Monday, October 18, 2010

An Abstract Representational Oil and Acrylic Contemporary Floral Painting

From Within Green
23 X 52 oil on canvas

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 This painting is in my first series of abstracts called 'From Within'.  This particular one is going in the Dutch Gallery Art Show in Dallas at the beginning of November.  It's a new technique I have developed recently and it's always a surprise in the end.
I have been doing quite a few commissions lately, but have found some time to work on this technique.  It's so much fun and now some have become representational along with abstract.  I am going to work on this with my adult students and possibly my younger ones.  I think they'll have a great time painting and developing this style just as I am.
Things have been very busy lately, but it's felt great.  Shows comming up and now the holidays are on the horizon too.  Not to mention the upcoming trip with my three daughters to Santa Fe for my birthday.  How lucky to be traveling with my daughters to such a fun ands artistic place!  O.K., on the other side of my  creativity, I've been constructing a bassinet for my first grandbaby due in February.  Since I'm not the best seamstress, I'm relying on fabric glue.(don't wince!).  It's going to be beautiful, using my grandmother's linens and her guidance and love. She will certainly be there in spirit!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Contemporary Realistic Abstract Thoroughbred Horse Racing Action Illustration in Oil

42 X 42 oil on canvas
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I painted this painting in the window of a store at the Galleria in Houston.  Never have done that before and I must admit, it was a little daunting,  It actually turned out to be great fun as people would stop and look and visit.  I love to paint these horses as I have done several and some the only action paintings I've done.  This one is going in the Dutch Gallery Show in Dallas at the beginning of November, but I'm considering it for a private show I'm having this Thursday night.  Horse lovers anyone?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Whimsical Abstract Realistic Figure done in Oil and Graphite

La Vie Sans Souci
19" X 19"
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I was painting all day yesterday and becoming a little frustrated.  I was determined to  do something I liked.  I ever so quickly sketched two figure paintings in about 20 minutes.  Some days are just like that, but when I wake up in the morning, I like to see something that makes me feel good. I definitely believe there's some improvement needed, but I was pretty happy with them - enough to do more.  They were so fun to just do it without hardly a bit of thought.  Maybe I shouldn't think so much!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

A contemporary nude study done in a realistic style in graphite and charcoal

11"  x  15"
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One of my favorite subjects is figurative, but I've always painted and not just drawn.  It was suggested to me to draw.  I've been teaching my students to draw using an HB and a 2B pencil.  I thought it was about time I went out on a limb myself and tried to tackle this, and so... you're viewing my first.  It was so peaceful to draw and I loved it!  I used an HB, 2B and a 4B along with charcoal - the works!  This is something I want to continue and practice, not just nudes but all types of figures.  Stay tuned!