These are pictures of the studio after I painted it grey green. I am looking forward to getting back to work in January. It's messy right now.
Monday, December 20, 2010
"That Old Sweet Story"
I have a story to tell you. This is a true story that has just happened to me. About a month and a half ago, I was sitting in church and the minister began telling this story about when he and his wife moved to the Houston area. They had found a house they wanted to purchase that was within their budget. But they realized they needed a couple of new appliances and they didn't have anything left in the budget for those. So they sat down as a family with their two daughters. One of the little girls said "Dad, why don't you just ask God for the money we need?" So they did, right then and there. The very next next, they received an anonymous sum in the mail for the exact amount they had asked for. Well, I was sitting there listening to this story and I have asked for things myself including money and so I was very cynical about this. I felt bad about asking God for money even if I did need it.... But mostly I was cynical. I actually thought to myself, yea, right, this has never happened to me.
This has been a really tough year for me and I won't go into the gory details, but it has been one of the hardest of my life really. In fact, the last few years haven't been a picnic. Anyway..I am ashamed to say that this is what I was feeling in my heart. I really needed a certain sum too because of the fact that the art market is down and I was behind on some things that really needed to be paid. So I decided, well what would it hurt to ask...so I did.
The very next day I received an email from a woman who had purchased a painting from me through one of my galleries several years ago for her daughter. She named the painting and I remembered it right away. It was a painting of toys called "Toy Thyme". In the email, she told me she had found me on the net and that she was very interested in purchasing some of my work. We corresponded back and forth a few times and I sent her more images of work that I didn't have on my site. Long story short, she ended up purchasing 13 paintings from me. I shipped the work last week. I was able to pay off in it's entirety a credit card bill that has been looming over my head. I'll never doubt again that He answers prayer. I don't always have my prayers answered and I am not sure why this one in particular was because like I said, I've asked before. But I've been so down lately...perhaps this is why? Perhaps God knows I really really needed to hear from Him in a big way...I don't know why, But it was and I just hope that this encourages someone out there that if you really are in need....Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened. (Matthew 7:7) God answers prayer. God Bless and Merry Christmas.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Monday, August 02, 2010
Summer Daisies 14x11
Oil on linen panel
I love this color combination. This is the first painting I did this week in my new studio at home. It's been a transition and I am still not totally organized but I am making a little headway and working on it daily. I hope to be painting a lot more these days so please stay tuned.
Friday, June 11, 2010
"Summer Sky" 11x14 oil on linen panel
Painted at the Wenmoh's Ranch, Cypress Mill Texas in May. I painted this one from my computer monitor.
The sky was beautiful this day and my friend Dena Wenmohs and I took a lot of photos at her ranch. It was the day before my workshop there was to begin. The last day of the workshop, it was cloudy, threatening rain so we painted inside Dena's studio (barn) from my computer monitor. I plan to do a large one of this painting. I was happy with the way it turned out. Thanks for looking!
Sunday, May 30, 2010
I was in Cypress Mill Texas last week teaching a workshop at the bunkhouse. This was one of the demos that I did and left with Dena. Thanks for visiting my blog!
It was a good, fun week. Nice folks and fun time. I hope they learned a lot.
God is good.
Monday, May 10, 2010
"Shrimp Boat Red" 5x11 oil on panel
Painted on location in Cocodrie, Louisiana. Fun times..with the Texas 7. :)
Thursday, March 11, 2010
"On the Sunny Side"
11x14 oil on linen panel
I love that song- 'grab your coat and get your hat, leave your worries on the doorstep, life can be so sweet-on the sunny side of the street!'
I love daisies and this painting seemed to scream spring.
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Tuesday, March 09, 2010
oil on linen panel
I painted this little demonstration painting at a recent workshop that I taught at HCAA in Bellaire. It's amazing to me always that the simpler the statement the better the painting reads. I also had just purchased this vase and basket at the Catholic church resale shop right across the street because I had run out of objects to set up for the still lifes for the students. Have a great day! Thanks for your interest in my work.
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Saturday, February 20, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
A beautiful Collection of current and archived paintings set to a slide show with beautiful music. This DVD plays easily on a television DVD player or computer. A collection of some of my best paintings over the years.
Thursday, February 04, 2010
"Flow Blue with Clementines"
6x6 approx. oil on linen panel
I just purchased this little flow blue creamer off the internet. I didn't realize how small it was going to be when I got it but it will be great as an addition to a larger painting. It was fun to paint with a lot of design.
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Thursday, January 28, 2010
"A Bright New Year"
A gift I am giving myself this year is painting more, teaching less, and fulfilling some goals I have been working on. Please stay tuned! This is going to be a great New Year!
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