Saturday, July 25, 2009

The 24th Watercolor Wyoming National Exhibition

"The Glass Factory"
This and another painting got accepted into the Watercolor Wyoming Show in September, at the SAGE Exhibit Gallery in Sheridan, WY.
This glass set up was a picture that I took in Third Degree Glass Factory in St.Louis Mo. We spent half a day or more there watching them blow glass, taking pictures, asking questions,etc. They had all this beautiful glass set up that the students had made.
I loved all the colors, and the shine, reflections, etc. And of course, I could see a painting in my mind! (They were so GLAD when we left! ha ha!)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

"A Farmers Nightmare"



This is truly a nightmare in a cotton crop. I love them though. They are tall and gangling but so pretty. They dance around as the wind blows them back and forth. They grow all along the turn rows, and the county roads. AND in our cotton!
This was from a photo that I took by our house. We have a barbed wire fence, and here was this lonely sunflower (not the correct name) and the sky was a gorgeous blue color that day. I got down and took it looking up at it to get all the fence. I have wanted to paint it for a while. I did NOT do it justice.
This is the first painting that I have done that is all gouache. Now I wish I had exaggerated the flowers ! Made them even bigger than they really are.
It is 12.5"x36"

Monday, July 20, 2009

Old Trucks


"Till Rust Do Us Part"

We were driving along when we saw this wrecking yard full of old vehicles, and of course I had a fit! Ken stopped and I took photos, and the minute I saw these two in the camera, I saw a painting and the name! It looked like an old couple who had been together for a VERY long time, so I named it "Till Rust do us part." It is painted on watercolor paper coated with gesso. I really like the texture that it has. Till Rust... was in the Wyoming Watercolor Show last fall in Sheridan Wyoming.It didn't win an award, but it sold before the show was over.