Saturday, February 20, 2010

Four Fishermen
24x36 $500

The boat really interested me and was a joy to paint.  This is the first time I painted men and it was a challenge. 

We are all packed and ready.  We leave in the morning on our Carribean cruise and I am very excited.  Hope to send lots of beautiful photos back to everyone.  Be watching for them.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sunlight on Palms
20x16 Oil $250 available

I had a great time painting this palm tree trunk with the overlapping fronds and shadows in a close-up.  A slightly different view from paintings of the tops of a palm or side views. The many palms in Texas gives me lots of opportunity to paint them.  We have a small palm in our yard, but it is not the one I painted here as it is only about 6 feet and suffered greatly in the drought last summer and now the freezes this winter.  If our palm comes back from the weather distress, maybe someday it will be the subject of one of my paintings.  Besides palm trees, I especially like painting our great live oak trees.  The live oaks are dark green all winter adding green to an otherwise drab winter scene, then in the spring they turn brown and lose their leaves only to put on new leaves before summer.  The live oaks are a staple subject of Texas Hill Country painters along with Bluebonnets and other wildflowers.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Irises and Lemons
Oil 20x16 available $250

I really love painting Irises.  This painting hangs in my kitchen so I have some flowers while I'm cooking.  The jar the flowers are in was especially fun to paint.  Welcome to my kitchen, one of my favorite places.  Besides painting, I love to cook.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Carribean Cruse

On February 21 my husband, Richard, and I will be leaving from Galveston on a Carribean Cruse.  Going to Jamaica, the Caymon Islands, and Cozemel, Mexico.  We are going with a group of 110 seniors, from Kyle and Buda, Texas, who are mostly friends of ours from the area.  We are planning many sessions of 42 and Mexican Train dominios games. I will be taking many photos to share and to paint from when we return.  It should be a great adventure and lots of fun.  Richard is going deep sea fishing in Cozemel while I have a Swedish massage.  I don't know the difference between a Swedish and an American massage, but will find out I'm sure. I will keep everyone informed from the ship as to how the cruise is going and send some photos as I take them.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Blooming Beauty (oil 20x16)
$250 available
In Texas the blooms of the Prickley Pear are especially beautiful.  The above is a sample of the yellow variety.  We also have some pink and red blooms.  I am very fond of painting cactus blooms.