Monday, April 25, 2011

Plein Air Workshop

I haven't been posting as much the last couple of weeks, but don't think I've not been painting.  I'm working hard getting a lot of small paintings done of my yard to use as examples for a workshop coming up the last weekend of May.  I've also been working on a painting of my Mom and Dad.  It's really hard to paint someone you love.  Ms. Hazel told me when I was painting my Grandmother that she could tell I loved her much because I was flattering her shape.  When my Mom saw the painting I'm working on of herself and my Dad...she immediately told me I didn't have my Dad "chubby" enough.  Ha~!   She said her's was right.   toooo funny,   Back to the brushes.  Hope you have a great day~!

"Wading in the Surf" 20" x 16" convas wrapped $275.

I've been aching to be on the beach.  Maybe after Shelton sees this painting he'll get the hint.  Truthfully, I'm equally torn between my love of the beach and the mountains.  This has a lot of palette knife strokes.  I love the texture gained this way.  Available at Merging of the Arts in Franklin, Tn

Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Bird In My Flowers 24" x 12" $300.

This was so much fun to paint.  It's been raining here off and on all day.  We went to Summer Town early this morning to pick up some plants to finish adding color to our yard only to get home and not be able to work outside.  Soooo out come the paints.  This is taken from a photo I took in our yard last summer.  It would look good anywhere you choose.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Paintings for Papa Boudreaux's in Franklin, TN

Recently the designer of the restaurant Papa Boudreaux's contacted me about hanging some paintings for sale in their new location set to open this week.  This is an awesome place~!  The food is the best this side of New Orleans...and maybe even there.  They have a 2 & 1/2 hour waiting line on the weekends in  Santa Fe, Tn.  I'm so excited to be a part of this.  I'm posting 6 of the paintings that will be available there.  They'd look great in a family or music room, or anywhere else you'd like to hang them.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sold. "My Three Angels" 16" x 8" on artist board. $95 each or the group is $275

Today I've finished 3 small paintings as a proto of a larger painting I need to have complete by Friday.  The final will be on 3 panels  of aprox. 70" tall by 20" wide.  It's an antique padded canvas screen I found about a year ago in the basement of an antique shop.  I had to beg the owner to sell it to me.  Can't wait to work on it now that I have this part finished and love it.  I call it "My Three Angels".  I'd love to paint these for you and put names or initials of your favorite angels on the necklaces.  They could also be hinged together to use on a table under a lamp.