Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Summer Fun

Summer is well under way and I have had a lot of fun making paper mache birds. I recently found a recipe for paper clay which  makes the process of sculpting so much easier and the forms are stronger.  Having a new medium to work with has brought me new inspiration and enjoyment. I love seeing how the birds take on a personality all their own. Below is the newest bird, Her Royal Highness. Not only does she love showing off her jewels she has attitude and rules her chicken coop with style. She is now up for auction and if you would like her to grace your home or give as a gift just click the link below her photo.

Her Royal Highness

Now meet Blue Rudy. He is a poet and a jazz musician who just happens to be a barnyard rooster.
Not only is he artistic but he has a way with the ladies. The hens in the coop flock after Rudy as he recites his melodious verses.

Rudy is also up for auction this week.

Blue Rudy

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your summer days are good ones. Be sure to check back for more fowl art.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Just For Fun

When was the last time you did something just for the fun of it?

acrylic on wood
6 inches x 6 inches

These two paintings were created this week with out a thought or a reason in my mind. I just had fun with colors and letting the paint flow.  I always have fun painting but for some reason these two were exceptionally fun.
They are now on there way to a new home:)

So far I am keeping up my challenge of creating 2 paintings a day.

acrylic on wood
6 inches x 6 inches

Here is a short video I also made this week just for the fun of it. I hope it brings a smile to your face.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Garden Petit Challenge - Black- eyed Susans

Black-eyed Susans

"I perhaps owe having  become a painter to flowers"

Claude Monet

Black-Eyed Susans
6 x 6 inches
acrylic on wood cradle panel

I am keeping up on my challenge of creating 2 paintings a day. It always feels good to accomplish ones goal.  Black- Eyed Susans are some of my most favorite garden flowers.  There is something about having several shades of yellow against a field of green that warms ones heart. When these appear in my garden I know summer is really here. I also love to watch the bees as they hover over the tops of these flowers searching for pollen.
Black-eyed susans can be purchased here

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Garden Petit Challenge - Texas Blue Bonnets

Texas Blue Bonnets

"We are obligated to leave the country looking as good if not better than we found it"

Lady Bird Johnson

This small painting of Texas Blue Bonnets is the 5th painting in my Garden Petit series. Yes I know blue bonnets do not grow in Montana but after living in Texas for 10 years I do miss them. The shear expanse of this flower on the Texas landscape is breath taking. This is now the time of year you can see the blue bonnets if you live in Texas. I am so jealous of my Texas friends who can see these lush blue fields.  Texas Blue Bonnets can be purchased by clicking here

If you have 5 mins and have never been to Texas to see these magnificent flowers than you may enjoy  this short video

Monday, April 28, 2014

Garden Petit Challenge - Summer Daisies

Summer Daisies

"Where flowers bloom so does hope"
Lady Bird Johnson

 Summer Daisies
6 x 6 inches
acrylic on wood cradle panel.

My longing for spring and summer has prompted me to create a painting challenge for my self. How many small 6 x 6 paintings can I paint in a day? The challenged was fueled by my longing to see the beautiful garden flowers that line the fence outside my art studio windows.  My painting goal is to create 2 paintings a day and so far I have met that goal. The question is can I keep producing 2 a day with my other work?
Summer Daisies are the fourth painting in this series and is now available for purchase here

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

2014 Easter Eggs

The 2014 Easter Eggs are here. I have been painting eggs for weeks and have just completed painting 95. Each wooden egg is hand painted and sealed with a gloss varnish. I have 7 new designs to choose from and the 8th egg is the  favorite Risen  Risen Lamb egg which is featured every year. If you have ordered eggs in the past this years eggs will be a a great addition to your collection or to the folks you give them  to. You can now order them at  UrbanPasturesArt and recieve them in time for Easter. Ordering is simple and shipping is free.

To celebrate the spring and the coming of Easter  I am hosting a give away this week of one of the eggs. The winner can choose their favorite egg design. Just leave a comment below sharing  what you love most about the season of Spring.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Welcome The Sun

March Give Away

My apologies to those of you who tried to leave a comment in last months Valentine Give Away. I had technical issues here at my website which made it impossible to leave a comment. I cancelled that give away. Now all the issues have been resolved and the good news is I have another giveaway and I hope you will take the time to leave a comment below.

I thought I would repost  the previous entry on embossed metal.

I always love feed back on colors and styles and it occurred to me that it may be a good time to ask you to leave feedback on the embossed  metal pieces. I have 4 basic colors of wood that I mount the metal on, red, aqua, yellow and green. The metal is either copper or aluminum with various designs embossed on the metal. I free hand draw each design into the metal and then use a patina on the copper and a black antique paint on the aluminum. You can see more embossed metal or purchase one by clicking Here

Welcome The Sun
March Give Away
5"x 8"

To enter your name in the March give away for, Welcome The Sun,  just leave me a comment  in the comment section below under the social media tabs.

Thank you for all your comments. The drawing will be Tuesday March 3 at 9 pm Mountain Standard Time.