Monday, June 29, 2015

A New Day

"A New Day"  (pastel, 20x10 inches)  $800

Finally got back in the studio! Here's a little cutie I've been dying to paint for a long while, thanks to a friend I met in a workshop in south Texas earlier this year who very generously shared this photo with me. (Thanks Pam!) I was instantly captivated by this little one's blue eyes and dainty front hoof.

This painting will be with me this weekend at the Rockport Art Festival (unless she sells before that..)

On another note, the 100@100 Event on Saturday at the Wimberley Texas Community Center exceeded all expectations! Over $40,000 was raised for the Barnabas Connection, benefiting the Wimberley flood victims. (See my posts from last week, if you're new to my blog.) The Wimberley Valley Art League members pulled off an amazing organizational accomplishment in a very short amount of time, and deserve the gratitude of all of Wimberley for the success of their efforts. As I overheard one member saying to another "This is what this Art League was created for!"

Meanwhile, here are some progress shots of "A New Day":









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Friday, June 26, 2015

Creek Bend (and Benefit for the Wimberley Flood Victims)

"Creek Bend" (watercolor and pastel,  12x9 inches)  Donated

See this painting and more than 250 other works of art at the Wimberley Valley Art League 100@100 Benefit this Saturday, June 27! The event is at the Wimberley Texas Community Center from 2-6pm. Most works will be available for $100. There will also be a Premier Silent Auction for more valuable works, and tables full of unique items valued at under $100.

All proceeds will go to the Barnabas Connection for the victims of the recent flooding in Wimberley. Come on out for a one-in-a-lifetime chance at these artworks! Wimberley needs you! (Scroll down for some pics of the show!)



 I stopped in this morning for some quick shots: the show looks great, and ready for lots of guests!!





Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Merilda Braiding (For the Wimberley Flood Victims)

"Merilda Braiding"  (pastel, 10x8 inches)  Donated

Another old portrait that I've donated to the Wimberley Valley Art League 100@100 Benefit this Saturday, June 27. The event is at the Wimberley Texas Community Center from 2-6pm. Close to 250 works of art will be had for donations of $100 +/- ! There will be a silent auction for works of a higher value; this one might be included! All proceeds will go to the Barnabas Connection for the victims of the recent flooding in Wimberley.

This one doesn't quite fit into my Renaissance Portrait series because there's no sunlight on her. She was sitting in the shade, so the light is more subtle. And I just now realized that I had done some touch-ups on this piece before another show last year, and forgot to get a new photo of the changes! It was mostly to soften the harsh edges of the braids and other areas, but I guess you'll have to come to the show on Saturday to see how much Merilda has improved!

See many of the donated works so far on the Wimberley Valley Art League Facebook Page, and all together on this Pinterest Board. Check back! More works added daily through this Friday!


Monday, June 22, 2015

Before The Dance (for Wimberley Flood Victims)

"Before The Dance"  (pastel, 18x12 inches)  Donated

This was a portrait done from life in the Wednesday evening Portrait Group at the Coppini Academy of Fine Art years ago when I lived in San Antonio. I miss that place now that I'm an hour away, just a little too far to go there regularly.

I've donated this painting to the 100@100 show at the Wimberley Valley Art League to benefit the victims of the recent flooding in Wimberley Texas.This one might be delegated to the silent auction for works of over $100 value! If you're near the area I hope you can make it to the show this Saturday, June 27, 2-6pm, at the Wimberley Community Center! If not, contact the Wimberley Valley Art League and ask them about viewing and bidding or purchasing the artworks online!


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Shady Creek (for Wimberley Flood Victims)

"Shady Creek"  (pastel, 8x10 inches) Donated

This was a demo at the Victoria (TX) Art League about a year or so ago. I always liked it but just never got around to framing it until recently when I decided to donate it to the 100@100 sale benefiting the Barnabas Connection for Wimberley Flood Victims.  The show will be this Saturday, June 27. See the Wimberley Valley Art League for details. Send them a message asking to get all the images online for out-of-town buyers!! :D

This painting will be available for a $100 donation!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Garden Angel (For Wimberley Flood Victims)

"Garden Angel"  (pastel, 11x8 inches) Donated

Here's another of several paintings I've dug up from the depths of my studio to donate to the Wimberly (TX) 100@100 special show on June 27, 2015. All proceeds from the show will go to the Barnabas Connection for Wimberley Flood Victims. Contact the Wimberley Valley Art League to bid on or purchase a painting, or for more info on how to help!

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