Monday, September 1, 2014

Want Stronger Paintings?

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To reserve your place:
Deposit of $35 due by November 17th. Mail
check to TAG PO Box 6793, Columbia,
SC 29260 or go to and pay
through PayPal.
Contact person is Glenda Keyes at

Monday, December 2, 2013

Karen Appleton Workshop in Atlanta

Lucky me!  I went to the Karen Appleton workshop in Atlanta a while back and have been behind the easel every since.  She is very inspiring.  Here's some photos of the journey!


First stop - The High Museum in Atlanta to see this wonderful exhibit.

Following Karen Appleton's Blog inspired me to make the trip.
Find it here:

Here is one of her paintings.  Awesome!  Yes, I'm a fan!

Workshop was given at the Kudzu Art Zone in Norcross, GA.  Excellent Facility.

Karen's Set Up

Demonstrations each day.
Karen's Palette
The Set up was nice.  Here's my spot.
 Okay, so here are the paintings that I have painted since her workshop.  Some use her method, but my own methods slowly found their way back to the palette.  Truly enjoyed this experience.  Now to see where else what I have learned can be used in my work.  

"Last One," 10x10, oil

"Cause for Celebration," 12x24, oil

"Especially for You," 12x12, oil

"Just Because," 8x8, oil

"Just What You Always Wanted," 12x15, oil

"Silver Lining," 20x20, oil

"Surcee 1," 4x4, oil
"Surcee 2," 4x6, oil

"Surprise," 8x8 oil

This is how a few were displayed at the "Gratitude" show at Gallery 80808 for the Vista Studios resident artist show during Vista Lights this year in Columbia, SC

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Here Kittie, Kittie

Been working hard in the studio.  Here are a series of paintings I did of my cats.  Please notice the names of the paintings; they give you insight into the personality of these precious pets.

Click any image for an enlarged view of the painting.

"Big Baby," oil, 6x18

"Sleepy Girl," oil, 6x18

"Sunbathing," oil, 6x18

"Cattitude," oil, 6x18

"Too Plump to Jump," oil, 18x6
"Satisfaction Brought her Back," oil, 18x6

Monday, November 19, 2012

Vista Lights Studio Shots

Vista Lights was Great!  Best year ever.
Come by the studio while it is still straight!

Many thanks to my friend, Marie, for climbing the ladder to get these great shots!

Sunday, November 18, 2012