so fast and pretty aggresive. It's fun to watch them fight for position. It's also hard to get a good photo because they move so quickly, so some artistic license was involved in this little painting.
Oil on 4"x4"x1 1/2" deep canvas.Click here to buy.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Oil on 5"x7" canvas.
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Sunday, June 24, 2012
One of Anna's favorites was a painting by Zelda Fitzgerald. She had studied the early twentieth century in History and English this year.
I loved the color and loose brushwork in this work by southern artist Margaret M. Law from 1915.
Sweet tea and chicken salad for lunch. No southern ladies' day out would be complete without it. Devin, Anna and Trudy in the museum's cafe.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012
This is Ganner. His portrait was for a Father's Day gift. Ganner's mom wanted to give her husband this portrait because Ganner is their "baby" together. What a sweet gift.
I worked from this photo. What a cutie. I can work from your photo as well, to immortalize your "baby". Contact me by making a comment.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
This is our cat, Libby hanging out in the living room on an end table. She looked so sweet, I snapped a photo. She has a thing for sitting on top of papers, thus the magazine. She has since been replaced by some candlesticks.
Monday, June 4, 2012
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Several people have asked if I do custom dog portraits. I do, I work from your photos. Contact me for sizes and prices by posting a comment here or through my gallery on dailypaintworks.com
Thursday, May 31, 2012
This little birdie is on a 4"x4"x1 1/2" canvas that is deep enough to sit on a shelf by itself.
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Monday, May 21, 2012
Two oranges on a 6"x6" canvas. Sold.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
This week has been all about "filling orders". I have been blessed to have several people commission paintings in the past few weeks. It is an odd feeling, not just painting something that appeals to me at the moment, but creating something within the guidelines that someone gives me. It's a really fun challenge, and it feels awesome to know that a painting already has a "home" before it leaves my easel. These cherries are for a trio of fruit paintings destined for a kitchen. 6"x6" canvas. Sold.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Here are two silver kisses on a 5"x7" canvas, foil is a fun challenge. Click here to buy.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
I have struggled with darks. I've been warned against out-of-the-tube black. I have been mixing my own, from ultramarine and burnt umber. Nice, but not so predictable. I read about Gamblin's Chromatic Black in the Blick catalog and bought a tube a couple of weeks ago. It's mixed from Quinacridone Red and Pthalo Emerald green. It is much more transparent than regular black and grays mixes nicely instead of making them flat and dull. Predictably, consistantly. It's my new go-to.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Male cardinal on 6"x6" panel. Click here to buy.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Saturday the weather held up and we had a wonderful day for the Mt. Brook Art Association's Spring Art Show. This is the first time that I have participated in a local show, and I had a terrific experience. Lots of family and friends came by to say hi, and there was a great turn out even with the iffy weather. It was unseasonably cool and breezy, but turned out to be a beautiful day, which was an answer to prayer.
Here's my booth. Most of my paintings are on the small side, so the folding panels we found at Lowe's worked out great. The EZ-Up tent was actually pretty easy to put up with two people (thanks, David).
The show is held on the athletic fields of an elementary school in a great little village with lots of people with their kids on bikes, babies in strollers and dogs on leashes.
My son Will and daughter Anna came to support me. It worked, because I sold 19 paintings!!!!!
I was surprised and thrilled to receive one of six "Award of Distinction" ribbons given to artists for their body of work. The judge was very complimentary and encouraging especially about my still life. Needless to say, I am now even more motivated to pursue my daily painting!