Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Wine, Cheese & Strawberries

This is the latest.  I took the picture about 3 years ago of my friend on the weekend of my 50th birthday at the cabin.  I thought it was an awesome picture and always thought it would be cool to paint.  What do you think.  The next two are progression pictures. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

New stuff in process or progress...

I've been working on this one at home.  It has only had two times of me applying paint but I like it so far.

Not sure I like this one as I have possibly started it wrong but I will get it sooner or later.  This one and the hats I'm trying my hand at on my own at home. 

Now here is the latest of the Fishing Daddy.  I will go to class today and add more to it but probably won't work on it again until January when classes start up again. 

Friday, December 4, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Flowers and Cigars

Finished another one in my not so spare time lately.

Flowers and Cigars

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Painting Update

Still have a bit to go so far but it's looking real now.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Flowers and Temperature

Thought I would share the latest from art class. I took the picture in the spring on our back porch. The ash tray is one of the collectible things that are around the house. This one in particular is an ash tray with a thermometer on it. What is cool is that it says Dallas, Kansas City and Tulsa on it! It also is the resting place for one of The Hubby's smoked cigars. It is not finished but wanted to share the progression so far.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


This is a very old picture of my 2nd cousin, Danny.  He was my mother's age and passed away a few years ago.  I have always loved this snapshot of him sitting on the Model A (or T not sure) that he had towed back from Washington or someplace like that.  He tinkered around with it which explains the grease.  I did a sketch one evening sittting and watching TV and when I showed it to my instructor he suggested I do it again on some illustration board.  Today I finished it and plan on framing.  It was a different medium for me but I liked it. 


Now this is not my best by a long shot but I did it for my Daddy.  Peaches was orginally my Momma's cat but soon became more Daddy's.  When Momma passed Peaches was something to give Daddy comfort and companionship.  Peaches had to be put down Christmas last year and it just killed my Daddy to do it.  It was the first time HE made the decision to do that as it was always Mother or myself.  Peaches was also a link to Mother for him.  So I give you Peaches, the evil cat.  She was a little tetched in the head but loved Daddy.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Sunflower final

It's a bit blurry but it is DONE!  It was on my own too.  The instructor told me that he loved my petals and I that I only had to touch up the background and leaf/stem.  It is now signed. 

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sunday, August 30, 2009


I'm attempting one on my own so bear with me as I learn.  Going to have to fix the background and there is still more to add to the center but doing it a little at a time to allow for drying and muddling colors. 

Friday, August 28, 2009