Sunday, September 16, 2012

Double Barrels

"Double Barrels"                      6x6 inch oil on canvas panel

I have a collection of vintage items from the 1950's:  lipsticks, dishes, toys, cat eye glasses, compacts, high heels, lamps, coffee pots.....I'm a sucker for all things retro!  So, when I walked into Retrospect Dry Goods in Monument, CO, I was in heaven.  The owner, Lisa, offered to host a one evening show of my work that featured vintage items, so I'm working on some new paintings  that will complement the themes of her store.  You can see these new works in person on Thursday, September 20th from 5 to 8 pm during Monument's Art Hop.  Retrospect Dry Goods is located on Front Street, just behind The Coffee Cup restaurant.  I'm now turning my thoughts toward a retro outfit to wear!

Don't forget that I'm giving away a small painting this month to one of the lucky subscribers of my blog!  Just enter your email in the "Enter you email address" box on the upper right of this page.

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Monday, September 10, 2012

60 Watts

60 Watts                         6 x 6 inch oil on canvas panel

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One morning last week, I put a white light bulb on a white background and immediately realized that the challenge for me would be to keep the light colors dark enough for the white highlight to pop out.  Also, it was my first attempt to put writing on an object.  The trick was to make the bulb information recognizable, but not legible.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

"The Girls"

"The Girls"                        12 x 16 oil on hardboard panel

Bibi and Madeline are referred to as "The Girls" by their loving owners.  One of them is quiet and reserved, and the other is outgoing and energetic.  Can you guess which description fits which dog?  

This portrait was commissioned by the dogs owners.  If you would be interested in having your own pet, (or perhaps someone else's pet as a memorable holiday gift) please contact me at  Portraits start as low as $100.  You can see more of my animal paintings on my website.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Grateful Bouquet

Grateful Bouquet                6 x 6 inch oil on stretched canvas

This month, I'm giving away the small painting pictured above!  If you are already subscribed to my blog,   you're automatically entered for a chance to win it.  If you haven't already subscribed, just go to the top of the sidebar on the right and enter your email address. 
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On September 30th, I'll have my handsome husband (David) pull a name out of a hat and I'll announce the winner here in a blog post that should arrive in your inbox no later than October 1.  I will actually post the email address of the winner, as that is the only record I have of my subscribers.  Since I object to having my personal address posted online due to the spam it generates, I'll only post the part of your address that come before the "@"  and leave off your email provider.  

Good luck!

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