Thursday, December 31, 2009

Portrait of Phoenix the dog

My last painting of 2009 is a promised piece, long overdue! Phoenix is a great dog belonging to friends, Joanne and Tim. He is Joannes constant companion while Tim is on the road driving truck every week. For all my worrying about how I could paint a black dog, it turns out that I really enjoyed painting him!

Phoenix 8" x 8"
Now I am looking forward to getting back in the studio and finishing a large piece that I started before Christmas!
Happiest of New Years to all!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Making A Mark Award 2009 - Best Picture of the Year (Still Life) on an Art Blog

I am grateful, humbled and honored to have been nominated, and to have won, the Making A Mark Award 2009 - Best Picture of the Year (Still Life) on an Art Blog! Thanks so much to Julie Broom for the nomination! If you haven't been to Katherine Tyrrell's Making a Mark site, please make a point to check it out and spend some time there! It is a wonderful blog full of art, advice, education and information! Thank you, Katherine!
The painting that won the award, "Sometimes I Feel Like You Look Right Through Me", was painted this summer and purchased at the Kathryn Gallery in Columbus on opening day of my show. I had stopped at the gallery when I got into town and happened to meet the couple who had just purchased the painting. It is always special to meet the people who buy your work and hear what draws them to it. This is a picture of the painting with it's new owner, Kirsten Knowles.

I was also blessed today with an article about my glass paintings on the Empty Easel website! Empty Easel has several categories of information and I always look forward to the weekly articles! Many thanks to Lisa Orgler for choosing to write about my work! I wish you all a very Happy, art-filled New Year!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Portrait of Horst!

I was excited to see that Karin Jurick was going to have her portrait challenge again this year on her Different Strokes From Different Folks blog. I have been wanting to work on some portraiture and I really wanted to work with people I hadn't yet met. On the blog Karin switches photos of two people and they paint each other. I was excited to be painting Horst Hittenberger and love the portrait he has done of me!

"Horst" 8" x 10"

Monday, December 21, 2009

As promised yesterday..

4" x 4" each

For the women in my husbands office... thanks for all you do!
Merry Christmas Ladies!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Last year started the tradition of painting Christmas ornaments for the women in my husbands office. I started painting this years ornaments and had so much fun I got carried away and painted two extra!!
Holi'daisies' 6"x 6"

Sparkle 6" x 6"
My husband will deliver the other four tomorrow and then I will post the pictures!!