Saturday, May 7, 2011

You'll Never Walk Alone

I finished this painting Tuesday at 4:30, and had to rush it to the Art show by 5. Luckily, it is in acrylic, so that can be done without any problem. This is a 30 x 40 inch gallery wrapped canvas.

This is a very stylized painting. I love to play with the colors in the sky and clouds. I meant to put in more fluffy clouds, but it didn't happen. I had a great time with this painting, and would love to still be working on it.

This boy is the child of one of my good friends. He's two, and just as cute and smart as can be.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Jayne's Water Bottle

It's another month, and time to once again enter paintings into the Heartland Cultural Alliance art show.

This is a 16 x 20 acrylic painting on stretched canvas, which I just finished.

It is called, "Jayne's Water Bottle", and is done in homage to Andrew Wyeth's watercolor, "Christina's Teapot". I did one on canvas board in college, but this is a new one, with an updated bottle.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Jake and his Guitar

I did this 8 x 10 acrylic painting for my grandson Jake's 15th birthday. He loves to play guitar, and is happiest when playing it, or spending all day in a music store checking out all the instruments. For this painting, I used a photo that he posted on Facebook, because it shows how happy he is.

His birthday was March 15th, but I wasn't able to visit him until this month, so I waited until the painting was delivered before posting it. I like secrets and surprises. This was his "Golden" birthday; 15 on the 15th, so it was special.

My photo is a bit fuzzy, since photography is not my strong suit.

Friday, April 1, 2011

In Memory of Mason

Today I finally have decided that I am finished with this painting. I feel it needs more, but I am not sure what it should be. I did this for my niece and her three children, in memory of her husband, Mason, who was tragically killed in a small plane crash nearly 3 years ago.

This is a 20 x 24 gallery wrapped canvas painted with acrylics. The oak tree represents Mason, and is taken right from the program used in his celebration of life. I wanted to show that God's light shines through Mason and onto his family, friends, and the community who love him. The flowers in the field represent the many people his life touched. The four daisies in the foreground represent Mason's wife and three small children. Hidden in the branches of the oak tree, printed in gold, are the words used in his celebration of life service, "I thank my God upon every remembrance of you." Phillipians 1:3

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New Year's Flowers

This is my second entry into the Heartland Cultural Alliance 30 day art exhibit. You may recognize it as my first Art-Project-A-Day painting.

There wasn't much time between when I discovered the Alliance group, joined, and found out how to enter. I did manage to mat and frame this and enter it today, though.

I think the artist reception will be fun on Saturday night, whether or not my pieces are accepted for exhibit.

This is an 11 x 14 inch watercolor of flowers in my purple glass pitcher, with the 2011 headband from New Year's Eve. It is matted and framed to approximately 17 x 20 inches on the outside edge of the frame.

Zurapha; which means giraffe

I went out with my daughter, Danielle, for green beer on St. Patrick's Day at the Kenilworth Lodge. There was a 30 day art exhibit, set up by the new Highland's Cultural Alliance, which really made me happy. So, I immediately joined the Alliance in Sebring FL. There is another 30 day art exhibit starting this Saturday, April 2nd at the Kenilworth Lodge in Sebring.

Each member is allowed to enter 2 art works, which were due today. I painted this giraffe, and turned it in this afternoon. I don't know if it will make it into the show or not. I guess I will find out at the reception. It will still be fun to see what the Alliance does, and I am looking forward to the reception regardless of what happens with my painting.

My giraffe is 20 x 30 inches, on a gallery wrapped canvas, and is done in acrylic. This pic is cropped somewhat due to my lack of photo skills. But, it looks pretty much like this.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Art Project A Day #59

Art Project A Day #59. Today, I chose my last project for February's Tea for Two theme. It's an iced tea carafe that was given to me in 1993 by Amber's 5th grade teacher, because I had been volunteering that year to tutor small groups of students in her class in Math.

It's a very pretty glass pitcher with another glass insert that holds ice to keep the tea cold longer. It has a wooden stand, and a wooden lid. The carafe is sitting on a little table covered with a white battenburg lace tablecloth.

This is an 8 x 10 watercolor on 140 pound Arches watercolor paper and Reeves watercolor paint.

I have truly enjoyed my Art Project a Day for the last 2 months, but I have put many other things on the back burner, which I now intend to work on. If I could do an Art Project a Day every day for the rest of my life it would be so awesome. But, in reality, I have to get back to my real life. I have some art projects that are too big to finish in just a day, so I will still do artwork, but I will also have to catch up on some housework and yardwork.