Friday, September 21, 2012

Orvieto Alley

Orvieto Alley 
(24 x 18, pastel)

Wow, time really flies! I have been busy getting all the paintings framed and ready for the shows and then yesterday, I just could not stand it any longer-----I had to paint! So the blog got pushed to the back burner.

Anyway, Orvieto Alley is the third and final painting accepted in the TPS National Juried Exhibition in San Antonio. This show will be at Art Incorporated, 9401 San Pedro, the last two weeks of October. Hope you can get by to see it. I can't wait to see all the art juried in by Doug Dawson--should be great!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Italian Man
(7 x 5, pastel)

OK, so I tried real hard yesterday to contain my excitement that I had paintings juried into the Texas Pastel Society Exhibition. My son said I had to tone down my blog entry! What does he know! I am ecstatic, more like blown away---but at the same time humbled that this has happened.

Italian Man is another painting that has been accepted in the show. I saw this man several times a day while in Citta Della Pieve. It is early in the evening and he is sitting on the steps of the largest cathedral at the center of two plazas. One of the greatest things about Italy was that every evening the streets were filled with people of all ages visiting.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Wildseed Farm

Wildseed Farm
(10 x 8, pastel)
Wildseed Farm is one of my entries to the Texas Pastel Society 2nd Biennial National Juried Show that was accepted into the show. Entries were selected by juror, Doug Dawson, PSA and will  be on display at Art Incorporated, 9401 San Pedro, San Antonio, October19 - November 2, 2012. The opening reception is Friday, October 19, 5pm -8pm.

I just love the Wildseed Farm in the spring, everything is in bloom!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Feels So Good

Feels So Good
(10 x 14, watercolor)

Had to post this guy today, because I feel good too! It has finally rained !!! PTL!
You just know how good scratching that itch feels.

Today I've got to get on matting/framing my entries for the Artober Art Show down at the gallery--much rather be painting! Rainy days are great for creating-don't you think?

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Very First!!!

Bountiful Harvest     (10 x 8, pastel)

I was notified today that this painting has been accepted to The Appalachian Pastel Society's 2012 Juried National Exhibition!!!! This painting was one of 74 paintings out of 230 submitted that was selected by the juror, Richard McKinley, PSA, PSWC-DP, NPS. It will be displayed October 18 - December 14, 2012 at The Asheville School Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina.

This is my first ever acceptance into a juried show!!! I have to thank Rita Kirkman (check out her blog, Rita Kirkman's Daily Paintings) for the workshop that ignited my desire/ability to work in pastel and for encouraging me to enter shows outside of our local gallery. I also have to thank Angie Banta Brown (check out her web site) for years of instruction, encouragement and friendship, helping me to get to this point in my art experience!!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

One Year Ago

Citta Della Pieve Farmer      (10x8, pastel)

One year ago today I was blessed to join a group of artists and travel to Italy for 10 days. It was a trip of a lifetime. If you ever have the opportunity to go--do not hesitate.

This farmer lived on the outskirts of Citta Della Pieve and he was quite a character!

Citta Della Pieve Farmer  10 x 8 pastel

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Pastel Show at Christus Santa Rosa In New Braunfels

8 x 6 inches
Playing at Padre
12 x 9 inches

Several of you have tried to leave comments and have been unsuccessful----I wish I knew how to help you!! I really would love to hear what you have to say. I will continue to try to figure it out and get back with you!!! Thanks for trying! You can always email me.

Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in New Braunfels has designated a wall in the hallway on the way to the cafeteria as an art wall and cooperates with the New Braunfels Art League to have members' art  hang there. The current show runs for the next 3 months and the medium is pastel.

Art to be hung is submitted and then juried by the hospital to determine what pieces will grace the walls during that show. I was blessed to have these 3 paintings accepted and they are hanging there now.

Day at the Beach
7 x 5 inches
So drop by the hospital (formerly McKenna) to check out all the lovely art hanging in the pastel show, you won't be disappointed. Oh, by the way, all the art is for sale.

Sorry about the quality of the photo of Peek-A-Boo. I forgot to take a picture of it prior to framing---bummer.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Rhapsody in Blue Show at NBAL Gallery


Reflections in Blue Vase
Pastel 8x6
Sunflowers in Blue Vase
Watercolor 20 x 16

Tourist in Blue
Watercolor 20 x 16
 The September show is up and running at the gallery in downtown New Braunfels. It is a beautiful show. These are my entries . It was tough to come up with three paintings with blue--it's not my color. So there are two blue vases---but hey, at least it isn't the same vase!!
                                                                                                              Last September I was blessed to be able to spend 10 days in Italy and that's where I saw the gentleman. He was sitting in a park around the corner from our hotel. The sunshine on him was so interesting.