Wednesday, December 28, 2011

LuLa in Motion

This is my first painting of Tallulah, and my first painting done since we brought her home.  It felt so nice to get back to painting again.  I really missed it!  I painted this in our new gallery/studio at Envisions in Boones Mill, VA.  Some of my artist friends and I have been lucky enough to get a space that is perfect for us to use as our joint studio.  The best part is that we are able to paint together and enjoy the process in the company of friends.  What can be better than that!!?  I'm looking forward to lots more time there.  Happy New Year everyone! 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Merry Christmas!

The bow looked a lot better before Tallulah chewed it, but it still looks festive, doesn't it?  She wishes you a Sproodle Merry Christmas!  We'll post again after the Holiday.  Wishing you and your families a happy and healthy holiday.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Tree With Red Dye #3


What fun this one was to do!  It took me over an hour to set up the candy.  I first tried to stack them, and naturally they wouldn't hold in position.  My next thought was a glue stick, but I couldn't get it open.  So...being creative (or crazy), I decided to lick each one.  The only trouble with that was that I hate mint, and every time I stuck one on, three came off because I was so sticky.  By the time I was done, I really wasn't in the mood to paint.  I photographed them and painted them the following day.  I must say though, I smelled very minty for quite a while.  I used this as my Christmas card this year. 


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Fresh Snowfall


The barn in New Hampshire again...New perspective.  This is one of my favorite snow paintings and again was used for a Christmas card with an added wreath and red bow on the front door.  My mantra in December is "Please Snow," however, sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for! 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tallulah - Duck Hunting

Here's Tallulah with her "Don't even think about taking this away from me!" look.  You can tell by her eyes that she means business.  She is really a fun dog.  Lots of personality...sometimes good and sometimes bad.  No Christmas tree for us this year :-)  Tonight is her first "Puppy Class."  This should be interesting!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Winter Shed

A quick watercolor done in black and white...Very simple, but I think it says just about all there is to say.  This shed is at my cousin's house in New Hampshire.  For Christmas a few years ago, I put a red and green wreath on the door in acrylics and used it as one of my Christmas cards.  I really love the simplicity and peacefulness of the scene.  Watercolor is not my "thing," but this one worked for me.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Smith Mountain Lake Christmas

This was one of my Christmas cards from a few years ago.  I had a commission to paint a tree on the end of a dock, and this is what I came up with.  I've sold a lot of these cards the last few years.  It's always fun to open cards people send me and see my own paintings.  This isn't any particular Smith Mountain Lake scene.  It's just from my imagination and could be anywhere here at the Lake.  I still like the "feel" of the cold water and winter sky.  I love Christmas!!!