Thursday, August 30, 2012
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
|Here is the finished boot window, with Texas star hanging hooks,|
and an antique wooden scroll at the bottom. Would be great in an entry way,
laundry room, or hallway to hang up your purse, keys, umbrella, etc
|Close up of the hanging hook, with a horse shoe|
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
|An oId window frame with no gIass. I added some beaded board strips up the middIe|
|I am painting a Iong narrow canvas with bIack paint...fun!|
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
|Before the party...|
|This is the only thing I helped with!|
|Supplies for doing a scrapbook page|
|Strawberry Cake with pull charms|
|Smiling bride, bridesmaids, and flower girl!|
The cafe was the scene of a Bridesmaid's luncheon today. It was
hosted by my sister in law and her daughter for a friend. Laura is my niece's
friend (the one I did the invitation for), and she is in the wedding. They
did a great job; it was all so cute. The guests did a scrapbook page for the
bride, enjoyed some lunch, pulled the lucky charms in the cake,
and cried when they read a letter from the groom!
Congratulations to Laura and Oliver...Best Wishes!
For info on renting the Cafe:
Thursday, August 23, 2012
|This is a cute couple getting married soon. This is|
in London this summer, right after they were engaged!
|This is the tree where he popped the question, in St. James Park|
|And so this is the invitation that I decorated for them. It had|
a lovely twisted trunk, and was very interesting.
Hope they like it!
For info on Decorated Wedding Invitations:
email me or call the gallery:
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
|Adding a little at a time on this drawing...|
mostly on his costume.
|Detail of the eagle on the costume...fun to draw|
I am still working on this Peruvian dancer. I will have
a show at Christmas in the gallery of works from my trip
to Peru. I already have a couple of watercolors, and I
will add this drawing to the mix (if I finish it in time!)
Monday, August 20, 2012
|Adding a little more to this drawing; some of the fringe.|
It is very slow going....lots of little, bitty detail! But it is not
like most of what I draw; a very different subject matter, so it is
fun for me. Challenging as well.
We will see how it all turns out.
To see some more colored pencil art in progress, go to
Colored Pencil Artists and Lovers on Facebook
There are a lot of really great artists posting their work on there.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Friday, August 17, 2012
|Some of the 20th anniversary student art show|
|This is an acrylic painting by my daughter,|
Hannah Schneider....great job!
|Have you watched "Say Yes to the Dress"? Randy Fenoli went to high school in |
Winnfield! I taught him watercolor during my student teaching, and this is
a painting by him. Cool, huh?!
|These are some of the paintings by some of my adult students.|
These women used to travel with me all over the
place: Grand Canyon, Charleson and Savannah,
Big Bend, Alaska, and Costa Rica!
|This painting is a copy of one of Monet's (I think). This student graduated in 1992, |
but he still enjoys painting. He just did this one. He owns and runs a computer
business in town,.
|This is a colored pencil drawing by another student who graduated in 1992.|
He works as a plumber in Houston!
This is a sampling of the student art show at the gallery now.
There will be a reception on Sept 6 from 4-6.
Come by and check it out!
Thursday, August 16, 2012
|Giclee print of some Narcissus in Pots The original was sold several years |
ago. I sold this print in the gallery this week. Someone bought it as a gift
for a friend.
|8 x 8 trivet printed with my design! |
These came in today...very excited.
|The other trivet design...along with the original painting that |
|Birdhouse scripture photo This was framed and sold to a couple that |
lost their house to a tornado a little over a year ago.
|This is a watercolor that I did years ago. A customer brought it in, |
and wanted it framed. It is ready to go!
8 x 8 Trivets $24.95
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
|Made a little bit of progress on this drawing last night. I will be doing the |
face tonight...because if I don't get the face right, I might as well stop!
So, I will continue to build up some layers of colored pencil blue tones
and shape the values of the face. It has shadows from the hat across
the face too, so that complicates it. Should be fun!
Monday, August 13, 2012
|I came home from the Colored Pencil convention really |
wanting to draw something! I have been going through some
of my photos, and I came across this one from Peru.
These dancers performed in Lima, and they had scissors in
their hands that made noise as they opened and
closed them while they danced. Their costumes
were fabulous, and I love this photo. I would love to try
it in colored pencil...so I think I will get started!
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Friday, August 10, 2012
|Watercolor of old house in Santa Fe|
|Watercolor rooster with colored pencil accents|
|Dr. Calvin Phelps and his tiger print: "Rolling in the Deep"|
Had an enjoyable day in the gallery today. I sold the top two
paintings to a collector from Monroe, LA. She had already
bought a print awhile back, and wanted to add some originals.
She liked those two paintings: the old house near Santa Fe, and
the rooster. I painted the old house while out in New Mexico
during a workshop. The aspen trees were turning that fall, and
added the color to the landscape. The rooster was one that I
photographed in Monet's garden in Giverny, France. He was
strutting all around the garden, and I thought he was so handsome.
I decided to let him extend onto the mat around the painting....
with some colored pencil accents. She really liked that touch.
And that is the winner of our tiger print giveaway last Friday.
He was very excited and happy! He said his sons are already
fighting over it. I hope he manages to hang onto it!
Thursday, August 9, 2012
|The Cincinnati Art Museum|
|Old ink drawing of Venice|
|Another ink sketch of Venice|
|Oil painting of the city and a gondola|
While I was in Cincinnati, I had the chance to visit the art museum. It is in a
lovely part of the city, in a park high on a hill overlooking the Ohio river.
One of the collections on display was all about Venice (one of my very
favorite places). Some of the local artists had traveled there early
in the 1900's and these were some of the resulting art pieces.
I really like the drawings. As an artist who works on paper, I always
like to see drawings that survive, and are considered important
works of art in any museum. It made me want to come home
and drag out my Venice photos, and do something!
The large Pinocchio stature was outside. I am not sure
about the story behind it...will have to look it up.
It did make me smile!
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
|"I Turn the World to Ice" Dean Rogers Michigan|
|Another portrait by Dean|
I met this young artist at the CPSA convention. He is sooo talented, and is
an up and coming artist in the colored pencil world. The top piece was an award winner
at the show. He lives in Michigan, and works at a bakery. I believe he would like to be a fulltime artist, and I hope that he is able to realize that dream. His work is unbelievable....so well rendered and blended. It is extremely hard to get colored pencil to look like an oil painting! I look forward to seeing more work from this
talented young artist in the future.
Dean Rogers colored pencil artist