Wednesday, October 18, 2017

No Seat for the Enemy

The inspiration for painting, "No Seat for the Enemy", came from reading Louie Giglio's book, Goliath Must Fall.  He describes the times when we let the enemy, Satan, take a part in our conversations in our head. That practice can certainly take us to places we would rather not go.  So, he cautions to never give a seat to the enemy.
I am reminded of this every time I look at the painting and I hope that when viewers see this painting and it's title,  they will ask about the story behind it.  It gives a voice to my art work that I am honored to share.
This painting will also go the the Lake Country Fine Art Show in Eatonton, Georgia.  The Artisans Village Gallery is hosting the show November 3 - 17. Hope you will come by to see it.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Amy's House

This was painted in celebration of the coming of fall.  We still have no color here and the temperatures are just beginning to cool down a little, but there is promise ahead.  I was chatting with a sweet friend on the phone during most of the time I was working on this one - hence the name of the painting. Quick palette knife work sometimes comes out the best!

This painting goes to the Lake Country Fine Art Show this week.  It is sponsored by The Artisans Village Art Gallery and Guild in Eatonton, Georgia.  It will be on exhibit from November 3 - 17.  I hope you can come by to see the show.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Green Apples Day 11 and 12

I am adding the last two to the collection of Green Apples.  I have enjoyed doing a series of paintings of a similar subject. Planning color combinations and compositions has been a great learning curve.  Look for some other paintings that I will post soon.   I hope you enjoy!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Green Apples Day 10

A cream and sugar set, dried hydrangeas, and a green apple.  It doesn't get much better than this.  The cream and sugar set is from a sweet friend's family collection.  She did not need it any more, but was delighted to be gifted with this painting as a remembrance.  What a blessing it is to gift my artwork!  I have worked on setting up my own still life arrangements and I have found it fun to set them on a piece of glass that has been painted gray on the backside.  It makes for some wonderful reflections.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Green Apples Day 8

This was the first in the apple series where I used my palette paper to create a collage painting.  I really like this one because of the bright colors.  My signature is always a bit of a struggle for me and I found that especially true on this collage.  I usually scratch my name into the oil paint, but for these, I may have to write my name on some pieces of paper and then add them to the collage as I finish.  Any suggestions?

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Green Apples Day 7

I love copper!  I have a collection of pieces I display each fall and it always brings warmth to the room as the days grow cooler.  Well, in Georgia, there is always the hope of it beginning to cool off.  Painting copper is always a challenge, but Transparent Red Oxide is always a help.