Monday, May 17, 2010

Rose Garden at Furman Univ.

A couple of weeks ago,I had the joy of spending a morning in the most incredible rose garden I have ever seen. The gardener told me that I had picked the perfect time to be there, while the roses where in full bloom. I wish my painting could do the vivid colors of the roses justice. I painted this on location there, under a shady spot in the corner of the garden. I could live there, I love it so much. I must say, I was quite overwhelmed by the sights and had such a hard time deciding what to paint. Once I found my location, what a challenge it was to try to keep everything organized. The light was changing, so I had to stop after an hour and a half, leaving out the gazebo. Today, I worked from photos that I took that morning, and painted the gazebo into the scene.
Furman Rose Garden
9x12 oil
$200 unframed
$225 framed
plus $10 shipping
Posted by Picasa

Friday, May 14, 2010

I'm back to blogging.

Posted by PicasaWow, I knew it's been a while since I've posted anything on my blog, but I didn't realize my last one was in February!!! I have been painting, but, pretty sporadically. Life just gets busy sometimes, but I'm definitely looking forward to being more consistent in the very near future. I did this painting of the little pony back in March, but I was having photo editor problems on my computer and wasn't able to crop it, etc until just recently. It's working now, so I don't have that to stop me.
Some good things have happened lately, such as winning second place in the Artisphere Artists of the Upstate Art Competition. That was a great surprise. Last year, my entry wasn't even accepted and then to win 2nd place was more than I had hoped for. In late April I drove to Buford, GA to compete in a plein air competition there. What a dream come true to be able to walk in the backyards and gardens of some of the beautiful old homes there, and set up my easel to paint. I will post one of the paintings from there soon. I didn't win anything, but it was a great experience and I met alot of really nice artists. Thanks for reading my blog. I will be posting more paintings soon.
11x14 oil painting on Raymar Panel
$275 unframed
$375 framed
$10 shipping