Some Of My Favorite Art Sites
- Vicki Brevell
- Susan Carlin
- Sue Wiley
- Sue Nosler Gray
- Studio Zanne
- Rita Kirkman
- Rae Andrews Print Website
- Nancy Medina
- Nancy Brown
- Libby Peters Portraits
- Leslie Harrison Pastel artist
- Karin Jurick
- Joe Blanford
- Jo Castillo
- Janine Martens
- Donna Crosby
- Deanos Den
- Capitol Art Society
- Artists of Texas
- A Group Of Four
- A Day Not Wasted (painting challenges)
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
As some of you know I have been in Australia caring for my sister who passed away on October 17th.
I have finally returned to Texas and began painting again after six weeks of sadness.
My upcoming solo show FRAGMENTS (A METAPHOR FOR LIFE) is being hung this week at:
Hill Design and Gallery, Georgetown Texas.
The show will run through till January 30th
Reception December 14th from 5 - 8 PM.
I would love to see some smiling faces.
This show has a mixture of acrylics, oils, pastels and watercolors in it.
This latest painting was painted in dedication to my sister Jan.
It is an acrylic on gallery wrap canvas 24 x 36"
$700 plus S/H.
Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
FLOOD PLAIN is a 36 x 36" acrylic on gallery wrap canvas.
It will be in my solo show called FRAGMENTS (A METAPHOR FOR LIFE)
HILL DESIGN AND GALLERY
December 14th -January 14th
Please mark it on your calendar, I would love to see your smiling faces.
$800 plus S/H.
Prints are also available through Fine Art America:
Friday, November 15, 2013
Hi everyone, I am back!
I have had a very sad and very tiring (6 week) trip to my homeland, Australia. My dear big sister (Jan) passed away on October 27th and I made a rush trip to Oz on October 1st to be with her.
This has been a difficult time for me, and finally after returning to America last Tuesday I have had a hard time focussing. Lots of personal refection and tears, but it's time to get on with my life now.
That said, I got in my studio today and began this pastel .
Color is what I needed in my life especially. It always brings me joy.
So I began this pastel on velour paper called TROPICAL CONFUSION with a lot of color as you will see by the steps above.
I messed with two photos originally on my IPad to get a layered 'confusion', and with the bottom right step shown above I again put my half finished image into my computer to see what background colors I could infuse to make the image come together. The image above (bottom right) is the computer generated color before I started to apply my pastels on my own art piece.
FYI...I had tried dark green and a variegated mauve before I settled on the warm blue/turquoise mix.
It's quite amazing what color does to an image, the dark greens made it a lot less HAPPY and probably suited the sadness I had been experiencing over the last six weeks, but I am glad I went with this colorful version after all.
I urge you to play with your IPads and any computer drawing programs you might have, options are endless to an artist, and it's way better than making a fatal mistake on the actual artwork.
Friday, September 20, 2013
DESCENT is a 30 x 30" acrylic on gallery wrap canvas.
I began this on my Ipad again, and played with colors deliberately trying to stay away from TURQUOISE, Ha!
It was a fun one to do color wise, and made me think a lot.I hope you like it.
$500 plus S/H.
Prints of this image can also be pruchased through Fine Art America:
Sunday, September 15, 2013
This was a demo I had started a while back for an art society here in Texas.
I decided to finish it with the same paneling as for my previous posts and give it a different look.
It will also be in my solo show in December.
I began by taking a photo of the tired older demo and put it into Sketch Club where I worked and reworked the design till I felt I had something with which to work.
This is a great way to vamp up an old painting , I do it all the time, and it keeps me 'interested'.
This one is a 24 x 36" gallery wrap acrylic.
$500 plus s/h.
Prints may be purchased through Fine art America:
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Phew this one almost had me beat!
I began it as with the others of this series, layers of overlapping images on my IPad, then transfered the result to a 30 x 40" canvas.
I have changed this many times on my IPad, even during the process of painting.
Colors, angles, and many ideas were thrown to the winds, before I finally think I am satisfied.
While on Santorini a few months back I took off on my own to take photos, and discovered a cliff with beautiful homes on it, a winding path led me right around the cliffs, to get me back into town.
I was hot, but very happy I took the effort to do this, the height and magnificence of this view was spectacular!
After that as some of you know, I went to the bottom of said cliffs via chair lift and rode a donkey back up again. These are the neverending stairs I rode my poor animal, onwards and upwards.
This painting is a complation of the many scenes I discovered on this very hot and dare I say, smelly (donkey) journey :))
This is a 30 x 40" acrylic on gallery wrap canvas.
$900 plus S/H
Prints may also be purchased through Fine Art America: