Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Red Roses

HAD two dozen of the most beautiful red roses at my front door this week end. Pulled a few out and painted them in a 16 by 20 that I started and finished today, a rather long day of painting. Will post the painting when it is a bit drier and I can take a photo.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sunday Night

Had a neighborhood Get Together that was truly fun. Actually met some of the new neighbors that I had not known. More little girls wanting to be artists and bringing me some of their art work to look at. Five year old Tally has done some really nice work, with lots of detail for a five year old.

Went to a Swan Party (friends for 27 years, celebrating birthdays each month). this party was all the way in Dunncanville at a lovely home on the golf course. Great food and fun.

Here is a painting that is out on consideration.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Doing my homework tonight

Got a session in at the gym, did my figure drawing work, writing a few notes. Even worked a bit in the yard. Good day. Taken to lunch by the Wernicke's. Ate dinner with Elsie Gunter at Market Street last night.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

Book List that you need to collect as an artist: Friend Christine Elaine Patterson sent these

All of Andrew Loomis' books:
Drawing the Head and Hands (out of print)
Figure Drawing for All It's Worth (out of print) (Will tell you a story about these two books at the bottom of this post)

The Human Figure by John Vanderpool
Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist by Stephen Rogers Peck

Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing From Life by George Bridgman

Harley's Browns Eternal Truths for Every Artist

Hawthorne on Painting by Mrs. Charles W. Hawthorne

Alla Prima: Everything I Know About Painting by Richard Schmid

The Art Spirit by Robert Henri

And I am going to add:

John Carlson's Book on Landscape

My Story:
Have a very sweet, kind, thoughtful friend named Rebecca Bridges Rice. We were talking about Loomis' books and how the very ones I wanted the most were out of print. A year went by and then a package arrived from Rebecca. Her Mother had found the books in a used book store. Rebecca paid, wrapped and sent. They are among my prized books, most prized books. This emphasizes how fortunate we are to have met some of the finest people through the arts. Thank you, Rebecca. Thank you Elaine. Am blessed to know and love you. Above is the painting that RBR bought.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Reception June 3, 6-9 pm, Ft. Worth Community Art Center, 1300 Gendy St. FW, Texas

This is one of 25. Went to the show yesterday and was thrilled to find 5 had sold and the reception has not taken place. Come join me and share a glass of wine. Several other shows going on at the same time.

Monday, May 23, 2011

The people you get to meet via the art world are wonderful

I wouldn't have had the privilege of meeting the artist who purchased this painting if we hadn't have been in a workshop together. I would not know some of the finest people in the world that teach workshops, are professors in college or the students of those professors, if it were not for the world of art. Feel greatly privileged.

Spent 5 hours with the person, a fine artist from Dallas, sharing a bit of life, eating the best burger at Kincaid's, and going to the Ft. Worth Community Art Center where I found that 5 paintings had sold in my show there. Here are a couple of the smaller paitings that sold:

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Delivering this painting to Trinity Arts Guild today

When I was in Belize, doing Habitat for Humanity, visited this village and was stunned by the kindness and happiness of people who are so very content with what they have. Think this can be a mighty lesson for us all.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Tarrant County College Show

Won an award of 2nd in the oil paintings with the Mouse painting shown earlier in posts. And what really thrilled me was selling this painting to the family of a favorite young, really good, painter that has been in college with me and now in TCU.