Monday, July 27, 2009

"The Jordan River"

                               10' x 12'
                Rightway Baptist Church
                         Dallas, Texas

I was commissioned to do this mural by Rightway Baptist Church in 2008.  I was privileged to know the Reverend Kevin Bush, pastor of Rightway, through a long time business association.  Little did I know that Kevin in addition to selling automobiles, was the leader of such a dynamic little jewel of a church in South Dallas.  My family and I were privileged to be at the unveiling and it was such a thrill!  When Kevin stood in the baptismal to baptize folks, he actually looked like he was standing in the Jordan River!  Just thinking about it, inspires me all over again!

Friday, July 24, 2009


My contribution to the challenge, Different Strokes from Different Folks.  I decided to do a little pen and ink and watercolor.  I love working in this medium. 

Thursday, July 23, 2009

"Light at the End of the Tunnel"

                         16 x 20
               Acrylic on Cotton Panel
                        $ 750

The Virtual Paint Out ( really got me outside my box!  A fun exercise using Google Street View as a resource for traveling the world to find interesting subjects to paint.  Barcelona, Spain!  Wow!  The painting will be available at the upcoming MAC Membership Show in Dallas, Texas.  

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Texas Longhorns

          "Texas to Tuscany" Show
           Rising, A Gallery
           Dallas, Texas            

These paintings were recently featured at the show given at Rising, A Gallery in Dallas, Texas. It was a great pleasure to be honored with such a wonderful show!   

I am truly excited this morning!  I have just gotten a couple of new blogs....;; and  Go figure, I'll be blogging like crazy!

Now I just have to create lots of art!  Are we havin' fun yet?!  Absolutely!  It's All Good!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Let the Sunshine In!

                                  5 x 5
                      Acrylic, Miniature
                                 $ 60


This sunny front porch in Greece makes you want to be there!  What a fun trip!  These miniatures are perfect gifts for that special person or for yourself, putting those fond,  vacation memories in a fine art grouping.  Just glancing at them, puts you back to that time and place.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Field of Flowers

            16 x 20 Acrylic, Framed

This was a lovely garden outside the Treches Gallery on the High Road between Chimayo and Taos in Treches, New Mexico.  Spectacular paintings, worth the visit.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Taos, New Mexico

                            16 x 20
                   Acrylic, Framed

This is on the famous Ledeau Street in Taos, New Mexico.   There are lots of art galleries and many beautiful flowers.  These lavender flowers, mixed with a few hollyhocks are some of my very favorites and the way the sun shown on them, made them stand out even more.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Casa Escondida

Casa Escondida in Chimayo, New Mexico is full of charm and decorated in the traditional style of it's surroundings.  It was a beautiful setting for an artistic retreat, located just about 30 miles from Ghost Ranch.  True Georgia O'Keeffe country!  

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Study in Light and Shadow

I thought Los Alamos was dry and baron!  Much to my surprise on our drive through the Mountains of New Mexico, we came upon this beautiful forest with lots of contrasting greens. As the "Queen of Green" , I found this to be  a perfect example!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Gates of Chimayo

I really liked the shadows and light in this painting.  I recently realized that I look at all of my surroundings and see only shadows and light.  I guess that's the artist in me.  It could also be that I totally LOVE this part of our country.  I am truly inspired by the beauty of New Mexico. Painting is 16 x 20, framed, acrylic on canvas.  

Monday, July 13, 2009

New Orleans Perspective

As I approached the front porch of the beautiful bed and breakfast on Canal Street in New Orleans, I  knew I was going to create these colorful flowers on canvas.  The innkeeper told us that almost the entire structure was under water after Katrina.  Hard to believe!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Special Bouquet

I have not posted in quite sometime and wanted to start back with one of my favorite paintings. I recently sold this one, but hopefully, I'll get another beautiful bouquet to paint and share.