Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Texas National- Stephen F. Austin State University

This is HAPPENING! This is framed and ready to go to Nacogdoches, Texas to the Stephen F. Austin State University for the Texas National Competition and Exhibition 2017. The email I received announcing that my entry had been accepted said, "This year's exhibition had well over 800 entries, and our juror, Benito Huerta, selected 92 artworks for the exhibition." 
And one of those was MINE!!!!
I feel so fortunate to be included! 
This is a dream come true for me.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Happiness- Needtobreathe

Happiness- Needtobreathe. 8x8 Oil on gessobord. 
Since we are so close to Easter I decided on a bunny today! Super cute little guy...sheer happiness! I tried a new technique by painting on black gesso. Ugh...not so easy. Totally have to change up the progress of the lights and darks. It turned out a little different than my usual ones. Might try this again!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Hot Stuff- Donna Summer

Hot Stuff- Donna Summer. 6x6 Oil on gessobord. Painted for the challenge this week. Glass- and the effects of behind or overlapping. I like the way this turned out. I was a bit over zealous by picking that tablecloth but managed to make it believable.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Cat Size- Suzi Quatro

Cat Size- Suzi Quatro. 8x8 Oil on gessobord. Gotta love a cat! Hidden in the garden...has found a super spot to nap! Cool dappled shade!

Friday, March 10, 2017

In Color- Jamey Johnson

In Color- Jamey Johnson. 6x6 Oil on gessobord. The challenge this week on Daily Paintworks is to use a black and white photo and change it to color. Use some wild colors that would not really be the actual color. I looked at the original and and red apples...I will use yellow, and for the oranges...I will use green. Well... when I finished... I looked at it and instantly saw yellow apples...yes mother nature makes those... and limes. So I completely changed the colors and still ended up with something believable!