Jun 27, 2008

Happy Trees


30" x 48" oil on canvas

This painting was taken from a sunset photo I snapped at the Grand Canyon a couple of years ago. Added a little interest with the "Happy Trees" as my husband called it, using a secret technique I learned from a Savannah painter. Let me know what you think.


Jun 21, 2008

Kacey's Tea

A few weeks ago we celebrated our daughter's college graduation with a tea in our back yard given by our sweet friends/relatives, Sandra, Camilla, Whitney, Jennifer, Robye and Bree.  Thanks so much for the wonderful memories!  I just had to share!

Jun 6, 2008

The Latest

            From A Distance......36" x 48" Oil on Canvas
Here's a couple of new things off my easel.  Couldn't stop singing "From A Distance" while I was painting this.  Started out experimenting with Pointillism and sort of ended up with Impressionism.  This is not exactly what I meant to do but then it never ends up being what I start out to do.  Does everybody know the words to "From A Distance"?  My favorite part is

 "From a distance we all have enough and no one is in need.  There are no guns, no wars, and no disease, no hungry mouths to feed.  From a distance we are instruments marching in a common band.  Singing songs of hope, singing songs of peace, they're the songs of every man.  God is watching us, God is watching us, God is watching us from a distance"

....I love the Bette Midler version.  Beautiful song.  Says so much.  

Don't ask how I came up with this next one...it's a strange bird that sort of "happened" when I was experimenting with painting tears.  I was just letting things flow (melancholy week) and they developed sort of wing like things and then I decided to add the blue...I was really just trying to do an abstract for Kacey's new apartment using the colors she wanted.  Does one of the "things" seem to have a face?  Strange, don't know how that happened.  It's called "Nature Cries" or "New Life"...can't decide.  What do you think?  The photo doesn't exactly capture it ...it's 24" x 48" acrylic on canvas.

Back to the drawing board....

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