Saturday, February 27, 2010

I've Been Awarded the Sunshine Blog Award by Faith Te and Dean Haven

Sunshine Award
It is always special to receive an award from a fellow artists and this is even extra special coming from two very talented artists and who happen to be wonderful people too! Faith Te and Dean Haven are exceptional artists and people I consider "friends" - thank you both!

The rules for accepting the award are:
  • Put the logo on your blog or within your post.
  • Pass the award onto 12 bloggers.
  • Link the nominees within your post.
  • Let the nominees know they received this award.
  • Link to the person from whom you received this award.
I hope you will visit these blogs - each one is special in their own right. Enjoy!
To those I have chosen:  If you have already received this award, or do not wish to participate, I certainly understand, but I just wanted to say I enjoy your blogs and visit often.  Thank you for doing what you do so well and bringing a little sunshine in to my world.

Deuteronomy 28:6 (New International Version)
You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Two Peices Featured in Two Different Esty Treasuries!

Full of Promises is featured in a treasury by ipaintpictures' and  Glorious Sunset is featured in treasury by Art and Old Lace's.  These treasuries will only last until Saturday so please be sure to visit and click on each artist's contribution and visit their shops.  It is always an honor to be selected to be in a treasury - thank you both Deb and Bonnie!

John 15:7 (New American Standard Bible)
"If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, (A)ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Grapes on the Vine was Accepted in the Austin Pastel Society Annual Juried Exhibition

Grapes on the Vine
5" x 7" Pastel on Velour

I'm pleased to announce my Grapes on the Vine has been accepted in the Austin Pastel Society's annual juried exhibition, the Corridor of Art.  It begins March 7th and goes through May 2nd.  The Corridor of Art is at 700 Lavaca in Austin.  There is an Artists Reception and Awards Ceremony on Sunday, March 21st from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.  You are invited!

There are many fine artists in this exhibition.  I hope you will be able to come out and visit in person to see all the wonderful art, but if not click here to see the art that was selected. 

Guess that means I need to get this one framed an matted soon!

Deuteronomy 28:6 (New International Version)
You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

A Thank You To Karin Jurick - Pastel Original Portrait

My Pastel of

 The photo of Karin I worked from.

Probably most of you know that I participate, from time to time, in the painting challenges on Different Strokes from Different Folks, a blog hosted by Karin Jurick.  I was contacted a month or so ago by Jill Polsby to participate in a "Thank You" to Karin by all of us painting her portrait.   I'm not going to go into the details but do please read Jill's blog for those.  I'm not feeling too well, I have pneumonia and just not up to writing a whole lot right now but didn't want to let the day go by without posting this and to say Thank You to Karin for all her time and effort in doing the DSFDF blog.

Click here to see 118 Faces of Karin.

1 Chronicles 16:23 (New American Standard Bible)

Sing to the LORD, all the earth; Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Did you notice the angel?

I was showing someone my pastel "Glorious Sunset" and she said "Oh, you put an angel in the sky!"  I didn't notice it before, but immediately saw it once she said that.  If I had tried to put it there it probably wouldn't have worked out as well.  What do you think?  Can you see the angel?

Luke 4:10 (Amplified Bible)
For it is written, He will give His angels charge over you to guard and watch over you closely and carefully;

Liquid Gold Sunset - Original Pastels

Liquid Gold Sunset
7" x 5" (17.8cm x 12.7cm)
Pastels on Velour
$50 plus $10 shipping and handling in the US
E-mail me for International shipping rates or other inquiries.

Here's another sunset.  It isn't a view from my backdoor, despite all the rain we have had lately, my pasture isn't a lake . . .yet!  This is just from an old photograph I had and I liked the look of liquid gold in both the sky and water.

Haggai 2:8 (New International Version)
'The silver is mine and the gold is mine,' declares the LORD Almighty.