Friday, November 17, 2017

Corolla Light

After Annapolis I took advantage of being on the east coast
and drove down to Corolla on the Outer Banks for a wedding and
reunion with old friends.  By old I mean, friends since elementary school;)

It was freezing on the water so I did a quick sketch and headed inland to
the historic Corolla village.

I wanted to go see the famous Wild Horses on the beach but
I'd have to sit in an open air truck and I was already chilled to the bone,
in spite of wearing every layer I brought with me.
I'll have to so back!!!
The Outer Banks hold many fond memories for me and
it was great to be on the beach again
and seeing much loved friends.

If you're in Austin please join me at Austin Art and Frame on Sunday, Nov. 19th, 2-4 for some 
Holiday Cheer.
2805 Bee Cave Rd. Austin

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

WAOW National Show

 Me with my painting in the WAOW Show.
My first stop was in Annapolis at the McBride Gallery for
the Women Artists of the West National Juried Show.
I got to spend time with friends and go painting at the 
harbor on Saturday.  It's was windy and chilly on the water but I loaded on all 
the layers I brought and had a great time painting the band
as they played.


If you're in Austin soon you're invited to the opening 
that will be up through Christmas at Austin Art and Frame.
Sunday the 19th, 2-4.
Address below.
Hope to see you there!

If you're in Austin on Sunday, join us!
Austin Art and Frame, 2805 Bee Cave Rd., Suite 430, Austin, 78746

Thanks for following along:)))

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


oil 12 x 12

It's truly rewarding to be able to paint something for someone that
they are so emotionally attached to, like our beloved pets.
Ron and Simon belong to Bella and they were
delighted, I'm happy to report.

Did I mention that Ron is my hairdresser extraordinaire?
They own Salon Vela in Austin.
I kid you not, I never got compliments on my hair, pre-Ron.
Now I get them frequently:)))) and I ALWAYS respond:
"It's not my hair, it's my hair dresser!"

Info for artists:

Bella provided a unique painting challenge.  Her brindle coat needed to be built up slowly in layers so that it looked integrated and not pasted on, so it was a process of trial and error.  Also she had to have her left eye removed and I needed to recreate a new one without replicating the other exactly.  No two eyes are ever the same. Bella is a cherished beauty.