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Friday, April 17, 2015

49th Anual RCAS show acceptance

Daisy Dukes 9x12 oil on board

Thrilled to say this painting was accepted into the
49th Annual Richardson Civic Arts Society show.
It's a great feeling to see that little green check mark
instead of a red x, because you never know.

So my buddy Robi and I are hanging around the studio and
packing the painting to send to the show.

 Lazy rainy day....zzzzzz

What?  Did you say treat??????

I love days like this.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Chocolate Shadows

Chocolate Shadows
12 x 12 oil on museum board

This was my second painting entered in Paint The Town. 
I realize now how much pressure these paint outs are!
And I was expecting all fun and games.

I spent two solid afternoons painting a local bar scene but I finally had to cut my losses and scrape it off.

So at 5:00 on the last day while I was frantically searching for something to paint,
the sun came out, it was a beautiful day,
and the painting practically painted itself. 
I love it when that happens:)

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Paint the Town

Morning Break
9 x 12  oil on museum board

This week has been filled with firsts-
-my first paint out ever
-my first 'first place' award in a outdoor competition!

I was beyond thrilled to receive this award from juror
whose work I have admired for years.
Click on his name to view his website, wonderful color
and lush brushwork.
Thank you Don!

I was really delighted and very surprised to get this award, but I'll never forget the look of surprise on Don's face when I walked up to receive the award.  The expression on Don's face said-
"who is this woman impostor trying to claim Bruce's award". 

I have wanted to try these paint outs since I got back from Europe,
and decided to enter Paint the Town in nearby Marble Falls.
It was a well done event to promote the arts in the area and I owe a big
thank you to all the volunteers who worked so hard for the event.
Thank you Bill and company!

Wow- I wasn't expecting all the pressure and of
course the weather predicted thunder storms.
But I managed to get out early for this one on the first day and it didn't rain till later:)

The Blue Bonnet Cafe has been open since 1929 and is a Texas icon,
complete with Pie Happy Hour.
These folks are maringue magicians!
(click on link for proof!)
I promise your mouth will water.
The famous Texas blue bonnets were in full bloom in their front garden so it was the perfect time to paint this iconic cafe.

The painting sold to the owners and it was one big happy family.
Another big thank you!

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Daisy Dukes

Daisy Dukes
9x12 oil on museum board

This was a pure joy to paint and I wanted to share it with you
so we can celebrate the arrival of spring together!

You're invited!

I also wanted to invite you to the big show at
Wenmohs Ranch the last two weekends in March.
This painting will be available along with five others of mine.
There will be a huge variety of styles from many local artists.
All day Saturday and Sunday
March 21/22 &28/29

Kick your heels up and enjoy the fun!
Hope to see you there:)

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Arms Filled with Sunshine

Arms Filled With Sunshine
12 x 12 
oil on museum board
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Could this warm and color filled painting be a result of
spending a month in Antarctica?

There is so much I want to share with you about my trip.
So much in fact that I'm just going to break it down into 
baby bites via my blog and newsletter.

I've been glued to my easel (indoors and out)
since I returned. I'm completely obsessed with painting,
but I wanted to connect with you.
I also wanted the- did you survive/ are you alive- emails to stop,
although I appreciate your concern:)))

I'm not just surviving, I'm thriving, hope you are too!

Some South Pole highlights:
From the Union Glacier Base Camp:

Lots of quiet time on the blue ice,
not counting the gale force winds of course.

Cozy tents to live in:

Did I mention Thai Chi?

The actual South Pole:

 We had a ball !

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Penguins coming soon:)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Ushuaia, Argentina

 Hello my friends! I am happy to report that I survived the South Pole experience and have landed in beautiful Ushuaia, Argentina where we start the next leg of our journey. I have to admit our hotel is extremely comfortable with wifi and all the creature comforts:). The view is spectacular across the Beagle Crossing, the furthest mountain range is the Andes in Chili. This is the height of summer. If the following photos look cold and windy to you, that's because it is!
We took a train ride through the national park and explored the lake areas, and ended at the southern most post office in the world. 
Oops, I cannot figure how to delete this double photo, sorry folks. Moving along..... A few more photos of the post office on the pier, the town, and surrounding area:

Luggage space w as very limited with the requirements for the South Pole  I did sneak in a small set of acrylics that I hope to be able to use for some color sketches on the cruise. Acrylics are easy to pack since they are water soluble and quick to dry, handy!  Thanks for following along:))))

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Peace Around The World

 This is the plane that dropped us off at the pole. It has both skies and wheels, thank goodness!


You might not recognize me, I'm th one waving.  In the photo below, I'm spreading peace around the world:))))

The cool thing was that we had a ceremony to light the World Peace Flame while we were in Union Glacier base camp with people from all over the world. Antarctica was the last continent to have the flame lit and it was great to be a part of that process.  You can check out the world peace flame on Facebook for more info 
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