Sunday, June 26, 2011

Watermelon Cool - An Original Pastel - A DPW Challenge

Watermelon Cool
7" x 5" (17.8cm x 12.7cm)
Pastels on Velour
$100 plus $10 shipping and handling in the US
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I've just recently joined Daily Paintworks and decided to try one of their weekly challenges.  This particular week was to paint a still life from the photo provided but paint it completely upside down as you see below.

These are always fun and a great challenge.  Your brain will sometimes challenge your eyes and you will end up painting what you "think" something looks like rather than what you actually see.  I have often turned my paper upside down when I can't seem to get something right - it really helps! Try it sometime - you will be amazed at the results.

Deuteronomy 11:16

King James Version (KJV)

16Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them;

Saturday, June 25, 2011

ETSY Treasury - Featuring My Original Pastel "Lion of Judah"

Lion of Judah
8" x 10" (20.4cm x 25.4cm)
Pastels on Velour
$300 plus $10 shipping and handling in the US
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WOW - weekends are for Treasuries at ETSY I think!  I have another original pastel,  Lion of Judah, being featured. Please check out Sande Elkins' treasury and see what she has come up with for her Animal Kingdom Treasury.

I just looked back in my blog and I can't believe how time is flying by!  I posted this painting originally in June of 2010.  You might want to check it out if you haven't see that post because there are a few photos of the painting in progress.  I will have to do a WIP (work in progress) again one of these days.  

Revelation 5:5 King James Version
5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Another ETSY Treasury Featuring My Original Pastel - Riding on the Clouds

Riding on the Clouds
9" x 12" (22.9cm x 30.5cm)
Pastels on Velour
$200 plus $10 shipping and handling in the US
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My, my, my - another of my pastels featured in an ETSY Treasury!  I love it!  This treasury is a Whiter Shade of Pale and has a variety of things in it all done in shades of white including my original pastel Riding on the Clouds.  Be sure to drop by there this weekend and see all that is being featured in this treasury.

You can read my original blog post about this painting here.

Revelation 19:11
King James Version (KJV)
11And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

Friday, June 17, 2011

ETSY Treasury "Stunning Horses" Features My Pastel of Billy Bob

8" x 10" (20.4cm x 25.4cm)
Giclee Print on Fine Art Paper
$40 plus $10 shipping and handling in the US
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I was just notified that my giclee print of Billy Bob is one of several being featured in the ETSY Treasury "Stunning Horses".  It will be for a limited time, but please take a few minutes to check the treasury out.  I'm always so honored when another artist features one of my pieces in their treasury and you know how much I love Billy Bob so that makes it even more special.

Psalm 68:3 King James Version (KJV)
3But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice

Sunday, June 5, 2011

His & Hers - An Original Graphite

His & Hers
10" x 8"
Original Graphite

I like this graphite that I did serveral years ago because it seems to tell a timeless story to me.  Here is another timeless story:

My parents were married on June 6, 1942. On Monday, June 6, 2011 they are celebrating their 69th wedding anniversary!  You don't hear of many people these days that stay married even half that long. That is not to say that they haven't been through their share trials, tribulations and heartaches but God has blessed them mightily too in many ways over the years. 

In their mid to late 80s they are healthier than most 10 to 15 years younger than they are. They have four children, one of whom was killed at the age of 16.  They have three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Besides the United States and in particular Texas, where they both were born, they have lived in Puerto Rico, Scotland, the Philippines, and Hawaii. Today they live in Central Texas with most of us kids nearby.

So. . . Momma and Daddy I just want to wish you a very Happy Anniversary and pray that God continues to bless you both richly.  I pray for your health and happiness and I just want to say I am so thankful to have parents like you.  I love you both so much! God Bless!

Matthew 19:4-6 King James Version (KJV)
4And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, 5And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? 6Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.