Sunday, October 26, 2008

My love for animals continues

"Alabama Cow"
8"x8" Acrylic on Canvas
$35 - Sold

This is another Different Strokes Challenge from Karin Jurick. I was so excited to see the reference photo named "Alabama cow"! I really enjoy painting animals and the cow was alot of fun to paint. So go check out all the other cows on her site. E-mail me if you are interested in this or any of my other available paintings:

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Another Nest

Lover of Soft Winged Things - Sold
10x10 oil on canvas

Yes it is another nest and I am sure there will be more to come. I love nests, eggs and birds so naturally I like to paint them too. I love the speckled eggs particularly and they were really fun to paint. I like to think of the nest as our home here on earth and the eggs as us in our human form, waiting for God to make us into who He created us to be in our heavenly bodies. Kind of like "The Now and the Not Yet". I hope you enjoy this.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fields in Tennessee

"The Harvest"
16x20 oil on canvas

This is one of my favorite times of year when all the hay is being cut and rolled. I took this picture between Huntsville and Fayetteville one day as I was driving and I looked over and saw the sun hitting the hay bales and I just whipped my car around and got out and started taking pictures. I love the way they looked all scattered around the freshly cut field! I hope you like it too!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

War Eagle!!!!!!!

"Nova" - Sold
18x18 Acrylic on Canvas

For all you Auburn fans....this is Nova in his pre-game flight. Can't you just hear the crowd cheering WAAAAAAR Eagle Hey! This is a tradition at Auburn University  before the start of every football game. Nova is released in the top corner of the stadium and circles above the field and then takes his landing, mid-field as the crowd cheers the battle cry "War Eagle". I painted this for my son who is a junior at Auburn University. Auburn is my alma mater as well. Thanks to Carole Foret for her help with this project!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Cloud Gate

"Cloud Gate Sculpture" - NFS
5x7 oil on board

This is a real stretch for me! I am participating in a weekly painting challenge created by Karin Jurick called "Different Strokes from Different Folks". Every week Karin chooses a different reference photo and everyone paints their own interpretation of the subject and she posts them all on her blog. Karin is a fabulous artist and this is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about painting and get some exposure. This sculpture is located in Chicago and if you haven't seen it you should go see it in person, it is fabulous!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Nest

"Feels Like Home" - Sold
10x10 oil on canvas

If you see a bird theme emerging, I think that is true. I keep coming back to birds, nests and eggs in my painting. I love all the colors and shapes as well as the spiritual ties birds and eggs represent. I will talk more about that later.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Childhood Memories

20" x 16"
 oil on canvas 
"McDonald's Barn"

When I was growing up my Grandparents lived on a working farm right outside Huntsville. I spent many hours as a child playing in that barn as well as all the animals. The barn is no longer standing, they "paved Paradise and put up a parking lot".  That barn was the inspiration for this painting, and I will probably paint more red barns because they are very dear to my heart! I hope you like it!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

New Bird Painting

"Set Free" - $40
8x16 oil on canvas

I just finished this painting and it was inspired by one of my favorite Christian music artists, Derek Webb. I absolutely love his CD entitled "She must and shall go free" and I listen to it over and over again. I love the symbolism of being set free from all the "junk" that keeps us from living the way Christ intends for us to live. Christ has given us freedom from sin, guilt, shame and fear but so often we forget that and live as if we are still bound by those things. I hope you enjoy this painting as much as I enjoyed painting it!