Saturday, May 28, 2011

A little problem...

Today I ran into a little situation. I'm working on a large 24 x 36 inch painting of the Grand Canyon. Now my larger works are much more detailed than these little ebay paintings I post here. To get the details right, I grid them out when I'm working from my photo references...(which I am in this case since I live in Ky). Anyway, I usually use a watercolor pencil to make the grid so that as I paint, my lines sort of disappear. Well, I guess I used a regular colored pencil and the bright pink grid lines are showing through! Yikes! I'm hoping that the successive layers will cover them up, but they seem to be bleeding thru the paint. I may have to start over. Always something right! I need the practice I guess!

This little 5 x 7 inch oil painting is called Water's Edge. It will be available for purchase on ebay after 5/29/2011. Feel free to click on the link at the above right to see the other paintings I have up for auction this week.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Pushing yourself...

I was so relieved when this semester ended. It just felt good to not have any deadlines looming over me. And yes, that what deadlines feel like to me. Problem is as an artist, you have to meet deadlines. So....I got my week off and now I've got my daily goal list back out. Today's was longer than my daytimer had lines, but I didn't mind. I know by pushing myself, I'm moving my career forward and it feels good.
To purchase this little 4 x 4 inch oil painting I'm calling Evening Clouds through ebay, just click on the link at the above right.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Where did May go?

Am I the only one who can't believe it's May 23rd?! I'm not complaining, I'm just surprised! I'm glad finals are over (A- on my still life...yeah!), I had a crazy busy week last week and I survived, and my daughter had surgery today and came thru with flying colors. (Thank you Lord!!) So, yes, I'm glad to be starting out a new week, but I can't believe it's nearly June!! Everyone says times seems to go faster as you get older. I guess they're right! Happy Monday everyone!!

This little 5 x 7 oil painting I call "Greener Pastures" is currently available on ebay. To see all the paintings I have up for auction this week, click on the link at the above right.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

What's with the weather...

In a couple of weeks, the pools usually open around here. The last few days...and the rest of the week, the highs are only going to be in the 50's! Norms are in the 70's! Crazy! Plus, I now have a nasty cold, (and cold's make me grumpy!). I need some sun!!! Ok, there's my complaint of the day (and week). Good news is, I now have a new SLR Nikon digital camera with a macro and zoom lens. I've no idea how to operate it yet, but I have managed to take photos and get them on my laptop. Baby steps right! I can't wait to get out and start playing with my new toy!

This painting I call Shade Trees, is currently available for sale on ebay. Just click on the link at the above right to view this and the other paintings I have up for auction this week.

Friday, May 13, 2011


This is Casey, one of our riding horses. In this photo, she's not interested in me...she looking to see what's in the little black buckets that we put their grain in. Since we've had a bit of dry weather (soon to end) I've been able to go spend some time with our horses. Casey's getting a new halter, a nice bright green one. She's a good riding horse, but isn't fond of leaving our fields. She likes it at home where she feels safe I guess. I'm that way too for that matter!

This little 4 x 4 inch oil painting is called Rain Swollen Brook and will be available for sale on ebay after 5/15/2011. If you would to see the other paintings I have up for auction on ebay this week, just click on the link at the above right.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Nothing to say

Ever have one of those weeks where you just don't have anything you want to say on your blog? Well, this is one for me. Those of you who know me well would find that shocking...I'm sort of known for being a bit "chatty". But, I think I'm talked out, mostly because I had a wonderful, but busy weekend, and I'm working on finals for school. So....enjoy the "silence" and here's an upcoming painting.

This painting will be available for sale on ebay after May 12. Just click on the link at the above right to see the current paintings I have up for auction. "Rain Clouds Approach", 5 x 7 oil on board.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Art Organizations...

There are so many art organizations out there. I've been pondering joining a couple of new ones this year. I can't believe how many there are! My plan right now is to join a new local one, another that could help further my career, and another "local" one for the area we winter in down in Florida. I wish I could sign up for more, but the expense can be too much. One thing about me, if I don't feel that I'm getting anything from my membership, or contributing to the organization, I'll move on. I would love to hear any suggestions from you. I'm a lifetime member of EBSQ, and that won't change, however if you have a recommendation, I would love to hear it!

For this or other paintings available for sale on ebay, click on the link at the above right. "Morning Pinks" will be available after 5/5/2011. Size: 4 x 6 inches, oil on board.