April 30, 2009

Agave 2 on Thursday Evening

Not sure what happened, but could have sworn I posted last night. Perhaps I dreamed it? Getting works ready for the new space at the Mecca on Main in Aubrey, TX so leaving the 8-5 gig to head straight to the Gallery. So happy NOT to have so much work here in the Studio. It is now out and about. I need to polish up that inventory though! The works for the last few days represent the entire exhibit in Pilot Point-at the Farmer's and Merchant's Gallery. Kind of fun to encapsulate it all here. So this is a repeat posting of the oil painting called Agave 2 on wood panel. Found out they just canceled the MayFest event in Fort Worth because of the H1N1 Virus, or swine flu. Wow! Those poor artists that traveled here. Life is hard for the Art Fair Artist.

April 28, 2009

MJ2 on Tuesday Evening

So much to paint, where does the day go? I haven't even made it to the easel tonight, but I do fall behind on the business aspects of the Art World. Tonight's painting is from the Smiling Dogs series. I really have fun with the Pet Portraits. This is an acrylic 11x14" on canvas of a bull mastiff named MJ. Also on display at the Farmer's and Merchant's Gallery in Pilot Point, TX.

April 27, 2009

Santa Rosa Riders on Monday Evening

This is a preview of the works that can be seen at the Farmer's and Merchant's Gallery in Pilot Point, Texas. This painting is an Oil rendering all about the pomp and circumstance of a parade, it's history and color. Painted on canvas, this is 36x48". Tonight is just about the art...Monday's wear me out for some reason.

April 26, 2009

Mobil Antique on Sunday Evening

Whew. Exhausting day. But it is behind me and was inspiring. Very fruitful weekend. Checked out the Mecca on Main, which I found while blogging. Hung a show, made it to the reception at the Farmer's & Merchants Gallery in Pilot Point, then and also made it to Irving and the Texas Neighbors Regional Art Exhibit in Irving, Texas. Life is good. Beginning to get back in the circuit and it feels great.
The show hung in Pilot Point displays the beginning of the Quitaque Gals Series, which includes this painting, called Mobil Antiques. A 16x20" acrylic on canvas.

April 25, 2009

Caprock Canyon 1 on Saturday Night

I'm back! Oh what a fine and wonderful vacation! The mountains were exquisite-and it snowed the day we arrived, so we got to see something in a way we had never seen it before. So now it is back to work...tomorrow I have to be in two places at one time- an Opening in Pilot Point, and a reception at the Irving Arts Center. I promise myself to be more careful about double-booking in the future. Oh deary dear!
The painting here is from the Quitaque Girls Series. This is a 24x36" acrylic rendering of the lovely Caprock Canyon. It will be on display at the Farmer's and Merchants Gallery in Pilot Point, Texas tomorrow.

April 17, 2009

Red Cactus On Friday Evening

Headed out to the cold weather in Colorado tomorrow. I've seen that it is snowing. I am so looking forward to getting outside of my comfort zone and a change of scenery. Tonight's painting is another 22x28" pastel on paper of a small and vivid red cactus. Rich colors of red. Happy Weekend!

April 16, 2009

Bromeliad ecosystem on Thursday Night

I had a visit from the Grand-dog and the daughter today. What a couple of sweetheart's. When they visit, what can I say, all is right with the world. Two more nights, then I wake up in Colorado! Life is good. The first painting in the Quitaque Series is almost complete-just needs some glazing. I suddenly found many more painted in my head. Need to move them to canvas. Tonight's painting is from the Macro Floral Series- a 22x28" pastel of the Bromeliad, with it's own tiny ecosystem.

April 15, 2009

Another Sunflower on Wednesday Night

This is a very large sunflower painting that kind of evolved from the many smaller works and studies. There are a lot of hidden messages in this giant sunflower. Rendered in Oil on Canvas.

April 14, 2009

Sunflower on Tuesday Evening

More sunflowers. Another oil on canvas. Counting down until a few days off and a trip to Colorado! So exciting. I can hardly wait to see the sunset on Pikes Peak.

April 13, 2009

First Sunflower on Monday Morning

This painting reminds me of the heat that is coming. So enjoy this cool Spring weather while you can. This is an oil on canvas.

April 11, 2009

Inside the Tulip on Friday Night

Another pastel of the Red Tulip, only this is the bee's view and looking inside that red tulip. Embrace Spring. It is Friday, so much to do, exciting to have a weekend!

April 9, 2009

Red Tulip 2 on Thursday night

Another Red Tulip-this one rendered in pastel. Back to the Easel tonight...finally. I think perhaps this little training session on Getting Organized is really beginning to help. Pastel on Paper and almost the weekend.

April 8, 2009

Whew, halfway through the week. I'm exhausted. Something draining about the way things are going. I need to help myself out of this High Stress Level very soon. Tonights quick post is a reminder of the moment-the day, the season, the time of year- Spring ad the Yellow Daffodil or Jonquil. A contemporary pastel on paper.

April 7, 2009

Rose of Sharon on Tuesday Evening

Good grief, it is almost tomorrow. Seems like I say that a lot lately. So much to do, so many paintings to paint, and so little time. Tonight's quick post is the large pastel of summer time flower called Rose of Sharon, also known as the Althea plant.

April 6, 2009

Red Tulip on Monday Night

Oops. I have neglected my blog, shame on me. It IS Spring time after all, and easy to get sidetracked. In fact, this will be a quick post of that lovely Spring flower- the Tulip. It is a quick post because they are predicting a freeze here in the 20's tonight, and I have some plants I need to cover and shelter. I still did not get to the easel tonight...hoping for Wednesday night Paint Dance.

April 2, 2009

Fuschia on Wednesday Night

Trying to get motivated on this Get Organized project. But time seems to be such an enemy. It's all good. Tonight's posting is the macro pastel painting of the Fuschia flower. Spring time! I need to get some new works done, done, done!