Why My Transparent Journey?

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Watercolor Paintings For Sale Now

I have decided to embark on a new challenge.  I am starting a new series plus listing my recent paintings on Daily Paint Works to gain more exposure to my art.  There will be a link to the site as well as a link on the DPW site to this blog.  Please share with your friends and family!  This is your time to own an original at a very reasonable price.  Here are some of the watercolor paintings that will be up for sale.
Gregory Peck Approximately 9" x 5 7/8" 

The Corridor Approximately 8 5/8" x 5 3/4"

Ocean Waves Approximately 10 1/2" x 7"  Arches 300 lb.

Niagara Falls , Approximately 11" x 7 1/2" Arches 300 lb.

Grand Prismatic Yellowstone Natl' Park Approximately 11" x 7" Arches 300 lb.

Kentucky River Scene Approximately 6 1/2" x 6" 

Normandy Beach Approximately 11" x 7 3/4" Arches 300 lb.

Restaurant By the Sea Approximately 6 1/2" x 6" 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Out of Reach

Well I have wanted to paint this for a long time now (photo taken by my sister in 2001) and I am just now getting around to it.  I have not been fond of watercolor.  I love the paintings other artists do, but it has been a very challenging medium for me.  I really wanted to do this particular scene in watercolor because of the water effects (of course).  Anyway, I am entering it in an upcoming show in La Grange (if it is chosen) called “Animal Attraction”.  I made the deadline after starting over three times!

“Out of Reach”

My daughter and I (along with my sister and niece) took a trip to Sea World in Orlando Florida.  It was not just any trip, but the last special thing we did as mother and daughter before she left for college.  In a couple short weeks after this picture was taken I was about to board a plane bound for Fort Worth Texas.  I was happy she was going to TCU, but not happy to come back home without her.  It was an experience all of us Mom’s face sooner or later.  My baby girl was a young woman and ready to fly…and fly she did.

We still live a great distance apart and may not always see each other as often as we would like.  This memorable experience of reaching out to touch another world where dolphins swim and the water sparkles will have a special place in my heart.  I thank my sister Suzie for snapping the photo and later sharing it with me.  I cannot say I enjoyed every moment of painting it, but I am pleased I finished it.  

Monday, July 14, 2014

I am still catching up on pet portraits, what a joy!  This one was done in oil from a small snapshot on a 9" by 12" wood block as a gift for someone who lost this little guy.  His name is "Earl", a white albino chihuahua with plenty of challenges including the KY wildcats shirt.  I was tempted to add some red in the background, but blue was the color.  Follow along, some new pastel sketches are next (and yes they are dogs).

Friday, July 4, 2014

This will be the cover a new book by Elizabeth Tyler Rosenquist.  It is phenomenal and we are all looking forward to seeing it published.  The cover reflects the message in the book about our journey  (read previous blog entries about the process).

Together we received additional artist proofs that I would like to offer for sale to fund a larger project I am working on for Shoreshim Ministries.  I will be doing another painting that will take quite a bit of time.  I will then have a digital file made and supply prints to raise funds for a new studio they are putting together.  These would be sold through the ministry website.  All the details are still being worked out.  These prints of the book cover are selling for $25.00 plus shipping.  They are high quality giclee prints on Canon heavy weight paper (8" by 8" with 1/4" border).  They will be signed by the artist.  There are only four.  Please contact me for more information or questions.    

I would also like to share a link to Elizabeth's new blog.  She shares some insights into our relationship with Our Heavenly Father.  It would be very well worth your time to visit and visit often.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Pet Portraits, Nikko

This is a recent pet portrait done on wood block in oil.  The size of this one is 9" by 12".  Due to the time consuming nature of these, I will be increasing my price soon.  All orders placed before the end of the month (June) will get one for $100.  Thank you for following my work.


Monday, June 9, 2014

This is a special request for a special person, love the intensity of the colors.  Moving on to a commissioned pet portrait next, stay tuned.

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