Thursday, March 24, 2011

News about "Beauty In Wyoming"

This 6 x 6 inch oil painting that I posted previously on this blog has been accepted and juried into Randy Higbee's Spring 2011   Six Inch Squared Exhibition and Sale in California.   I am so happy and feel privileged to be a part of this show where there were over 1200 entries and only 300 were chosen for the show !    So this painting will not be for sale here on this blog while it is in the exhibit in California and hopefully it will sell at that show.   

Stay posted for new paintings coming up soon.   I have had a lot of interference with my painting time lately and a lot of personal business to take care, so unfortunately I have not been painting quite as much.   Appreciate all of you and your interest.    

Remember, I happily accept commissions if you have a favorite photo of your pet, home, or anything your heart desires for me to paint for you !    I am sorry, but I do not do portraits of people.  

Studio :   808.536.0650

Monday, March 21, 2011

"Contentment In Wyoming"

                                                                6" x 6" Oil on Raymar panel

I could not help but think of  "contented cows" when trying to decide on a title for this painting!   Frankly, I would be content myself to rest in this pasture   (Psalm 23).   The cows were not in my reference photograph, and I "invented" them without any references.   They just seemed to be at home there in my imagination and when I added them to the painting.   I will probably paint more cows in the near future, as I had fun with them.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Take Me Back

                                                              6" x 6" Oil on panel

The entire time I was painting this Wyoming farmland, I kept wishing I could go back right now!  It was such a wonderful experience to travel through Wyoming a few years ago.   The painting is pretty true to the reference photograph of mine, just added an extra hay bale and shrubs in the foreground.  Hope viewing this brings you much pleasure.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Simple Life

                                                                    6" x 6" Oil on panel

This is a fall scene in Michigan painted from a reference photo of mine taken several years ago.   Living in Hawaii I sometimes miss the change of seasons; especially the flowers in the Spring found only on the mainland and the beautiful golden and orange and reds that Fall graces us with.   In the Fall, even though things are "dying"  they are alive with color and beauty; even the cornfield has finished with its summer bounty,  yet is alive with golden hues of  Fall.   

The farmhouse and the red barn were actually present in this scene; I did not "invent" them for the painting,   It is truly a picture of the simple life.