Saturday, May 4, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
A certain school in Mississippi gets a lot of attention for its outstanding tailgating, but MSU does a might fine job as well. Hail State!And I don't want to let the day go by without mentioning that this is my middle son's birthday! Happy birthday D-man. Thanks for all you do to help me with my art business. I'm proud of you sweetie!
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
My first mandarin orange painting was on a turquoise-y background and I loved it. I wanted to try it on a more neutral background and I like this one, too.
Olives...on a toothpick....does that make you think of a martini. Me too. and I don't even drink them.
These are my first attempt at cherry tomatoes. Such cute little orbs, if they weren't so red you could mistake them for cherries themselves, which is why they got their name, now that I think about it. lol
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
I recently sold the top painting to a sweet young couple in Shreveport. Their mother is a client and now they are too.
I set up the still life of the next one and painted it from real life. I absolutely love it. The olive oil is one that we got on our trip to Italy. This is another one that has to be seen in person to be appreciated.
I never get tired of painting Tabasco. I love all the different colors of red that go together to make it come alive.
This is a stack of cups that I actually (I asked permission first) stacked myself at a cute little coffee shop in Tupelo. I took several shots of different compositions so expect to see more eventually.
Monday, April 29, 2013
SOLDThese are some of the creature paintings I have done this spring. The heron was a daily visitor during our vacation on Dauphin Island last summer. He was quite a friendly fellow and posed on numerous occasions.
The redfish was caught by us on our deep sea fishing trip during the same vacation. He is sort of a combination of the real thing and my own vision of him.
The crabs are known as "The Crabby Couple II"....the original crabby couple live in Shreveport and they really aren't so crabby.
The shrimp is part of an ongoing series of square paintings of shrimp, crabs, oysters and crawfish. Cousins of this guy are scattered around all over the southeast.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
NFSI previously did a smaller "study" version of the wine bottle with oranges. I really liked it so I did a larger version and love it as well.
But the second painting, the one marked "Not for Sale" has been added to my private collection. I decided I cannot part with it for now. My husband and I just love the way my artist friend Martin Welch has his home decorated. He has lots of his own art as well as that of others featured throughout his home, high and low, covering most all available space and it is stunning! My husband suggested that I start collecting a little more of my own art along the way. This is going to be one of three anchor pieces on my dining room "wine wall". You should see it in person....it is just so happy.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The gallery that features my work on Royal St. in New Orleans suggested that I do some "musical" pieces in anticipation of Jazz Fest which draws a huge crowd of music lovers from all over the world.
I will have to say it is the first, but not the last time I have done a bass and a clarinet.
Friday, April 26, 2013
SOLDThese are florals that I have done for the spring. I used to have some bittersweet branches in my room when I was a teenager and I love the way the berries look on the bare branches. I also am in love with the black and white check motif....it never gets old. The close-ups are of photos of flowers taken by me and my daughter-in-law on each of our separate trips to Hawaii.