Friday, April 17, 2015

ORIGINAL PAINTING COLLAGE NEST WITH CHILD

 
Hey Friends,  I listed this painting a few days ago in my Etsy Shop.  You can check it out HERE.
 
Just one of my crazy ideas about what this little girl was thinking and doing.
 
For you experimental artists out there, look in the hair color dept.  and you might find a bottle with 4-5 points on it for hair color to come out.  I think it might be for streaking your hair.  Anyway put very thin acrylic in it to make 4-5 lines at the same time.  Like I did with the nest up there.
 
I used some scrap book papers too.  And some I painted myself.  And gel with bubble wrap.
'tis a lot of fun !
 
Thanks for stopping by.
 
Happy Trails

Thursday, April 16, 2015

ORIGINAL PAINTING TO CELEBRATE MOTHER'S DAY


Hey Friends,  I just posted this in my ETSY Shop.  I love to work on these symbolic eggs and their nest.  Most of the texture is created with a tooth pick !

 
I scanned this view hoping you could see the gold leaf better.  You can see it's shiny but not gold.
 
 
Thanks for stopping by.
 
Happy Trails

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

ORIGINAL PAINTING PLEIN AIR IN SALEM CHERRY TREES IN SPRING DRESSES

 
Hey Friends,  For you Salemites, do you recognize this place ?   I stopped a few times to take photos.

 
This shot is after I finished a sketch.  I have read your sketch is good IF a truck pulled up and blocked your view, you could still paint from your sketch.   I have not been put to the test yet.

 
Starting to block it in.

 
Added the shadows.

 
Got the trunks in, so now it's the blossums.  And if you are wondering, this is a new panel holder from Carol Marine.  Only used it once, not the easy tool she talks about.  But I probably haven't gotten the hang of it yet.
 
This little spring time jewel is for auction in EBAY.  CLICK HERE.
 
Happy Trails

Saturday, April 11, 2015

ORIGINAL PAINTING OF SKY CLOUDS SW VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS

 
Hey Friends,  Beautiful sunny day with lots of puffy clouds flying through last October.  On their way to the Beach!  This is painted with Gamblin Oils on a 10" sq. canvas panel.
 
It is for sale in my ETSY shop - CLICK HERE.
My Etsy shop offers FREE SHIPPING.
 
Thanks for checking in.
 
Happy Trails


ORIGINAL PAINTING OF A BLUE FLORAL RIVER

 
Hey Friends,  Do you think this looks a river?  A river of sweet smiling hyacinth !
A few yellow tulips thrown in, to make it really colorful.
 
It's for auction, starting at 99 cents in Ebay. CLICK HERE.
 
You could win it for your Mom or your Wife.         Doesn't cost anything to try.
 
Happy Trails

Friday, April 10, 2015

ORIGINAL PAINTING OF AN OLD FASHION CELLAR

 
Hey Friends,  This little root cellar is in great disrepair.  I spruced it up just for this painting.  Gave it a fresh coat of white wash and planted the white rambling rose.
 
Fantasy Painting is available .HERE
 
Happy Trails

Thursday, April 9, 2015

ORIGINAL PAINTING SNOW BISON IN PAINT BANK

 
Hey Friends,  painted this one a month or so ago.  Love to paint bison.
These were on a farm in Paint Bank Virginia.  A farm in Erie, Pa. has bison also, and I've taken photos up there too.
 
Would love to see them in the National Parks out west.  Really I'm just glad the Pilgrims didn't eradicate all of them.
 
This is available in my ETSY shop - HERE.
 
Please stop in again soon. 
 
Happy Trails

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

ORIGINAL PAINTING OF GARDEN STATUE

 
Hey Friends,  A garden ornament, statue of the funny bunny.  I have a couple cement bunnies, a kitty, some frogs, and a bird.  Never thought to paint them before now.
 
This little guy is available HERE.
 
Thanks for stopping by.
 
Happy Trails

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

ORIGINAL SMALL PAINTING BLUEBIRD HOUSE

 
Hey Friends,  Before you know it, it's going to be Mother's Day again.  Most of the last 20 years I have been working an art show on Mother's Day so my girls had to wait for the celebration.
 
Most Mother's don't NEED a thing but something pretty like a small piece of art work would be a happy thing to receive.  My girls never would have thought to give me art !  ART! of all things.
After all that's what I do .
 
Of course I would never have told them either.  I really need nothing.  And they were struggling to make ends meet like most families.  I'm very proud of what they have accomplished and how well they are caring for their own children.
 
So if your Mom doesn't NEED a single thing, think about giving her a permanent little piece of Nature's Beauty.  You just never know.
 
Secure this for Mom by clicking HERE.
 
Happy Trails

Monday, April 6, 2015

ORIGINAL PAINTING OF DRAGON FLY ON SUNFLOWER

 
Hey Friends,  Recently listed this Sunflower in my ETSY shop.
That is a very handsome Dragonfly, if I say so myself.
 
Maybe some of you remember that I have a couple of dragonfly models in my studio.  They have a tendency to wander into the greenhouse and then forget how to get out.  So they eventually die.  I save them for my models.  Wouldn't want their death to be in vain, right?
 
Hope your week has taken a great start.
 
Happy Trails