Monday, January 24, 2011

"Someplace Somewhere"

This oil painting was a fun exercise in playing with the colors and design of abstraction. It can be seen at the "Grainery" on main street, Rocky Mount, Va.
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Monday, January 17, 2011

"Make a Wish"

This watercolor of a white horse sold yesterday at the Reynold' Homestead Art Show. It is nice when you are paid the ultimate compliment on your paintings.

Friday, January 14, 2011

" Riden Hard..."

Dave and I happened upon a wonderful little community in New Mexico, called Arroyo Seco. This area is packed full of art and pottery and is on the "High Road to Taos", coming up from Santa Fe. This wonderful truck sets in a general store parking lot and is still driven each day. I couldn't think of a name for this small watercolor, but the words "Driven Hard and Put up Dirty" came to  mine. This painting now belongs to my good friend, Paul.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Day Dreamer

I have painted several cows before but I especially like this oil painting of a local cow who comes up to the fence when I stop the car. I feel like I should feed her something, but then, I think she is just being social. She gave me permission to publish her painting.


This is one of the paintings I did with acrylics, which was in the "More Than A Mountain" art show in Bedford, Va. last fall. I was trying to practice shapes and color in a different format than I usually paint. I really like to let the paints run naturally and use the acrylics more like watercolors.


My daughter, Kristin and her family,live on a horse ranch in Pagosa Springs, CO. Her mother-in-law, Lucile, took this photo for me, knowing how much I love horses. I have painted and sold some horses before, but this watercolor is more abstract than the others.

Universal Love

This was my first attempt of a portrait in oils. The photo was given to me by one of my son's friends who allowed me to use it for a painting. I love the feeling of peace that I tried to capture with the painting. My artist friend, Sue, sat by my side as I learned and fell in love with oil paints.