Friday, April 20, 2012

Spring Wildflowers

'Spring Wildflowers'  12x9 oil on linen panel
Tonight my husband and I watched a movie.  It was sad and inspiring about Margaret Thatcher.  No matter her politics, she had spunk and still does.  What an inspiring lady!  I need women like this (or need to know of women like this).  I've been fortunate to have a few since my own mother passed when I was young.  My friend Bernice among others.  She's tough.  And at her age...she still can paint me under the table.  Anyway, I digress, :).  Margaret Thatcher said a couple of things that I thought was worth remembering.  One was 'A woman must do something worth while other than washing the tea cups!' which made me feel better since my carpet is dirty!!  The other thing she quoted was this, and you will recognize this if you saw the movie, "Iron Lady".

Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become your character,
And Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
What we think, we become.
I hope this next week finds you having the time to think.  As for me, I'm going to be mindful of how I think about mine-I plan to be positive and not negative....to remember how far I've become as an artist....to think about how I can better myself not only in my art but in my life and how I can help others....because that's who I will become-
Ok, Enough psychoanalysis!  

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Country Spring Harmony

Country Spring Harmony  11x14 oil on linen panel
Hi Friends, I have been working, just not blogging.  Wow I can't believe it's easy to let time pass by but I have purposely been trying to limit my time on the computer-to paint more.  Painting is becoming my number one priority.  I am hoping to enter some new shows and some shows that I haven't had the work to enter in recent years.  Since my son left in January, I have tried to clear my schedule for everything except painting.  I have tried to be more critical of my work also so that I don't put images out there that I 'm not happy with.  I hope to get better--- as we all do I suppose.

This painting was done a couple of weeks ago on a country road outside of Magnolia Texas.  It was a little overcast, the sun was in and out, but this scene caught me eye.  Even with clouds, it was pretty.  I hope I captured the morning.  These are Texas bluebonnets.  Bluebonnets can be a picky flower are a little hard to paint if you want to keep them loose.  I prefer simplicity and color over detail.

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