Tuesday, April 29, 2008

32nd San Dimas Festival of Western Art 2008

There are not enough words to say how much I love this show. Every one is so wonderful and energetic. They take such good care of the artists, we want for nothing!
The exciting news for me from the show is I received a whopping three nominations for awards and won the Bronze Medal for First String, and the Silver Medal for The Kiss. It was a great honor. My thanks go to the judges for giving me such a great honor. The Bold and the Beautiful received the third nomination.

You can see the website for them at http://www.sandimasarts.com/

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Staff Meeting

My husband loves the title of this painting. He seems to spend a majority of his day in meetings, it is a wonder he gets anything done. When I was painting this, I thought to myself, I wonder if he is talking with his dog about the day's work ahead of them. This is a picture of Jake and his dog, Mulie. I have never seen such devotion in a dog than I did in this one. His eyes never left Jake's face and he was ready for any command that he might call out.
The photo of the painting is one I took on the easel. I can not seem to get a good picture of my work, regardless of really good lights and a great camera...if anyone has any ideas, I would love to hear them.

Bold and the Beautiful

I haven't posted for a while, but I promise that I have been working! Unfortunately working doesn't always include painting. Bills, taxes, marketing...all take time. This is one for the San Dimas show and also for the Appaloosa Journal cover competition. Hope you like it.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Minnesota's April Fools Prank

After a weekend of 40's and near 50's, we woke up on Monday to a blizzard outside our window. A small "weather event" turned into a complete white out with snow totals around here in the 4-6 inch range. Don't get me wrong...it was spectacular. I turned on the fire, sat down with all my shades open and painted all day. Now the reason I call this an April Fools prank is, we woke up April 1st to this...
This picture was taken at 8:00 am Tuesday Morning...

This picture was taken 8:00 am Friday morning...

Now that is what I call a convenient snowstorm!!!

I enjoyed this snowburst, but I am ready for spring now!