Thursday, October 20, 2011

"Name That Beatles Tune"
acrylic on reclaimed wood and frame
4 feet by 6 feet

This large painting was conceived long before it was executed.  The frame was graciously given to me by Barb Streeter of Pop's Glass in Conway.  It sat in my barn for nearly a year before it dawned on me what to do.  Then I put out a call on Facebook for folks to list their favorite Beatles song, and I incorporated as many as I could.  I intended for there to be 14 songs, but friends have made me aware of a Beatles song called Jazz Piano, so I guess that makes 15!  Can you name them all?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Book Tree
acrylic on wood

This painting reminds me of the Thomas Jefferson quote: "I cannot live without books."  I feel the same way.  I don't read quite as much as I used to now that I paint all the time.  I read once that you can either take in creativity or put it out.  I think that explains why.  I still love to read, though.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Music Is The Language Of The Soul
acrylic on wood

These freeform paintings are a blast because there are no rules.  I can definitely get behind that concept!  Music is one of my passions.  I love listening to it, singing it, and playing the guitar.  Though I don't play all that well, it is a joy.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tropical Round
acrylic on tabletop

Happy customer!  I used an old table top and removed the legs for this painting.  I love re-purposing stuff.  There are several benefits!  One of my favorites is that I'm not using canvases that are made in China!  Another is that this table will not be in a landfill somewhere.  It's "easy being green" (like Kermit the frog) with recycled art!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Earth Swing
acrylic on wood
Not sure why, but this painting was more fun than most.  I grew up on a farm, and we had a HUGE swing hanging from the beams of the barn.  It is one of the most precious memories from my childhood.  I wish they made swings for grown ups.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Serenity By The Sea
Melissa, a happy customer, picking up her commissioned painting.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Land of Ahhh's
acrylic on re-purposed window
This painting was done as a birthday gift for a lovely gentleman in Pawley's Island. He was thrilled!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

All Things Are Possible Butterfly
acrylic on re-purposed window
This one is for sale at the House of Blues company store.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Lillian and the Bluebird of Happiness

Comission for Michelle

SOLD Sometimes I think the bluebird of happiness ought to just come and sit on our shoulder and whisper the secrets of life in our ear.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

God's Eye II
acrylic on wood

For the eyes of the Lord search back and forth across the whole earth, looking for people whose hearts are perfect toward him, so he can show his great power in helping them. -2 Chronicles 16:9

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sophia, yet again
12 x 12 inches
acrylic on wood
The book of Proverbs is salted and peppered with references to God as feminine. (This one is from Proverbs 4:9, the Message Bible.) It's often overlooked, but She's there, "calling aloud in the streets."

"Wisdom calls aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the public square." -Proverbs 1:20

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Serenity Prayer Butterfly
approx 18" x 10"
acrylic on wood
I painted this while sitting at the Home Show a few weekends ago. It's always nice to do an indoor show because of "climate control"!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Commissioned Boots

This may be the most interesting "canvas" I've ever been asked to paint on, and that's saying a lot for this folk artist! They came out so well, I've decided I'm going to paint at least one of the three pairs of boots I have in my own closet.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Mother Ocean
acrylic on skim board

My favorite towel for packing my art is yellow and white striped, so I thought I'd include it in this painting.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

SC Woman Magazine published this article about me. FYI - Sherman College is in Spartanburg, SC, not Georgia.