Wednesday, July 31, 2013

August is House Concert Month at our house...

We have some house cleaning to do to get ready for a month of house concerts.  Our first one is with David Olney and Sergio Webb.  I love those guys.  We usually out grow the house on that one so we have moved the show to the brand new Woody Guthrie Center down town.  I am also excited to have John Moreland open for them.  I am real picky about my music and was otherwise engaged as John hit the stage at someone elses CD release party in Tulsa.  Oh my gosh, I was amazed.  This guy is a poet with the voice of an angel.  Can't wait.  Later on in the month we are hosting, Josh Hardey, Grace Askew, Ben Bedford.  A host of amazing folks.  I need a maid!!!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Peaches III

One more in my series of peaches.  I am so glad I discovered the daily painting idea and the use of small canvases.  Something like fresh fruit needs to be painted quickly to capture it's essence before it changes.  This painting is the 3rd in the series and I can see, when I put them side by side that the leaves are loosing their color now.  hmmm... maybe I should keep them out and keep painting till they just wither away.... No, changed my mind.... gonna eat 'em before they go bad.

 This painting and it's companion paintings are all on ebay this week.  I put 2 of them on auction and one at full price.
To Bid

Friday, July 26, 2013


I am having so much fun painting these little studies.  They are 6x6 oils.  I am taking a break from a 3rd painting to post these to ebay.  The peaches were so yummy that I have to paint fast so that I can eat them for supper.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Peaches 6x6 oil

We have a community garden in our neighborhood and several years ago a bunch of us laid our money down and invested in fruit trees.  They produce like crazy.  I went over there today and picked a few peaches and a couple handfuls of blackberries and rather than just eat them, I decided it would be better to paint them in the afternoon and eat them in the evening... This is a little 6x6 oil on canvas.  Anyone wishing to purchase for $100 may do so by email : artistswaygallery   at
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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Prairie Brook

We live near the Tall Grass Prairie Preserve ( you know, where the buffalo roam... )  Well we have a good friend and my husband's co host on NPR's  Folk Salad Radio Show, who loves to go tromping around in the prairie.  We allowed him to be our guide on this day and found ourselves resting beside this beautiful brook.  This was my perfect opportunity to declare a painting stop for myself and allow the guys to trek on without me for an hour or two.  I began this painting on site and followed it later in the studio.  This painting is now on auction on my ebay site.  For the lucky auction winner, I will be willing to take it down from its spot above my fireplace.
To Bid

Thursday, July 18, 2013

SOLD! A walk in the Woods 16x20

steal!  I did this as a demo in my adult class.  I always like to start with a master or a great photo of a beautiful woman  and adjust it as I go to make it my own.  Everyone in the class used the same photos and we had a variety of interesting costumes and locations represented in all the paintings.  Anyways this one is on Ebay with no reserve, starting at only $29  just for the  fun of it.
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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

sunrise on the Vineyard

This is a painting that I first did on site at a local vineyard.  My class loved it so much that they wanted me to demonstrate the process so that they might be able to paint a similar one.  This is the demo.  It is for sale through my ebay gallery.  By the way, I have one 16x20 painting of a garden picnic for sale through my ebay auction starting at only one penny, just for fun.  See if you can find it and BID!  If the bidding goes over $100 I will ship for free.
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Friday, July 05, 2013

Peoney Garden

I have been working on writing a new book, this one, on painting the landscape.  The process had me up in the studio, looking through paintings to use as examples in the book.  As you might expect, I am coming across paintings that I thought were finished at the time, but having a fresh look at them, I realize, just a touch up here or there would make a better painting.  This is one of those. On the day that I painted this, the fence behind the flowers was a much darker value.  When I took a fresh look at the painting, I decided to grey it down a little and lighten it so that it wasn't fighting for attention with the flowers.   It is on auction right now in my ebay store.  To visit my store and this painting, click here