Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Liz's Poppies

This spring was one of the most beautiful springs ever. After years of severe drought, the rains finally came last fall. As a result, all of central and south Texas was in full bloom and we actually had a spring that lasted more than a week!
One of the beautiful spots was the garden of friend and fellow artist, Liz Maness. This painting is of her gorgeous red poppies. I wish I could say it was plein air but it is actually from one of the many photos I took that day. I didn't want to miss a thing! Afterwards, we all settled in to paint. You may remember an earlier post, Summer's Coming, which I painted on her deck that day.
This painting practically painted itself, as those that an artist feels most passionate about often do. I ordered a special frame for it that arrived yesterday. Thank you Randy Higbee! It's perfect!
9"x12", original, oil on board SOLD
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Portrait Study #2

I am continuing to work on portraits. It is a challenge but I am having fun and learning a lot.
6"x6", original, oil on board SOLD
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Little by Little

I have finally gotten around to launching a website. I am still struggling with my artist statement but am making progress... little by little. How can one capture all of the emotion and express them in but a few sentences? That may seem a redundant question but, if any of you have any suggestions, I am all ears. Meanwhile, I would love for you to drop by Gaye Sekula. I welcome your comments.
"Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you." Henri-Frédéric Amiel