So I meant to post this one on Palm Sunday, and now it's almost a week after Easter. I do honestly paint every day, just not always able to post them! And sometimes it's painting a little bit here and a little bit there- just good to move that brush around, you know.
And it's been a while since I've auctioned one off, so here goes again. They seem to sell for very close to my lowest bid posted, so try your luck here!
This is from our March trip to Florida~ painted on site, plein air style! The sky was doing that wonderful thing it does, changing shades all over the place~
Yes, another one~
And I also wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who came out to Diamond's on Friday for the 30 Cats Celebration! I really appreciate the support and camaraderie and just the fun of seeing people see their paintings! Yay!
These are photos from the celebration on Friday last week~
And if you're one of the owners of one of the paintings, I will be e-mailing about delivery/drop-off/shipping options at the beginning of May!
This is Buster, whom I was delighted to be able to paint. There's something angelic about Golden Retrievers I think. They are the sweethearts of the dog world. They are noble and loving, sometimes not terribly bright, but loyal and kind and just one big muscle of LOVE~
Wow! Busy weekend over here! Lots of fun painting stuff going on~ this is another 5x7 for Art4Shelter. The otters were enjoying being active and standing on their hindlegs. So fun seeing them out of water!
If you are near me in Minnesota right now, you are experiencing some weather-situational-stress, perhaps connected to your drive home from work, which from past experience in such situations has already taught you will be a long, slow, scary affair. I will admit I love snow. I love Minnesota, I love Minneapolis, I love winter, BUT I have actually had enough of it this year. It seems we should all be able to just call in tomorrow and make it be an emotional health day. Just stay home. Drink tea, read a book, cozy up to the last little parts of why winter is something to look forward to, and then melt it all and bring on the sun!
So this is a palm tree from our Florida adventures of a couple weeks ago~ you can buy it for yourself if you want to hold onto the idea of sunshine...
I'll send it to you ready to hang on your wall~ a little bit of sunshine for you!
Every year I seem to submit work to Art4Shelter that leads me into a series of work for the spring... hmmmmmm~
It is interesting how painting something small and fast can inform how to approach a larger painting, and it is also fun how small and fast can be so appealing because the brush strokes are fresh and sure and beautiful!
Yes, it is that time of year again! Art4Shelter is asking for submissions of works on paper, 5x7, to be sold for $35 at the Wednsday May15th Fundraiser, which I can actually go to this year! It's a fabulous event, and I'm always delighted to push their agenda to all the artists I know! Here's their link~ Art4Shelter- and they will love anything you send them!
Another deer, another day...
Really enjoyed this one too. It's a new anatomy to me- I know how a dog's eyes fit into its skull, and a cat's too, but a deer is a bit new to me. That entire structure of the skull is a fun exploration!
And that expression, the gesture, the light, those ears...
What can I say?
This is a larger painting that I've been wanting to paint for a while. Gina Easley took the photo out her front door- she has a lovely batch of deer who love her bird feeder and she takes luscious photos of them!
There will be more deer...
So... I just couldn't NOT paint this one.
Some creatures just call to me. And parrots are one of my secret loves. I'd love to get another one someday~
Here is Gideon's story~ and a link to the farm he is lucky enough to live on!
Gideon.... one of the joys of a small town is that everyone knows everyone else!
A gentleman from about two hours south was looking to re-home his african grey parrot. A friend of his knew of my farm and suggested I may be interested.
At first I declined- I've never had a large bird and though I've always wanted one, I didn't feel the timing was right.
The universe didn't care what I thought the timing was.
Then Scott looked at our farm Facebook page, read all the reviews about the care my critters get and decided I would be the one to take on his precious friend.
Scott brought Gideon up for me to "meet" and it was love at first sight.
Did I mention he came with a tortoise? Yea... he lives in my coffee table 🙄