Sunday, May 08, 2011

Flowers for My Mother


"Flowers for My Mother"
6x4

I painted today, Mother's Day, May 8, 2011.... and was remembering my Mom. My mom passed away at the age of 48. I was 17 and a senior in high school. I have been thinking about her today mostly because this is mother's day and mine hasn't been so great. So, I've been feeling a bit sorry for myself. I won't go into the gory details. I think those of us who are wives and mother's have had those.....so there is no need to talk about it. Needless to say that when I was growing up, I know for sure that I took my mom for granted and now that I am older, I realize what a gift she was. She was so special, sweet. She was funny, pretty, a gifted singer with a beautiful voice even though she never believed in herself. She said she wanted to be a dancer....but got married and had kids instead. Sound familiar? I loved her more than I ever told her. Anyway, for those moms out there that are having a great day or a bad one, this too shall pass. God Bless You. Love to all, Judy

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Easter Blessings

Easter Blessings 16x20

I usually don't paint this large outdoors but I decided this day I would try and was pretty happy that I did complete this 16x20 in one sitting. I think I will be doing this more often because it forces you to work quickly and to not be able to 'futz' with too many details. Is that a word?

It's beautiful this spring....this painting was done at The Antique Rose Emporium, Independence, Texas. Thanks for looking. If you are interested in purchasing, please email me.


PS. For anyone that lives in the Houston area, I will be at The Arbor Gate this weekend (Saturday, My 7) painting and selling some of my prints, small watercolor sketches (for next to nothing!) of Texas Wildflowers from 9 to 4. Lot's going on there this weekend. The Arbor Gate has a website www.arborgate.com It's located just west of FM 249 on FM 2920 in Tomball, Texas. It's so cute out there! Reminds me of the Antique Rose Emporium~