Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Sales are Just Amazing to me:

We must be in a better economic era.  The sales just keep going on a steady basis.  These couple of paintings have sold at various locations:

Monday, October 28, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

Thanks for giving me the impetus to speak up:

Brian Sherwin, editor of Art Edge, just gave me the courage and words to speak up about having works of art thrown down our throats as "art" when they are all about shock and hype value.  For instance, "Sprinkling of Fate" , which is supposedly vomit sprinkled with gold dust (kind of makes me sick to even write this), is an example.  So, if you don't like the works of someone, have the courage to say so.  And, if you do like someone's work, have the courage to say so.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Can't Figure this one out:

Some 10 years ago did this painting a couple of times.  One of our representatives to Texas State Capitol asked to borrow the painting for the years she was serving in our State Government.  The other painting was sold.  Just recently the painting from the State Capital came home to me when our representative was not reelected, and it sold to the lady that bought the boy fishing and girl with flowers in her hair (a couple of my favorites).

And, then I got an email with this other painting in it wanting to know what the title was, a little about the painting, and value would be.  Whoever bought it from me made some changes to the painting:  They repainted the boys hair dark (maybe they had a dark haired son) and they added these red flowers (maybe they decorated their house in red), but they kept my signature.  Isn't this the strangest story! !   Both the paintings are below.  Just remember I did NOT paint the dark hair or the red flowers and much of the rest of the painting.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Notification from the National Paint the Parks Exhibition that I won the Coutts Museum Juror's Award for this painting:

This painting left me today. It's new home with one of a group of women called the Swans

The story is interesting behind this painting:  One of my Swan friends gave me an Amaryllis bulb for Christmas.  I placed it in the window and grew it for several weeks into a beautiful blooming Amaryllis.   Not only did I have the beauty of the flower, but I had the fun of painting it.

And, then some months later, another of the Swan women friends bought the painting.  So I get to be doubly blessed.  Appreciative of the purchaser for braving the driving she did to buy the painting.  Here is the painting:

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

This is different painting for me

The Sunflower painting  just went into lay away at Holder Dane Gallery.  But, the main thing is it is such a different style for me.  Not sure what made me do it.

The first painting just sold to a collector from Grapevine also from Holder Dane Gallery.  It is titled "Don's Roses".

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013

This was interesting experience.

I painted my self portrait in flowers, meaning I used flowers in the right value to determine my features and my head shape.  Never did I paint it with the idea that I would sell it, but that is what has happened.  This is one more painting that has gone to the Richardson family.  Their collection is growing faster than my Spring lawn.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Two favorite people bought the first two paintings shown in previous blog from Bedford Fest.

Had twenty three paintings leave home this past Saturday (yesterday).  One family bought 9 paintings.  Here are a couple of the paintings they purchased.
     Interesting side line story:  The husband picked out a painting of a red headed woman in green that I did from a model.  He said it looked like his wife and when I had her turn her face to profile (which painting was) , it was dead on likeness of his wife.  It was almost spooky.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

This Saturday, Oct 5, 2013 is BEDFORD ARTS FEST and I am a featured artist.

Friday before the BEDFORD ARTS FEST on Saturday, Oct. 5th, is a Reception at the Old Bedford School that is a celebration VIP event honoring the artists that are featured.  I will bring a painting that I am especially proud of.

BEDFORD ARTS FEST-Sat. Oct. 5th, from 10 am until 6 pm  

WHERE:  It will be at the BEDFORD BOYS RANCH in a large tent and in the gym.  Off of Forest Ridge Road, Bedford, Texas.

FOOD TRUCKS will be on hand.

Wear your comfortable shoes and remember a Fall jacket as the weather will be crisp.

Here are some of my works that will be incredibly well priced:

Sent to me from my High School buddy, Bill Webb

All in a Day

Judged the Keller City Hall Show that is open to all Keller citizens in about 10 categories.  A Best of Show and one Honorable Mention per medium was given.  It was great fun with all the different mediums and styles.

Last Wednesday I judged the "Shining Stars" show with another woman from TCC NE campus in the graphics department and she went to my web site and bought a painting.  We did very well together and were right on target on the same paintings.

Just Found out that two paintings both sold at shows:  Western Oil Painters of America sold an all time favorite painting of mine entitled "Samovar and Reflective Cup".  And the National Bosque Classic sold "Honeycrisp Harvest".  Thanks to both galleries.