Thursday, March 23, 2017

Two Shows coming up

My new Painting 'Still Waiting' was jurored into the SWA show in Fort Worth TX. The show is in May.  Also, My mixed media, 'Time to Brand was accepted into the Lubbock, TX Arts Festival.   It is in April.
The Watercolor is 22x28 and the Mixed media Collage is 18x24 on stretched Canvas.
The old car was done with a limited palette, and 
The Saddle was one of the hardest pieces I've done. But, I did have fun with it!


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tool Box

Last year I did a tool box painting. It was small and I wanted to do a larger one. 
This one has screw drivers in it. I like the yellow in it.

It is poured with lots of masking. 


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Still Waiting

This old car is close to Hereford, TX. I saw it months ago on the way to a funeral and couldn't stop.  So the next time I went, I kept watching for it so I could stop and get photos.  It had a road down to it, so I went down and got some photos.  The train started squeaking and barely moving, and I decided I needed to get back on the highway since I was alone. It was a little spooky!
I found out later, one of my students in Amarillo owns this car! I can't believe it just sits there all alone...for years it looks like.  I love the look of it with the train and the graffiti. 
It is 22x28 framed.









Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Comfort TX church at Kirklands

My little painting..."Comfort, TX" is at Kirkland's now. I am excited! especially the way they are displayed.  Below is the add with a little bit about the painting.  Here is the link to order it.

http://www.kirklands.com/product/Collections-New-Arrivals/New-Arrivals/All-New-Arrivals/Comfort-Church-Canvas-Art-Print/pc/2384/c/3027/sc/3122/210919.uts

It should work, I checked it out first.



Here it is in the store! Can't wait to visit the one close to us and see if they have it.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Prickly Pear

I have another new mixed media collage done. The greens were a little challenging!  In the spring the cactus are so pretty. They are called Prickly Pears. I took this photo with my phone and the colors aren't exact.  It is 12x24 on stretched canvas.






Saturday, February 4, 2017

Radio Interview

Last year in a workshop in Midland TX I met a wonderful interior designer... Loralana Light
from Santa Fe NM.
www.AlanaLight.com/radio
She has podcast and radio interviews and ask me to let her ask me a few questions about art. It airs tomorrow and the details are below.
Show Details:
* The show airs Sunday 5-Feb-2017 at 2 pm (MT)
* The show airs in Santa Fe on 101.5 FM, the Voice of Santa Fe. The show also streams globally on
SantaFe.com
* www.AlanaLight.com/radio. It'll be ready by 2 pm (MT).

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

First Painting for 2017


I have worked a long time trying to get my saddle just right! here are some of the steps. I forgot to get the first drawing but you can still tell.  I finally got my acrylic paint out and painted some of it.
I like the way it turned out using both, Magazine pages as well as acrylic.

It is 18x24 on stretched canvas.








 Finished...other than the varnish.













Saturday, December 31, 2016

December Days

I just finished 31 days of December.  It was a lot of fun.  I used a 5x5 hand book sketchbook. One of my favorites. I had a list on World of Watercolor on Face Book.  I used ink, watercolor, gouache and even some Casein.  Gold ink as well as black.
It was fun.  There are a few that I didn't get done. It is hard to get one done each day.  I sketch at night, so sometimes it would be 11:00 before I was finishing.




Monday, December 26, 2016

Christmas Commissions

These are two commissions I had for this Christmas.
 I am not crazy about commissions because we all see things differently.  



Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Flag Scene Calendars


All Sold.....


I have a few of the desktop calendars with flag scenes of my original sketches or paintings.  They would make fun stocking stuffers.
$10 free shipping. Please let me know if you have problems checking out if you decide you want one. 





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Monday, December 5, 2016

Award of Excellence

I received an email that my painting 'Keri's Jacks' won an award at the SWA show in Ft. Worth, TX.
SWA is Society of Watercolor Artists.
The judge like the subject matter and the way it was painted.  I am thrilled that it was noticed!


Friday, December 2, 2016

John

This is a portrait of  an artist I met in 2013.  He is an awesome artist, and sculptor.  He has done some famous scuptors of marines.  Unfortunately his beautiful son was killed while in the Marines.
It is a 12 x12 on  stretched canvas.




Monday, November 28, 2016

Kirklands Stores

I found out that one of my small paintings will be reproduced and sold in the Kirklands Stores.
I am sure it will be enlarged quite a bit from the original size. I hope the store in Lubbock, TX carries it, so I can see it!
If you are in one of the stores be sure and look for it! It may even be available online.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Sketch turned into Christmas Card

I did a boot sketch and the owner of the boots liked the sketch and said just throw some lights or something and make a card with it. So thanks to Gouache i could do that. It turned out cute for a western Christmas card.  The Tag will have Merry Christmas on it.

They have a cute dog, named Fuzz, and he will be on the inside with the verse.



Saturday, November 19, 2016

Society of Watercolor Artists of Ft.Worth, TX

I received notice that 'Keri's Jacks' has been accepted into the Juried Membership Show.
Nancy Lamb, a local artist judged the entries.  It starts Dec. 2nd -Dec.29th at the Fort Worth Community Art Center, Gandy Street, Ft.Worth TX
This was a fun piece to do, with loads of memories! I used to love to play jacks.