Wilber and Caleb are coming right along. I’ve never met this little piggy, Caleb and his friend, Wilber. The owner of this farm has just sent lots of pictures and told me stories. Her request is that the painting shows their connection to each other. Spent a few days, adjusting their relationship to each other, proportions, etc. The image you see here is an underpainting in acrylic and I’m hoping it is beginning to give off the emotion of togetherness. Oils will be applied soon.
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This little piggy and her hereford pal have been commissioned by an animal rescue farm. Both, Wilber and Caleb were rescued as babies, were bottle fed together and spooned together when it was cold. The owner has given almost total artistic license. Here’s the initial sketch. Music is turned on......the brush is about to begin!
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Today, it was time to finish up Precious. She’s one of the ostriches from the Sante Ynes Valley in California, one of Ollie’s cousins. The beginnings of Precious have been sitting in my studio for months begging to be competed. Precious can be yours! 24x48 oil on canvas.
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Since I haven’t posted in a while, thought I’d begin posting what I am working on. This painting has a lot of boats and a lot of strokes. The building in the background might be a little too pronounced. I don’t know. Plus, I have finished what’s on top of one of the boats in the front. Hmmm. What to do? What to do?
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Fresh in from the field, these pineapples are ready for your home.
20x24 Original oil on Canvas
I’m just putting the finishing touches on several paintings that I’ve been working on to raise money to fight Alzheimer Disease. This painting will be available at the up coming fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association of North Carolina.
This will be a solo exhibition in honor of my husband, Jerry.
Piggy Sue is my most beloved pig. She and I have both decided that she will be available to a new home. She’ll be for sale at the up coming fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association of North Carolina.
April 26, 2012
Scout and Molly’s
24x24 gallery wrapped original oil. Ready to hang.
I have been feverishly painting for an upcoming fundraiser to benefit the North Carolina Alzheimer's Association. My husband, Jerry, was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer disease at the age of 50. That was when our world came to an end.....or so we thought! This disease has brought many deep rewards in the midst of incredible pain.
One of the joys is my passion to create and capture all that is good.
Please join my in helping to stop Alzheimers...now and for future generations.
Time for Tulips 12x24, original oil on gallery wrapped canvas. Ready to hang. Free shipping.
It was an unbelievable time in Southport. Water was calm, houses were pristine white as they bathed in the bright spring sun. I set up my easel, loaded one canvas with paint, then loaded another and another. The delicious colors were fresh and simply irresistible.
Oh man! “Good day, sunshine” ba ba ba ba..”Good day, sunshine”. Can you guess the song? Hint: the Beatles. Anyway, it’s all sunshiny outside and I am loving it. Can’t help but paint some posies. I see the first signs of spring and I refuse to acknowledge that there could still be a few remnants of winter left. NO! NO! No telling what kind of flowers these are...but you get the picture.
Pop In Stance 12x12 Original in Oil, gallery wrapped, ready to hang. Free shipping.
Today, I was chomping at the bits to do some painting. Over the weekend, my daughter and one of my grandsons (I have five!) came down to hang out with me. Needless to say, we had our time filled with chasing the deer, riding bikes, and reading books. I love it when my “boys” come to see me.
But, this morning, I was ready to put the brush to canvas. For quite some time, I’ve enjoyed flowers. Flowers in the window, flowers on the table, flowers in the garden. So, here you go....
Green Glass and Orchids
24x24 Oil on Canvas, gallery wrapped, ready for hanging, free shipping
A few days ago, a friend asked me to come down to visit her in Southport. This is the cutest little town filled with historic houses sitting on the edge of the mouth of the Cape Fear River. It’s as if you stepped back in time with all the 100 year old oak lined streets, white picket fences and front porches.
While we were there we decided to have a paint fest. The first day was a bit cloudy so we set up “shop” on her kitchen counter. Hmm. What to paint? We gathered everything we could fine that we thought would make a good still life. What better than a hand full of lipsticks, a blue coffee mug, and a bottle of Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur. ....a gold mine of subject matter....and a great and frivolously fun day.
Lipstick. Original oil on canvas. 4x12 gallery wrapped, ready to hang. Free shipping. SOLD
There’s nothing like moving paint around canvas and seeing what turns out. Starting out with a yellow background, keeping it light, then lay in some darks for some shadow. Before you know it....a little jar of flowers appear.
Oh Happy Day. 12x12 Oil on standard canvas. Free shipping.
Today, I started painting a still life of a flawless fine china sugar and creamer set that was sitting along side a peeled tangerine. I sketched in the shapes with thin magenta paint but I was feeling a bit stiff and tense.
The sound of waves from the beach were beckoning me and my doggie was watching me from outside the glass doors. Begging. I said, “Well, heck! Let’s go to the beach!” So,
I grabbed a leash, her ball chucker and ball, and headed out for a walk.
As I was walking and throwing the ball into the water, I noticed the tide was out and there were thousands of broken shells on the sand. I began stuffing them into the pocket of my jeans..sand and all. Far be it from me to take along a plastic bag....oh no, not me...that would mean I was planning, thinking ahead....something I’m not exactly known for. (I flunked out of Girl Scouts. Go figure!)
I've always been more intrigued by broken shells than by perfect ones, or fine china for that matter. Perfection is something I’ve never quite been able to achieve. Broken shells remind me of authenticity...a sense of struggle, overcoming and survival. Broken shells must have stories to tell. I call them the sea’s relics and who knows, maybe they are as old as Mount Vesuvius. These shells have been weathered, smoothed down and reshaped by being tossed over and over against the ocean bottom. Weathering the storms of life are never very easy. Storms have a way of peeling away the superficial, cutting to the core and leaving you polished and authentic.
Anyway, once I got back to the house, I emptied my brimming pockets with little bits and pieces for a project later on, then went inside to finish today’s painting of that perfect fine china. The way it ended up didn’t exactly project the feeling of perfection but of warmth. But, I’ll let you decide on that. But here’s the finished project. Hope you enjoy.
Fine China, original oil, 12x12 gallery wrapped, ready to hang. Free shipping.
Today is perfect for a jar of roses. Lest you think that every post will be a $600 ostrich, let me put you at ease.
I am embarking on a series of “Happy Squares”.
These squares are designed to give you a brief happy moment, perhaps a smile as you walk by.
Sometimes it will be a floral. Sometimes it may be a starfish or a crab across the sand. Such are the delights that God has blessed us with. So often we overlook what He has done.
I love painting these little florals. My eyebrows raise in delight as I move the colors around on the canvas. I find myself smiling as I add a bright magenta onto a wall or cup, then highlight those blossoms with white.
Hope you have a delightful day.
Flowers and Coffee. What could be better than that? Original oil. Another 12x12 Happy Square. Gallery wrapped, ready to hang. Free shipping.
As a new member of Contemporary Fine Arts International, I am now privileged to present my paintings on a daily basis. I must admit, while I do paint every day, I don’t always have a finished product to show. There will be times when I show the process of painting.
For me, painting has become one of the most treasured things that I do. I’m thankful to be able to create. It keeps me reminded of all that is good in this world.
We all know that life can present it’s challenges. At times those challenges are overwhelming, even show stopping. But, a moment or two of reflection and blessing counting can bring just the spark we need to keep on going.
That is my goal for you. To provide a moment, a glimpse, a memory that will give you a smile or even a brief chuckle.
Today, I want to introduce to you.....Henrietta. She’s the main squeeze of her “man” ostrich, Ollie, who sold last week. Imagine what she’s got to say. She is up for adoption.
Have a great day.
Henrietta. 24x30 Original oil. Gallery wrapped. Ready to hang. Free shipping. $600.00. SOLD