Such a wonderful display of color for someone so "crabby"! "Purple
Crab" is painted in oil over
3.5x5" panel. As is he could sit on a
small easel, or you can choose to have him framed as shown in this 5
1/2" x 7" distressed wood frame! A fun little splash of color and
character for the beach lover in you! Shipping is set for the framed
version, but if you choose just the painting I will adjust it for you in
a refund! Shipping for just the painting is $3.50.
This jaunty fellow is giving you the "take me home" stare! A simple
goose, but full of character, and OH SO PERSUASIVE! You can have him as
is to sit on a small easel, or frame in your favorite 4"x4" frame.
(remember frames take up 1/2" on each side), OR for just .50 more I can
mount him on an off white backer board so you can frame him in your
favorite 5"x5" frame with all his sides showing as in the example shown.
*The frame is not included, but you can purchase one of my 5x5" frames
here on ETSY if you wish! I will put it all together for you! "Goose
Face" will be ready to ship on Friday, November 28, 2014 when he is dry!
I'm going to be teaching a bit from time to time at DESIGNING SPIRITS in Conifer, CO. My first offering will be this dragonfly that I designed. If you've never gotten together at one of these painting groups, this is a lot of fun! For just $30 you can paint this fun dragonfly in acrylic in any color combination you like! For more information on this class contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm always looking for new ways to showcase my little 4x4" paintings...this fun antique fork easel just fits this little cutie pie! Baby Hummingbird is painted in oil over 1/2" deep textured panel. This little one also has slots on back for hanging, but why would you when you can set her on her own little easel made especially for her!
I've also been busy trying to find new ways to create frames for my 1/8" textured panel paintings...here are the two that I promised would show up framed. These two paintings are headed for the art show at the Stanton Gallery inside of Town Hall in Littleton Co, January 8-Feburary 6.
Flossy is yet another in my series of Ostrich paintings. I just get such a kick out of painting them...ugly as they are, they make me laugh! This is another for my upcoming show at the Stanton Gallery in Littleton, CO in Jan/Feb. FUN DOINS!
I have fallen in love with dragonflies! I think it happened when I began painting them at the request of my Conifer gallery owner; Luna's Mandala. This one is completely different than the others...but still quite fun to paint! I love how there are lost and found areas in the wings...and the colors of the body are fun! I work hard not to make it look scary like a real close up dragonfly can look...just sort of dreamy and soft, but with good color.
I'm painting some smallish paintings for a show I will be in at the Stanton Gallery in Littleton, Co in January and February...this will be one of them. I'm working on a fun frame to put her in...stay tuned for that!
This little formal duo is painted from a photo I took a few months ago, when cherries were in season. The candle holder is on it's side behind. I liked the design of it sitting behind our very bright cherries. This painting will be just one I have planned to hang at a show I'm in at the Stanton Gallery in Littleton in Jan/Feb. I will be framing this piece in a fun way...stay tuned!
This abstracted landscape is purely from my heart. I have yet to
actually see this in life, though I would never discount that it exists.
"Blue Rock Cliffs" is inspired by my many walks up in the Colorado
mountains where I see boulder fields and cliffs. For the adventurous
soul that dreams of colors and trees in colors that sing. You can
purchase this painting as is and set it on a small easel, or you can
frame it in your favorite 4x4" frame (keep in mind that 1/2" is taken on
the sides when framing), for .50 more I can mount it on either a black
or off white 5x5" backer board so you can frame it in a 5x5" frame.
NOTE: I carry some recycled frames in my ETSY shop, so take a look.
I continue to create my fun canvas baskets. Aspen Roots was actually a gift for my hairdresser and friend who recently had her 1 year anniversary as owner of, ASPEN ROOTS in Conifer!
I've added larger sizes to my canvas baskets as well..."Paisley" is approximately 13" wide by 10 1/2" tall. This can be found at my gallery in Conifer; Luna's Mandala.
a good size for holding a couple of blankets...FUN!
The meaning of mandala comes from Sanskrit meaning "circle." Even though it may be
dominated by squares or triangles, a mandala has a concentric structure. Mandalas offer
balancing visual elements, symbolizing unity and harmony. The meanings of individual
mandalas is usually different and unique to each mandala. Many use a mandala as a form of meditation.
Recently I became interested in the mandala as a way to express my individual interests and needs at the moment. I seem to be in need of peace and strength, so this particular mandala is geared to that.
I am developing a class on creating your own mandala that I will teach here locally. As an artist, the first step in creating a new class is to create myself, and that is what I have done! For ME the experience of creating this painting was the goal that led to my peaceful experience. What many call meditation, I call prayer, but the act of creating this piece helped me to focus on what things give me the peace I seek now in my life.
As you will notice, within the circle is my strongest motivator which is Christ. Being a christian, Jesus offers me the strength and peace I seek in my life. Keeping my eyes focused on Him is the cornerstone of my life. My artistic talent is a gift from God, and it is in the process of creating things that mean something to me that gives me daily joy and peace through my creation process. I love to gaze at clouds; to see pictures within them, and as many of you know, trees are a special love of mine. The colors blue and green are also a peaceful experience for me...the sky, the earth...I love them both. So, in a simple sense, this is my visual of what brings me peace and strength.
So, a class is forming so others can create their own specific mandalas for their own personal end result. I love the creative process, so this should be FUN!
I've recently come back from visiting my special little family that I love so much in Nebraska. My beautiful daughter; who is about 5 months along...well, nearly 6...with a precious little girl. My wonderful son in law is always so gracious to allow me to come and be with them, and of course, my adorable little 3 year old Paxton! It was a great time to be with them and my extended family and co grandparents. My co grandma and friend Diana and I painted stripes on the kids rooms
...it was FUN! I miss them already, but will be out there again when my little granddaughter arrives! My camera didn't cooperate with me very well this time...so not many photos, but a couple that warmed my heart!
As always, I offer this painting with a choice of black or off white 5x5" backer boards in case anyone wants to frame them with all their sides showing! I've been scouting the thrift stores for more frames I can re-purpose, but they have been in short supply of late, so I keep a lookin!
A little later this morning I will be leaving for my little growing family in Nebraska for a visit. As announced the coming baby is a GIRL, and she will be arriving in early March, so there are rooms to paint (of course Paxton needs a new wall color too!), and little dresses and such to buy...and maybe an outfit for my pretty daughter! SO, OFF TO FUN TIMES!
This little girl is only available through Luna's Mandala; my gallery in Conifer. The new thing this year is for work I create specifically FOR THE GALLERY, I will only have available through the gallery. It became quite the funny life when I would put something at Luna's and in ETSY and it would sell through ETSY, so I would trek back up the mountain to get it. My friend and gallery owner was always so very gracious, but it never seemed right, so this is easier and nicer for all!
This was a requested painting by Luna, as apparently, hummingbirds are a big thing up here...so, I obliged. I enjoy painting something I've not painted before...and here she is!
framed and all...:)
Of course, I try to make everyone happy, so if anyone just loved her, I could paint her again. Keep in mind there is NO PAINTING IN MY WORLD THAT IS EXACTLY THE SAME, but I can get pretty close! All one has to do is ask!