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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Strawberries

This is an older image and blog entry that I had posted on my former blog.....the one I lost!!!!  It seems there is an abundance of fruit this year.  Strawberries are delicious to eat, but their vibrant color and beautiful shapes are very inviting to a painter.  I enjoyed painting these lovlies.  I'm forever amazed at God's providence and creation.  I'm still new to blogging and each day I'll probably tidy the post up a bit (smiles).  So, bear with me all you silent ones out there - ha!
Pear and Strawberries, 6"x6", Oil on Canvas

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Was This Week Here?

The snow- 12 inches of it - has totally melted and things are up and running again, but I lost the week!  Where did it go?  Do any of you bloggers out there in "blogger world" ever wonder this as well?  The past is not real anyway!  If you are interested in why I say this, I invite you to read Elizabeth George's book, "Loving God with All Your Mind."  Philipians 4:8

Sunday, March 21, 2010

First Day of Spring - Ha! Ha!

After long winters, freezes, gray skies and icy roads we look forward to springtime.  We look forward to spring because it brings newness, recovery and promise of beauty and good things.  Today is the first day of spring and guess what?  We have approximately 11 inches of snow with predictions of more to come.    A major cold front with two separate blasts from the north began to invade our "warm" town last evening and has continued to drop huge snowflakes.  Just about the time we see budding of trees, spring bulbs popping up from the soil, fresh air and sunshine....what a surprise.  It IS the most beautiful snow by far that I can remember.  I choose to enjoy it and be glad!  I choose to see the good! (Romans 8:28)  Spring will eventually come and bring colors that will warm our hearts.  The painting of the single rose below will suffice until the real thing!
From our Lower Deck

Painting for the Day
Single Pink Rose


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Crazy Eggs - A Little Poppish

Sometimes I get carried away when I think of the different possibilities of painting one subject matter.  I was asked one time why I painted pictures.  In all honesty, I have to say that the process is more important to me than the product.  There are times when I want to do something serious that could be considered higher art, and then there are times that I love to play.....It is great therapy when you aren't sure what you are going to paint next.  It might be that I want to rest or not think and plan so much, but painting everyday keeps me tuned-up!  I would imagine that it is much like a runner.  Surely a runner enjoys running and not just the training!  Or accomplishing a goal!   Anyway -  these next two images are some paintings I did the last couple of days.  They certainly cannot be called fine art, they're a little poppish but they were fun to do, and I relaxed and thought of my grandchildren while I painted them (smiles).
Robin's Nest


Birds of Different Color Eggs!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Three Amigos

Three Amigos
SOLD

I lived most of my life on a farm-ranch in Oklahoma.  This experience gave me a great appreciation for the natural beauty and design of the outdoors and of farm animals.  The patterns and natural earth tone colors of steers' coats became a fancy for me.  The "Three Amigos" is an oil painting I did of three steers.   I have painted them several times and I only have giclee prints of them now.  I sell other cow paintings on http://www.chatterboxart.etsy.com/.   

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