Hey Friends, I was going to show you 3 that have sold in last couple weeks but I can't find the other 2 on my computer. I will not waste anymore time hunting. Wish I could think of a better way to keep up with inventory.
The sweet Moma above and her Babe have found their forever home in Tenn. Hope her new owners will send a photo of it hanging in their house.
Have a good week and enjoy the snow headed our way.
'WHEN I GOT HOME" refers to the mess a puppy can make when left unattended too long. Imagine her in your studio, chewing up your favorite papers or brushes or maybe even a tube or two of paint. Mardi Gras Pup
What do you think of the colors I used in this piece?
I have it shown in the two different directions, horizontal & vertical.
Hey Friends, I'm interrupting the stream of painting posts to show you what happened last night.
I had just gotten home from a PAR meeting, was changing clothes and I heard some BIG noises and glass breaking. A couple more thuds and all was quiet.
We were very lucky, it could have been so much worse.
I'm standing in the window with the broken glass taking this photo. Looks like a giant poplar and an Oak. I assume all the rain we have had this year weakened the roots and then these stiff winds came thru last night.
CANDACE is the name of a lady that has a farm, along with her family, in Buchanan, Va. called Beaver Dam Farm. It is a dairy farm and to keep their life on this dairy farm they had to add AGRO tourism to their duties. So they started planting sunflowers and it grew from birdseed to a festival ! That is now very well supported by the community. The festival had a hard time in 2018 because of the weather. It has been one of the rainiest summers ever here in SW Va. But I know it will do just fine in the future. Go check out their FB page and you will see what I mean,
I have painted lots of sunflowers, most of them were realistically done so I was happy to try something a bit more abstract, like this.
The next one will be even more abstracted and maybe on Masa Rice Paper which is a favorite surface. And this has a contorted vase shape too!
Well, I'm outta words.!! I can't remember why I titled this one KEEP YOUR PROMISES. But I bet it came to be from a conversation, maybe I had with one of my girls.
No, I think maybe it was my GranSon. Sounds like something we would say to him. Poor baby doesn't have a chance with so many females bossing him around. BUT he has a really great Dad that helps him out when the going gets tuff.
My GranBabes and I do a good bit of art together, not as much as we used to. And I never make them stay in the lines. My GranSon switches back and forth between hands. That's ambidextrous and no I had to use spell check.
A teacher at his school in 1st grade I think, was trying to make him pick a hand! Thankfully his Mom (my daughter) got it straightened out. He goes to a loving christian school and there was no problem with using both hands.
I struggled for a while with this piece but it finally decided to do things my way.
Hope you like it. it is availableHERE HAPPY TRAILS
THAT CRAZY HEART OF YOURS is a sentiment that could apply to a lot of situations. Do you ever get mad at yourself for some of the feelings your heart seems to keep from you? Or the ones it keeps throwing in your path?
Do you ever feel like your heart/soul is trying to trip you up? Trying to keep you from growing?
The Way Life is Lived was taken, by a backroad through my brain, from a conversation with an old friend from high school days. The take away was, we gotta do the most we can to live our own lives.
The Way Life is Lived can mean a couple different things. Are you living your life to the fullest extent? Are you just passing the days, waiting for something bigger and better to happen? Are you living in the past?
You want your child to have the best of everything and a better life than you had, but you can't live live his/her life for them. Let them fumble and fail, help a little in getting back up. Show them constantly, you love them but don't live for them. You have a life too and I hope you are doing what makes you happy. This is not a dress rehearsal.
I could go on but who gives a ____?
Don't you think a Baby would enjoy looking at colorful abstract? It is listed HERE.
Hey Friends, Hope your monitor shows the hint of color in this work. It is listed on my FASO web site HERE
As usual this image came from a song. Sad part is I can't remember now what song!?
But I was feeling at the time, that the grays and blacks and a hint of color COULD be the way a person might remember what the world looked like after a few years of no sight. Maybe it was a Ray Charles song, all though I don't believe he ever had sight.
I just plucked this title out of the air. I was frustrated that I could not think of anything creative or unique. I labor over my titles as much as the painting part! Do You?
It seems to me the title should/could give a viewer some insight into what the artist is trying to say.
I'll get blasted for that statement.
Do you think it fits?
A million years ago what did they use to draw with? Were humans even around then? I can't remember our timeline, but what difference does it make? We say 'a million years ago' for a lot of reasons that make no sense.
Hey Friends, This set can be what you call a dyptch or they can be displayed indivually.
They were inspired by my last visit to BEAVER DAM FARM in Buchanan, Virginia. They have a sunflower festival there every year. AgroTourism, even though they are a dairy farm, they are struggling like most farmers so they started this wonderful festival and I hope you go next year.
Hey Friends, I started a series of contorted vases a month or so ago. This is the 2nd, and posting this has made me realize, I have not posted #1 yet! I guess I should be expecting this more often! LOL It is on my FASO website HERE.
If you were to look at my Instagram you would see it and that I am using acrylic pour skins for these vases (most of them) This pouring technique is a big pain in the wazoo so I may give it up. I like different that's why I tried it.
Hey Friends, Hope you are having a great month of inspiration and quality time with your loved ones! I am. This piece was inspired by another conversation with my sister. I talk to her more than anyone else. We have had our disagreements but we usually get them 'hashed out pretty quick'.
I guess we love each other.
This is listed on my website HERE for sale. In case you didn't know, Shipping is Free.
I enjoy painting flowers in a very loose, impressionistic style. There is beauty in the photo realistic style but it doesn't have much in the way an expressive artistic painterly statement does it? I love to see the painters hand in their work.
This and most of my floral pieces are from my imagination. I have a wide array of artificial flowers that are fun to use. I drag them out once in a while.
This is painted on YUPO watercolor paper (a plastic paper). It was fun to work on and I encourage you to give it a try.
Hey Friends, Inspiration comes from songs for me. I enjoy music when I'm working. This is from a Bruce Springsten song, I'm sure you have heard. Beaux Jacque inspires a ton also. I love Adelle but I usually cry and can't see what I'm doing so I don't listen to her very often.
This is a 12x12 piece and listed on my website HERE
This will probably be with other works at a show called ART BLAST, to be held at Towers Mall, the upper level, here in Roanoke, Va. All the way in the back where Rams Head used to be. The famous STUDIO SCHOOLhas moved into that space and they are sponsoring this event.
Hoping you can stop by and say hello and support some local creatives.
The vase in this painting is an acrylic pour I did back in the summer. These pours are fun to do even if they are totally on their own. I could not find a single way to control them and if your table is not perfectly level, it will run everywhere.
I made several of these skins with the intention of doing vases and flowers from them.
A great little time killer to do with your GranBabes.