This is a blog of my art journey. It has been such fun, and God has blessed me with art. If you want updates of my posts, fill in your email address below. Most everything is for sale, so if you are interested, just email or call me.
Everything is my original art and can not be copied or printed. The Copyright belongs to me.
We will have a sketchbook workshop June 12-13. Keeping a sketchbook will help you learn so much about drawing. I have room for 10-12 in my Studio. Let me know if you are interested in joining us. The cost is $60 for both days. You can just do one day if you can't make both. Sketching is so much fun! The first day I plan on working inside and on the second, go out and sketch out doors. Now that is really fun! email me if you are interested. All you really need is a good sketchbook, a pen, small watercolor palette if you want color! I like to use water soluble markers too. We will cover the different kinds of things you can use.
I found out that my painting 'Just Horse'n Around' got in the Wyoming Watercolor Society Show.
Also, I had 3 miniatures accepted in the Dutch Art Gallery show ' Its a Small World Art Exhibiton'
6x8Oil and Workday-Acrylic.
These are the colors we used this week in a workshop with Linda Baker. We mixed up little containers and poured our paint. It was a great week. Cheap joes furnished our paint, which was really neat! I did a value study sketch first, then I enlarged the sketch. The Painting is 1/2 sheet, on arches watercolor paper. We used a lot of Pebeo miskit.
I found out this past week that 'The Cowgirl' was juried into the 49th Annual Richardson Civic Art Society Regional Art Exhibition and show in Richardson, TX. The show and sale is May 1-May 26th. It is always exciting and an honor to be chosen to be in a show.
I am having a two day torn paper collage workshop. It is March 6 & 7th. It is $80 for both days.
If you are interested let me know as soon as possible so I can plan.
You just need a stretched canvas and a bottle of glue.
You can choose what you want to do.
If you can't get off on Friday you can come on Saturday if you want to.
It is so much fun, and can be addictive! firstname.lastname@example.org is my email address if you want to contact me.
Photo enlarged of what you want to do.
Stretched canvas at least 12x12
Liquitex gloss medium/varnish
couple of magazines
sharpie (i have some)
I am still trying to paint each day. I did miss yesterday because I had a class, but finished this one today.
This was painted from the first Quilt I made.
I ended up making 2 so both kids would have one. Boy they are a lot of work! After doing the spools, it made me want to drag out some quilts and see if I could paint it. I spent a lot more time on this than any of the others. I can see some things I should have done differently. Maybe I will on the next one!
It is 6x6 Oil on gessobord.
I am learning more and more about oil painting, and am enjoying the challenge.
I re-did the bird nest, by adding some branches. It was just in midair actually!
I could not think of a name for this painting. For years I sewed every day, making all our clothes as well as sewing for the public. One day, I stopped. The thought of sewing is not something I enjoy thinking about. I found these old wooden spools that I still had and thought they might make a good set up. The cloth under them is from a wedding gift...50 years ago. It is colorful cut-work that was on pillowcases. Cut work is very time consuming and hard. It takes hours and hours to hand stitch the designs. This is 6x6 oil on gessobord.
I am still painting each day.
These are 6x6 oil on gessobord. I hope to paint some larger at some point but right now, these are working for practice! I sold a couple, and had a couple of commissions.
The bird nests I found in our yard.
They are amazing! They find all colors of strings and twine, and tie it to the twigs. Is unreal! I can't even imagine how long it must take! Two of these are Oriole nests. The small nest is so fragile. Looks as if she found some roots to something and put them all together. It has a lot of cotton in it too. It blows my mind at how soft both these nests are inside. So cozy for their little babies!
This nest is on a 6x8 gessobord.
The last painting 'Blue Dishes' was done on 6x6 also. I found these blue dishes at Hobby Lobby and had to have one for set ups. They had cups and small little dishes to match.
These are all listed on Daily Paintworks for sale.
The 30 days of January went by pretty fast! I am going to try to keep doing a small painting each day. Not stop on 30, so this begins 28 days in February!
This is T-Bone, my daughters sweet little dog. It is painted with oil on an orange gessoboard.
The next one is our china cups. I painted it on a black gessobord, experimenting with different backgrounds. I really prefer red or orange.
The quail is painted on a black underpainting also. We have been having blue quail come in the yard to eat. They are so pretty. This one was perched on an old chair that we have in the yard.