Friday, April 26, 2013

s is for sunflower

This sunflower is a 5x5 cutie that will make someone's day.  Who is your sunshine?  Let them know.  Have a few available.  $40
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Saturday, April 20, 2013

p is for paint and palette

study of hannah  oil on canvas   $50
This painting was adventurous.  It was made using cadmium orange, burnt sienna,
ultramarine blue and white.
It was toned firstly, with an acrylic gray.
I want to explore this palette further. 
She had on a funky hat, I thought she looked a bit like a nun.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

o is for Oval

18x24   Oil   The Black Plate  $200
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I love ovals, circles, ellipses and curves in general in paintings...this one has a few.
This also has a slight Matisse influence...

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

m is for mount LeConte

We walked up a mountain in the smokies called LeConte. My husband Scott has been wanting to do this hike.  It was 5.5 up and 5.5 down, so 11 all together... I learned a lot actually... people that were encouraging looked you in the eye ... and others that just said it is brutal... and nothing more. I love everyone's different perspective and enjoyed the whole we're all in this together, peace lovin joy about it. One of the things we would hear when we were going up was..."it's easier on the way down..." and " there's hot chocolate up there" and "it's totally worth it..." all of which were motivators.  Once we got to the top we had coffee, hot chocolate and lemonade waiting for us and yes we did get a shirt saying we hiked it.  The only place to buy the shirt is up there... 
I though...found it more harder to 'see' the path on the way down, especially on the rocks, and there were a lot of rocks...but Scott was zipping on through... Once we got closer to the bottom I saw the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel and began scoping for little rocks... ..the light was beautiful toward late afternoon/early evening and dinner tasted really good.
Now it's time to get back to painting...yay!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

b c and d: flowers, a cat and a dancer

Ok, so in case you haven't heard, I am following the alphabet during the month of April and today is d and I was on b.  I am now caught up, only to get behind again (maybe) because I am getting ready to go out of town for a few days.  Anyway here they are.  I learned from each one.  I learned to rub pencil with a tissue and my finger oil will not get on the drawing.  And I learned that hot pink is a really awesome background color (see Copper).  Since the top two blue poppy and calla lilly are drawings, I doubt I will sell those, but the c for copper and d for dancer are both for sale for $40 each, both are oil, Copper is 5x7 and the dancer is 4x6. 
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

a is for African Violet

African Violet   4x4  Oil   $30 
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I am excited to announce that I have finally decided on the theme of

April Flowers
for my A-Z challenge for April 2013.  I got this A-Z idea from one of my blog teachers (people who teach me lots with their blog posts) Karen Margulis. 
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Flowers from A-Z

 Hi lovers of art. I am doing an a-z challenge this month. I just decided this a few hours ago and the theme is flowers. It will be fun!  Join me for updates on my blog at