Monday, February 25, 2013

So glad to sell another print of Natural Rhythm, three originals, and What kind of error do you want...

I am so pleased to sell another print of the popular painting, "Natural Rhythm", to a great patron in Louisiana!  Also, three of my small paintings went to a great patron in Arizona!  It is great to sell prints, but it is especially great to sell originals!  The three that were selected were vibrant pieces that I will miss - especially "Peachy Sunset".  The wonderful thing about these small works is I can scan them into the computer and buyers can get huge prints.  And to make my week even better, I am starting a portrait commission.  I like portrait commissions but they can be difficult.  So far, I have had no complaints.  I always have the patrons check the likeness in the early stages so they will be happy with the end product.

I hate to bother my husband about writing but he is a published writer and knows grammar better than I ever will.  If my life depended on my knowledge of the parts of speech I would be dead.  Grammar was hard for me.  Like a lot of artists I have trouble with words so sometimes I get my husband to proof-read things I write so there won't be any glaring errors.  His smart-alec response to my request is what kind of errors do you want? NO ERRORS, SMARTY PANTS!

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Be sure to check out my Limited Time specials on Fine Art America!
Also look for my best selling print, "Reaching Out", on The Mindy Project and me on The Hour of Joy March 10th on FoxTV27 out of Roanoke!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Not therapy to me and Making a Cake

I am so glad I paint and play the piano!  I have noticed that people with difficult lives are encouraged to take up an art form for therapy.  Well, I didn't know when I became involved with the arts at a young age that it was considered a type of therapy.  I just love what I do and I hope I can keep on painting and playing the piano my whole life! Having a wonderful time working on some small paintings.  It will be great to scan them in so patrons can either buy the original at a much lower price than my larger works or buy huge prints of them.

A few days ago I decided to make half of a  German Chocolate cake for three reasons. One,  my fructose intolerant husband can't eat cake. Two, my son does not like German Chocolate cake ,which I find almost impossible to believe.  Three,  I can't eat a whole one before it starts slumping over and dying. I have had to fight the battle of the bulge my whole life so I try to avoid things that I would like to sink both hands in and stuff into my mouth.  But, as I told my husband, sometimes you have to have something that is bad for you, and he added, especially if it is good.  What is gooder(bad grammar intended) than German Chocolate cake? Not much unless you get out the pecan pie! That may be better depending on who makes it.

Don't forget about my best-selling print, "Reaching Out", on The Mindy Project!  My appearance on The Hour of Joy will be March 10th.  I'm looking forward to seeing three of my favorite paintings on TV!

As always, I have weekly specials on large canvas prints of my popular paintings on Fine Art America.  Check them out!

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Excited about new works and Ordering nuts online...

I am enjoying some small works right now!  I just uploaded "Color Ripples on the Blue Ridge" and have received a lot of hits and great comments!  I prefer to work large but right now I want to paint a few that can be scanned into the computer so people can order huge prints of them.  I have a number of galleries on my website and Megaview has 32 to choose from.  There are originals for sale in the gallery but it is possible to make huge prints of all of them.  My most popular one is "Stepping Stones on The New River".

A few days ago I noticed a strange low humming noise in our bedroom.  I asked my husband what he thought it was and he said he couldn't hear it.  Well,  if you think you are crazy because you are hearing things then you can't be crazy so I figured there was a noise.  I asked him to move around the room.  When he got close to the wall he said he could hear a slight hum coming from the roof.  I pretended to be scared and asked him what he thought it was.  I don't know, maybe a squirrel with an ipad is ordering nuts online.   So much for eerie noises!

Be sure to check out my weekly canvas print specials on Fine Art America and check out The Mindy Project for my drawing, "Reaching Out", in her office.  She hasn't been there for a while.  Hope they have more shots of it.

My appearance on The Hour of Joy will be on March 10th 11:00 am on FoxTV channel 27 out of Roanoke.  It will be on The Hour of Joy website.

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Enjoyed the TV taping of The Hour of Joy and Should I put it on the floor?

I had a great day in Roanoke yesterday for the taping of my appearance on The Hour of Joy and I didn't trip or say anything particularly stupid!  The audience seemed to like my short talk and they especially liked the three large paintings I brought with me.  The crew put them up on easels and Joy commented that the one behind her made it look like she was outdoors!  The lighting was good and I put on my-I am not painfully shy and can do this act- that I did for twenty years at Radford University.  My back muscles were spasming big time afterwards.  People commented that I was perfectly composed and natural.  Maybe I should have gone into acting.  Anyway, it was great working with Joy and the crew.  Everyone was so nice!

The other day my husband was complaining that he couldn't reach the itchy spots with lotion on his back and I mentioned to him that there were other ways of getting the lotion on there. His reply was do you want me to squirt it on the floor and roll in it?  No, me, you could ask me to put it on, genius.

I put it on so now he isn't so miserable.

Check out my large canvas print specials on Fine Art America this week and "Reaching Out" on The Mindy Project.  So far there have been shots of it on the 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 8th episodes.  It is in her office across from her desk.

Here are the paintings that will be on The Hour of Joy on March 10th!
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