Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Christmas Blessings and Happy Holidays to you wonderful blogging friends. Thanks to all who visit and leave encouraging comments! You are appreciated more than you know and I am forever grateful for your support!
May the new year bring you peace, happiness and good health with many creative opportunities.
Balsam Shadows Road is our North Carolina address. We are not usually in Maggie Valley when it's cold but did spend one winter there and the snow was so beautiful. Photos taken then still inspire paintings today. This one is mixed water media on stretched canvas textured with rice paper.
Friday, December 12, 2014
I'm a beach lover - sun, sand, salt and our fabulous Gulf water! April's post presented a small landscape with a rusting John Deere bicycle. That old bike was such a challenge, couldn't resist another go at it. The large canvas certainly needed paint and a change was needed for an "over the sofa" painting in our living room. I would attempt a fantasy beach setting and place the bike somewhere within. If the painting proved successful, on the wall it would go! Last week when the call to artists went out for the Mini/Maxi show the painting was entered!
Happy Dance! MY BEACH was awarded "First Merit" last evening at the Charlotte County Visual Arts Center's Maxi/Mini theme show reception! Thank you Judge Karl Hollander! Public viewing December 8 - December 31, at 210 Maude Street, Punta Gorda, Fl.