Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Ballena Azul

Ballena Azul
24 x 32
Pastel on Tinted Pumice Enhanced UArt 500
COMMISSION - SOLD

Last year, on July 20th, I completed a painting "Green Javelin" on a very special day, the anniversary of my mother's death. I wrote about how I "knew" the painting was finished and it was almost like a message from my mom. Today, I got a similar message.

This painting is a commission for a client in Dallas whom I met at the Cottonwood Arts Festival. He was drawn to my booth by my banner which has an image of Green Javelin. After he and his wife looked at what I had they decided to explore a much larger commission. I've been working on this painting for a few weeks sharing studies, progress shots etc. Today, I had that "feeling" this was done. I texted my client with a photo of the painting to date. I let him know that it was ready to sign with his approval. His reply was 💗💗💗💗💗. I asked it that meant yes and he said "Um Duh!". 

Today is my mother's birthday. There are no coincidences - only God Winks. My guardian angel guided me once again on timing. 

This painting is named Ballena Azul- or Blue Whale. The agave is the Agave Ovatofolia - Whale's Tongue. She's off to the framer tomorrow. We'll make that Christmas delivery early!!

Study with the paint swatch of their home - theirs is the middle grey

Examples of background colors on another study
Study of a different agave
The winner - Agave Ovatafolia - Whale's Tongue





Thursday, October 26, 2017

Blue Child

Blue Child
12 x 9
Pastel on Art Spectrum Olive Green

Absence makes the heart grow fonder, and more appreciative. Sometimes, I have to take a break from botanical paintings. It helps to do other things to realize how much I truly appreciate the beauty of agave. 

This one is from my front yard. It is one of oodles of babies from a single big Agave Americana I purchased when we first moved into this house 10 years ago. That original agave bloomed and died many years ago, but she lives on in the many pups. Since then, two pups have matured and bloomed and passed. Soon, I'll cut down the big stalks. I have this desire to paint them turquoise and hang Christmas ornaments on them.

Here's some progress shots of this child...I'll have her with me at the upcoming Turtle Creek Arts Festival in Dallas Nov 11-12.





Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Yin and Yang Rabbits

Yin and Yang Rabbits
7 x 5
Pastel on Textured Gatorboard

Here's 5 of 5 in the rabbit series. They were so fun and freeing! These two were also part of the birthday party. These reminded me of yin and yang - light and dark. I loved the sweet little brown bunny cuddling up w/the white one and the look of almost sleepy closing eyes of the white one. This was a fun series to do. They just flowed.

I've framed these in a smooth finished rustic wood with Anti Reflective and UV protective glass. These are ready to put on your wall and for $95 plus Texas state tax if applicable and shipping ($15).



Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Right Side Up Rabbits

Right Side Up Rabbits
7 x 5
Pastel on Textured Gatorboard

Rabbits #4 of 5 - or should I have counted these as 4 and 5 since it's a two-fer? At any rate, these two fluffy ones were part of the birthday party. Just cuddling away. One was kind of like a Siamese cat with grey ears and nose. Both were lovely and sweet. How many bunnies qualifies as a fluffle?

I've framed these in a smooth finished rustic wood with Anti Reflective and UV protective glass. These are ready to put on your wall and for $95 plus Texas state tax if applicable and shipping ($15).


Monday, October 23, 2017

Thoughtful Jack Rabbit

Thoughtful Jack Rabbit
7 x 5
Pastel on Textured Gatorboard

Rabbit #3 of 5. This guy frequents our backyard. He's a black tailed jack rabbit. A hare by other standards. He's got REALLY large ears tipped in black. He's really fast though seems to be unbalanced in a way because his back legs are so substantial. I love how the sun was shining through those big 'ol ears.

I've framed these in a smooth finished rustic wood with Anti Reflective and UV protective glass. These are ready to put on your wall and for $95 plus Texas state tax if applicable and shipping ($15).



Sunday, October 22, 2017

Reflective Rabbit

Reflective Rabbit
7 x 5
Pastel on Textured Gatorboard

Bunny #2 of 5. My bunny cache of photos includes wild and domestic rabbits. This particular one was visiting as part of an in home petting zoo/event for my great niece's birthday part a few years back. The rabbits and animals are well cared for and we were a small group. They loved cuddles and would sleep in our arms. This little one appeared to be reflecting on something, perhaps how to get some treats. 

I've framed these in a smooth finished rustic wood with Anti Reflective and UV protective glass. These are ready to put on your wall and for $95 plus Texas state tax if applicable and shipping ($15).



Saturday, October 21, 2017

Daybreak Bunny

Daybreak Bunny
7 x 5
Pastel on Textured Gatorboard
I've returned from a week long business trip for my corporate job. It's always good to see my coworkers but it's also good to be home. While I was away, one of my coworkers asked me to do bunny paintings. I had a couple on my website from years ago that sold way back when. She wanted one for herself. 

So, I got home and started one bunny, and they multiplied  - well, like rabbits! Some are "wild" rabbits from my backyard, another is a jack rabbit (hare). Then I found some photos from a birthday party in home petting zoo from my great nieces birthday. So here we go - 1st Rabbit....4 more to go. 



I've framed these in a smooth finished rustic wood with Anti Reflective and UV protective glass. These are ready to put on your wall and for $95 plus Texas state tax if applicable and shipping ($15).