Saturday, January 31, 2015

Garden Statue

Garden Statue
Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper 6"x8"

This scene comes from an outing to Connie Winters' Garden in Charlotte. I saw the statue of the child among the blue flowers and had to take a shot of it with my camera. The painting started with a blocking out done with watercolor and then acrylic to cover most of it. My favorite way to paint... layering. Below is the picture taken from the garden. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Twitter Art Entry

2015 Twitter Art Exhibit Entry
Mixed Media on postcard size watercolor paper

This work is the size of a postcard. It is being submitted to the 2015 Twitter Art Exhibit in Norway. All artwork is accepted and sold for $35 to benefit a safe house in Moss, Norway. This is a very well organized charity event. I hope my work gets sold. It did last year when I sent in a painting of a Yorkie. The buyer loved it and sent me an email telling me how much she enjoyed it. I gave but received so much more back. Love helping out charities.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Acrylic on Wood Panel

This scene comes from a bike trail called Creeper Trail in Virginia. My husband and I rented bikes in Damascus, VA and the rental company drove us and our bikes to the top of the trail at Whitetop. Then... WHEEEE! It was all downhill from there. 

I did stop from time to time to take pictures and saw this old abandoned house. How could someone leave a unique house to rot in all the surrounding beauty? It reminds me whenever I get down in the dumps that there are opportunities all around me. Also, I have a Father in heaven, who created all this beauty, ready and willing to give me help. Stay in there, Debbie. Don't wallow in depression and ruin. Look for the inspirations around you.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Yard Bling

Yard Bling
Acrylics on 6"x6"x3/4" Wood Panel

I love gardens with knickknacks thrown around here and there. Some call it yard art. I call it "Yard Bling." I especially like the top portion of this painting. The circular ring at the top should've been my focal point. I may do another version of this painting so that it looks like this:

I always look for the better painting composition within the painting. Yeah, I am going to do it! My goal this year is to stop revealing it all. Crop more and focus more on the juiciest part of the subject.