Thursday, September 21, 2017

September Update

I finally finished my second Underwater Painting.  I also made the frame for it and stained it myself.  Both the underwater paintings are being shown at Itawamba Community College for the Month of October. Both are available for sale.

I'm also working on a painting of my Mum.  I'm having to take breaks as I get so homesick working on it.  The painting is called "Leaving" as it looks like she is watching someone leave through the window.  It's actually my old bedroom window that had some amazing North Light.  Still got a ways to go on it.  

I got a text to do a portrait for the local Volunteer Fire Department.  Union County in Plantersville.  I was happy to do this little portrait for them to hang in the Firehouse.  If you go to my FaceBook page you can see a video of this painting being painted.

Another painting I'm working on is from a photo I took at our Gumtree Reception.  I walked outside as I saw the sun and thought it might make a good photo, to find Christy and her son posing for an excellent shot, I thought.  So I asked if she minded me painting her portrait.  The sun on the building caught my eye but also the contrast with them in red and blue.  Still a ways to go on this one too.  The hard part is the reflection in the window.  What to leave out and what to add in, that is the question.  Ha!  I'm making some of it up as I go along.  

Thank you for following along.  I'm having too much fun as usual.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Dress Up

My grand daughters and their friends know better than to play dress up!  I always have to drag my camera out!

Sheffield Manor Commission

I recently finished this Sheffield Manor commission.  Something a little bit different.  I'm not used to painting houses and trees but all in all I think it turned out ok.  Luckily the house is not far from where I live so I was able to drop by at different times of the day to get just the right photo as well as do some plein air studies from life.  It is 30" x 48" which is larger than normal also.  I can't wait to see it famed and hung in this lovely Southern Home.  Thinking of having a wedding or event, check out Sheffield Manon in Fulton, Mississippi.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Grand daughters are FUN!

Here are another two shots from last weekend's "Dress up and Act out" session at Nana's House.  I'm not sure who has the most fun, my grand daughter's or myself.  You never know what is going to happen next when you have willing kids and an artsy Nana!  lol

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Underwater Painting!

Started another underwater painting in January.  
Will post an update soon!

Dress Up Fun!

I love that my Grand Daughter's love to dress up!  To me there is nothing "funner" than to dress up and step into the imagination of young children.  The girls were at the house last weekend and they decided to dress up, choosing the dress themselves and I suggested instead of just taking photos they act out little stories.  We had so much fun!  I promised them that this week I would put backgrounds to their photos to match some of the stories they had.  The backgrounds are taken from the internet but they were posted as free and I'm not reselling these photos or anything so I think it's ok just for this purpose.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Old time Selfie & In good company!

Not really sure why I decided to do this.  Perhaps it was encouragement from friends and fellow artists that have done it.  Perhaps it was seeing the self portrait show at the National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh!  For me the question was should I wait until I become a better painter or do it now before I get wrinkles!  Ha!  I'm not finished yet but thought I'd share with you.  Of course I had to be in silk my favorite thing to paint!

Allan Ramsay
Born 1713, Edinburgh, Scotland
Self Portrait about 1755, pastel & Watercolor on Paper

Hans Thoma
Born 1839 Bernau, Germany

Louis Janmot
Born 1814 Lyon France
Oil on Canvas

John Byrne's Self Portrait
Born 1940 Paisley, Scotland
This is my selfie at the Self Portrait Show

Rembrandt's self portrait needs no introduction!