Sunday, February 23, 2014

1949 CHEVY TRUCK GRILL




1949 CHEVY TRUCK

Is this getting any more rewarding???????????
PROBABLY NOT BUT IT'S ALL I HAVE

CHEVY TRUCK

I wish I had taken pics as I went so you could see the process
I did that with the next painting for all my painter friends.


"(c)HEVY REFLECTIONS"

Here's another 36" X 36" painting that you'll get in parts
I'm framing - trying to get my paintings to dry for march show
so this is how this week will go. 
A slice a day!
I hope it's enough but probably not for most.
Thanks for following and thanks for waiting.
It could be worth it.






Wednesday, February 19, 2014

"CARNIVAL III"

"PATIENTLY WAITING"
The carnival was a photographers delight. 
There was a lot of waiting going on while kids were enjoying the rides. 
I love this event so much more than circus events. The circus always brings
animals and the animals appear to be so sad - that's just my perspective.
Have a great weekend and really thanks for following!


"CARNIVAL CONTINUED"SOLD

"GRAND PRIZE"SOLD
I needed a few new carnival paintings to go with my large one
these will be displayed at CVA for March.
I'm going to move all my animals to Harwigs for my March show.
Started another 30" X 30" painting today too we'll see if I 
can get it finished for the show - drying it might be harder.
Thanks for following - I really appreciate all the comments on 
"HORSEPOWER"
I'm on some kind of roll.


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

"FINI"

"HORSEPOWER"
3' X 3'
OIL ON CANVAS
Come and see this painting at Harwigs on March 7th - 5 to 8pm
or stop by Harwigs anytime you need to wet your whistle.
You guys make this happen!
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Sunday, February 16, 2014

"WINGED VICTORY II" SOLD

"ODE TO MONUMENT MEN"SOLD
We went to see the movie Monument Men on saturday and it really got me thinking.
Why are we awed time and time again by sculpture, painting, architecture etc.
What drives us to take umpteen photos of Winged Victory or The David
we could just buy a postcard and save ourselves a lot of time?
Why?
 It's a mystery - the emotions that come to the surface 
when in a room filled with monuments from another time
the scale(which cannot be conveyed through a photo)
the feel of the brush strokes or surface of the stone - the tenacity.
What would've happened if all those war treasures had been lost forever?
Would we be as rich - not monetarily - but emotionally and spiritually?
There are more questions than answers.
I'm just thankful the movie got me thinking about something that truthfully
had not occurred to me - and all that Art History to boot!!
Thanks and hope you have a wonderful week.
I'll finish up Horsepower this week and we'll go from there.




Thursday, February 13, 2014

"HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY"

"BE MY CHERRY SUNDAE"
I'm on fire - can't explain it - I painted this today it's 6" X 8"
It will hang in the entryway of Harwigs for my March show. 
It's a sweetie!!!!
I think everything is finally coming together for me. 
I'm excited about all the new work - ecstatic to say the least
I'd love to do this large - wouldn't that be fun?
Have a great V Day!
I painted this for all 5 of my followers
Thinking of you!


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

"YOU SAY IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY???"

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL ABE'S FRIENDS"
I tried to get a special b-day painting finished for Abe Lincoln's b-day
but it didn't happen.
Red Velvet will have to do - Happy birthday to all!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

"HORSEPOWER PART II"

Sorry not a very good photo.
This is the team leader he is a bit older but I'm not sure his exact age.
These horses are so beautiful and powerful I plan to paint some more images of this pair.
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"HORSEPOWER PART 1"

These Belgians are from an event at the Routt County Fair. 
The last day of the fair all the ranchers get together for the 
Chuck Fulton Memorial gathering and barrel race their workhorses.
It's quite a sight to behold. 
TEAMWORK AT IT'S BEST
I can't remember this horses name but she's 4 years old and so sweet.
Thanks a bunch!


"LARGE PAINTING IN PARTS"

"HORSEPOWER"
This week is going to be different. I finished this painting last week
it's 3feet X 3feet( I figure that's about a month of posts)
 this is a photo of my work space and the start.
It's a lot more methodical than I have ever worked before because 
I'm tired of wasting canvas, paint and time.
I have not been able to photograph the finished product 
because of the weather and light so I hope these will do.
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Sunday, February 2, 2014

"SPOON BRIDGE"

"ODE TO CLAES"
Stick a cherry on a spoon and what do you get?
Claes Oldenburg's "Spoonbridge and Cherry"
here's the link to Claes Oldenburg's sculpture

Claes Oldenburg is best known for his ingenious, oversized renditions of ordinary objects, like the giant “soft” three-way plug and overturned bag of french fries in the Walker’s own collection. He and Coosje van Bruggen, his wife and collaborator, had already created a number of large-scale public sculptures, including the Batcolumn in Chicago, when they were asked to design a fountain-sculpture for the planned Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. The spoon had appeared as a motif in a number of Oldenburg’s drawings and plans over the years, inspired by a novelty item (a spoon resting on a glob of fake chocolate) he had acquired in 1962. Eventually the utensil emerged—in humorously gigantic scale—as the theme of the Minneapolis project. Van Bruggen contributed the cherry as a playful reference to the Garden’s formal geometry, which reminded her of Versailles and the exaggerated dining etiquette Louis XIV imposed there. She also conceived the pond’s shape in the form of linden seed. (Linden trees are planted along the allĂ©es that stretch before the fountain.) The complex fabrication of the 5,800 pound spoon and 1,200 pound cherry was carried out at two shipbuilding yards in New England. The sculpture has become a beloved icon in the Garden, whether glaceed with snow in the Minnesota winters or gleaming in the warmer months, with water flowing over the surface of the cherry and a fine mist rising from its stem.
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"CHERRY LINE-UP"

"CHERRY PORTRAIT"
Love the light on this one 
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"SUBTLE"

"PLAIN JANE'S"
I know what else I forgot - the paintings this week are painted on toned gessobord.
Some backgrounds were painted orange or yellow or pink
A friend asked me about toning the background of their canvases 
but when they paint they lose all the color that's suppose to show through
because they lay down too much paint. 
Well I hadn't done this in a while myself I thought it was time to experiment
It's not easy!!!!!
It's much harder to see the colors as you put them down because of the background color
and keep the paint thin to let the orange or yellow ground come through. 
It's a great exercise but I usually paint on a gray ground
because I can see the colors so much better
No right or wrong just what ever works best for you.
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"REFLECTIONS ON A CHERRY"

"THREE OF A KIND"
I needed to do some reflection type images 
these cherries were the perfect vehicle 
to get me into reflections again
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"THREE OF A KIND"

"MON CHERRI"
So what started this fascination with cherries - well they're fun to paint
they remind me of slot machines 
&
Valentine's Day!
Wanted something cheery - cherry
These will be available at my First friday sale and show at Harwig's 
March 7th 5:30 till 8