Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
OK, I think that this is done!!! The first pic is after Photoshop, but it loses the softness of his fur. The second is just off the camera, and you can see the softness. What's a girl to do????LOL
Monday, November 23, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
The show is Saturday and Sunday. My spot is #96, in a good area nearest to where most people park. I have my kids and George & George's son to help me with set-up, which starts at 6am. Show starts at 10am.
IT'S ALL GOOD!!!!!!
I'm nervous, but I have faith that this will be a good show!!!:)
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
I got these done today. But I did just notice under the Mom's sleeve, the pastels are smeared....I'm thinking MY CAT!!! All I have left to do for the show is a bit of work on the Surgeon Fish. Yes, I am leaving the daughter's face like it is. I have 2 photos of her, and this is what it looks like. I realize at the show, people will look at it and thing I messed up....but I don't want to change the way she looks. SO THERE!:)
Thursday, November 5, 2009
OK, the first image is the LAST one. I obviously need to put it down, do NOT look at it again til tomorrow. There's just too much going wrong with the whole thing. BUT, the good thing about that is that it is ME doing it and I WILL get it RIGHT!!!!! Just thought I'd show that I'm doing something..... ALSO, the little girl has something wrong with her face, and I'm not catching that right. I have 2 pics of her, and both show the same thing.....I'll get it right tho...JUST NOT TODAY!!!!! I REFUSE TO LOOK AT IT AGAIN TODAY!!!!
And the more I look at it, the worse it looks!!! SO NOT GOOD!!!!
YEP, I keep looking at it!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just another one for my show!!:)
IT'S ALL GOOD!!!!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I love the colors in this seahorse, I just am having a hard time NOT making it look too cartoonish!! I want it life like!!! Ah, I'll get it!!:)
Lonnie, my frame man, called today and he is going to help me to get all the paintings framed for the show!!! I could not be any happier than I am today!! Isn't life just ALL GOOD???!!!!! Heck yeah!!:)
Thursday, October 8, 2009
I did get some good news today. My best friend, Diane, well, her dad has done alot of wonderful wood working. I thought of him today when I was thinking of HOW am I going to get my paintings framed!!! I THINK he is going to help me. I know he can do a fantastic job and make everything beautiful and very professional looking for the show! I've known him since I was 11 and he has always been so positive about my art. It would be an absolute honor to have him frame my work for the show!!!
So, Lonnie, YOU HAVE TO DO IT!!!!!!!!:)
Monday, September 28, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
We are pleased to inform you that you have been selected by our jurors for inclusion in the 17th Annual DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts, which takes place on Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22, 2009. The Board welcomes you to this year’s festival!
An artist information packet including artist events, a festival map, your booth location, designated artists’ parking, set-up procedure and Festival guidelines will be sent to you in late October.
Please join us on Friday, November 20th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for a special evening to welcome artists and meet the festival’s patrons and sponsors. Detailed information on this event will be included in your October packet. No booth set up occurs on Friday night.
Please check in, pick up your booth sign, and additional artist information in DeLand on Friday evening, November 20th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center, 600 N. Woodland Blvd. or at Gold Leaf Gallery & Framing, 110 N. Woodland Boulevard, downtown DeLand starting at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday. All booths must be set up by 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. A photo ID will be required at check-in.
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I AM IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, September 7, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
I FINALLY entered a painting in The Artist Challenge. The comments I am getting from other artists are just fabulous and really make me want to create more!!!!!:)
Friday, August 28, 2009
AND, if I feel like painting, I have a seahorse drawn out on a canvas. This one's gonna be beautiful. The colors are wonderful in it. Can't wait!!!
I still have a few more days to wait...ok, so it's really like 2 weeks, before I hear about the art show. I just really need to know....I have no patience.
Anyhow, yall will get to see some new stuff soon!!!!!:)
Have a beer, sit back and relax...I'll post something soon!:)
Monday, August 24, 2009
I looked at the turtle today and realized that I need more wrinkles on the top of his neck. Tomorrow I will do that, then put the glaze on it.
I'm working on an 8 x 10 painting of another turtle and should have that done soon. I may have turtles down soon!!!:)
And, I have a seahorse drawn out to start and get done for the show....if I am "in"....still waiting to hear about that.....
Sunday, August 16, 2009
I'm probably going to work on another pastel next. After finishing a painting for a friend...LINDA!!!!:)
Then it's all about the show. If I am "in".....
The 7th seems so far away right now!!
IT'S ALL GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I've had the hardest time painting this turtle. IT'S BLUE!!! I don't paint blue turtles. BUT, it is at 60 ft. and you lose color there and all color turns to blue, so I have a blue turtle. If I do it different it won't work with the coral. My major concern right now is the "beak"....I just DON'T like it. It's paint, I can paint over it!!!!!:)
Goodness, I'm just stressing myself out here!! I guess because I've got 2 days and I want it PERFECT!!! I guarantee I WILL get it!!!LOL
I'm too anal!!:)
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Yesterday I painted, today I broke out my pastels!!:)
This is the Haitian boy I started before we moved. I think he is now done. There's a watermark on the side from our leaking roof!! I did not know it was leaking in my studio...THAT has to be fixed!!!
I'm working on getting all of my half-done art finished. It's a goal!!:)
Sunday, June 28, 2009
It is 48" x 36" - Acrylic on stretched canvas:)
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
We found this house, 4bdrms/3baths, and a GIHUGIC Sunroom that will be my studio. It's an old Victorian that used to be located at DeLeon Springs, then they moved it to where it is now. It was considered THE estate of DeLeon Springs for a long time. All the big parties were here!!
Well, it's ours now!!! and it's only 1 block from Mom!! See, everything does work out in the end!!! It's everything and MORE than what we wanted!!!
I'm so ready to just move and have that overwith...we leave for Bonaire in 9 days. So, we will get moved in and then go to the Caribbean for a week!!
IT'S ALL GOOD!!!!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Mom has now gone all out and is going for an Academy Award!! She has cried, she has yelled, she has gone for pity...all with the bank. I think they should be quite impressed with how she can make them feel like shit, because, well, they are!!
We have both been packing up our houses for 21 days. We are living out of boxes now. Which is probably better then living IN boxes. That could happen soon, if the BANK doesn't get with the program. I'm thinking a nice refridgerator box, under an overpass on I-4. We can add on as needed, find another big box, break out my trusty blue box cutter that I always carry in my purse, cut a new door in, use duct tape and attach them together. We can find lovely items in dumpsters to decorate. I saw some real nice, good, used shag carpet the other day!! For beds, I have a beautiful "Bratz" sleeping bag, and a "Princess" bag from Disney!! Ahhh, what I'm picturing is just a wonderful colorful new home!! Not to much to clean. I won't be needing my Kirby, I can just make people take their shoes off before entering my box! I usually do that anyway, shoes are a little too distracting and show that it's just a quicky visit!!!LOL
I'm going to miss my pool. BUT there are really nice retention ponds on I-4. I'm sure I can just walk down to one, set up my lawn chair, get some sun, maybe have a cooler of beer.... With the people that I have considered idiots w/ their stereos SO loud, Well, now I could learn to appreciate that...I'd have some music. If I put up signs saying "98.9" maybe everyone could get on the same station and I could hear a whole song, instead of bits and peices....I'm pondering this!!:)
Well, I'm off to locate my basil...seasonings are in a box here somewhere....
Friday, April 3, 2009
I'll be moving to a much bigger house. Hopefully I can figure out where my studio will be. I think I know, but I'll have to see once we get everything moved. This is a very important move for me. I will be closer to my mom, so I can take care of her. And, God willing, this will be the last time I ever move again in my life!!!!!!!
If anything of interest comes up, I'll post. And if by some freak of nature, I actually have time to draw before I pack up my studio, I'll post.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
OK, this is not even close to being done....but as I'm working on him, I'm falling in love with him. He is so beautiful. His features are all so perfect. I know, they don't look like that now, but you will see what I mean as I get more of him done. I need to name him, instead of refering to him as "him"....Um, for some reason the name "Jerome" comes to mind when I look at the drawing. It's a strong name and he seems like a strong person.
More to come......
Monday, March 16, 2009
So for the next 4 days I won't be drawing....I'll be diving and taking pics to paint.
I thank all of my followers and everyone else that stops by here.
I promise I'll post more art soon!!!:)
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Here is my second portrait in my Haitian Children series. When I look at it here, it looks like I may need to do more work on her top lip. Just a touch of white blended. And it seems to be a bit "hazy" across the eyes and nose area... I know, I am my own worse critic!! Drives me nuts.LOL
Any how, here she is. I didn't name her, I just call her "baby girl"...Yes, I do talk to my drawings, especially when they are children.:)
Sunday, March 8, 2009
OK, this is SO "in the works"...but I know some of yall like to follow as I go in what I call "Watch me Draw!!"
This child is so adorable. And VERY unsure about what's going on. I SO hope I can capture that innocent unsure look that she has.
I'll do more today on her and post as I go!!:)
Right now it looks like something out of the "Omega Man"...that's just scary!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
This is what I have done today. I found these gorgeous pictures of these children in Haiti, and I really want to do a series of them. Then, somehow, maybe use the drawings I do to raise some money for the village that these kids live in. It's a goal I have. I am so in love with the pictures of these kids. I HAVE to draw them. They are all so gorgeous.
I need to get in contact w/ the man that took the pictures, and works w/ the Rotary Club of Tortola to see if I could actually do something to help them. I just want to draw them, they are so beautiful. I'll try getting in contact w/ him once I finish "Belle" (I named her that), so he can see what I am doing.
But, for now, this is what I've done:)
I reposted the drawing. I did the corner's of her eyes, but I just feel they need more. When I do eyes they HAVE to look real. Her's aren't quite there yet...
Monday, March 2, 2009
I'm so amazed at myself for just doing this.:)
I think they are all personalities of me!!LOL But I'm really the blonde w/ the L'Oreal Seafleur lipstick!! Then there's the girl from the Breakfast Club down there toward the bottom. They are supposed to be manikens w/ wigs. The one at the bottom definitely looks like a wig, and she's confused. Miss Neatness w/ the red hair and Miss Niceness up top, next to me.LOL
This was a lot of fun and kept me busy today.:)
Note to self: Don't do pastels with big long sleeves on. WHAT A MESS!!!!