Saturday, March 26, 2011

Snow! Snow! Snow!


A couple of days ago it was 80 degrees and we were wearing shorts and flip flops--now look at it!! That is Missouri for you...you just never know. I must say it is beautiful. My only regret is that I didn't pick a huge armload of daffodils before it started.

I just placed a huge order of canvases from Dick Blick. I didn't realize that I only had a couple left! I think I will just settle in and do some sketching near the fire, so I will be ready when they arrive. I guess eventually spring will be here to stay...

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Hiding Tree


Here is my latest painting, called "The Hiding Tree". It is very colorful! I will be listing this tonight on Ebay.

My old computer died on me this week, so I have spent all day today with my new computer, figuring out the programs, installing things, and catching up. I was unable to go online for a couple of days.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Calico and Calico




The name of this painting is "Calico and Calico". A little girl dressed in calico is enjoying a fresh spring day with her calico cat. It is a big 12"X16" flat canvas and looks nice in this golden frame.

I feel like I am trying to go in so many directions with my art. I have so many things I want to try and not as much time as I would like~ The next painting is another musical one--I plan to do a few musical themed paintings. St. Louis has a very rich music scene and so many great clubs and local bands. Here is a boy hoping to be part of all that!

I hope to list both of these paintings on Ebay tonight.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Jazz Concert!


Music is a big part of my life. Although I, personally, am not musically talented--lots of my family members are. My dad played the trumpet in a band on the weekends as I was growing up. All those old big band songs bring me such memories. All three of my children were involved in band and choir all through high school. My son is an accomplished pianist and plays the guitar.
My brother-in-laws, niece and nephew all play guitars too. At our family gatherings you are more likely to witness a jam session than a game of touch football.

This 12"X12"X1.25" (deep sided) stretched canvas is a very "musical" painting! It will be listed on Ebay tonight!

Here is a clip of an impromptu performance by my kids--Tara, Laura, and Jordan at Christmas time.
video

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

New Paintings!




Here are two new paintings. The first one is called, "Kitty Doesn't Like Boats", and well...what kitty would?





I thought if I painted a Spring picture, it would come...but it didn't work. They are calling for snow flurries tonight. Both of these will be on Ebay.