Grecian Urns

Grecian Urns
Pastel, tempera and acrylic

Monday, August 13, 2018

Oh my, it has been so long.....

It has been so long since I posted on here, I hope I can remember how.  I have been focusing on Portrait art for about five years now.  This is a study I worked on in Jim Himsworth's portrait
workshop two weeks ago.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

For the holidays, Erica and I decorated some windows.  In this photo I sketched the cornstalk and then, the finished product.  This was challenging.  We had to paint with the exact opposite process as these were drawn on the outside of the window with china markers then painted from the inside.  There are 8 other windows painted and the scenes are all holiday celebrations.

3rd Avenue Mural

Erica and I have been working on this mural for several years, but we don't work on it full time, we work on it when weather and work schedule allow. Altogether, there are several months of work on here. Maybe a little more. Anyway, we continue to move along and enjoy watching it grow. There are people that drive by and stop to look and talk. People walk by and chat. Some just come by to check. It's a wonderful experience and an education like none other. Erica is almost completely done with the water. I am working on the third statue's fleurish.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Grecian Urns

It has been some time since I could just spend time creating art. Life speeds up on us when we seem to need it to slow down a bit and we least expect it. Last month, I started to work on these 2 Grecian urns. I enjoyed working on them and now look forward to finding the right color of mat to use around them and a frame to compliment the shades of green used. They are done in pastel but I tried something new. A friend told me she mixes tempera paint with some acrylic and lays down the foundation of the painting/drawing. When she finishes with pastel it has a bit more of a grit to it to hold the color.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Slow these days....

I know I have been very slow as of late. So much going on with the arts and shows then the flood and health issues. I will try and load a few recent pieces I've been working on. It is a new style...using a thick gel medium in the paint gives me textures and I am loving it. Others seem to like it too and say they want to "feel" them...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Her first Christmas Special

Today we went to Kendra's (our Granddaughter) elementary school to see her first Christmas special. It was so cute and funny. We took tons of pictures but this one was the best. She was posed for pictures and he looked like he was stuck.......they were just so cute!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Catching up

It's time to catch up. I've been very busy painting and just living life to it's fullest. The following is a picture of Pelicans that I took mid November, 2009, on Lake Barkley in Tennessee. There were a dozen of them and we watched them play, fish and swim for several days.