May 4, 2009


Over the weekend I completed a new contemporary piece titled: "Misty Morning" which is in my Luminary Tree series. This tranquil work has greys, yellows and greens and a beautiful stained golden brown frame with hand-painted browns and blacks that I added to match the trees. The painting features a morning meadow with 30 Yellow Swarovski Crystals on three trees and 16 Green Swarovski Crystals scattered in the grass which look like dew drops. With a front overhead spotlight or long-armed picture light, my Luminary Paintings sparkle from anywhere in the room. Pictures just can't catch the true luminating effects. This piece would look fantastic in a restful bedroom. It has a very calming effect on the viewer. 

May 2, 2009


It has been a busy two weeks getting ready for First Friday at Central Market. My daughter, Vanessa had fun wrapping items that sold and Carl was across the isle working at S. Clyde Weaver--a family night out. I was able to complete 4 new paintings to take along to First Friday to include with my bowls and other hand-painted items. Two Sunday's ago, we visited the Hans Herr House to take pictures for two of the paintings, one spring and one winter painting of the house that I showed at First Friday. Check out one of my new paintings titled: "Hans Herr House: Spring Revival" done in my folk art style.