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Wednesday, December 14, 2011
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Saturday, November 12, 2011
The opening reception is Thursday, November 17th from 6-8pm. The address is 3130 Slaton Drive, NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30305. The show goes until January 7, 2012. I will be on a business trip, but will try and make the show if I am back in town on time.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Okay this is the last of the paintings for me to post for the Swan House Show that starts on the 17th. Also, I will have one more post on Saturday and that will be for the show announcement. Then off to S.C. for a business trip for a few days. I will be on my next round of posts after that. Like I said the next two months I will have a lot of paintings to post. This is a smaller version of my wonderful Antique Sake or Soy Sauce Vessel. I just love this object. I know when you are painting you are painting light/dark not the objects etc.., but I do love this vessel. There are so many wonderful colors that pop out when painting it along with reflections.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
These roses are from the same rose bush in the backyard. Its amazing how many different colored roses come from one rose bush. This painting will be available at the, "Little Things Mean A Lot," at the Coach Swan House Gallery as previously posted.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
This month I will have a lot of postings of paintings and shows coming up for the season. I will be participating this year in the "Little Things Mean A Lot," show at the Swan Coach House Gallery. The show opens November 17th from 6-8pm. The show runs thru January 7th. In this show all paintings have to be 8 x 8 or smaller. In this show the paintings from me are unframed. I hope you can make it out to this wonderful show.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
I am getting ready for the Small Works Show in December so I have been busy painting and am behind in posting and taking pictures. At this point I think I have 5 more pictures of paintings to take. In the fall the way the sun falls it is harder to take pictures without reflections. This painting is sort of a smaller version of the last post without the vessel.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
I just had to paint a few more pieces of cantaloupe while they are in season. I am not eating them because I am allergic to them. The vessel is the antique Chinese soy sauce container I bought this year that I just love. It has so many nice colors in it with the browns, blacks and oranges.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
I decided it was time to paint a slice of cantaloupe again and this time I added the antique bottle that I bought on EBay last year. I think for my next painting I will paint cantaloupe again. It is really fun to paint with all of the oranges and the variety of colors you find in each slice. Thanks to all of the people that showed up for the opening the other night. I really enjoy seeing and talking with my friends at these shows. The paintings of all of the artists were wonderful! So many styles and colors.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
I started and stopped this painting a few times in the last few weeks. The pitcher was missing its handle so I glued it back on and painted the handle into the painting. These grapes had a different name to them and were very colorful compared to just the red grapes or black grapes.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
It's September now and its time to bring out that wonderful gold vase of mine that I love to paint. Where did this hot summer go? Of course where I live we will have hot weather until at least October. I still didn't have enough beach time this summer. I guess it was better then the last 2 years since I didn't even make it to the beach. Anyway this painting has that autumn feel with the golds, olives, and reds.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
What can I say another bird's nest. This summer my mother found the robin's egg in this painting next to the water bowl she puts out for the birds. I guess the robin accidentally gave birth while getting water. The egg shape was a little off so maybe there was a problem. Anyway it is now being used when I paint the birds nests. I hope the majority of homes survive during this hurricane!
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
I really enjoy painting this Antique Chinese Soy Sauce Vessel. As posted a few months ago I purchased this after years of looking for one. It was expensive, but well worth it. The blue and white jar is also an antique from a relative. It is a perfect size for many of my paintings. These roses came from the backyard. At the beginning of the season they were more pink and now they are more yellow, but every time they bloom they are a different color off of the same rose bush.
This morning reading a post from a fellow Atlanta artist on Facebook, I wanted to alert my friends. She went to a restaurant this weekend to find that an image of her painting had been stolen and printed I assume on canvas and was hanging in the restaurant. Apparently this has happened to another Atlanta artist. If I find out more information I will post it. What kind of person would do this?
Sunday, August 7, 2011
I wanted this painting to have a feeling of tranquility and mystery so I decided to go with the grey background. The vase with the design on it is actually wooden. My mother found it at an antique store in Dothan, Alabama on the way to our vacation in Cape San Blas, Fl. It was the perfect find. I am ready for another vacation.
Friday, July 29, 2011
I found this nest in the dogwood tree a few months ago, but there was never a bird in it. I decided to take it down and use it for a painting. I liked how the bird had gotten the day lilly leaves from the front island for the nest on the side of the house. A few weeks later a new nest was in the exact spot and I felt so bad about taking the first one. The bird once again didn't have any babies or sit in the nest. This time I will wait until fall to take it out then again I may just leave it there.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Many times in life I have felt like I was flying solo. This happens to be one of those times. Thank God for my good friends and their support! Today I was reading the September issue of American Artist Magazine, and there was an article about Dan McCaw. In it he states, "that he has been particularly moved by the idea that we are all ultimately alone, even when surrounded by familiar people and places." I totally agree.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
I just got back from the beach a week ago and I am ready for another beach trip. I miss my family's summer home on the Chesapeake Bay. It wasn't much, but it was great being on the water. This summer we went to Cape San Blas, Florida. If you don't want any communication with the outside world this is the place to go.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
A few months ago after painting, "First Blooms" I decided to do a small study on a canvas panel. I really like how this study turned out and learned more about painting roses doing this study. I felt like the painting needed something more so I added the blue jar. In the end I decided to keep this painting as a reference for future roses.
Friday, June 24, 2011
In this painting I really wanted a certain serene masculine feeling. Therefore I decided to go with a solid dark background to give it that feeling. It is like the objects are sitting on the counter in the middle of the night.
On another note I read the most interesting article today by Robert Genn. It is from his website, Painters Keys. He said that every year around 900,000 people in the U.S. buy brushes and paints for the first time. Then about 800,000 decide painting is not their thing. That means at any given time 3% of the population is trying to paint.