Friday, September 27, 2013

The Tiger - SOLD

My husband loves Auburn and the mascot for Auburn is the Tiger.  He spends a lot of time watching football and during those games, I spend a lot of time painting.  This is a 16 " x 20" gallery wrapped original oil painting.  The reference photo I used came from Angeline Rijkeboer.   I plan on painting an Elephant next - in honor of Alabama fans. 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

MaMa! - NFS

If you are a mother you might remember your children waking up (usually way too early) and calling you from their crib ---"MaMa!"   This little baby hummingbird is awake and hungry.   This one is dedicated to Allie --my daughter.

8" x 10" oil on linen

Contemplating Leaving - SOLD

I mentioned that I know the hummingbirds will be leaving soon and this is my interpretation of a little one contemplating the time to leave.  This is an 8" x 10" oil on linen.

Sweet - SOLD

  I love hummingbirds and I have a feeder outside my office window.  If it becomes empty, the hummingbirds will come to the window and "hover" there.  Truly!  They occasionally fight over their place at the feeder and this week I had to encourage two sparrows to leave!  I know they will be leaving soon and I will miss them. 

Saturday, September 21, 2013

The Cat's Meow - SOLD

What a great rainy day for painting with the exception that I have moved outside to the deck - got rained on  - moved back inside to my art "corner" then outside again.....but a great day --- it is the Cat's Meow of a day...This painting is a 8" x  10" on linen painted with oils using brushes and a palette knife..I am headed to the Art Colony in a week to paint non stop for a week with the artist in residence, Nancy Chaboun and many of my artists friends from all over whom I meet with every year.  Can't wait - hope to have some new paintings completed. 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Labor Day - SOLD

Beautiful Labor Day on Lake Martin!   I am so glad I have gotten a chance to be home long enough to paint.  I have been working out of town a lot and I have been committed to completing a portrait of a friend's child.  I finally finished that portrait today.  I have carried this child around with everywhere trying to "get to know him" before I could actually paint his portrait.  He has gone with me to California and he has kept me company while I have been on the treadmill and many airplanes.  Today he said, "OK - enough" so I took the opportunity to go outside on my deck and paint plein air.