Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Everglades Adventure

A few days ago I drove out toward the Everglades to photograph the wonderful summer cloud formations. When I saw a good "photo op" I pulled off the highway and found myself at the entrance to an airboat ride concession. The views were magnificent, the manager very friendly, and soon I was set up and painting. I finished about the time a shower came across the sawgrass. When I stopped by the office to thank them I was invited to go along on an airboat ride. What an exhilerating experience it is to soar smoothly across the top of the water, crossing lakes and passing through mangrove tunnels! I will remember that glorious day every time I look at this painting. It is already hanging (though slightly wet) in Dennison-Moran Gallery and can be yours with one phone call to 239-263-0219.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Another Chicken

Another chicken from the coop has been transformed onto canvas.

This one is also on ten-inch gallery wrapped canvas. Both fowl are priced at $300. Call Dennison-Moran Gallery at 239-263-0590

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Fancy Fowl

I met this rooster in a chicken coop in Tucson when I visited my artist friend Stephanie Birdsall. We actually went inside with the chickens, sat quietly and waited until they came out and scratched for food all around us while we took photos. I gained a new appreciation of these beautiful birds! This is the third painting in a series. It is oil on gallery wrapped 12-inch square canvas.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New Gallery Paintings

These three little dancing palm paintings are painted on four-by-four inch gallery wrapped canvas. They can either be hung on a wall or set on a shelf or table, alone or in a grouping. My inpiration was the beautiful cocoanut palms along the beach at Lowdermilk Park. It is fascinating to watch the trees' fronds sway back and forth in the breeze.My medium is the new interactive acrylic paint.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Suspicious people sometimes wander on to college campuses. I suppose that explains why the security guard approached me as I was painting in a section of the main quadrangle and wanted to know who I was and if I had permission to be on campus. My former classmate and I had entered the front door of Main Building and asked someone in the first office if we could set up and paint on campus. We were welcomed. Wrong authority. We had to proceed to the proper person to explain our presence, thereby wasting good morning light time. Next time we will know which office to enter. At least this little painting was completed after the interruption.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Today I learned that Agnes Scott College, my alma mater, will be hanging my painting of Rebekah Colonnade in the newly renovated Alumnae House on campus.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Mothers Day

At the gallery today customers were looking for gifts for moms. The first shoppers were two precious little girls, ages six and four, with their dad. The dad went patiently all through the store trying to involve both girls in the choice. The little one wanted to buy something purple, her favorite color. The older one was more selective, but was often vetoed by sister (on general principle, I suspect). This continued until the girls were obviously losing interest. I stepped in with a new suggestion, something that they both agreed on, and we proceeded to the cash register. The cute four-year-old became extremely attentive while I wrote up the sale and wrapped the little box because she was to carry the bag home. And she did!

Mothers Day brings us all together with the common bond of childhood. Enjoy it.