Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Cactus    20x16 o/c

Yesterday I struggled with this piece.  I started it in the morning but I hadn't slept well the night before and I just could not concentrate.  Nothing was going right and I was really impatient.  After a few hours I gave it up and  took a seista.....:)   I came back a couple hours later, picked up the brushes and completed the painting.  It is just amazing to me to see how important your frame of mind is to your painting.  It is "fun" to paint, in a matter of speaking, but it is hard work too.  Hard work that requires a lot of focus.  A bit like golf, maybe.  Not many artists are born with a "silver brush", (to coin a phrase) in their mouth.  It takes hard work and real dedication to become good at it.  I'm still working at it.
Thanks for viewing my art!  I appreciate you!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sailboat Platter     24x20   o/c  $1200
The Cotoneaster berries were still hanging on!  I removed the wilted ferns from the last set up and used the berries to create a nice sweeping design element.  This painting took a couple of days to complete but I really like the way the soft colors just draw you in.  Hope you like it too!

The Randy Higbee 6x6 show is online and ready for presales!  Check out the incredible art!  There are 620 6x6 paintings and everyone of them is beautiful!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Fall Cotoneaster       o/c 24x24

I love winter berries....they are so bright next to the subdued tones of the late fall foliage.  I had to scrounge around pretty good to find anything left alive in my gardens but there were a few berries and some late season ferns that when put together made a beautiful arrangement!  I love the intensity of color in this one...I hope you like it too.

I feel so privileged to have been accepted in the Randy Higbee 6x6 Show in Costa Mesa! It is a great show with some truly amazing artists. I am very excited about being a part of it!
Creamer and Saucer o/c 6x6

Asters in a Cup o/c 6x6

Eastend Gallery, Plein Air Event Marshall, Mi.
My painting "Viburnum Berries" found a home!  Thank you!

plein air in Waukenau Nature Center
Viburnum Berries  o/c  20x16

Monday, November 12, 2012

I had an incredible weekend with the American Impressionist Society. They had a four day symposium in Indianapolis with some of the best contemporary artists around! It was a thrill!.... and a great learning experience. Watch for future paintings...maybe you'll be able to tell the influences.;)
I was so impressed by the generosity of spirit of these superb artists. They amaze me at how much they are willing to give, and how much they HAVE to give! They are truly genius in their craft. It is wonderful to listen to the level of their knowledge and the maturity in their philosophies. There is a reason why they are the best at what they do...they have worked hard to earn it.

I met so many artists and made many new friends! Thanks to all those that made it possible!

Friday, November 2, 2012

My painting, "Roses on a Tin Cup" is up for auction to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims. Please, go to the auction site and place a bid now! All proceeds go directly to the benefit! Thank you so much!