Sunday, May 24, 2009

My Studio

I started a couple of new paintings yesterday, but as usual, too many interruptions ruined the mood. Anyway, I decided to take a few pictures of my new studio. The large windows overlook the field behind the house and the woods in the distance.

There is so much wildlife here in China Spring, Texas. Yesterday we found a little burrow in the middle of the front lawn. Five baby rabbits were curled up in the nest. One of the brave little fellows ran out and started running in circles. We caught him and tucked him back in with his nest mates. I checked them this morning but the nest is empty. Guess the bunnies are now on their own. Hope they stay away from the other animals that live in the area.

We also have a family of birds that decided to set up housekeeping in a lantern given to me by my daughter-in-law years ago. I hung it up in one of the trees over the deck, never thinking that it would make a great home for the little critters. But the one room, no bath apartment is just perfect for them. There are five hatchlings in there now. One poor little guy got evicted a couple of days ago. The others are a bit crowded in the nest and I hope they're able to fly soon and set up homes of their own. Here's a picture of one little hungry guy waiting to be fed.
I think I need to stop looking out the window so much and just concentrate on my painting from now on. But, nature is so fascinating...who can resist?

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Distant Echo

Distant Echo
Acrylic Painting
I completed this new painting today. I love when things just flow just right and today was one of those days!
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Friday, May 15, 2009

Getting back in the "Spirit"

Spirit Rising
30"x30"x.75" Acrylic/Mixed Media

It's been a bit hard for me to get back in the painting "groove" lately. There are just too many interruptions to deal with but I always feel good when I finish a new painting. I find that no matter what's going on around me, I absolutely need to spend time in the studio each day, even if it's just to write this blog. We all need a little "me" time and the studio is my hide-away!

I finished this painting a couple of days ago. It's the second of two "Spirit" paintings. Both paintings have similar compositions and are heavily textured. I love creating tactile paintings that invite you to run your fingers over the surface of the canvas.

I currently have this painting listed on Ebay with a reserve price of $250.00. I included lots of close-up shots to show as much detail and texture as possible.

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Time Flies...

30"x30" Acrylic

They say "time flies when you're having fun", or is it "time's fun when you're having flies", according to Kermit the Frog?
I didn't realize how long it's been since I've written anything on this blog. The last time I posted anything was on my birthday, Jan. 28. Only my pals know how ancient I really am! Anyway, it's been a very long time since I've done any painting at all and it wasn't from lack of motivation. Things have been rather hectic due to my husband's recent job change. He was very fortunate to find work in his field within a very short time after being laid off. We were also fortunate that the new job is in the same state - Texas. Unfortunately, driving more than 100 miles each way did not appeal to my husband very much. So, last winter we started searching for a new home and my main priority was that I needed a decent studio space.
After searching online for a couple of weeks, I happened to find a great home in China Spring in the heart of Texas hill country. To my complete surprise, it had a media room that was easily converted to my studio. The large windows overlooking a meadow and woods are every artist's dream! Putting our Keller home on the market in today's uncertain economy was a bit of a risk but we did sell the place within four months. We also moved my husband's elderly mother in with us. So, as you can see, I have perfectly good excuses for not blogging or painting lately.
I completed the above painting a few days ago and just listed it on Ebay. I'm testing the waters to see if things are picking up. I hope you will visit my listing and if you're in the need of a great painting to brighten up your walls, just let me know. My brushes are raring to go!!
"Spirit" is listed with a reserve price of $250.00 with free shipping.


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