Thursday, November 27, 2014

Black Friday Sale!!!

I spent hours trying to get paypal "buy it now" buttons to work and never could. SO... if you are interested in taking advantage of this sale, please email me at between midnight central time tonight (Thursday) and midnight central on Friday. Thank you!!  Shipping will be added to the cost of each purchase.

I hope you find something to kick off your Christmas giving!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Samford Detail 2

I was able to get into a bucket truck to take the reference photos for this!!! That was such a fun experience. This is 11x14, matted, watercolor, $225.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Selma Cotton

We cut off a branch of a cotton plant one day, which I used as a reference to paint this. My grandfather ended up in Selma, AL, over 100 years ago when he was buying cotton for England. So Selma and cotton will forever be tied together in my mind.

11x14, $135, watercolor

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Falling Leaf

This was fun. I love the colors of Autumn! This one is watercolor, 11x14 matted, and $135.

White Iris

This one is one I did from the first iris of spring after a long winter full of many traumatic changes. I was feeling hopeful and at peace with the changes when this iris bloomed while it was still cold and dreary out. I brought it inside and drew it, then added color. Watercolor and colored pencil, 11x14. $75 matted and ready for a frame.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Plein Air Purple Iris

I painted this one with some friends (and with my mom) on a plein air trip in Huntsville, AL. These irises were gorgeous! My painting doesn't do them justice. 8x10" matted size. $45. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Raspberry Kisses

I love anything fruity and chocolatey! This painting has a matted size of 8"x10". Watercolor. $45.

Indian Paintbrush

This one is 5x7 on clayboard again. $45 unframed.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Autumn Wreath

I did this small painting last year when we first moved into a much smaller house than the one we were in. I was sad about having to put most of our things into storage, and decided to create a wreath for the front door for some color and cheer. Then I painted it! Matted 8"x10", $45.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Oakleaf Hydrangea

This one is on Aquaboard and it's 5"x5". The surface of these board is very bumpy and they absorb watercolors- exactly the opposite of the clayboards. $45 unframed.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Buff Roo

This guy looks like he has an attitude. Of course, I've never met a rooster that didn't!! This is 6x6 watercolor on clayboard. 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

His Highness

I have enjoyed painting on these clayboard panels. This one is 6"x6".

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Busy Bee

I have a friend who loves beekeeping. She's asked me to paint bees for a while, now, and I finally got a good photo to use as a reference. This was painted on a 6"x6" square of clayboard, which is very slick. It's fun, but it doesn't behave like watercolor paper! 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Apalachicola Heron

Last May I traveled with several friends to the coast of Florida for an international plein air event. We who traveled together weren't part of the participating artists- we went to watch them paint! It was a GREAT time of fun and fellowship, and we got to see some fantastic artists do wonderful things with their craft. I also took a ton of photos, and this painting is from one of those photos taken at a marina down there.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Orange Daylily

This was painted as part of a 12x12 challenge. I didn't have square mats but found 12x12 square frames, so I just drew the square within the 12x12 to make it look like a mat. Fun!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Indian Pink

I love this little flower.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Blue Iris on Yellow

This is one that I did during September's 30/30 challenge. I only got three done that month!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Another dog portrait

This was actually the first dog portrait I did- I finished him last summer but was not doing a good job keeping up with my blog. I'm trying to do better about that!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

"River" - commission completed and delivered

I was happy to deliver this painting to a longtime friend this week. :) I'm tickled to say that she is happy with it!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

My first solo art show!

What a busy time. I'm excited to be getting ready for my first solo show at Women's Hope Medical Clinic. They have a great space that needs attention, and I needed a location. I love this ministry and will be donating a portion of my proceeds to support them. Please come!

Monday, January 27, 2014

7/30 Indian Paintbrush

I've obviously dropped out of the challenge. I had a lot of fun but life got in the way again! :-) This is another one on the clayboard. 5x7 watercolor.

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

6/30 Cotton (sold)

Here's 6/30 in the challenge. It's 5x7 watercolor on clayboard. This clayboard is forcing me to be less detailed and more abstract. I'm having fun with it. I have two more pieces and then I'll be back to my regular paper for a while.


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Friday, January 10, 2014

5/30 Challenge

Here's number 5 in the challenge. Yes, I'm behind! But I'm still doing better than last time. I have several more in the works and hope to catch up slightly tomorrow. :-)

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Paintings 3 and 4 of the 30 in 30 Challenge

I'm running a little behind, but still doing better than I did in the last challenge! :-)

This is Busy Bee, 6x6, watercolor on clayboard. $45 unframed. I like how it looks from a distance. Close up it looks fragmented, but when you step away a few steps suddenly it's almost 3D! I like it.

Here's the dog portrait I finished over the weekend:

I'm still frustrated with the Blogpress app. I can't figure out a way to add html with an ipad app. Oh, well!

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Day 2/30: "His Highness"

I love this rooster's puffed up chest! His comb reminds me of a crown, so his name immediately became "His Highness". This is painted with watercolor on a 6"x6" Clayboard panel.

BlogPress for ipad is not letting me insert a paypal button. It's challenging figuring out all the eccentricities of the various apps! Anyway, it's $45 unframed and $65 framed, plus shipping. Email me if you'd like it and I'll send you a Paypal invoice.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

First painting in the 30 day challenge

I've got the first painting done in Leslie Saeta's 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. :-) I LOVE roosters and they are fun to paint.
Any ideas for a name for him?

BlogPress for ipad is not letting me insert a paypal button. It's challenging figuring out all the eccentricities of the various apps! Anyway, it's $45 unframed and $65 framed, plus shipping. Email me if you'd like it and I'll send you a Paypal invoice.

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