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Thursday, February 27, 2014

today's effort...tillie in the garden

this is a small one..either 7x5 or 8x6..i've painted this before..much larger.. since this is one of my very favorite photos..Tillie was a toddler and loved to roam around in the garden in the back yard..heading to the show in Seymour...
6x6 oil on panel
here's another little floral I did the other day..starting to get excited about my show at the southern Indiana center for the arts.  the people there are lovely and seem to be excited to have my work...

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

white flower

6x6 oil on panel
this is a little ditty i did today..looking toward my show at the southern Indiana center for the arts in Seymour..i went today to check out the space..found a lovely painted gourd by Martha sechler that I just had to have!..her show closes on friday and mine goes up on Tuesday...

Sunday, February 23, 2014

on my easel

this is another of todd hoover's photographs...I used only burnt sienna and ultramarine blue and white for the greater part of I was nearing the finish I added another blue..seeing usual I see things I need to change..nothing beats taking a picture or holding something up in a mirror...if I want to go strictly by the photo...hmmmmm......

Monday, February 10, 2014

happy "umbrella" day!!!

10x8 oil on canvas panel
I heard this morning that it was "National Umbrella Day"...whatever that is....but i had this image in my studio that I've been wanting to paint for a long time...and what better time than NOW!!...I think i'm going to call it "Chinatown in the rain"...not sure why...this will most likely be it for a while..we're taking a little jaunt south to spend time with our friends the Hiltons...a little golf..and I really need to refocus and get my priorities straight...painting is going on the back burner...for now...

Sunday, February 9, 2014

"Is it My Turn?

11x14 oil on canvas panel
so here's this little ditty a bit more..not sure i'm quite finished with's at that stage where i have to stew a bit and see if i'm satisfied with the's done in a limited palette so it should have pretty good color harmony but design is so important..i already see a few things I plan to fix...but tomorrow...i'm heading to the couch!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

on my easel...a new beginning...

so this is what i'm working good friend Katie has a bunch of grands..I think this may be her oldest when she was a little girl..i'm honing in on it..I've had this black and white photo..taken by timmy, her hubby and my oldest living friend...I have done so much painting lately..i almost said...not today!..but then I heard the siren's call...


this painting sold at the venue opening last night...I've been searching my files to see the exact size and I can't seem to find it..i'm thinking it's 9x12 and I know it was painted in Georgia...maybe I never did get to post it..anyway..a fellow i'd met at the venue a couple months ago came to the opening..he's an amazing artist his own self..paints beautiful sets and lots of sports stuff..and thank you to him. we had a good time..even though the weather was frightfully cold!  the show stays up til the 20th but unfortunately I won't be here for the reception next Friday..we'll be in florida with the Hiltons!!

Friday, February 7, 2014

potato creek morning

16x20 oil on canvas panel
so here's more of "potato creek morning"...taken from one of todd hoover's the design..

opening at the venue tonight...

36x36 oil on gallery wrap canvas
so tonight's the big opening at the venue in's at 114 s. grant st...and it's freezing cold out there!!  the gallery walk includes 9 galleries and i'm sure everyone involved is praying hard!..I've worked so hard getting ready for this..thank you to my hubby for being so patient and supportive..and yes..he's coming with me...

Monday, February 3, 2014

today's effort

so this is the start of "potato creek? old friend todd hoover, a fabulous photographer who happened to be my first boyfriend..lives and teaches in south bend, Indiana and has been posting his photographs on facebook..he has several so far that i'd like to paint and I've gotten his here's this afternoon's effort..still needs some tweaking but I had a great time and the day went like a flash!!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

green crocks

8x10 oil on panel
so here's a little ditty I did today...still looking toward my openings in the next few weeks...I delivered a bunch of stuff to the venue yesterday...getting excited...
36x36 oil on gallery wrap canvas
this is the first large horse painting I's been drying and I spent last night varnishing all the things I could...I have to wait til they're dry to the touch before I can coat them..sometimes I spray retouch varnish but it's been too cold for I coated them with liquin..something I learned from c.w. mundy...