Saturday, August 15, 2015

Looking for Inspiration?

"What Up!"  14" by 11" acrylic on canvas
This is a painting I did for Cookies & Canvas. It is just fun!

Did you know that August is Artist Appreciation Month?  Who knew? Did you? I didn't know either until Marietta Gregg told me. Marietta is the marketing director for her mother Patience Brewster.

To help celebrate I've been invited to write about an artist or artists that have inspired my work. Well, the more I think about it, I have been inspired by many artists. Top of my list is Robert Henri. I remember the first painting I saw of his. I was intrigued by the way he applied the paint to get such a beautiful portrait with limited and broad brush strokes. Wow.
Robert Henri 1865-1929
Today I stumble upon a little video about a blind artist. Now here is more inspiration, check this out!
Click Here to watch short video
Which artist or artists inspire you?

Enjoy your day!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

"The Three Bird Abodes" and other stuff...

"The Three Bird Abodes" acrylic on canvas  20" x 20"
Hello! What's been going on? It's been a great Summer so far! The above painting was done at  Jane Slivka's workshop at Cheap Joe's in Boone, NC. Great time and a lot of inspiration gained from that week! We painting two 16" by 20" paintings a day.... a day!  Thanks Jane! Thanks Joe!

I don't know how many of you know, I do love to play golf. I've had my challenges this season and a few of them, well, I've done okay. Below is a photo from last weekend's State Tournament in Indiana and I won Low Net Senior! Woo hoo! Sorry Myra... no money earned, just hardware, lol!

Low Net Senior, Indiana Women's Golf Association
One last note for this post. I committed to the Leslie Saeta's 30 paintings in 30 days September 2015. I've signed up in the past for this but didn't follow through.... this year I've decided to paint martini's because I should, so I will! ....and now I've said it out loud on this blog, this means... total commitment! 

With that, as my nephew Victor says, "Just remember, always smile".

Enjoy your day,