Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Feathered Nest - Purchase Awards

I was deeply honored to receive two awards for my painting, The Feathered Nest, last night at the opening reception of the 39th Annual Juried Show at the Anderson Arts Center in Anderson, SC. The awards were the Linda & Nim McConnell Purchase Award and the Jean & Dewey Niles Merit Award. My paintings will continue to be on exhibit at the show through Friday, May 23, 2014.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Tiger Portrait - Finished at last!

Well, here is the completed painting. I finished it just in tome to enter into the juried show at the Pickens Museum. I won't know the results for a couple weeks yet so I will update then. 

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

New Paintings On The Easel

These are two new oil paintings recently started. On the left is a painting of fledgling Carolina Wrens that were in a nest on my front porch. I am also working on a portrait of a tiger. Both of these paintings will be entered into juried competitions. Stay tuned for more details.....I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they both get in to the shows!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Feathered Nest

Something people may not know about me is that I love bird watching. I have several feeders and bird baths in my yard. I also plant things that create habitat for them to nest, find shelter and feed. My husband makes all of our bird houses and I love to see the different birds nesting in them. I found the egg in this painting on the ground along with four other eggs. A large bird had pecked holes in the shells. The nest I painted was from another bird. I just loved how it was full of feathers to make it nice and cozy. The feathers were from several different birds. I also used a great piece of old pottery of a bird and nest to complete the theme. I love old pottery! This was a lot of fun to paint and I am quite happy with the way it turned out! 

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

March Open Studio

It was a beautiful, sunny day and lots of people came out to the open studio. We served authentic Cajun Gumbo with shrimp and crab. We also had Mexican cornbread. Here are a few of the new paintings that were on display. 

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Sunday, February 9, 2014

February Open Studio

These are some photos of my studio set up for the open studio event. I woke up in the morning with almost complete laryngitis, but managed to be able to speak to people by drinking a steady supply of hot water with lemon and honey! It was a busy day and I met lots of new friends. Sign up for my newsletter on my website and check out my events page to find out what other shows and events I have planned. 

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