Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Georgia in Bloom '09 is coming up!

Just click on a page of the brochure and it will enlarge so that you can read all the terrific events taking place at many venues during this extended festival. Don't miss the May 1&2 paint out and auction... I'll update you on that later since I'll be participating. Three of my paintings are in the show with the April 18th reception. I'm looking forward to both!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Peter Muzyka

I'd like to introduce you to Peter Muzyka and his fabulous artwork! Egg tempera and oils are the mediums that he so masterfully uses. His website features originals and prints and his blog has progressive photos of works in progress so that we can see his pieces from start to finish... something we all love to watch. Peter is a fellow artist represented by Art on the Avenue, so I get to see his works in person. Lucky me because the details are worth a really close look to appreciate them fully. Peter & I will be participating in Madison, Georgia's annual art festival "Georgia in Bloom", which I will showcase tomorrow. Hope you visit Peter's sites and enjoy his talent!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Surf Riders

"Surf Riders"
8" x 10" oil on gessoed masonite

It was raining for the third day in a row when I painted this. It helped my mood to create a little artificial sunshine! This is another offering for Karin Jurick's challenge on her blog 'Different Strokes from Different Folks'. I'm glad to be jumping back into the fun!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Art on the Avenue Fifth Anniversary Celebration

...and a good time was had by all!

The gallery was full of fantastic artwork! All of the participating artists made a concerted effort to have brand new pieces displayed. Mary Jane, Ginger and Debbie hung them beautifully and were the consummate hostesses of the evening. I was proud to be in such talented company and be represented by such a caring gallery. It was rewarding to meet art patrons in such a relaxed setting and get their feedback.
I met artists whose work I've admired but couldn't put a face to before this evening. I'll be featuring some of them here on the blog in upcoming days.

Thanks to all who attended!

Saturday, March 21, 2009


20"x20" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

"Tethered" is influenced in part by my participation in the 'Different Strokes from Different Folks' challenge blog of artist Karin Jurick. Her paintings of candid figures going about their day intrigue me.
My husband takes pictures at the job site of a $51 million school project where he represents the architectural firm. There are several other photos of workers that may make it onto my easel... when I'm up for all those perspectives again!
Art on the Avenue is having a Fifth Anniversary Show & Reception next Tuesday evening and I painted this rather complicated piece this week for the show. I had intended to finish the rodeo painting, but it sold at the Forsythia Festival this past weekend...unfinished! I will finish it up in the next few days for Hazel, who happens to have two other originals of mine. Thanks, Hazel!

Friday, March 13, 2009

" Who in the Woods "

"Who in the Woods" SOLD
8" x 10" acrylic on gessoed masonite
Art on the Avenue

I'm still working on the rodeo series, but I just had to take a brief diversion and paint this guy. After working with the intricate soft patterning of the feathers on this horned owl, I know why you rarely see one in the woods... they are perfectly camouflaged! This one at Dauset Trails Nature Center gave me a warning hiss after I snapped his picture.

Hallelujah! Back at the easel...

Seems like forever!
Some Spring shows are coming up and I've been getting ready for those.
A larger painting in the rodeo series is still on the easel.
This weekend is my hometown's Forsythia Festival where I'll be painting on site to promote my September solo show "Paint the Town!"