Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
8x10 Oil on Canvas
My grandson is raising pigs as a project for 4-H and Stock Shows. “Perry” his gilt pig had a litter of 13 baby pigs two months ago. He now has less than that because a few of them died and he will be selling a few to other children as show pigs. Vindicator, above, is a pig that he acquired after all these other pigs. He is about a month older than the others. He named this pig after Vindicator in the movie, “The Rare Breed” with Jimmy Stewart and Maureen O’Hara. In the movie Vindicator was a Hereford bull that was left to a lady and her daughter by the wife’s deceased husband. They take the bull from England to a cattle breeder in Texas. Vindicator leaves a legacy of the Hereford, a “rare breed”. My grandson believes Vindicator will enhance his pig herd to be a “rare breed”
Vindicator is for sale in my Etsy store here.
Friday, November 1, 2013
Yellow Pears in Blue Willow Bowl – A Still Life Painting
14x18 Oil on Cradled Artist Board
Not quite through with the pears my grandson brought to me I decided to arrange them in a Blue Willow Bowl for a painting composition. I like them. Below I placed one of the pears beside the painting to give blog readers an idea of how large the painted ones are. I enjoyed this….hope to do a few more before they completely go bad. They are already drawing fruit flies . To purchase this painting follow this link:
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Each year I try to paint something for the winter season and/or Christmas. I started out painting realistic scenes and subjects. I would have them printed into note cards for my personal use. Then I was very inspired by a young lady who “felts” and sells her work on Etsy (http://www.etsy.com/shop/BearCreekDesign) in 2011. She creates some of the most charming felted snowmen and they seemed to “talk” to me . It was as if each said “paint my sweet face” and I’ll bring a happy attitude to everyone who sees me during the winter! I contacted her and asked her permission to allow me to use the images of her adorable little snowmen. I painted my first two whimsical snowmen in 2011. Last year I created two more and they are added here:
Snowman III SnowmanIV
Part II of my story is kind of like Buzz Lightyear’s approach to life, “Infinity and Beyond”! However, I would insert the text, “Etsy and Beyond”! I began to sell on Etsy in 2009. I have enjoyed this venture so much that it is difficult to explain unless you are an Etsy seller! I ‘ve met the most wonderful people from all over the world….good, kind people…..sellers who encourage, and buyers who enjoy my work! For more on this story you can actually go here, see my studio and read more about the process of my work: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChatterBoxArt/about/.
Part III…. Last year from January to July I worked with a young man who has a design firm to create the composition that is on these tins. He had came up with the idea of the grouping of snowmen and hired me to paint them in my style. I'm very grateful to him for his trust and confidence in my work. I'm also grateful that my work was exposed through Etsy and this blog. I've worked very hard to get my work to the public.
Here is a look at the tins
Monday, October 7, 2013
6x6 Oil on Canvas
I love orange and blue together. These two colors create a complementary color scheme that always makes a beautiful contrast. This small pumpkin was just what I was looking for to create a small daily painting with a new blue and white pitcher that I had picked up a couple of weeks ago. This little 6x6 painting can be found in my Etsy store. Click here.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
6x6 Oil on Canvas
Gourds are some of the most fun objects to paint. Their textures, shapes and colors are endless. Placing a sunflower or two gives an added interest. Painting them always puts me in a festive, autumn spirit and scooping up large quantities of paint and applying it on canvas makes me happy . These small paintings are listed in my Etsy store.
Assortment of Gourds with Blue and White Vase
6x6 Oil on Canvas
12x12 Oil on Canvas
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Friday, September 20, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
You can find this painting here.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Cheri Wollenberg“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”……C.S.LewisI have been selling my work on a venue called Etsy since 2009. Besides selling my work and loving every minute of that aspect, I have made some of the most wonderful online friends I would have ever imagined. CP is one of those. She is an artist and has a web page on Etsy too. Click here to check her shop out. Over the last couple of years we have communicated back and forth by email through Etsy. She is fantastic at making treasuries. Want to see one....click here. Omelet Fixings (above) is a painting listed on my Etsy web page in the SOLD section. I’m so pleased with this painting because it is a work of two minds, and I am included. CP is the image creator and I am the painting creator. CP wanted a painting of some of her favorite things placed together to tell a story of an experience she has had. She shared with me how much fun she had with some friends as she placed and arranged the objects into the composition. I loved that she enjoyed the composing experience too! She asked me to paint her beautiful experience as a custom order for her. So, I cannot get any credit for the beautiful (almost formal) balanced composition and the elements that went together to make this still life, but I enjoyed painting it. I thought of how much I’ve enjoyed getting to know her, and I’m so appreciative that she chose my style, and gave me the privilege of reproducing a happy moment. I consider this lady a “friend”. Thanks CP