Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!



Thank you for your support and encouragement this year. I am so thankful for the gift of painting.    
I wish you love, peace, and happiness in 2013.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Margaret's Ducks


 
Meet Margaret...a beautiful sweet girl watching the ducks at one of my favorite places, Lake Martin!  Her Daddy took a great photo for my reference.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Blooming Pail


Blooming Pail is available at Stonehenge Gallery. It is located at 1041 E. Fairview Avenue in Montgomery.  I am honored to have them represent me.  I will also have some smaller paintings  in their Small Works Holiday Show this weekend.  Please stop by when you can.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Toomer Trees Prints and Notecards



 
Auburn University is a very special place!  It has given so many of us a quality education and a foundation of  skills to help us succeed in life. 

I have a limited number of these Toomers Trees prints available for sale. They have an off white mat and are presented in sleeves ready for gifting. The print size is 11 x 14. Mat size is 16 x 20. $90.
Notecards are 4 x 6. Six cards and envelopes to an acrylic box. $15

If you are interested, please email me at bkc681@charter.net.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Artist at Work


Meet our grandson, Davis.  It looks like he enjoys painting as much as his Mimi does (though I try not to paint my hair!) 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Geraniums After Dark


Please come to the Artist Market at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art on Saturday, November 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  It will be a great opportunity to purchase fine art, handcrafts, and jewelry for the holidays.  Geraniums After Dark will be for sale, and I will be there along with thirty other local artists.  I hope you will join us!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Artist in Action



Many thanks to the staff of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art for making me feel so welcome yesterday.  I loved seeing old friends and making new ones!

Monday, November 5, 2012

MMFA

MMFA


I'm looking forward to painting on Wednesday, November 7, at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art.  I will be the featured artist this month of their meet the artist series.  I am scheduled to be there from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.   So... if you are in the area, please stop by and say hello.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Commitment

 
Thirty years ago I made this christening gown for our son, David.  Now our grandchildren are wearing it.  With each young life that we dedicate to our Lord, I embroider the child's initials into the hem of the petticoat.  This painting holds memories of many happy family celebrations.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Oso


You may remember Oso from my posting this summer.  He is the surfing dog from Lake Martin.  My painting of him was chosen for the cover of Lake Martin Living this month.  He won first place in their art contest and received the People's Choice Award while on exhibit at Gallery 128 in Alexander City!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Peggi's Teapot

 
"Define Value first.  Then, push expressive color"...Peggi Kroll Roberts
 
While a departure from my usual style, this was such a fun painting.  The process involved an exercise in value, bold color, and brushstrokes loaded with paint, lessons learned at the Sarah Carlisle Towery (SCT) Art Colony workshop last week at Children's Harbor on beautiful Lake Martin.
 
The SCT Art Colony was created 20 years ago, honoring Ms. Sarah, a lovely lady who had a dream to provide a peaceful setting as a retreat away from our hectic lives, where artists could gather with minimal distractions to focus on their art.  We appreciate her visions and those of her daughter, Sarah, as well as the efforts of so many others who donate their time and energy to keep this vital group thriving.
 
What made the workshop great?  The total experience:  being able to study with Peggi Kroll Roberts, and to gain encouragement and inspiration from my talented classmates.  During the daytimes, we worked hard in the studio.  Nightly, we enjoyed our down time by sharing our perspectives with fellow artists while viewing the moonlit lake from our cabin porches.
 
After the first four days of really hard work and keen concentration, we spent the fifth day in casual conversation.  Peggi shared her stories and thoughts on her art journey.  Her information prompted many questions from us.
 
What a wonderful workshop!



Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Southern Libations

 
TEA-rific!
This painting will be in our fall art show Thursday night.  I hope you will join us at Greystone Mansion.


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Fall Art Show

 
Ron Bayens has been a wonderful teacher and mentor to me on my art journey.  Our class will have an art show and sale Thursday night, September 13, at the Greystone Mansion in Auburn....with refreshments and interesting work to see in our studio space.  Please come and join us!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Oso


Meet Oso, Lake Martin's resident surfing dog.  His owner pulls him on a surfboard behind his jet ski. Pretty cool!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Quiet Corner



               The sunlight draws you to this quiet corner in the lobby of the Melbourne Hotel.

Monday, July 9, 2012

All Alone

There were no still waters like this to be found on the lake last week.  It was full of boaters and swimmers celebrating the fourth of July.  This morning the lake is peaceful and calm again.  Perfect for a canoe outing.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Balinese Art Lesson



A rare treat...I've recently returned from a wonderful trip to Indonesia and Australia with my brother.  We saw and heard so many different sights, cultures, and languages.  I never thought I would make it to the other side of the world!  This artist in Bali offered art lessons one afternoon on the banjar.  His son and I were his diligent students.  Balinese art is all about flora and fauna...lots of detail.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Ross Chemical Engineering Building, Auburn University



This stately building is located between Samford Hall and the old Student Union building on campus at Auburn University. It has a lovely brick patio and reflecting pool in front. Many students have contemplated knowledge (and romance) on these benches. It holds special memories for my niece and her husband who got engaged here 20 years ago. Happy Anniversary, Amy and Stan!


Monday, May 14, 2012

State Fair Winners


Blue Ribbon winners at the Alabama State Fair!  Some of our mothers and grandmothers spent many hours in the kitchen preserving fruit and vegetables from their gardens...

For me personally, this painting is a winner, too, because it is one of four pieces of  mine that were recently selected by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art.   My work will accompany the paintings of some very talented artists in their museum shop.  It's an honor and a privilege to be associated with these wonderful curators of art. 

Friday, April 6, 2012

Lobsterfest

This painting is based on a photograph from a wonderful New England cruise taken with our good friends several years ago.  The fall leaves were beautiful in these quaint harbor towns.  This is Halifax, Nova Scotia.  I'm still painting lobster cages in my sleep!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Struttin' Tom


It is the season for hunting wild turkeys in Alabama.  Early risers would surely like to call one of these fellas in the woods.

Monday, March 5, 2012

The Rock

The Rock is a popular gathering place at Lake Martin.  Boats and swimmers, old and young, socialize here on summer weekends.  Often the brave take a leap from these rocks to the water below.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Old Glory

This 1975 Jeep was Paw-Paw's pride and joy.  It thrilled his grandchildren, and even though he is no longer with us to enjoy it, it is a special treat today for his great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Gus

Gus is my friend Rachel's ten year old beloved Fox Terrier.  He looked very handsome in her wedding several years ago.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The View


                       This charming neighborhood is enhanced by its view of the ocean.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Toomer's Trees


Toomer's corner is still alive!


This area is a landmark of the Auburn experience.  As the sun lights up the trees at daybreak, Toomers corner will soon come to life as classes begin, shops and restaurants open for business.  We are all hoping that these beautiful trees will survive.

Prints and giclees of this painting are available.  Contact me at bkc681@charter.net for info.