Thursday, September 15, 2016

This is a commission I did for someone to give to their hair dresser! I hope he enjoys it as much as I enjoyed creating it!

It is 10x10 on stretched canvas and will hanging diagonally. 

I am teaching a collage workshop Oct.7-8. If interested contact me.


Saturday, September 10, 2016

Christmas Ornament Painting Class

 I can't believe it is time to start thinking about Christmas!

On October 21-22 I am doing a 
Christmas Ornament Painting Class. 
You can come both days, or one day. 
Just let me know in time to plan.
The space is limited. 
The class is $40

Here is the supply List:

Glass Ornaments (I get mine from Hobby Lobby)
Heavy Acrylic Paint in colors of your choice. in tubes (not fluid)
2-3 paint brushes. a small detail, and a larger one.
Christmas Ribbon your choice of colors
hangers (I order the pretty ones from Amazon)

I will furnish white acrylic as well as spray glitter.
You can make However many you want help with.  








Saturday, August 27, 2016

Red White and Blue Christmas

A new Christmas Card for 2016! This was fun to do.  I painted it earlier with acrylics and the basket had sunflowers so I switched it to Gifts. I guess I will always love Bicycles!
If interested in cards for this year, let me know as soon as possible.





Monday, August 15, 2016

A Fun Weekend

This weekend I had a group of ladies come and create in my little studio. There were 7 fun ladies that were excited to learn something new! It is fun to gain new friends. 
Thanks Anna for getting them together and coming to Plains. 

Friday, August 5, 2016

Workshop in Cloudcroft NM

I have been in Cloudcroft NM For a week taking a watercolor class from Laurie Goldstein-Warren.
It was a great and fun class. I learned a lot I hope! I hope I can paint more cityscapes and glass when I get home. These are both Half sheets. 








Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Lunch Time

When we went to Kerrville, I got some photos of some really neat cows! This one was eating and walking along the fence.  I don't know how they keep their head up! Their horns are so big and must be heavy.  There were still a few wildflowers around too.  This is called lunch time, and if you could see it in real life you would see a couple of watches.  I like to put a watch or two in my work.This is acrylic and torn magazine pages.  It is 30"x40" on stretched canvas.  It is also available, however I plan on entering it in a show in Breckenridge Texas called 'Best of the Best'  they invite back winners from their previous shows. It isn't a juried show, you automatically get in. That is coming up in September.
Below are some of the steps as I went along.

Lunch Time
30x40 mixed media


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Bee Keepers-Mixed Media

When Keri and I were in Kerrville TX in May we were leaving town headed to Fredericksburg and she spotted some bee keepers way off.  Thank goodness for zoom lenses! We stopped and I took 'several' pictures.  It was a treat to see them. See the smoke, and all the flowers and grasses. It was just a cool thing to see! I did a sketch first, and was so much fun, I wanted to do a big one. I had trouble deciding on whether to use watercolor or collage.  I chose the collage and I had a blast putting it together! I decided to go with black instead of dark greens like the sketch.
It is 18x18 on stretched canvas.
The sketch was done with Casein paint, and is 5x5.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

July 4th drawings

Two new sketches for July 4th!  The Saddle shop in Post, TX and the little antique store in Comfort,TX.  The Saddle shop was painted with Casein paint,  drawn with brown ink.
The Antique shop drawn with platinum Carbon pen and black ink. then watercolor.









Sunday, June 26, 2016

Wyoming Watercolor Socitey and Breckenridge Art Society

I got notices this week that I got into the 31st Watercolor Wyoming National Exhibition,
 as well as Breckenridge TX 25th Annual Art Show.
It is always such an honor when a juror selects your work to be in the show!
Fringe Benefit and Tool Box got in the Wyoming Show.
Keri's Jacks in Breckenridge.
If you are in Sheridan WY during the month of August, stop by and see the show.  If you are in Breckenridge TX July 26- Sept.3, drop by there!





Saturday, June 11, 2016

Windmill

I wanted to try a new method on my collage, so I cut the pieces into rectangles and some squares.  I thought a windmill would be a good thing to experiment with. It was unbalanced I thought so I added a couple of black birds.  I tried blue in the sky and didn't care for it, so I went back to the white.

It is 18x18 on stretched canvas.  It was fun to do, thinking about what a precious commodity our water is , and unfortunately is dwindling in our area.


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

TexArt in Kerrville, TX

I spent a week in Kerrville, TX at another SKB workshop.  This one was called TexArt.  It was a great week.  David Rankin was the watercolor instructor and i really enjoyed his class.  He is an awesome instructor.  We did gray studies using paynes gray watercolor.  We also all did this same snow scene.  They all turned out great.
We also went to the Musuem of Western art in Kerrville and saw the beautiful paintings about Charles Goodnight by Lee Cable. They are awesome. Then Friday Night we went to Fredericksburg to the Hanna Gallery to see the Society of Animals exhibit. Wow! What artists they are.  If you are close by go see these awesome art pieces.



These sketches I did after I got home. 









Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Sketchbook Workshop June 23-24 with Suzy Pal

June 23-24th I am having a sketching/draw workshop. The space is limited to 10 so I need to know as soon as possible to get you on the list.

We will spend the first day in the studio, then on the 2nd day, I have a couple of locations to go to.
You will need a hat, a good sketchbook, and pen or pencil. If you want color, a small watercolor set.
It doesn't take much to keep a sketchbook. When you get one filled it is such a treasure! And so much fun.









Monday, May 2, 2016

Collage Workshop April 29-30

We had our 2 day collage workshop. It was so much fun! We laughed and had the best time.
There were 10 students, and my room was pretty full!
Everybody did an awesome job.
I am having another one Sept.30, Oct. 1st.
I only have room for 10 so let me know if you want to come as soon as you know so you can get on the list.







Thursday, April 14, 2016

Art Exhibit in Big Spring, TX

Last year I was invited to join some artists from Big Spring to join their group,
'Caboose Watercolor Group' and we have an exhibit in Big Spring at the Howard County Jr.College.
The show will be up until May 2.
Kay Smith, Suzy, Leada Wood, and Sue Bagwell.
Members not present, Linda Rupard, Carole Berry, and Estelle Howard.









Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Lubbock TX Arts Festival

Two pieces of my art was accepted in the gallery at the Lubbock Arts Festival.
It is open to the public April 16-17.

The juror is Paul Milosevich of Santa Fe, NM.

This is 22x28 Watercolor, that I poured. There is not a lot of brush work on it.  My favorite...
Western Art! This is ' Work Day', using photos I took when our neighbor was branding.

The second piece is a torn paper collage of an old Woodie.
It is on a stretched canvas and is:   'Woodie'