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Friday, March 6, 2015

Fake It Till You Make It.

A Girl Can Pretend!!!

So far this winter, we have had several very significant snowfalls!

I mean significant!

We had two or three right on the heels of each other that hung around on the ground for about three weeks that totaled well over a foot.

Then we had a brief warmup
and about 3 inches of rain in less than 24 hours.

I know,
at this point we are all going crazy,
then the rain switched over to snow

and on March 3 we had just under a foot of snow overnight.

I need me some serious summer!!!

One thing about being an artist is,
you can pretty much pretend and paint any season you want.

So I want summer.

So for right now,
I'm "Pretending".

20" x 10" unframed acrylic on a stretched canvas 

(On my monitor, this painting is more pinky rose than shows on here.  It's brighter in person)

Monday, March 2, 2015

50 Shades of Green

50 Shades of Green

Now that I have your attention,
I'm really talkin green.

I had a photo of a sunflower before it actually opens so it is almost totally green.

Lots of green!

Told you there was lots of green!

I had to change that background though.

So I went with one of my favorite combinations,
green and purple.  

You can see all the shades of green here.  

Warm, cool, light, dark.

This was painted on canvas paper.  

I'm really in love with this paper, because it feels and acts just like canvas,
not at all like paper.  

Thanks for stopping in today.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Mountain Marsh Progression Painting

Mountain Marsh Progression

My son James, lives near Logan, UT and one a recent trip I took a lot of photos of the marshes there in the valley.
I know, who knew there were marshes in the dessert.

It is a stunning view.

My challenge: should I decide to accept it,
is to paint the above photo using every skill and piece of knowledge I had.
You know I can't resist a challenge!

Here's the proof!


Here's the finished product,
I think!

It's not signed yet,
but I "think" it's finished. 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Announcement, Announcement, Annnounnncement!

Announcing A Benefit Student Art Show
with an opening reception Thursday, March 12, 6-8 p.m.

If you've taken a class at River Run Gallery in Carrollton, KY., you are hereby invited to show off your beautiful masterpiece for all the world to see.

I am accepting up to 50 pieces of art and you have March 4 & 5 to get it to me with your name and phone number on the back.  All art will be numbered and a cup with a corresponding number will also be out for your fans to vote for their favorite with their cold hard cash.  
All proceeds from the voting will be donated to CCAS, Carroll County Animal Support.

Please invite your friends and family to attend the opening so they can vote for your painting and CCAS can receive a donation.

We'll have refreshments and lots of fun so please get this show on your calendar.  It's a win, win, win

Here's a flier for you to pass around. 

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Ghent, Kentucky, United States
I'm a nature artist and I love to paint old barns, rivers and lakes, trees and fence rows. I work almost daily trying to improve my art and all that entails. I try to learn all I can from others and from the earth itself by being aware of all God has created and its beauty. You can purchase paintings by contacting me at You can also purchase through my website and sometimes I'm smart enough to add a buy now button to this page. Let me know if you have any problems navigating this blog. Thank you so much for stopping by. You can view my etsy shop at