Saturday, July 25, 2009

Busy at the Arts Alliance

I know it has been quite a while since I posted a painting, but I have definitely been busy in the field of art! Our local non-profit membership organization, Monroe County Arts Alliance, has installed its' new officers and is going through a major drive to publicize itself and sign up new members to join in the fun of all the fabulous projects we have ahead of us this next year. I've volunteered for 'Publicity' chairperson and have been keeping the gallery open for the last ten weeks to give the regular gallery director some much needed R&R. Check out the new blog we set up to learn a little more about this lively group of artists and art lovers!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Been Fishin'

"Been Fishin' "
18" x 24" acrylic on visual edge canvas

Here's another offering for our community images show in September. It was really fun to paint this one! It just begged to be loose and casual.
The right to use the photo was given by one of the Monroe County Arts Alliance members in response to requests sent out this spring. I didn't know at the time that we live on the same road! I have since met this gentleman(her husband) and he is indeed an avid fisherman.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Batting Coach

"Batting Coach" SOLD
8" x 10" oil on gessoed masonite

This is another of the pieces that I'm painting for the local art alliance's show this fall of community images. What could be more community than baseball at the recreation center? I love the way that all the shapes in this painting mimic the curvature of the coach embracing this little player.
The coach bought this painting with the emotional comment "This is why I coach!". My reply... "That is why I paint".

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Hard to Camouflage

"Hard to Camouflage"
8" x 10" acrylic on gessoed masonite
Xanadu Gallery

The cry a peacock makes is eerily beautiful when heard in the distance, but when a wandering neighbor's bird hops up on your deck rail and announces his presence just as you're fixing your first cup of coffee in the morning... well, that's another story! Thank goodness some of his buddies answered and he found his way home.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Lightly Napping

"Lightly Napping"
8" x 10" acrylic on gessoed masonite

Time to take a break from the big paintings and play on a few small ones. Here's Buddy again doing what cats do best...nap. Love to capture all the colors bouncing around in the sunlight!