Saturday, May 26, 2007

Memorial 18x24 Oil

I painted this when Tonya and Hallie were little. It is appropriate to post on Memorial Day weekend. Tonya and Hallie's father, Ray, passed away at age 52. They lost their father, their mother lost her husband, and I lost my best friend. I've not met anyone as kind and generous as he, and not likely to again. This is in memory of Ray. We will all be reunited again. And this is in memory to all who have selflessly given their lives. Freedom is not free. Not for sale.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Friday, May 11, 2007

Spectator 4.25x8 Watercolor

I have this love/hate relationship with watercolor. I love it because it is a fast medium with a mind of it's own. I hate it because it a fast medium with a mind of its own.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Beaux Arts 8x10 Acrylic

I took a picture at the Beaux Arts Fair when it was at the old gallery up on the hill. Now they hold it in downtown Davenport. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Life is not measured 3x5 Acrylic

This is a departure for me, but I have been doing calligraphy for years. I love to paint and I love to read. So why not combine words and paint. This piece is spoken for already!

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Flower Pots 16x20 Oil

I just cut loose and went to work with a palette knife. I didn't even touch a brush on this one. I was surprised at how quickly this was painted. 

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Rolling Thunder 24x30 Oil

This is not one of my usual daily paintings. It's been an unusual week, so I thought it was a good time to post one I painted when Tonya and Hallie were little. I painted this back before I became allergic to oil paint. That really sent me reeling looking for a medium I could work with. I asked Tonya and Hallie to sit in this chair and look scared because of a thunderstorm. They were pretty good actors. Not for sale.