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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Mesa Arts Center


We were able to see the Best of AZ Watercolor Association show the other day at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Center. A beautiful Art Center with many show rooms, studios and a store for its members to show & sell their work. The Watercolor was wonderful at the show, I recognized only one of the artist's name but am sure the other artist are well know too. Betsy Dillard Stroud had just given a workshop in Lubbock that many of my friends were able to take & many years ago I was able to take one of her mini workshops at a trade show in Houston. I was also familiar with her work because of the publications she has been in. We were able to see her Painting "Cosmic Cowgirl," it was an acrylic , collage & watercolor painting. It was also stamped as all her neat pantings are. We enjoyed all the show & saw some more fabulous paintings there.
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Monday, December 26, 2011

Grapes Linda Rupard

Lots of celebration this time of the year so I will do party goodies this week. Tomorrow I will paint the wine made from these grapes I . Watercolor on paper & ink.

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

BookMarks


Just had to share my Christmas present with you. My little Daughter-in law made these wonderful bookmarks for me. They each have a photo of one of my paintings & an inspirational Bible verse on them . LeeAnn Weiss Rupard is the author of HUGS books. Thank you LeAnn for a wonderful Christmas present & for taking such good care of my Son Ricky.
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Turquoise Skull


This is an older painting I worked on a bit. All the Christmas things going on It is hard to find time for my painting & posting. Hopefully there will be more time in the new year to get back to painting.
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Friday, December 16, 2011

Sunflowers In Blue Vase Linda Rupard

This is a still life painted in acrylic on canvas. Several still lives were set up & we had a choice of what to paint. I liked this warm colorful one & had lots of fun painting it. Kindly helps to warm up the room & make us dream of warm sunny days. Purple flowers behind help pop out the yellow of the sunflowers

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Snow Show Linda Rupard

This is a Christmas card with some of that white rain that is so pretty & so needed in TX. I guess TX got the Christmas Snow early. Used an imaginary scene of the Southwest because that is one of my very favorite places to be.

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Joy Linda Rupard

This is a christmas card I did after seeing so many lights and decorations. We celebrate the birth of Jesus our LORD . Nativity scenes & special services we remember why we have Christmas celebrations. We need never to forget to have GOD in our lives & our country.

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Starry Night after Van Gogh





I took a couple hours workshop with Willard Coe. We each did our version of Van Gogh's Starry Night. Only got 3 photos because camera was acting up. I think Starry Night is my favorite painting of all paintings. Just imagine what he could have done if he could have lived longer. He died at a young age & wasn't a painter all his life. So wonderful that we are able to see his master pieces. The single painting is mine. The teacher standing by one of the paintings we were using for reference.
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Stained Glass church

This is an older painting I had done for a Christmas show. Watercolor on paper 11 x 15.

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Texas Blues


I did a little research on the TX Bluebonnet & found some interesting facts about them. Blue Bonnets covered the wild TX prairies. Indians have some fascinating tales about them. The early day Spanish Priest gathered the seeds from them & threw seeds around their Mission's.
This practice caused people to think the Blue Bonnets came from Spain. This can't be true because 2 of the prominent Blue Bonnet's can be found no where else in the world except TX
Click to contact the artist for more information about this painting. It is the TX flower & includes 5 different species of Blue Bonnets. That would explain why a different Blue Bonnet was on an older TX map & the Blue Bonnet that I was familiar with when I was a kid back in the good old days. Blue Bonnets are a trade mark of TX. The Blue Bonnet that I knew was really in the shape of a lady's hat. If you have never seen these fields of beautiful blue it is worth the trip.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Rough Sea Artist Linda Rupard

This is a common site in Rockport TX. Love to go down there during the winter to warm up & see all the birds & boats . So much to see & a nice museum and art center . Stormy weather is coming in & making a choppy sea. Watercolor on paper. 11x15

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sketchbook Poppies Linda Rupard

These are a couple of watercolors with ink in my sketchbook. I will do a bigger painting soon using these WC sketches.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Toys, Toys. Toys


This is a lot of old toys, some mine , some imagined & remembered & some researched. Too many that I wanted to add, so with this painting I was able to put lots more toys in.
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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Rocking Ann

This is a painting I had finished awhile back. She may go to the museum show instead of the small one. The reception for the show will be Sunday Nov 13. Toys also painted on the matt.
Watercolor on paper.

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Children's Stories


I worked on this painting again. Now I like it better. Watercolor on paper 11 x 15.
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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Jingle Bells


This is a redo of an older painting that I have done for my Christmas cards. I have something done ahead of time Yea! This is a little angel I have & other Christmas things I set up for a still life. Christmas is just around the corner. Need to go shopping but can't put the paint brush down.
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Saturday, October 29, 2011

One lump or Two


This is my third painting of antique toys for our Museum Christmas show. I have the old dolls & a porcelain doll and an old Teddy bear. The ball & jacks brings back memories of when I learned to play jacks. I was probably somewhere around 3 years old when my Daddy got down on the floor with me & taught me to play jacks. The monkey was a gift from & old friend who made it from men's work socks. Audie always made a wonderful chocolate cake for everyones birthday. Cake was soon gone but I will always have my birthday sock monkey to help me remember Audie.
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Friday, October 28, 2011

Children's Stories

This is the second painting finished (I think) of my Antique Toys for our Museum Christmas show. This Bugs Bunny & Smoky Bear belonged to my son Robbie. Smoky Bear went on many trips with us. Bugs was in pretty good shape until Ricky, Robby's older Brother & Robby decided to do surgery on him & remove his voice box. I think they told me they wanted to see how it worked . Poor Bugs could no longer ask What's Up Doc. The old children's books are from my collection of old books. Mother West Wind stories, The New Look & See reader and Sergeant Preston & his wonder dog Yukon King are just a few of my books that I have managed to find through the years in Antique Stores all over the USA. The Bear is a patchwork bear & the cow is an Elsie toy. Fun to remember my childhood & my Boys when they were young.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Honor


I am so honored that I got an HM ribbon on my Little Geisha at the WTWS show. Show will be up until Sat Oct 28 at the Art Center in Lubbock.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Old Toy Dolls


This is a painting I did for our upcoming Caboose Show at the Heritage Museum. I set up this still life from my doll collection. These two are only a few from my collection that I haven't lost. This show will be antique toys or old Big Spring paintings.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Interior

Several Big Spring artist went to Lamesa to paint with JoBeth today. Estelle, Kay, Jean & I went over for an all day workshop. I do enjoy going off to paint with my friends & seeing all the Girls from Lamesa & Lubbock. Fun day. I think one of my favorite things to paint right now is interiors . This is one I started there & finished it here tonight.

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Monday, October 24, 2011

MI Lake


I have been so busy getting ready for 3 shows that it has been awhile since I posted. I hope to finish some of the paintings & post soon. This is a watercolor sketch of one of the Great Lakes Lake Mi. Coldest water I have ever been near. Only a finger touching the water told me right quick that water was too cold for this Texan who is more used to warm water swimming. Very pretty place though. Wish we had some of that great MI water down here in our TX Lakes.
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Taos Artist



I was excited to find this artist painting in front of this Gallery in Taos. I would love to be there right now. Taos is one of my favorite towns. So many galleries & artist. More things I want to paint. The light is so great & all the colors seem to be brighter there.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Cactus Cowgirl Linda Rupard


This is done on watercolor paper in latex & acrylic. 22 x 30. Drawing from a sketch of a modal of a cowgirl . Some Added embellishments of cactus & other symbols of the SW .
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sketchbook Tulips Linda Rupard


This is a watercolor with ink from my sketchbook . We are so grateful for rain & cooler weather. Maybe it will help our lake levels to improve & hope the pasture grasses can green up a bit before our first freeze. Can't believe that fall is already here. Rain should help this dry thirsty & burned land to get some green again. Yea, no water rationing now.
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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Copper Pot

This is a watercolor on Paper with ink. 15 X 22 I think I got the warm color I was going for.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sketchbook Linda Rupard



This is my before & after when I was sad to move from my house. Sad face then happy face when house sold. I altered faces from magazine with a gesso wash & added some different colors to these faces. I also did some collage around & on the ladies.From my sketchbook .
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Patio Garden Linda Rupard


This is a watercolor with ink. Only flowers we were able to have this year were in pots. Hot, hot & dry, dry weather made for a bad year for flowers here in W TX. Cooling off now & maybe rain this week.
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Monday, October 3, 2011

Skimmers Linda Rupard


I painted these skimmers after a fun trip to Rockport TX. We saw lots of birds in & around the beaches. Winter time is a good time to be there in the warmer weather.
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Friday, September 30, 2011

Hunting

This is a commission piece I did . I love dogs so did enjoy doing this one. I had a smaller dog like this one that was a great tracker & pointer. Guess they just know how to do this because we had him from a baby & he had never been trained. Archie Ball was a short dog so when he was on the trail of a rabbit in the pasture he would jump up above the bushes & we could see him then & he could see what he was chasing . He also found a Mama dog with several babies & went in a point when we walked by the old shed that she had gone into to have her babies. A stray dog that someone had dumped in the country. So sad that people do that. Sometimes they cant find water food, or shelter.

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

It's Red Linda Rupard


I like big flowers & bright colors so really enjoyed working on this painting. Watercolor on paper, 11/15.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Fruit

This painting is a reworked watercolor with ink. Not much painting this week. We have been off enjoying a fun time at the Johnston Family reunion in Athens. Lots of good food & catching up . My Daddy's family was a large one. There were 8 boys & 5 girls so lots of cousins & lots of talking & photos snapped .

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Rooster & Grapes Linda Rupard

This is a small watercolor with ink on watercolor paper.

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Red Hat Lady Linda Rupard


This is my Red Hat Lady that I made some changes to. I like it better. It is a watercolor & ink on Yupo paper.
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BSAA Meeting







Leada Wood gave a great guest demo for our Big Spring Art Association. A few photos from the Demo & members .
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Monday, September 19, 2011

Ranchos De Taos Linda Rupard

This is a mixed media on canvas. Collage & acrylic. Color is not as pink as photo shows. I am still working on this one.

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