Friday, April 24, 2020

Charley




Charley is moving with his owners to our neighborhood soon.  He will get to meet his new dog friends, Coco and Rose.  We think he will enjoy the walking trail around the pond in front of his house.  Welcome to Legacy, Charley!

Friday, March 6, 2020

Blue and White


The beautiful blue and white Chinese footbath was the perfect host for this Bromeliad.  
I like the contrast created by the cool leaves with the blue and white vessel versus the warm red flower and polished tabletop.  


Thursday, February 6, 2020

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Merry Christmas



This is the fourth painting in my series of Redbirds.  Each year I paint a new one and print notecards.  If you need hostess gifts or stocking stuffers, these are available at The Flower Store in Auburn and the Museum Store at Montgomery Museum of Fine Art.
I want to thank you for following my blog and encouraging my art journey.  Wishing you a merry Christmas with health and joy in 2020!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Celebrating the Holidays at the Art Haus







We are looking forward to the inaugural show for the new Art Haus in Opelika this Saturday from 11:00 to 2:00.  It follows the Christmas parade downtown. I hope you will come out for a fun filled day.
I have enjoyed spending some time there painting this fall.  
My small Santas will be for sale along with beautiful artwork from a group of talented local artists.  We are thankful for the vision of the Stern family in providing this lovely gathering place for the arts in Opelika.


Saturday, November 2, 2019

Aubie



 Aubie is the beloved mascot of my alma mater, Auburn University.  He delights all who meet him!
This painting will be in my solo show featuring Auburn related paintings this weekend at The Local Market at J & M..  It is fun to have our team back in town.  Our son and daughter-in-law graduated from Ole Miss, so our family loyalties are divided this time.

Monday, October 28, 2019

All AUburn




We are glad to have two college mascots at Auburn University.  Tigers and eagles will be in my art show at The LocAL Market at J & M this weekend. I will also have landscapes, seasonal small paintings, notecards and prints.  I hope you can join us for the show opening Friday and for the fun activities downtown before the football game Saturday night.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Nova


Nova will be for sale next weekend at my art show at the LocAL Market at J & M on Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2.  I will be there from 10 to 2 on Friday.  I hope you will come shop for art and souvenirs.  Enjoy the downtown home football game activities at Toomers Corner!

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Tucker





Meet Tucker!  He is a precious King Charles Spaniel and a service dog who hangs out with his master, Dr. Charles Greenleaf, at Auburn Pediatric Dentistry.  He offers comfort and snuggles to the children as the wait for their teeth to be cleaned and for procedures.  What a great idea!

This painting will hang in the office above his play area.  He will have his own built in doggie bed. I caught him napping when I delivered his portrait!


Friday, September 20, 2019

Sadie


Sadie showed up one day and has been a garden companion and snuggle bug for her mistress ever since.  She is lucky to be a beloved pet in this family.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Watchful Eye


This majestic eagle reminds me of Spirit, Auburn's much loved mascot, who has entertained the Auburn faithful with her pregame flights in Jordan Hare Stadium since 2002.   When she was found in Florida at the age of 22 with an injured wing and beak,  she was brought to the Auburn School of Veterinary Medicine for rehabilitation.  Her flight is one of my favorite Auburn traditions!
I understand that we have a new addition to our official eagles this fall.  She is a golden eagle and her name is Aurelia.  Maybe she will make her first game day flight next weekend.

Watchful Eye has been on display in the show house for The Legacy at Cary Creek.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

This Ole House


This is a recent commission of an old homeplace that had been neglected.  While making the decision  to tear it down, the owners were able to salvage materials to be reused in a new home that was built nearby on the property.

I was given license to imagine what the home may have looked like when a family lived there. It made me think of an old country song entitled "This Ole House" recorded by Tennessee Ernie Ford.



My client sent me a sweet note and the above photo to let me see my painting in place.  I am grateful for the opportunity they gave me to work with them and honor the past!  




Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Mend the Heart




I stopped by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce this week to drop off  my painting, Cocksure, for Mend the Heart 2019 Tornado Relief Benefit.  The art auction will be an evening event from 6-8 PM on August 13 at the Jule Collins Smith Museum.  Hors d'ouvres will be provided by local fine dining restaurants and music by Muse.  Advance tickets can be purchased at the Auburn and Opelika Chambers, or at EAMC.ORG/MEND.  All of the proceeds will go to repairing and rebuilding recovery efforts in Lee County.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Sweet Memories



What a treat it was to travel to the Plein Air South artists' convention recently with a talented group of plein air painters. We received inspiration and instruction from 20 invited artist/instructors and from each other.  We were offered demos both inside and outdoors in this beautiful setting of Florida's Forgotten Coast.  Even after surviving the destruction of Hurricaine Michael this past year, the community welcomed us with open arms.

Sweet Memories is my painting of a beach home in Mexico Beach in her former glory.  She hosted many fun family times and celebrations.  While the home was damaged, the memories last forever!