Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
My first painting in my newly re-designed studio was a pear. I wanted to paint something familiar to get back into the swing of things!
This is the first painting from the new and improved studio. I will be posting the painting for sale some time tomorrow. I could not get a very good picture of the painting today~~it was too cloudy and rainy. Hopefully tomorrow the sun will shine long enough to get a good quality picture of the painting.
I spent the rest of the rainy day finishing up last minute Christmas shopping with Miranda. We had a wonderful time and ended the shopping adventure at Krispy Kreme!
Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
When I bought this house in 2003, I was very excited to have a small room off the living room to use as my studio. This enabled me to be close to the children and the activity in the living room, but still be doing my own thing. (You know how your kids want you to be close enough to answer when they say: "Mom", but not hovering .....) I have enjoyed my little room so much, over 350 paintings have been created here and shipped all over the world.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Courtney is home from school for the Holidays. She looks thin, but I can fix that! Miranda is still in the middle of finals and she is very crabby!
I plan on painting all day today, there are several new paintings that need to be finished, at least that is the plan for now. Check back tomorrow evening and there should be a new sushi painting, an avocado still life (Miranda's dinner the other night), and another new flamingo painting.
Well, off to clean the kitchen, then to the studio!
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Sunday, December 07, 2008
Saturday, December 06, 2008
Friday, December 05, 2008
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Monday, December 01, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I have been planning to paint cups of coffee for some time. I might even branch out to tea with lemon. I am a fan of red, so I had to use a background of red for my first coffee painting. Please enjoy viewing my cup of Joe.
New paintings are also available for purchase in my Etsy.com store.
I still have not finished my President-elect Obama painting. I am soooo running out of time! I might have to give up and paint something else political.
Well off to dinner, Courtney is home and the girls cooked....we are having sandwiches. Then off to the studio to paint!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Sadie Mae with her neck booboo....resting comfortably.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Sunday, November 09, 2008
Friday, November 07, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
This is a wonderful time of the year! The trees are turning such beautiful colors. This is on the list of things to paint! Holly's Flowers is decorated for fall complete with turning trees in front! I love the flower cart and will probably be doing a series of paintings. This will be the first~~ Fall at Holly's Flowers. I will post it as soon as it is done!
I will be roaming the streets of Shelby again tomorrow to get more pictures of the fall colors before the autumn breeze blows them all away!
Monday, November 03, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
The new website is up and running! Check out Design Style Guide! It is a brand new website catering to Interior Designers and Shoppers looking for unique one-of-a-kind handmade items to decorate and furnish homes. This is a one stop shop comprised of hundreds of Etsy.com designers and store owners. You purchase nothing from this site.....it provides you with information and links to the individual shops you are interested in visiting.
The different categories of shopping at the website are: Furniture, Holiday Gifts and Decor, Home Accessories, Pillows and Quilts, Pottery and Glass (my favorite), and Wall Art. They also have an under $20.00 section that makes looking for something special and unique for gift giving at a reasonable price. My paintings are included under Wall Art- original paintings.
Check this out when you are net surfing....who know what treasures you will find! New items will be added daily as the store owners add items to the site.
6" x 6" Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Available for Purchase
You can see this and other paintings at the new Design Style Guide website. This painting is available for purchase in all the usual places
Thanks for stopping by....more paintings and fun to come!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
This is the newest pear painting. I was in the mood to paint something colorful and loose. Pear V is available for purchase in all the usual places, Etsy.com, ArtbyUs.com, and in my gallery at EBSQart.com.
I will be painting another pumpkin painting very similar to the White Pumpkin painting challenge. When I did the orange underpainting for the white pumpkins, I really liked how it looked orange and will probably do a pumpkin painting using orange pumpkins this week.
Well, I had better get back to work....it is turning cold and I have to get the winter clothes unpacked and pack up the summer.
Stop in again soon!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Sunday, October 05, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
This is my entry to the "Flower of the Month Show"~ Queen Anne's Lace at EBSQart.com
I have not entered shows in a while, but the Spam and Flower shows were quite tempting. Stop by EBSQart.com and check out the shows.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
This is my entry into the "Spam and Trout Show" at EBSQart.com . I had not planned on entering, but then the idea popped into my head and I put in on canvas. Check out the show, this is a fun one!
If you are interested in purchasing my Spam Martini, it will be available for sale only at EBSQart.com at the link above. If I put it on other websites away from the show, people may think I have gone a bit "nuts" with the martini art.
I have also started a small landscape for the "Queen Anne's Lace Show", I hope I get it finished in time. The need for "home repairs" is taking over. Courtney came home to visit this weekend and immediately noticed the cover over the back porch was collapsing....how did I miss that.... I guess that means ~~ladder, nails, hammer, caulking gun, paint, Ben gay, bed rest, Advil~~I should knock it out in about a week! HA!!
Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the Spam Martini and check back again soon!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
I painted all day yesterday.....but it does not count. It was my fence. My sister was so nice to come and help me put in a new gate. This one is the new plastic fencing that I don't have to paint and it does not weight a ton. I painted the fence surrounding the new gate and Bobbie built the gate. The gate is 11 feet wide and the old wooden gate was falling apart and to heavy for an "old lady" like me to open and close. Stella and Sadie are not too sure about the new gate. It is much shorter, much like a picket fence gate. They can clearly view the entire neighborhood and bark at all the neighbors. It must be intimidating to them to feel that they have so much more area to patrol!
I did have time this week to finish my new little pear painting, The White Pear. It is currently available for purchase in all the same places.
I will be painting today. Stop back by again soon to see the finished Rooster painting.
See you again soon.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Two Golden Martinis
8" x 10 Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
New paintings! Trying to get back into the swing of things. The Robin's Nest was just a fun painting to do, something a little different for me. I love working with the 6"x 6" canvas.
Two Golden Martinis is the small study I did in preparation for the Marriage of the Martinis Painting. A more impressionist martini than usual.
The weather is starting to change ~~time for a new season and new ideas.
Up Next: Roosters!
There are new chicks on my block. Yes, I live downtown, somehow the neighborhood ended up with Guinea hens. So far, different neighbors come up with different numbers, but there are at least eight chicks following these two big birds around. They did visit my backyard one day....until Sadie and Stella convinced them to move on. I guess my new feathered neighbors is what inspired the bird's nest painting and the Rooster.
After that, hopefully more surprises!
Thanks for checking in!
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Here is the finished commissioned painting. It is funny how you get into the studio and paintings just happen. This is the only thing I have been working on lately. Hopefully, I will get back into the studio with renewed inspiration and energy.
Thanks for stopping by!