Monday, April 24, 2017

First Place-Lubbock TX Arts Festival

This week end was the Lubbock Arts Festival. I didn't get to go, but my daughter sent pics as well as several friends. I was so excited and shocked to get first place.  There is so much beautiful work at that festival, and I am honored to have gotten a ribbon and recognition!
This was the hardest piece I have done, and one of my favorites!


Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Lineman

The Lineman was a commission.  I love high line wires and how they look in our landscapes, so this was a fun piece to do.  I had so much fun putting all the wires, all the while, wondering how in the world do they know which wire to touch! Thanks to our electricians!

This is 'Leroy'


Monday, April 3, 2017

New Mexico Watercolor Society

I just received word that two of my watercolors was accepted into the 2017 Watercolor Show.
Take a Seat and Veterans Day. They are both new paintings. The Saddle is watercolor with the leather detail done with brown ink.  I got this photo at a friends branding.  I got the old truck photo in Comfort, TX.


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Carlsbad NM Workshop

This past week I was in Carlsbad NM for a 3 day collage workshop.  It was a great class. We had lots of fun and laughs.  Carlsbad is a fun place to visit.  I did drive around and get a few photos!


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.