Friday, July 28, 2017

Dead Vehicle Challenge

James Gurney posted a challenge...Paint a dead vehicle. One that doesn't run. Car or truck.
I wanted to do this old vehicle for a while so I set up there and did it.  It had to be painted on location, and you had to post a photo of your easel, etc.  This old international is in Plains, TX.
I started out trying to use oils but I don't paint enough with oil to know what to do, so I ended up using a sketchbook, and drawing it with my fountain pen and ink, then painted with watercolor and a little gouache.





Thursday, July 27, 2017

July Picnic

This just reminds me of a summer picnic.  I started this as a demo for the
Women's Club in Lubbock, TX and finally had a chance to finish it.  Cherry Pie is my favorite!


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

This Little Piggy

I am still working on some AG collages for the 2018 Calendar.  This little piggy was fun to do.  He's taking the time to smell the 'flowers' as well as have a little nibble!
This is 9x12 on stretched canvas mixed media/collage.  Paint and magazine pages.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Corn Collage

Another ag painting, for the Calendar I am doing.  The Corn got a little tedious, but was fun to do.
I used some painted paper in this one. Some colors are just hard to find.
This is 9x12 on stretched canvas.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

American Tractor

John Deere is the all American Tractor in my book! We have a few of them. Love seeing them, hearing them, smelling, riding.....all of those!

This was done for an Ag Calendar and is sold.


Monday, July 10, 2017

Taco Truck

I was asked to do a Taco Truck for someone who has several stores. It was fun after I got started with all the bright colors.  It is 16x20 on stretched canvas and is available .


Monday, June 26, 2017

Watercolor Workshop

I just finished a 4 day workshop. It was a lot of fun. Lots of hard work.
I had 10 signed up and due to illness, etc. 3 dropped out. So we had 7 really great fun artists all painting their own style using my drawing.  I never did get photos of theirs.

The first picture I did before workshop then I painted one along with them.
There were 2 from Arizona, and 1 from San Antonio area, and 4 from Lubbock. 


The black one has a new home.



Friday, June 9, 2017

In My Mama's Shadow

I took some photos at a ranch last year, and loved this mama and baby. The sun was shining and making neat shadows.  The Hereford cattle are so pretty. Love the Brown and white.
This is 16x16 and Available.




Saturday, June 3, 2017

Old International Pick Up

It has been hard to keep painting with having had foot surgery. It is harder to get around, but hopefully I can get back to daily painting. I have missed it.



Sunday, May 7, 2017

New Mexico watercolor show

I did this sketch of this saddle and horse and I liked it so I decided to try it in watercolor.

It was accepted in the NMWS show In Albuquerque NM and I found out it won an award! Am excited just to be in the show but an award is fun too!!

I used brown tobacco ink and love it. I wondered if I could use it on a painting...and think it worked! 


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.