Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Norm again, Norm again

24" x 24"
Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

The wait is over.  The next Norm painting that certainly all of you have been anxiously awaiting is here.  Some of you probably know that my Facebook profile picture is a small 10 x 10 sketch I did of Norm only about a week after he died last year - specifically April 11, 2011.  In celebration of the anniversary of his passing, I just finished a bigger, and I think better, version of the original sketch. 

It's hard to believe it has been a year.  We have yet to find a replacement for Norm - not that there is one.  I don't know if we will ever have another Norm; another kitty who keeps putting his paw on you - usually in the middle of the night - until you finally get up to see what he wants.  We would think he was in dire need to go out.  But what did he want?  Someone to watch him eat.  I don't know how many times I can remember saying "Oh.  O.K. Norm.  That's really interesting.  Thank you for getting me up so I can watch you eat."  This entertainment was not provided exclusively to me.  He let my husband watch him eat sometimes too.  Can you imagine the confidence it takes to make someone get up from a comfortable bed. . . in the middle of the night. . . . just to watch you eat? 

Eventually, maybe, we will find another Norm, but I doubt it.  Although the following picture is not the greatest, it is the one I worked from for this painting.  Thanks for celebrating Norm's life with me.


Friday, April 13, 2012


 20" x 30"
Acrylic on stretched canvs

Just thought I would put a little Spring in your step this afternoon.  O.K. - that was pretty hokey, but I did want to share my upcoming events with you, and since it is spring, I thought nothing says spring better than these wildflowers. . . but come to think of it, I picked them last fall. . . . .. . . . oh well  -  they can really say anything you want them to.  I just hope you enjoy them.  Please check out my upcoming events.  I hope you can make it to one or ALL of the shows!

April 21-22   10:00 - 5:00 - Sawgrass Village Spring Art Festival - Ponte
Vedra Beach, FL - for more info

April 28-29   10:00 - 5:00 - Old Florida Celebration of the Arts - Cedar
Key, FL - for more info

May 5-6 - Sat 9:00 - 6:00; Sun 10:00 - 5:00 - Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp
Festival - Fernandina Beach, FL - for more info

May 19th  10:00 - 4:00  One day event - Silver Toast to the Arts Art Fair
(Celebrating the Appleton Museum's 25th Anniversary) - on the grounds of
the Appleton Museum, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, Florida

May 26 - 27 (Memorial Weekend) - 10:00 - 5:00 - 36th Annual Arts in the
Park Festival, Blue Ridge, Georgia (downtown city park) - for more info

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Edsel II

Wow - it has been over a month since I posted anything.  I actually do paint almost every day, but based on my blogging performance you may think it is only once a month. 

Last summer, my husband and I were riding around the tiny island of Cedar Key in a golf cart (it was too hot to walk),  he driving, me taking pictures.  I saw this beautiful old car and stopped to snap a few shots.   I have been told by the locals that this Edsel has been sitting in the same spot since 1999 when it's owner passed away and his family couldn't part with the car.  I'm sort of glad they didn't because I just love it.  This is the second painting I have done of the car and the original is sold, but I do have prints, and if anyone is interested please let me know.  My print shop is amazing and the colors are just as vivid as the original painting.