December 19, 2013

Southwest Artist Magazine

I guess my technical limitations are showing!  I thought I posted this late summer and  now am not finding it on any of my sites...  maybe a kick back because of the pdf file?  Not sure...

For those who subscribe to the Southwest Artist Magazine... I was selected to be featured in their "Artist to Watch" article of the November 2013 issue.   I wasn't successful at posting the pdf of the article on  my sites.  so, I've posted a jpeg file here so those who may not have had a chance to see it can read it.  Southwest Artist Sr Editor Bonnie Gangelhoff did an amazing job at making me look good...:).  Thanks Bonnie!

Additionally, I was  interviewed by Lindsay Mitchell as one of 30 finalist of the Artist Magazine Annual Art Competition for the Southwest Artist January 2014 issue which will be on the newsstands December 24th.   I can't begin to tell you how honored I am of this recognition.    I'll post it as soon as i receive the go ahead.  

December 17, 2013

Green Apples and Cinnamon Sticks

This is one of my recent paintings...  couldn't resist the vintage colander I used in Eggs an Enamel so decided to stage it with apples and a berry pail.  Started to name this one Spiced apples but have decided to let the painting speak for itself...:)

Green Apples and Cinnamon Sticks
Oil on Linen

I've completed several other paintings in the past  month and will post those later...  Thanks for stopping by...

October 23, 2013

Wow! Another blessing!

This one was tucked away in my spam folder!  One of my pieces was selected to be a finalist in The Artist Magazine 30th annual national competition!  I am honored to have one of my pieces to be chosen among so many talented artists works!  There were over 6000 entries this year.  Can't begin to express my excitement when I  found out!  Here's the special seal I may post as a finalist.  The website for The Artist Magazine is posted too.  They offer wonderful articles when you sign up for their newsletters.

October 4, 2013

Pepper Sauce

I love to be surrounded by color.  It energizes me and makes me smile...:)  So, it's a natural fit that Homer Laughlin's Fiesta dishes are my favorite dishes for everyday use as well as collecting (vintage and discontinued pieces).  The pepper shaker in this painting is a vintage Fiesta shaker.   The striking deep red pottery vase is by Mary Lee Floreschuetz, a potter who sells at Framers Gallery in Georgetown.  The painting will be going to Cactus Jacks Fine Art Gallery in Gruene, Texas.

Pepper Sauce
Oil on Linen Panel

September 25, 2013

Back in Town

I've been away for awhile and am anxious to get back to work...  While gone I received noticed that It's Appealing  won Honorable Mention at the Art Hop Exhibit.  Special thanks to Lisa Russell, of Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery,  the 2D judge for this event.


"It's Appealing"

August 13, 2013

Embroidered Treasure

Before my mother passed away, she gave me a few of her hand made table runners, doilies and various other textiles which I've been  using in  some of my art work.  I  pulled this beautiful  embroidered  panel from my keepsake drawer and  decided to stage it with  some antique enamel pieces I  had.  The tall pitcher is an old milk jug -  my understanding is the farmers would pour the fresh milk into a pitcher of this sort for serving.  If anyone out there knows different - please let me know...  The small tea pot is part of my collection as is the ladle and cup.  The speckled blue enamel is one of my favorites - bright and cheerful.  The oil in the painting  has sunken in a bit and I'll be either oiling it out or  putting some varnish on it soon.    Thought I'd  post a pic of it since it's been a while since I've posted.  (I haven't been posing the small pieces I've  done...   )

Embroidered Treasure
oil on linen

July 18, 2013

WAOW - National Exhibit

Just received notice today that I've been honored with a jurors award at the Women Artist of the West National Exhibit in Estes Park, Colorado!  Very  good news!

Women Artist of the West National Exhibit

The piece that won the award was  "Water to Wine".

Very excited to receive this recognition.  Thank you WAOW and special thanks to the judge of the event  Karen Vance!

April 24, 2013

More about the Salon International

I had some requests for more pics so I've  added an album to my fb page  with additional photos of the 2013 Salon International Exhibit.    (those unfamiliar to facebook - go to the photo  link  and select albums.  there you will find several to choose from and this one is named Salon International)

I'm currently working on a still life of  old metal tools which I should have ready to post in a few more days.

Until then... Happy Painting!

April 15, 2013

2013 Salon International Merit Award in the Still Life category!

Wow!  Still processing the events of the weekend!  I'm happy and honored to announce that Eggs and Enamel won the 2013 Salon International Merit Award in the Still Life category!  The Salon International is a project of the International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art and sponsored by the Greenhouse Gallery in San Antonio Texas. 
What a wonderful surprise when it was announced at the Awards Dinner at the Greenhouse Gallery Friday night!  I'm humbled to be recognized among the amazing art displayed in this exhibit!   It was wonderful meeting Max Ginsburg (the judge) who is a delightful man and so full of knowledge about art.  I wish I'd had a recorded to capture his words and insights!  

I met many amazing artist!  If you ave a chance to visit the Greenhouse Gallery before the exhibit ends (May 3rd) you will not be disappointed!

March 15, 2013


During this upcoming Easter Season, my church will be  exhibiting  the "Fully Alive" theme at our wonderful new gallery.   I completed a painting earlier and  posted it here (Sarah) for the exhibit.  This is a second composition for the exhibit.  "The Communion".    If you are in the area (Austin/Cedar Park) please come join us  at the exhibit opening on April 12th, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Hill Country Bible Church, NW campus for the best cake in town, live music and an art exhibit comprised of more than 50 artist that will amaze you!

 The Communion
Oil on Linen

March 5, 2013

Pears and Berries

Latest completed painting.   a variety of pears and  winter berries on a pastel table clothe.  I decided to do this one with dramatic lighting.  It's also on a different canvas size for me - 12x24.

Pears and Berries
12x24 (canvas size) 
Oil on Linen - custom Framed

February 28, 2013

"Sarah - Fully Alive"

One of my Granddaughters lives nearby and I have the opportunity to be a part of  special celebrations and capture  candid moments like this one captured on her birthday a couple of years ago.  When I first saw the photo, I knew I had to paint it someday... There will be an exhibit "Fully Alive" coming up and this is the  vision I  couldn't get out of my head.   Sarah enjoying a simple activity to it's fullest.   

Sarah - Fully Alive
Oil On Linen

February 22, 2013

Best In Show!

I'm thrilled and Honored to announce that "It's Appealing" won BEST IN SHOW!   There were 250 wonderful pieces of art juried in this show.  It was a privilege and honor to be among so many talented artist.  I'd like to express many thanks to Rae Andrews, Michael Epps and James Minor for selecting "It's Appealing" for this prestigious award!

It was VERY exciting to greet everyone at the opening exhibit tonight and a very BIG surprise when they announced the  awards!

It's Appealing
12x12 Museum - Oil on Linen
Custom Framed

February 10, 2013

"It's Appealing" has been accepted into the Imagine Exhibit

Hi  friends.  I'm pleased to announce that "It's Appealing" has been accepted into the Imagine Exhibit which will begin with a reception on February 22, 2013 at Texas Sate University in Georgetown, Texas.   If you live in the area...I hope you can come!

12 x 12
Museum wrap - Oil on Linen
Custom Framed

February 8, 2013

Daisies and Pottery

This is a WIP I'm working on.   I love the warm colors of the jug and it's color harmony with the indian motif clothe.  I still have a bit of  finishing work to do but thought I'd share the WIP (work in progress).

Oil on Linen

February 5, 2013

The 2013 Salon International

Wow!  I'm so excited!   Two of my paintings (Eggs and Enamel and Water to Wine)  have been selected to be in the Salon International (a project of the International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art) to be held at the Greenhouse Gallery in San Antonio Texas.  (click on link to view the other works selected).  It's an amazing exhibit that will be open to the public beginning the evening of April 13th with a champaign reception and going through May 3rd. If you happen to be in San Antonio, Texas during that time, I encourage you to stop by and visit this incredible exhibit... You will not be disappointed!

Eggs and Enamel

Water to Wine

January 25, 2013


Just finished a new painting I thought you'd like.  This one features a tin can and  some beautiful pansies.

Tin Can Pansies
Oil on Linen - Size:  14x18

January 15, 2013

The Ultimate Taboret

I've been very lazy about posting and plan to change that for 2013 (New Years Resolution) although it would look as if that has not happened yet.   This is mainly because of a water  break at the house which has taken up far more time than  I would have ever  imagined!  This will all change very soon as I hope to start painting daily again so please continue  to visit my site.

The main reason for this post is to let you know of  some fabulous taboret plans that a good friend of mine has recently made available.  I got mine last night and  they are not only thorough and detailed but mapped out for those of us who  are visual.  Garry (Kravit) is a wonderful artist and designed the "Ultimate Taboret" with all the features an artist could possible want.   He also makes himself available in case  there are any questions in the building/assembly.