Wednesday, September 29, 2010

three gas cans

three gas cans
8"x 8"
oil on masonite
I found these old gas cans in Shreveport outside of Big Mama's Antiques. No telling how many rain showers these little guys have sat through. This took me appropriately 3 1/2 hours to paint today. Thank the heavens above for nap time.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


I finished my first homework assignment this evening. The instructions were to set up a still life consisting of three objects placed in front of a black background and with a light foreground. The background had to take up more space than the foreground and the shadows of the objects could not enter the background. I tried to take a series of photos to document my process, but my camera's battery died. I've shared what I was able to get. Overall, I am pleased with the painting, but if anyone has a suggestion as to the color to use on the core shadow of an orange, I am ready and waiting for some advise. I am still not sure I got it right.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

loose and tight

Some clarification: I did not do this rooster in one day. It actually took about four sessions of a few hours each to complete. I tried some new painting techniques with this one that really made it fun: trying to paint faster in some areas and keeping a balance between loose and tight.
Soon I'll have it off to it's new owner.
Got new business cards in the mail today! I really like the way they turned out.

the front

the back

Monday, September 20, 2010


I finished this today. The frame is part of a heart pine floor ripped out of a 200 year old home in Kentucky.

oil on gesso board

My visit to New Orleans was great. I got to spend about three hours in the New Orleans Museum of Art. ( I touched a Wayne Thiebaud painting. Couldn't help it, I just had to.) The fried oyster po' boy I had on Friday was delish! And the beginets at Cafe Du' Monde's were....ummmm.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

happy days

This post marks my 100th post on BLOGGER. 

Even though the weather hasn't really begun to cool off yet, these are happy days for me. At the moment, my two oldest children are at school, and my two youngest are napping simultaneously. I am sipping chocolate Silk and eating goldfish crackers with a healthy (meaning generous, not heart-smart) side of pepper-jack cheese. Last fall, I made the decision to go back to school beginning in fall 2010. I am now pursuing my bachelor's of fine arts degree at Louisiana Tech University. I am a transfer student having aquired already an assoicaite degree in illustration. My first class here is beginning painting with Peter Jones. This painting is after day two, we will finish it during the next class. It is a still life (obviously) using a limited pallet. I am having a lot of fun with it.

I was just picked as the featured artist showing at the Holiday Arts Tour!!! (Click the link to see more.) My work will be in Ruston, LA at RUMO'S Barber Shop during the Arts Tour and I plan to have 31 new pieces ready for sale then. Here is one for a sneak preview:

A White House8"x 8"
Oil on Masonite

My husband and I are going on a little get-a-way to New Orleans Friday night, and I am going to spend some time in the New Orleans Museum of Art. Finally, A trip to a museum! It has been far too long.

Keep tuning in for more sneak peaks.

Friday, September 3, 2010


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