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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Flower Boot

This neat boot with flowers was the center piece at our Big Country Art Show in Colorado City.
This center piece was made by one of our members in the West TX Art Guild. Such a fun photo I had to paint it. Two of my favorite subjects, flowers & western.

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This is one of the paintings I did to get my mind on Spring & off of cold weather. We are hoping to work on my studio today . Still trying to get it all together. Hardest part of moving has been the studio. Painting in a small room is not as easy as painting in an area where I have room to have all the supplies in one place. Hope to have more flat working areas in this studio. I will post some of my different studios when I get this all organized.
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Cross

This is another painting I started in Doug Walton's class. The texture is more visible with this one. The Cross is on 22 x 30 watercolor paper. Latex, acrylic & some watercolor washes were used. I found that the watercolor washes were more transparent without having to thin it as much as acrylic paint has to be thinned . I am heavy handed sometimes so watercolor was easier for me. We all did crosses & all were different.
Fun to see what each artist comes up with.
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Monday, March 28, 2011

Textured Church

This is a photo of a church that I started in Doug Walton's workshop. I used a sketch from my sketch book of an old abandoned country church . We used texture & stamps of various things. Lids, bubble wrap, cheese cutter, plastic bag, squares & circles. Then we put on a latex wash. After it was dry we put the painting subject on with crayon. Then painted the subject leaving as much of the underpainting as possible.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

Doug Walton Workshop

Just finished an intense workshop with Doug Walton. Lots of work & fun with new & former friends too. Will post new paintings when my misplaced camera is found. Many paintings were created in this workshop.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Are You Listening

Another of my Dancing Houses. I love the crooked houses. I thought this would make a good Christmas card.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Southern Garden

This is a beautiful flower that shows up in the Southern states in the Spring time. I put gesso on the petals that took the color differently. Painted on 140 cold pressed watercolor paper.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


This is a mixed media. Latex & acrylic on a size 22/30 watercolor paper.

High Cotton

This is a latex & watercolor painting. Using a piece of material for the background color & design
made a very different painting.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Snow Dance

Another of my Dancing Houses. This painting took awhile because I painted around the snow flakes.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

American Icon

Buffalo were a part of our country that was so important to the people that traveled & lived in North American. Especially for the Indians who depended on buffalo for food, shelter & clothing. The buffalo hunters soon brought this important icon almost to extinction . Now buffalo can only be seen in small herds on private land or in our Yellowstone Nation Park.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Introducing Linda Rupard Gallery Touch of Color

What better way to introduce Linda Rupard's new blog than with her painting of this lovely guardian angel! Blog away, Linda!