Saturday, July 16, 2011

Time to Eat!

Time to  Eat!

Trying to get ready for the upcoming work shop, I did another cupcake. It is not as bright as the other one, but we needed some chocolate in this one. For some reason, I noticed that I had e's on it in several places.
So I had to name it something with an 'e'. 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Cotton Farming

'Cotton Farming'
 $180.00 +tax

This collage was fun to do, since we are cotton farmers.  There are a few words on there, that says it all...
Despite Wild Weather...we keep praying and waiting for a good crop.  Cotton Gin, for obvious reasons,
Stars for American Cotton, irrigation, Tradition, and planting, There are probably a few more. 
This has been an extremely hard year for us.  We haven't had any rain until last night, and only got one half of an inch, which we are very thankful for.  I have learned a lot from my farmer husband. Lots of patience, and hope and faith.  Only God can make it grow.   Our main job is to plant it, and care for it.
It is a very rewarding as well as frustrating way of life, and we wouldn't have it any other way. We feel very blessed to get to be where we are.
This collage could be done, with personalized  pictures, or info.
This is my first time to use the Pay Now button, so will see how it works!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Kohls in Tyler ,TX

 Mollie Jones with the 'Pizza Chef'

 Pizza Chef on the Shelf

A new art friend of mine, Mollie Jones lives near Tyler, and she went into the store and found my Pizza guy!
She has been as excited as I have! Actually All my family and friends have been so excited for me, and I appreciate it so much! People have written saying they went to Kohl's where they live, and couldn't find anything. Here is what she wrote with the pictures she sent.

Okay ya go. This is what I found at Kohl's. Took one alone and one with yours truly to show the size of the painting...snag whichever you'd like. Sorry about the glare on my photograph. The photo was taken by one of the dept managers and he said that he was thrilled to know the artist as they don't usually know anything about them. Of course, I did have to give him a little history. There were only 2 there...they've already sold 1 as the manager said they start out with 3 or 6(on smaller paintings). They are located in the picture and home decor section in our Tyler store...and he looks great as he's more colorful than most of the offerings. They're listed at $69.95 which is a great price for something that go girl!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer Time

Summer Time

This was done on a 6x9 that had a very pale under-painting on it. I haven't really done any watercolors since Christmas and was worrying about that, so I did a very quick drawing...I divided my photo in 9 equal sections, then drew very light lines in 9 equal sections and just drew it in, then quickly painted it.
Trying not to be detailed ...I just wanted to get the message across of what it is.
I am pretty sure I didn't spend much over an hour, if that long painting it, wanting to stay fresh.
This is a scene I see every-time I go to town, this time of year, but I think sadly, it wont happen this year. We haven't had any rain. There are not very many crops around this year.

At the Fair

I was acceptd into the New Mexico watercolor society show again this year. It will be in Las Cruces NM instead of Albuquerque NM The theme ...