Monday, December 24, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012
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
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 email@example.com.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012
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
Monday, November 5, 2012
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
Sunday, October 21, 2012
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
"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
Thursday, September 6, 2012
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
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
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
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
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
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.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
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
Monday, March 5, 2012
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for info.