Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Yellow Rose Of Texas

Yellow Rose Of Texas oil/panel 7x5

I have heard it said that it is not what you paint but how you paint it.  I don't know if that is true or not but there are many times, even though I love to paint still life that I have felt like I don't quite measure up as an artist because I love to paint still life.  I do paint other subjects and if you are interested in seeing some of those, they are on my website, but I think this subject is my favorite. I hope you like these flowers..they are from my yard..It's so hot here in Texas right now, I had to pick these to save their lives!  (or extend them a little?)  Thank you for visiting my blog!  Quote of the day:

 with permission from Judy Joy Nocifora's website:

“When you look back on a lifetime and think of what has been given to the world by your presence, your fugitive presence, inevitably you think of your art, whatever it may be, as the gift you have made to the world in acknowledgment of the gift you have been given, which is life itself. And I think the world tends to forget that this is the ultimate significance of the body of work each artist produces. That work is not an expression of the desire for praise or recognition, or prizes, but the deepest manifestation of your gratitude for the gift of life.”
The Wild Braid, A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden
Sold to Ms. Gaye Sekula
Thank you Gaye!


  1. Judy, I love the quote you have on your blog today... I would love to put it on mine, too, if that's okay...

    Btw, I think you shine in still life! Love seeing them... :)

  2. What a lovely quote and beautiful painting. I really admire your painting style.

  3. Thanks so much Teresa! I got the quote from Judy Nocifora and I asked her the same thing...and I don't think she would mind at all. So we should pass it around! I think I am going to put it in the sidebar also. And Sheriart, thanks so much. Thank you both for taking the time to comment!

  4. Thank you, Judy! I think you're right -- it is a good quote to pass along!