Follow by Email

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Trio

 
"Trio"
8"x24"      Oil on Canvas     $600
 
This painting of a trio of cows is currently showing at Stonehenge Gallery in Montgomery.  I was inspired by the light on that hot summer day and loved how the cows gravitated toward the shade just like me! 
And how can you not love that look cows give you that says "who are you and what are you doing here?"! 
It's hot here in Alabama today...not at all like fall.  Hoping you find some lovely shady spot!
 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Hit or Miss!

"Distant Thunder"  20x16  $600
 
This painting, "Distant Thunder", is one I'm thinking of entering in an upcoming show depicting what we see so much of around here this time of year...a rain shower far across a field.  You can smell the rain, but it may or may not make it to your side of the street! "Hit or Miss Showers" the weathermen call them. 
 
Ironically, sort of like entering art shows.  You never know what the juror will want to include in the show.  It's hit or miss. You pack up your art...and your heart...and submit them hoping for "acceptance".  There are a lot of shows coming up in our area soon and lot of my artist friends will be laying it on the line again.  I just want to give them a dose of encouragement and support and tell them to never give up.  Keep painting, drawing, sculpting and submitting.  Whatever you do, do it with your whole heart.  There's a quote I often think of when competitions roll around although I have no earthly idea who said it: "Don't take your failures or your successes too seriously!"  A good dose of humility and comfort for the hits and misses!