Oct 28, 2013

Link now available for purchasing "Sing Along Songs" (for Pre-Schoolers)

Some of you may have seen a story recently about our latest creative happening...
News Courier Article.  We're really happy to get this little item off our "bucket list" and give Mr. Roddie Lott credit long overdue on some fine art work and share our little "Sing Along Songs" with some pre-schoolers.  As you can read in the article that Karen Middleton so graciously penned, this project has been a LONG time in the making.  She did a great job writing about it so I won't bore you with more detail.  Just wanted to let everybody know that the book/cd's are now available by clicking the "Buy Now" link located in the column to the right on this blog. (No the red and green highlights were an accident, not to discreetly remind you that this would be a great Christmas gift for the Grandchildren/nieces/nephews : ) LOL....and yes, I did see a lit Christmas tree on my way home from Sister Grace rehearsal tonight...can you believe that!  Let's do HALLOWEEN first, please!

Also note that we ran out but have now printed more Sister Grace CD's and they too can be purchased by clicking on the CD image to the right.

Books and CD's are also available at Pablos and Champagne Lane Antiques in Athens. 

Just one photo from fun times at the Fiddlers Convention...whew, that was intense...and it's almost been a month!  We saw everyone we've ever known from these parts I think!   Kudos to everyone involved in organizing that event for our town every year!

I want to thank everyone for being so supportive in all these endeavors.,, and  don't think that Mr. Bill Swindell is not involved in these projects.  Who do you think is keeping me in gear! : )

Love to all!


Jul 21, 2013

The Latest from Swindell Fine Arts

Hi there,

It's been a while but I've been very busy on my art lately.  Here are some highlights.
I finished a bridal portrait that I've been working on since my last showcase in Franklin at Wedding 101.  Here's pretty Mrs. Bree Davis McConnell, my sweet friend and the daughter of my BFF Robye Andrews.....
                                                            20" x 16" Oil on Canvas
I have to include the photo that I painted from so you know that I do somehow (unbeknownst to me if that's a word) get an uncanny likeness in my portraits.  I attribute that to "a God thing". Of course Robye took the photo and is quite an accomplished photographer so I had a great source to work from.
In addition to that I was extremely inspired by a photo my friend in Utah, Kristi Jensen posted recently on Facebook (what would we do without that communication channel...I fear I would be cut off from the rest of the planet as a person who likes to keep to myself.)  ...anyway, I saw this beautiful photo which I'm not sure she took or her husband Chuck who is also quite a photographer.
I was so inspired that I immediately got up and went to work on painting this on a board that had been sitting on my easel for weeks behind other stuff waiting for the right thing to put on it.  Here's how that turned out...
                                                                  12" x 36" Oil on board
Now I'm working on some prints from my paintings as well as pricing some originals for my FIRST Art Stroll...First time I've exhibited my art.  I'm excited!  It will be on the Athens Courthouse square on Friday, July 26 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Please come!

See you there!


Jun 2, 2013

Oil Wedding Portrait Give Away!

Did a painting for my sweet friend Jennifer for her birthday of her daughter and new son-in-law, Britney and Joey Cashell. Jen and I have been friends forever.  It looks great on her mantel!
If you know a bride to be, tell her to e-mail me with her name and wedding date and the subject "Free Photography Shoot and Portrait Giveaway" and I will enter her in a drawing for a package that includes a free portrait photography session with Elizabeth Jean Photography in Nashville AND I will be painting a 16 x 20 portrait from one of the photographs from the shoot.  The drawing will be at the end of the summer.  Also, tell them to drop by Wedding 101 in Franklin, TN at The Factory on June 29th and meet Elizabeth Jean and me...we'll be doing a showcase from 11:00 to 3:00 that day.  They can also meet with one of the bridal consultants for tips on all kinds of things related to the wedding! It's all free!
Elizabeth Jean and I are going to be teaming up for more exciting things that will involve the whole bridal party...face shots and paint nights!  

See more  of my work  www.tinaswindell.com  

E-mail me:  TinaS@pclnet.net

May 8, 2013

Win a FREE Portrait - Visit Wedding 101 on May 18th!

I'm so excited to be having a showcase at Wedding 101 at The Factory in Franklin Tennessee from 11:00 to 3:00 on Saturday May 18th.  Please stop by to see me and register for the free head and shoulders portrait...a $1000 value!  You'll also have the opportunity to visit with other vendors who will be there too! Talk to Elizabeth Jean Photography and test taste Party Pops and Cupcakes by Julie! Browse the showroom for all of the other vendors who have portfolios and displays there.


Check out the other vendors on the Wedding 101 calendar http://nashville.wedding101.net/events/

Please forward this information to others who may be interested. Even if you've been married for a while and would like a portrait from one of your wedding photos or if you are a Mother who would love to have a portrait of your daughter from her wedding day. It will be a 22" x 18"  head and shoulders portrait and the subject can be yo mama if you want it to be!  : )  It doesn't even have to be a bride!) 

See you there!

Mar 19, 2013

John's Birthday

Recently a sweet friend commissioned me to paint a portrait of her husband for his 80th birthday.  What an honor. It was presented to him at his surprise party.  He didn't know what to say bless his heart.  He had family here from all over the world and a beautiful celebration. Bill and I were happy to be a part of it.

Jan 2, 2013

Little Lance

Here's my latest painting commission.  Lance's sweet little face was such a joy to paint.  His Dad wanted him standing on the tracks...kind of scary huh!  The composition was a little tricky.  I learn a bit each time I do a painting.  This time perspective was a challenge as well as form...then there's always the warm and cool shadows...so many things to think about when you paint a piece. I suppose this will end up being a New Year's present.  Dr. Harris picked it up today.  Can't wait to hear what his wife thought of it and to see it framed in that new home they're planning!
Lance 48" x 30" oil on canvas