Monday, October 20, 2014

Deja Vu All Over Again

November 1988 I married my Hubby in Muskogee OK. Our honeymoon? We spent it at an art show in Tulsa, OK.

Fast forward to Nov 2014. How are we spending our anniversary? We'll be at an art show in Tulsa, OK

Join us at Lovetts Gallery , 6528 E. 51st ST, Tulsa, OK 74145 in the Farm Shopping Center on November 8, 2014 10am - 5pm. 

The show, "The Wild Bunch",  features me, Paul Rhymer  and Robert Caldwell. The 3 of us will be at the gallery creating our artwork.

Stay tuned. Over the next few weeks I will be posting images of paintings I will be taking to the show.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Peanut Butter and Jelly

Peanut Butter and Jelly, 30 x 40, oil on linen

Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches are among my top three favorite foods (the other 2 are ice cream and pizza)

Not only are these sandwiches delicious, they are also beautiful. The texture of the bread, the smoothness of the peanut butter and the shine and luminosity of the jelly all combine to create a feast for the eyes. 


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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Merit Award at Contemporary Realism Biennial 2014

Singing Cat, 24 x 18, oil on cradled board

As I announced awhile back, my painting 'Sing Cat' was accepted into the Contemporary Realism Biennial 2014 at the Fort Wayne Art Museum. Here's some more info and good news.

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s Contemporary Realism Biennial is an invitational and juried exhibition which highlights the strength and innovation of the most compelling trends in American and international realism.

Only 34 works were juried in from more than 700 entries from around the country, and 22 works were selected by invitation from the world’s masters of realism. This year marks the first time when the number of invited artists rivals that of the juried artists, a decision made by FWMoA President and CEO Charles A. Shepard III that was meant to elevate the status of this exhibition as a showcase for not just emerging realists all over the country, but also for the powerhouses of realism in established circles. This hybrid of emerging and established artists presents a dynamic exhibition with a diversity of artistic perspectives.

Read More about the show HERE http://tinyurl.com/nkqlwjd

And as Icing on the Cake I was awarded one of the Jurors Merit Awards! This work was chosen by
Frank Bernarducci, Director and Partner of Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery. See the Winners HERE http://fineartoils.com/CRB_14_Awards_List-1.pdf

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Post Modern Times

Coca Cola Cowboy,30 x 30, oil on linen

I was thrilled to receive the newest Post Modern Times magazine recently. I'm included on pages 70-71of Vol 1 No 3 of this great publication. I don't know if its available on the newsstands but you can get a copy HERE  http://www.birminghamfreepress.com/PMT/

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Grand Adventure

Grand Adventure, 36 x 36, oil on linen

This painting composition created itself. I have been wanting to use some of my vintage suitcases in a painting for quite some time but couldn't get excited about any of the ideas I was coming up with.

I had these three cases stacked on a table and one morning I just happen to glance at them while the sun was coming up and shining through the window. The sun created the perfect light and dark contrast, the background looked to be a dark sienna. I grabbed my camera and quickly took several reference photos.



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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Bosque Art Classic

A Cowboys Life, 18 x 24, oil on cradled board

A Cowboy's Life will be for sale at the Bosque Art Classic 

The Bosque Art Classic is an annual judged & juried art show & sale hosted by the BAC Art Council.  Over the years, it has become a national show which includes entries from international artists as well.

Artwork for the 29th Annual Bosque Art Classic will be displayed from September 13-27.  An opening reception will be held on Saturday, September 13 at215 S. College Hill Drive Clifton, Texas 76634

2014 Bosque Art Classic Public Viewing/Purchasing Hours:
Sundays 11-2 September 14 & 21
Weekdays 9-5 September 15-19, 22-26
Saturdays 10-5 September 20 & 27

View the show online and then make a purchase by calling 254-675-3724

View the 2014 Bosque Art Classic Online. 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Objects of Beauty at CK Contemporary Gallery

Rubens Crayola No 18, 18 x 24, oil on cradled board

I'm excited to be participating in Objects of Beauty show at CK Contemporary Gallery in San Francisco, CA. I have 5 paintings in the show.

The opening reception is September 6th, 6pm to 9pm at 357 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Can't make it to the show? See the show online!