Saturday, May 31, 2008

After Sunset - Painting of a Bed

This is another painting of the same bedroom I did earlier which I called, "Alone, Tonight". This one is called "After Sunset"....same moodiness. This painting is on Raymar art board which was toned with black.
6" x 6", Oil on Raymar Board.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Tuscan Painting - Chiesa di San Biagio

We were driving to the train station at Chiusi to meet Papa when as we turned in a wide sweeping bend in the road near Montepulciano a beautiful white colored church suddenly comes into view. We didn't have time to stop that day to visit nor take photos. I regreted not having the time to visit nor learn about the church. The following year as we made our plans to drive from the Dolomites to Pescara, we made a point to stay in Tuscany again so that I could visit this
beautiful Renaisance church sitting in the shadows of Montepulciano. Chiesa di San Biagio.
Oil on board, 6" x 8".

Tuscan Painting - Vitaleta Afternoon

The little chapel of Vitaleta in Southern Tuscany is so picturesque that it has been captured by photographers and artists a thousand times. Here it is again.
Oil on Board 6" x 8". $39.95 with free shipping.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Friends who talk about ART

Yesterday Nancy, Kim and I met at Fil's house to talk about art, projects we're working on, how to take good photos, how our past exhibits went, etc.

It was nice getting a "tour" of Fil's studio. She is so very organized that I realize that I have much to do. She's an inspiration!

Thank you, Fil, for hosting our little get-together, lunch, inspiration and canvas!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Blue Spruce

This is another painting I'd done last year and placing on Ebay for Sale. 16" x 20", Palette knife Oil Painting on stretched Canvas.


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Lilac and Sunflower

This is something I painted last year with the palette knife. I'm putting it on Ebay for sale. It is larger at 20" x 16" - Oil on stretched canvas. Lots of texture. If you're interested, please click on the link below and you'll be taken to the Ebay site.


Monday, May 26, 2008

Painting of a Bed

A contemporary bedroom. The lights above were bathing the pillows in warmth, making the white linen a little yellow. A simple bed, almost masculine in it's simplicity, modern and yet, quite inviting.
"Alone Tonight" 6 x 6 inches on gessoed masonite board.

Click here to bid on this painting

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Summer and an Adirondack Chair

With temperatures nearing record highs this past week in my area - Summer is making it's presence felt...
After the lawn is mowed why not just take a glass of iced lemonade and sit in an Adirondack Chair and listen to the cicadas chirp?
"Summer" 5 x 7 inches on board.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Arboretum Plein Air

Monday morning I went with fellow artist Barbara Woods to the Dallas Arboretum to find something to paint for their May Paint-Out. There are so many beautiful scenes it is almost a little too overwhelming. It would have been nice to take a visit a day before to scope out the place and get a feel for what to paint.

After walking around a bit both Barbara and I set up our easels in front of the DeGolyer Home and painted the door. I love doors so it was appropriate, I felt although the painting does not feature a lot of flowers.

So I did a second painting of a trio of pots that were near the Cafe along the walkway the lead to the DeGolyer Home. The combination of white, read and blue flowerpots were beautiful. It was full of Geraniums and Petunias.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Are We There Yet?

The Pointer Sisters went with us on our vacation through Colorado, Utah and Southern California.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Secret Garden or My Painting of a Fountain

This is the painting that came from painting in my garden a couple of weeks ago. It's a small 8x10 inches oil on stretched canvas painting of a fountain. Although I've signed it, I think I am going to work on this one a little more. I've been away from painting for a couple of weeks. When I walked into my studio this morning I was anxious to post this on my blog but as I was preparing it, I see "things" that still need work.
I missed painting.....