Friday, March 17, 2017

107 - Another Threesome

5x4" acrylic
Pineapples.  What is the attraction to pineapples?  What is it they say to people?  I think they say -
"Hi.  I'm from a warm tropical climate where people where flip flops and big brimmed hats.  I'm beautiful inside and out.  I'm juicy and just the right amount of sweet. You can cut off my top, throw it on the ground, and I'll start growing again.  It's that easy."  

Thursday, March 16, 2017

106 - Sweetness

6x6" on wood panel - $45
I love spring.  Everything about it.  Except for this current cold snap we're having.  I can't complaint since our winter was pretty mild this year - as it should be every year in my book.  Spring colors are the best.  I pretty much use them in my paintings year round.  Everyone seems to be painting bunnies, so I figured I'd give it a try.  This is my first one, and as soon as I have time,  I'll be painting many more.  I've always loved painting animals, but I often just don't have time to do it.  Bunnies, goats, sheep - they are all coming up. . . . I hop. . . hope. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

105 - Life is hard

30x24" acrylic on canvas
Is it just me, or is life just hard?  That's about all I have to say about that.  Sold this big ole heart at Tioga Town Center.  Loved this heart, and almost hated to see it go.  But I know it's now in the hands of someone else who will enjoy it even more than I would. 

Monday, March 13, 2017

104 - Time change

6x12" acrylic on canvas

I just love the time change . . . . said no one ever.  It sure messes things up.  My animals wonder why I'm getting up in the middle of the night.  I wonder why I overslept.  Of course over sleeping for me is waking up at 6:00 instead of 5:00.  So maybe it's a good thing.
I spent the weekend painting.  Literally did nothing else but make a little food, and do laundry.  My house is a mess.  I hope that this weekend's painting madness will get me a little ahead so that my next weekend off, I can actually clean my house.  We'll see.  The mind of an artist is a weird thing.  We always need to have that "one painting" with us on the road, or we might lose a sale.  I wish it was controllable, but it's not.  If I did prints then getting ready for the next show would be as easy, as pushing a few buttons to order more prints.  But I don't - right now I only offer original work.  Maybe I'll return to prints in the future.  I would say I'll probably only do that if I can get the equipment to do it myself.  We'll see.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

103 - Yellow Explosion

7x5 acrylic
These little paintings are usually gobbled up at shows almost quicker than I can paint them.  Obviously, it's more about the explosion of color than anything.  I'm not sure what I was thinking when I painted this because I normally don't stick to one color, and I probably wouldn't paint it again this way.  Hmmmmm - you never know what's going on my mind.  Maybe the sun was really bright that day, and this is what was in my mind's eye.  

Friday, March 3, 2017

102 - Queeny

This is probably the first painting I ever did of a cow. . . one of the only paintings I've ever done of a cow for some reason, and this painting is from about 10 years ago, when I had just started really getting back into painting.  
In any event, this is Queeny.  Yes - cows do have horns - some of them anyway.  Depends on the breed.  Many people don't know that.  She lived a long good life here on the farm.  She was probably over 20 when she passed away several years ago.  I painted this picture for my dad because she was one of our special cows.  Most of them don't even have names.  He opened the gift, and looked very surprised and said "Where am I going to put THAT?"  Thanks, dad.  I didn't stop painting, but I did stop giving paintings as gifts!  ;)  T