Friday, September 20, 2013

Roses on Red - SOLD

Ever fought with a rose? Sometimes painting a rose can feel that way. Even the white ones have many subtle colors and translucent light. To capture their beauty is a real challenge. The photo above the painting is me after a pastel painting session. I blend a lot with my fingers and wipe them on my shirt. Kind of looks like I've been in a battle! 

This is a 6 x 6 inch framed pastel painting and is available for $120 at the John Deaux Gallery in Pueblo, CO.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Hunter - SOLD

I have a good friend who has a cat that is a great hunter. Lately he's been catching snakes and bringing them to show his not-so-grateful mama. This painting is of him as a kitten. She should have seen what was coming : )

This unframed 5 x 7 inch oil painting is available in my Etsy shop for $50. Click here to purchase.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Jackrabbit Clean Up - SOLD

This jackrabbit is getting ready to wash her ear. I'm really happy with this painting. I love the ears. There are many more colors than you'd think in a rabbit ear. 

This 6 x 6 original oil painting is available for $100. Click here to purchase using PayPal. It's also available as a giclée print for $20 plus $2 shipping on my web site. Click here to purchase a print.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Jackrabbit - SOLD

I am definitely on a rabbit trail : ) I painted this 5 x 7 inch oil painting during the first Friday Art Walk at the John Deaux Gallery in Pueblo. Don't they have wonderful eyes? I was working from a photo I took of a jackrabbit that wandered on to our property in Pueblo West. This was my third opportunity to paint in public. It's getting easier. I'm not as nervous as I used to be. But I got a comment from a gentleman that threw me. He said that the photo looked better than my painting. That was a first! How do you graciously respond to a remark like that? The goal for an artist isn't to copy the photo. Why bother? The photo is a jumping off point. The painting should be a unique view of the subject filtered through the artist's mind. That's how creativity happens. That's why you can recognize a Georgia O'Keefe painting vs. a Rembrandt. They weren't copying. They were interpreting. I hope to see my art develop to reflect the unique vision God has placed in me. I wish I had started sooner but moving forward is a very good direction to be going. I sold one of my rose paintings last week to a collector in Europe (London) on Ebay. That was a much nicer first!

This framed 5 x 7 inch jackrabbit painting is available at the John Deaux Gallery in Pueblo, CO for $120. Contact me at 719-547-1093 if you are interested in purchasing.

You can also buy this painting as a fine art giclée print for $16 plus $2 shipping in my Etsy shop. Click here to purchase. 

Monday, September 2, 2013

Flop Ear Jackrabbit - SOLD

I live on the Colorado prairie where jackrabbits are a common sight. I watched this one lick her foot and drag it over her ear to wash it. The ear didn't quite bounce back right away : ) This 6" x 6" oil painting is available on Ebay. Click here to bid. This painting is also available as a fine art giclée print for $20 on my website. Click here to purchase.