Tuesday, December 29, 2009

"Downtown" - SOLD

This is another large acrylic painting (18 x 24) with some copperleaf. The photo barely shows the leaf, but it shows in real life. This is my version of an abstracted skyline. It could be NYC, Minneapolis or any other city you see.


Sunday, December 27, 2009

"Different Strokes Portrait" - TRADED

There is an online painting group called "Different Strokes From Different Folks". Every month there is a photo submitted and posted on line. Painters from all over the country interpret and paint from that photo. Then all the work is posted on line. For the month of December, we were asked to submit a head shot photo of ourselves. Our photos were sent to other participating artists (who we didn't know) all over the country and they painted from that photo. So this lovely gal I just painted is another artist (I don't know) who may be painting my portrait. I have posted the photo of her below so that you know what she really looks like!!

Unknown artist photo UPDATE: The artist is now known! Meet Kris Wood. I feel like I know her quite well after studying her face for hours while painting her. She's a fellow artist, art teacher and Sooner fan (which I will not hold against her). We have agreed to trade our finished portraits with each other. This turned out to be way more fun than I could ever have imagined.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Molly Update

This is Molly running across the living room after her first bath. She is actually moving quite fast. I took several photos that showed no dog - she's that fast!

She may look like an innocent puppy just sitting there. But this little girl is very smart. She is always studying her surroundings and learning at lightening speed. She has only been with us for 1 week and today we only had ONE "accident" in the house. That's amazing. She's very clever and extremely bright. She has already done her homework on the cat and knows just how fast to run by her and the exact distance she needs to be from those dangerous claws!! We're so proud of her!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

"Galveston Boats" - SOLD

Thanks Cheryl for purchasing "Galveston Boats" - I know you are sick and tired of the cold and snow in PA! May this warm your heart a little. It will be there before Christmas.

Meet Molly

Meet our newest family member, Molly!! She's a 10 week old ball of fluff (Yorkie). It's been a little over 2 years since we lost our other 2 dogs, and we felt it was finally time to add to the family. She's smart, full of energy and learning how to deal with Sweetie Pie (Godzilla cat). So far the cat is still ruler of the household.

Friday, December 18, 2009

"Colors" 3 - SOLD

I've been laying low for a few days because I had another heart "issue". I had to have more stents added and now have a total of 5!! I've been feeling just a bit "glued" together. Today I'm back painting because it is for the most part stress free joy. We adopted a Yorkie 10 week old puppy last night and I'm trying to get her settled in while keeping the cat from delivering claw hooks and jabs. It's been an interesting morning!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

"Ad Man" - SOLD

I really enjoyed this fun painting. Thanks for the opportunity. I wonder how many people will recognize the back of your head!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

"Metals Abstract 2" - SOLD

This is a large one - 18 x 24 acrylic. I've photographed this painting 4 times and each time it looks totally different. It's extremely difficult to get an accurate photo because of the shine thrown off from the copperleaf. I think the overall colors are a bit dulled in this photo, but it's the best I can do with the equipment I have. I also couldn't decide which direction to post it. It can be vertical or horizontal, upside down, etc. It's about to drive me nuts, so I'm posting it and moving on . . . .