Monday, April 29, 2013

Pink Flowers in a Silver Cup

You know when life steals your extra time, and inevitably, some of your joy is gone too?  That is how I have felt a bit lately.  I have been tremendously busy with work and traveling most weekends.  That kind of a schedule does not leave time for painting!  Today I took the dogs for a walk in the most beautiful springtime weather here in the Texas hill country and I just KNEW in my heart that today was a day to paint! Joy started to grow in my mind...

I am greatly inspired by our wildflowers that grow every where on the side of Texas highways and country roads!  A friend of mines grandmother, Ladybird Johnson (yes, the Presidents wife) is responsible for the beautification of our countries roadsides.  I think of Nicole (my friend) each spring when the wildflowers bloom!  She must be so proud of her Grandmother.  It is such a lovely legacy.

A simple bundle of pink flowers in a simple silver cup.  I love it.  I love it when life is simple because I remember to look for joy!  Have a great day...
16in X 20in
oil on canvas

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Creamy, yummy, colorful, fun...too bad we can't eat it!  This is one of my many cupcake paintings that I have done.  They sell quickly, so I made sure to photograph this one and put it up on my blog.  With these paintings, I play with color.  Reds and blues in unexpected places.  Thanks for looking, now go raid the fridge!!!
6in x6in on canvas

Friday, July 13, 2012

This is a big one!  4 ft x 3 ft, oil on canvas.  These two old Ball jars remind me of my grandparents farm.  On the farm they had to keep things sealed...well sealed to keep the critters out!  As a child, I was always frustrated and equally fascinated with Ball jars! They were so hard to open and close with my little fingers, but usually they were filled with something yummy, so the work was worth it!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I started this painting one morning after a wonderful night filled with good wine and great friends.  It was a fun painting to create!  To do the details on the cork, I painted with a tooth pick!  
5in X 7in on canvas.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Moving On

"Moving On" is a commissioned piece for a wonderful family who is moving away from Texas.
They are very excited for their next step to California, but Texas is such a friendly and lovely place to raise a family and make great friends.  24in x30in. SOLD 

The Story

Here's the story...this is for a wonderful family with 4 children, The Storys.  There are three girls and one boy.  Can you see that in the painting?  I am sure you do; 3 cups in sterling and 1 rattle...get it? ;)  This was a commission that I loved photographing and painting.  It is 18in x 18in on canvas. Oil.  SOLD.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Boerne Boy

This is a large oil painting on canvas.  He is SOLD.  I am painting another for a Texas client moving to California soon.  They want to keep Texas close to their hearts!
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