Now that the Chestnut Group art show "A River Runs Through It" is behind us, it's time to look towards the next art event on the schedule, "Art Effects." The Maury Regional Healthcare Foundation event will be held August 3-4, 2012.
I've been debating about what to paint, even asking my art friends what their ideas are for their entries. My first love is painting animals, and of course I love historic buildings in landscapes, but what will pull these ideas into one collection?
Last night, it occurred to me to paint still lifes, animals, landscapes, and even comfort foods that defines the sweet life here and around Windy Acre Cottage. For a bright, fresh summer look, I'm painting with transparent oils on gessoboard.
I'll add paintings as they are completed. So far this is what I have...
Love to watch for beautiful Hummers... a sure sign of summer
4 o'clock. Time for Tea
8 x 10 Oils on Gessoboard, $200
What better way to start the morning than fresh berries from the garden served on Grandma's china?
In the old neighborhood Miss Payne was our elderly next door neighbor. I don't know now old she was when we moved in, but I always thought of her as elderly... for 30 years. She had an old Dachshund named Lady Bird, could embroidery the prettiest stitches, and she grew the most beautiful pink peonies. Humorless and snobby, she kept to herself mostly...probably because she hated kids.
My Dad tells me he never was able to sneak in late after a date with my Mom because his parents chickens always gave him away. There was a mean rooster that was the worst.
I love chickens and I love painting chickens. They are the perpetual breathing flowers of the barnyard.
I admired my friend Jan's Sunflowers and the next day I found a vase of them on the front porch waiting for me to come home. They beckoned to be painted!!
I visited the Gulf recently looking for gallery representation. Here was my toughest critic, a little pooch named Itsy at Red Bird Gallery in Seaside, FL.
Walking in downtown Seaside, Florida, in 90*+ heat I passed through to a park that was shady and cool with live music, gelato, and art shops. In other words, Heaven.
I love painting roses. The dark greenery juxtaposed against the pale petals make for the most interesting paintings. This is one of my favorites.