Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

I Am An Artist!

Color mixing class today!
See what I can do!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

More Finished Paintings

Here are three more paintings FINISHED! They will be in a show at TCC in November. I will have the info as soon as I get it. Enjoy...mind you these are not scanned yet but just taken with my amateur camera so be kind.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Horses so far.  It should be finished next week just in time for the TCC show in November.
Just a little shading, grass and a touch here and there then it is signature time.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fresh Paint

Now showing at Ziegler Art & Frame at 3rd & Lewis.  The show is called Fresh Paint and can be found in the art supply building on 3rd.  The art will be on display from Oct 1 to Oct 29.  Check out what I've got hanging plus many more from the Alpha Rho Tau group.  And they are all for sale $$$$. 

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Horses and Giraffes

The horses so far.  I've been layering color and muscle and shading.  Slow process but it is fun.  While I'm working on these I've been going back to my (office) studio and doing the same process with the giraffe picture. 

Be sure to go to Ziegler's at 3rd and Lewis for the month of October as I will have 4 paintings in that show.  I've decided not to be in Art on the Square at Utica Square as there was hitch in the paperwork which messed up some stuff.  Next year be sure to check me out there. 

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

 I've been doing some stuff on my own, apart from class. 

The giraffe picture is just in it's infancy so bear with me on it. 

I have a couple of show in the next few months.  Ziegler's is having one called Fresh Paint and will begin I believe October 2-28.  Then TCC will again host our Alpha Rho Tau group from Nov 9 to Dec 2nd.  I was going to be in the Art on the Square at Utica Square but the size limit was misinformed so my canvases are too large for our space.  So sad but there will be next year.  I am not going to get into the giclee printing stuff but I am doing some note cards.  They are fun. 

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Artist I Am

This one is finished. A little shadow and grass and it is done.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Horses and Fishing

Finally I got an hour to do a little painting. I've started a horse picture that my cousin Vicki took. So far I've blocked in the horses in white to get them anchored in place while I work on the background.

The next one is a fishing creel.  I took the snapshot last winter at a friends cabin.  I didn't draw this one first but just quickly used charcoal to roughly sketch it in then pub a thin layer of paint to block in too.  I'll layer more paint and get more detail later.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Finished and Not Finished

this one is finished and I did it out of class, on my own!!!  It is signed but I still need to get it scanned.

Not finished yet but very close.  I had to bring it home from class while we are on a break for a month.  Not much left to do.
This one is too not finished and I'm not sure I like what I've done.  The window in the back I think I will redo, just not what I like at all. 

Monday, August 9, 2010

Still Painting

Don't worry, I have been painting but just not finishing anything right now.  I've got these three started at home and hopefully will have them finished for a show at Ziegler's in October called Fresh Paint.  Hopefully I will have some ready for Art on the Square at Utica Square in October too.  Think I need to get busy and finish these don't you think.  The first one is just veggies.  I took the picture and loved the darkness of it so am trying to paint it here.   The second one is just a room, or corner of a room at a friends cabin.  I'm changing it up a bit with some color but I like it.  The last one is well, me at 18.  I was just playing around one Saturday night late while sipping a bit of wine but I think it can be good if I just pick it up again. 

Monday, August 2, 2010

No Sale

The ART show is over and done.  Unfortunately I did not get a ribbon, or even an honorable mention but that is just fine.  It was a good experience.  Also, it was a No Sale for me too.  Gotta get some of this stuff sold as it is going to start piling up if I don't.  I know I'm learning still but my goal is to sell my art.  I don't want to get into the print selling part of it, I want to sell originals.  I kind of think it cheapens your art to sell prints, for me.  This is just a short note because I felt it was too long since I posted.  I'm still painting in class and at home and hope to have some more stuff posted here soon.  The class will be on a break in a couple of weeks and sometimes I get a lot done on my own at home when it does, at least I hope that happens again like the Christmas break.  Till we meet again.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Savage Art Gallery

I will have 4 paintings in this show!  Don't forget to go by and enjoy the art.  There will be 110 paintings from the group showing.

Alpha Rho Tau
Civic Art Association
Art Exhibit
In Conjunction with the Grand Openings
of The Savage Art Gallery.com
and The Gallery on Sixth.com
2205 East 6th Street, Tulsa

July 13 thru July 29th
Tues. Thru Sat. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

All art available for purchase.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


I have finished yet another painting. It still has to be given the varnish coat that will set the colors but it is finished. I took the photo last summer on a sunset boat cruise with friends on Grand River.  It will be on the finished page after I get it scanned and ready to sell. 

Sunday, June 13, 2010


This painting is officially SOLD!  I actually have money in my hand.  I'm so very excited.

This one will never be sold as it is my first but I had a request for a giclee of it and the potatoes for a friend.  I did that and now have also sold, money in my hand, 2 giclee's.  I'm not too keen on the printing stuff but for this friend that's okay.  I am an actual artist now with art sold.  So very exciting.  Now if I can sell some in the showing in July I will be very happy.

I have to get cracking on getting a couple of things framed.  I also have some drawings I need to tweek for class which started last week.  A painting done I need something to do in class. 

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Painting classes started again and I have finished the cross I started in May.  I'm pleased with it.  The picture I took is not a good one but shows it okay.  Enjoy. 

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Gallery Show

I'm so very excited because the art group I belong to Alpha Rho Tau is going to have an exhibit at the Savage Gallery Premier Show July 12 - July 29.  I will have 4 paintings in the show.  I was confused at first about gallery wrapped paintings and if I had read the email more carefully I would understand that they should be gallery ready or gallery wrapped.  I thought they had to be gallery wrapped only but now I find out that the framed ones I have are good.  YIPPEE!  I'm pretty happy.  So my choices will be the Sunflower, possibly the Cigar and Flower, the Cross and either the Hats or the Autumn Leaves, or the Sheep or I DON'T KNOW.  Wish I could have more but 4 will have to be. 

Friday, May 14, 2010

Idle Time

While the art class is on break I've been spending the idle time drawing some the next paintings I hope to do.  I seem to be doing a series and I've really had a desire to do people now.  The picture of Danny Boy is the first time I've ever done a person successfully and I have an intense need to get better.  I may need to take some more people drawing pictures.  Now they are works in progress and really sketches so don't be too harsh.  I like them...most of them...

This one I think I need some more work on the face.

LOVE this one...Big Dan and The Kid

This one I need to work on because the picture I was drawing from is a 6 year and obviously it turned out to be a teenager with a slump...Have to redo this one or fix and then attempt again, younger.

Big Dan...I think his head is too small or the body is too big...more work but I like it.

Granny & The Kid

Danny the Thinker

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cross update-but not finished

 This is the original... and the first of the layering...

Next layer...  More...

and to date from class yesterday...
This will be the last view, at least for a month as class is on break till June 8...so it waits. (18x24)