This is an 8x8 oil on board reflecting 'just another window' you might see while visiting France. I never get tired of their wonderful planter boxes and decorated entrances. It's especially refreshing for me since I have a major black gardening thumb. My latest potted herb plants just croaked - again.
Molly had a big spa day and I thought she was so cute she needed to have her picture on the blog. She received another excellent report card and a big bag of treats for being so good - not to mention she smells pretty good too!
This is an oil painting I did while at Dreama's workshop in Kentucky. I'm trying to capture the essence of the scene without too much detail and keeping my colors clean. Like I've said before, the French and Italians like a pretty entrance full of beautiful plants to welcome each person thru their door. Funny, I rarely ever see anyone attending their plants, they just seem to magically be there in full bloom for the viewers enjoyment.
I've been playing with my watercolor abstracts again. I've just completed 2 "still life" paintings (16x20) and this is the first of the two. This one incorporates watercolor, oil pastel and watercolor pencils. I really enjoy painting this type of work. I paint and the painting talks back to me. It's sort of like a conversation in color.
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After a lifetime of doing everything but art, I have now put my love of painting as a first priority. I wanted to major in art in college, but was quickly talked out of it by my father who said I'd never make a living with an art degree. So, scared that I might starve, I majored in business but squeezed in as many art electives as possible. Upon graduation I immediately went to work and never stopped. Never painted either!!
I now devote several days per week to pure painting time and enjoy the company of many local painters. Current art memberships include: Austin Plein Air, Waterloo Watercolor Group and Austin Pastel Society.
Juried Exhibitions include:
AUSTIN PASTEL SOCIETY Minature Show (2009) Won First in Show, Juror: Susan Kemner Reed
WATERCOLOR ART SOCIETY-HOUSTON 31st International Exhibition - Juror: Stephen Quiller (2008); WATERLOO WATERCOLOR GROUP FALL EXHIBITION - Juror: Christopher Shinck (2008);
WATERLOO WATERCOLOR GROUP ANNUAL EXHIBITION - Juror: Joe Fettingis (2007)
1ST PLACE WINNER - Waterloo Watercolor Society Fall Challenge (2007)