Saturday, November 25, 2006

Order your Horse Now: Only $1800

Close-up of the horse Posted by Picasa

I can take custom Comission orders on this painting.
Just contact me at

More stats on this Painting:
Size of the Painting:
Due to the limitations of my work space I am only able to do 3' by 5' on masonite.
The Barn Door:
Please specify if the barn door should be white, black or traditional red.
The Horse:
I can do all traditional Thoroughbred colors (grey, black, brown, bay, chestnut)colors plus: palamino, buckskin, albino, and dun. Add 30% for unusual roan markings, appaloosa, paint markings. How much the aniamal appear like your horse depends on the photography you provide.
The Companion Animal:
A Companion animals can be: chicken, goose, duck, small dog or cat, rabbit(additional cost for unusual color patterns ie brindles, laced,)

Whats included in the Barn Door package?
A 3' by 5' faux barn door painted with the above mentioned horse of your choice and one smaller companion animal on treated Masonite. Painted with laytex paint and sealed with a semi-gloss polymer. (long term outdoor installation not advisable.)
$ 1,800 plus S&H and insurance. ( Va Residence pay sales tax)

Terms of Sale:
1/3 non refundable start up fee with your photographs: $600.00
Once the artist receives and your money clears the artist will begin the first stage of your painting. She will do a cartoon sketch for your approval as to layout of the painting. Once this is finished and approved by you, she will begin work on the painting. When the painting is finished she will e-mail a photograph or digital image to you for your approval and minor changes.

When both are satisfied with the work the final amount of $1200.00 is due, plus the shipping and handling and insurance from the carrier of your choice. The buyer has 10 days upon final approval to submit payment of the Balance. Once the money has cleared the artist will ship your painting to the location of your choice in the contenential USA or Canada. The entire artistic process from first payment to last can take from 2 to 6 months depending on the season and work load of the artist.
Important Disclaimer:
If the buyer defaults on the sale or for some reason the money doesnt go through, at the end of 30 days the sale is cancelled and the set up fee becomes a cancelleation fee. The Artist is then free to offer the painting in open auction or other venues. If after the painting is offered for sale the buyer reconsiders and wishes to purchase it the buyer will have to pay full price.

Note: This artist does not give refunds for any reason. Study her work carefully and make sure you like her style and skill before you order. She is a folk realist and impressionist painter so dont expect or ask her to paint in a style different from her own. The artist wants the customer to be happy with the work and will do her best to produce what is requested.

Barn Door: The newest project

Barndoor Posted by Picasa

This is my newest project. It took about three weeks from start to finish. The Painting is done on a 6' by 3' of masonite using a combination of laytex exterior paints (Baer) and liquetex polymer acrylics and then covered with a polymer matte finish. The painting is suppose to be finding its home on the side of a garden shed. However the new owner was so impressed I have a feeling it wont be outside too long.

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Saturday, August 12, 2006

Banana Frames and Bachelors Buttons

Ok Now I have spent weeks and months trying to second guess the market and I cant figure it out. Suddenly I get an e-mail from a friend about needing to buy some samplers from me to resell at her B&B and she suggested flowers this time. Well I did some and suddenly realized that this could work! She gave me flowers from her garden to paint and I have been having a blast!
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These three watercolors are 5" by7" and framed to 8 by 10 opening.
They are $25 a piece with the frames
because I didnt have glass for these
and they are shrinkwrapped inside the frame.
They can be seen at Fox Den Antiques.
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Bachelors Buttons in a Jam canning Jar.
5" by 7" framed to inner opening of 8" by 10"
shrinkwrapped inside. $25.00 at Fox Den

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Bottles and Jars with mixed Flowers Posted by Picasa

I am selling this 9" by 12" watercolor painting
at Fox Den for $45.00
Its framed but wrapped with shrink wrap.

For years people have been decorating their second usually country homes with odd pieces of furniture and those old farm kitchen milk painted furniture. But this year I woke up out of my conservative stupor (meaning I’m slow to change when I already like something. It’s a trait Jackie O had.) And I suddenly figured out that if I painted everything I own white.. I mean the few pieces of furniture I have.. I would be right in style. Sorry, I am not going to paint my mom and dad’s little cherry table, that I use as my computer desk, white!

I have shabby chic stuff all over my house. Although I think we finally recycled the old chenille bead spreads so many times that the last use was dog towel. At one point it was a tent too.

Now I have discovered that yes those weird looking white and banana frames I bought at a yard sale actually can be of use with out repainting them! They are totally shabby chic. Hahaha I’m chic! Well in a shabby sort of way.

But guess what. I got this interesting thing happening. My art sales have been like a sailboat in a windless sea the last two months. So what the heck, when a client called me and asked me to paint some flowers.. Well I did it. And some little jars I have too. How funny I sold about 15 or so of them last weekend ( for an undisclosed amount of money) and she gave me a bunch of flowers from her garden. So, all week I have been painting flowers. My most challenging one has been the bachelor’s button so far. But matched up with those shabby chic frames and some glass jars they totally Rock!

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Jars and a Red Bowl Available: $35 plus S&H

Jars and Red Bowl Posted by Picasa

Available $35 plus S&H

The Three BottlesPosted by Picasa

Demonstrating Watercolors June 2006

This is the first time I have been able to demonstrate water colors in my booth. I could really use some more space to give people room to look and not feel intimidated by me sitting there but at least I can paint and people can watch. This was actually the last day I was out before I discovered I had pnumonia in June Posted by Picasa

I usually demonstraite watercolors at FoxDen the third Saturday a month.
On the table is a book of samplers.
Each one is original
They can be bought for between $3 and $5 unframed

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These are the bread and butter of what I have been painting for the last two years. Pets, farm animals and foxes .. some deer. 5" by 7' go for $20 and the 4" by 6" size go for $15 each. I used to sell them with out matts or shrink wrapped but unfortunately right after valentines day 2006 people stopped buying them and started to steal them. Its really rough for some one like me who has so limited money to not make their rent or beable to buy art supplies because someone steals instead of buys it. I can resoulve it in my own mind though. I feel sort of sorry for people like that and feel they must be pretty desperate to steal from someone like me. Posted by Picasa
In June I expanded my space at Fox Den. Check it out! Posted by Picasa

Buffalo Cow and Twins Paintings Available private treaty

This painting of a cow and twins is 18" by 24" polymer on canvas. Its not framed. You can buy this on directly from me for  $1200.  Posted by Picasa

This PaintingAvailable for $125.00 plus S& H

New Direction? Not really. But I was messing around painting buffalo and this watercolor came out. I dont actually paint ndn theme paintings but I do paint wild animals. This was fun. I am offering it through my booth at Fox Den for $125.00 Un- framed. Posted by Picasa

Where Have I been??? Juggling??

I am not a juggler! ( but my sister was once)

Well I have been so overwhelmed with all that has been going on that finally I had to turn off the bells on my phones to get some work done. I know its annoying people but have you ever tried to paint a continuous wash and keep it smooth and wet and be continually interrupted by phone calls about nothing much.

Social times gotta stay after hours!

Ok that’s the rub.. I’m an artist.. I don’t get social until all the work is done. And I don’t have all the work done until all the ideas in my head are completed to the physical realm. Not to mention I just spent 2 months struggling for existence because I had pneumonia. So most everyone had free access to me then but I don’t remember it hahaha.

I have to have peace and quiet when I work. ( well benign background sounds are ok.. music, fox news, cnn, WTOP, mash….I don’t have to think about them and they don’t require attention.

I don’t understand why anyone would be offended because I work like this. Yet and alas….

Still I’ve managed so far this year to complete about 600 paintings and its only August. Well ok.. most of them were studies. And I haven’t even started the oils yet. But I am going to continue working like this until the end of October, God willing. Or I run out of materials.

And that means keeping up with my blog a few times a week. Because my writing has suffered. NO MORE….

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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

This is the 4th painting for Warrenton UMC lent Celebration. This one is Called Bringing the Sacrifice of Praise" I was told there should have been a tamborine.. well I ran out of room. When the funds are avaiable and I begin the big paintings I will add the tamborine as well as a few other things. The paintings can be as big as 3' by 4'. I am hopeful. Always hopeful Posted by Picasa

Sunday, February 26, 2006

close up of the writing on #3 Posted by Picasa
Picture #3 in " The Way of the Cross Leads Home" .. the verse is " if my people will humbly pray I will hear them and heal their land." Posted by Picasa
Painting #2 in " The Way of The Cross Leads Home" Posted by Picasa

This painting Available for $135 plus S&H

Ewe and twins. Another of the spring 2006 collections of paintings Posted by Picasa for more info
This is one of my newest Paintings. Quarterhorse mare with palamino foal. Spring setting of course. This is one of the nearly 200 brand new paintings that will be at Fox Den Antiques The first Weekend of march and offered for Sale. Our Spring Fling is comming up the weekend of March 25th.  Posted by Picasa

Monday, February 20, 2006

Details, details: "The Only Way"

Detail of "The Only Way"

This is a pencil sketch on 180 lb smooth drawing paper and colored or tinted with watercolors. About 16" by 20 " unframed. Posted by Picasa

I really do think I have more work to do on this. Eventually God Willing and when the support comes it will be an oil painting. I have several paintings that must be done by March 3rd. But they wont be done in oil. Soon and very soon. we shall see.... "The coming of the Lord of Corse."

"The Way of The Cross" ... Religious paintings??? Me? Moi?..Naw.. painting in the Spirit!

I sometimes wonder what I have gotten myself into.I feel compelled to paint from the call to artists issued by the church im forever visiting yet have nearly committed to thrice. Each time something happens to stop me. Snow? Health? The pastor's assistant MIA! Some one wanted me to do this hahaha. God.

The theme is "The Way of the Cross Leads Home" Well I prayed about it and God has given me verses and images. I feel so unworthy to do this. I can only trust that God himself blesses these weak attempts of mine at what he inspires. I've never been through Lent before I was always at home or doing something else with the family. This year I suppose I will be here and this is the result. The first drawiing. The words of Jesus: "NO one can come to the Father except by me" Posted by Picasa