Thursday, June 26, 2014

A Portrait in Oil for Today

"Mile Marker 37"
6" x 6"
oil on canvasboard

Practicing portraits these past few days.  Love painting people in glasses and sunglasses 
and I liked the sunglasses on my daughter in the photo I used to paint from. 
She took that photo when she was on her way across Kansas a few years back.  

Lots of morning rain today - we will take it!
But we aren't too fond of the biting flies and mosquitoes that show up
afterwards in the mugginess.

P.S. - Oh to be blind - now that I look at it, there are some 
glaring (to me) fixes I need to make, tomorrow.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

An Oil Painting of Roses for Today

9" x 12"
oil on canvasboard
Prints and notecards of this piece can be purchased 
at my Fine Art America space

It's been several weeks since I last painted.  So many things have stood in the those seasonal changes of things that have to be taken care of - in addition to extra chores and upkeep here - oh, and sewing for my 'girls'..
Took a trip to Colorado a week ago to spend time with my daughter and her family and to restock the gallery and hang some things in the flower shop where my daughter works.  (See last post)

This is painted from the roses that were on the kitchen table at my daughter's house.
I liked the way the filtered light captured and sparkled in the vase.
The wood grain of the table enhances it's octagonal shape.


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

New Listings on Etsy - New Art Hangin in the Galleries - Life is Good!

It's 98° outside, the mosquitoes are about to carry us inside I work today!

Made a trip to Independence Gallery in Loveland, Co. last week for "Night on the Town"
 and added new art to the walls there.

Now showing and selling art at Paul Wood Florist in Fort Collins, Co.

Interested in something on this blog that you don't see for sale, let me know.

While I was in Fort Collins, I celebrated the upcoming birth of my 2nd grandaughter, Sterling.
She will arrive sometime in the next 5 or 6 weeks.

AND...I got my Colorado FIX!  Love that state - someday - maybe -  I will live closer to there!

My son-in-law is a VERY talented artist - it was great to see the B & W series he is working on
and be in his studio a bit.  He is an awesome acrylic painter who has painted a lot of people!

This week will perhaps find me back in my OWN studio!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

3 1/2 Inches of Rain and a Spider in the Coffeemaker

Living amongst people in farm country is always interesting. Rain last night and heat (before we put the window AC in the bedroom) SLEEPING was a little haphazard, so we were sleeping in a little. Got a call bright and early from a neighbor who wanted to know 'how much rain we got'.  DH said he hadn't looked (at the rain gauge) yet.  Neighbor said he got 3.35".  Well, I know it only rained for a little bit, or at least that seemed like all the time I had to almost close the window near my side of the bed.

Upon getting out there, we too, had over 3.35".  Most rain we have had in 'a forever'! I swear, between closing the window and reopening the window, to keep rain out, it was only about 1/2 hour but it must have been longer.  Wow!  We live by a runs over fairly quickly when there is flashflooding, thank goodness we are on higher ground.  Looking skyward, we may get some more this morning..or it might just be 'burn off'. 

Water went over the road at the bridge and we have water where we usually don't have water.

And there was a spider scurrying quickly around the top of the coffeemaker as I started to make a brew..he scurried so fast, I think he may be part of what we are drinking..ewww.  Oh well.

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