Monday, March 31, 2014

Cantaloupe on Glass

Cantaloupe on Glass
Oil  5 x 7

I placed these cantaloupe slices on a sheet of glass to see what interesting reflections I could get by moving my light around to different positions.  As you know, I love reflections whether they are on glass, water or any shiny surface.  This glass did not disappoint, and I had fun painting this one.  

Have a great Monday and wonderful week!  Thank you for your visit.  

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Old Red Barn

The Old Red Barn
Oil  9 x 12

Old barns, corn cribs, ramshackle buildings--remnants of the past and a different way of life than we now live--they are all so interesting to me.  I enjoy seeking them out when we're riding in the countryside and would love to stop at everyone and snap a photo.  However, we probably would never reach our destination on time.  I've snapped a few riding down the highway and even put our lives in jeopardy stopping on the side of the highway.  Artists live a dangerous life. . .  This is a big ole barn and someone chose to paint it bright red.  I hope it puts a little color in your day.  

Monday, March 24, 2014

Eggplants and Yellow Pepper

Eggplants with Yellow Pepper
Oil  6 x 6

I do love to paint eggplants--love their shape and beautiful purple color.  Peppers are a favorite also.  These little beauties actually came from our garden.  As always, when interesting food enters our house, the first order of business is to either paint it or photograph it for a future painting which is the case here.  This was painted primarily with a palette knife to get some interesting texture going on.  It won't be long until gardening season and lots of beautiful fruits and vegetables to paint.  

Just want to remind you that my exhibit is still hanging at Peach State Bank & Trust in Gainesville, Georgia.  If you're local, be sure and stop by to check it out.  I have a few of the snowman paintings on exhibit there also.  Almost all paintings are for sale.  

Thank you for stopping by today!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Red Head    

Red Head
Oil  5x7

You know how much I love to paint roosters.  They have attitude!  And it's so much fun to try to capture that look.  I like that bright red comb--can't get enough red. 

Have I ever told you about the time I got spurred by a rooster?  It really hurt and I really cried, plus I didn't know what had attacked me from behind.  I was about 12 years old--visiting my cousins.  They had a mean ole rooster, and I was leaned against their screen door one summer evening telling them a long goodbye when out of nowhere, something flung against me and my legs were in immense pain.  I was hurt and frightened.  The rooster had dug it's spurs into my legs and I had blood streaming down.  That rooster didn't live to see the sun rise again--my uncle made sure of that.  

Our rooster has attitude, but I know he would never harm an innocent little girl lingering much longer than necessary to bid farewell and end an afternoon of fun.

Have a great weekend!