October 29, 2012

"Texas Blue"

"Texas Blue"  will be  on display beginning this coming Saturday - November 3rd for the  Gallery Off The Square contest for works representing "Texas Traditions"   Visitors will be voting on the works submitted by some of our 32 Texas artist.

The inaugural event "Gallery Georgetown" is a free event promoting art in Georgetown,  7 galleries will be  participating in the event.   Participants who visit all galleries will be eligible to participate in a drawing to win several wonderful prizes.  I'll be at Gallery Off The Square (in Framers Gallery)  and Casa 'Ole will be catering fajita nachos and Pilot Knob Vineyards will be providing a wine tasting for our visitors   Food samplings and refreshments will be offered at all locations... an opportunity to try out some of Georgetown's best.  

Please come by.  Would love to see you!

Oil  on Linen

October 27, 2012

Rhode Island Fresh

Second of the  egg paintings - this one in a white enamel bowl with red trim and featuring the Rhode Island Red hen eggs - front and center....   This painting can be seen in person at Gallery off the Square in Georgetown after October 31st.  Purchase details are listed below.

Framed in a custom frame - 18 x 18 in.

12 x 12 Gallery Wrapped
May be hung with or without frame

contact artist at:   shirley@gipson-artist.com

Farm Fresh

I finished two egg paintings this past week.   This one is titled Farm Fresh because of the two white eggs  with one brown one perched behind them in an antique deep blue speckled enamel bowl.  It is now hanging at Cactus Jack's Fine Art Gallery in Gruene, Texas.  If you've never visited Gruene, it's a treat!  Many gift shops, antique stores and galleries.    Kaye (owner of Cactus Jack's) has  one of the finest... and I'm not saying that because I'm partial...well, maybe.  :)

If you have a chance to stop by before Christmas... check out  the two pastel artist displayed as you enter the gallery (Rita Kirkman and Jeannette Cuevas) and visit the back of the store by the tree.  There are twelve  pieces of my work hanging  there and don't forget to check out the art by my friend Virginia Vaughn - in my opinion, one of Texas' best landscape artists.

Farm Fresh is painted on a gallery
 wrapped stretched linen - sides painted.  Shown framed but 
may be hung with or without the frame

Size:  12x12 (18x18 framed)
Oil on Linen - Gallery Wrapped
Contact Cactus Jack's for purchase

October 12, 2012

"All Aboard!"

I don't think it's a secret that I love antiques.  This train came to me  loaded with  character (cob webs and bird stuff.:))  and must have been stored in the loft of someones barn for many years...  I immediately fell in love with it and had to capture it on canvas!..  a replica of an old steam coal engine... someones favorite toy in years past.

16x20 Oil on Linen

October 5, 2012

The Landing and the Plane

It's been a busy Summer.  Now that I'm able to spend more time in the studio, I hope to post more regularly and share what I've been doing.  I recently purchased this amazing antique toy airplane in an antique shop in Colorado Springs, Co.   I decided to paint it two ways -  as a display and in flight "coming in for  a landing".  the pieces used for the assembly of the plane fascinate me and broken down, you can see tin metal from old signs  used for the body of the plane and the propellers (crimped so the young recipient of this amazing toy wouldn't get cut);  hand carved wood pieces (wing, fuselage  and wheels); and crown bottle caps (which surprisingly date back to the 1800's)  for the hubs.  I just fell in love with it!

20x20 on oil primed linen

16x20 on oil primed linen