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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Birds at the feeder Linda Rupard


Wishing everyone  a Happy  & safe New Year.    Lots of Ice & bit of snow here so we will stay home all tucked in warm & snuggled.   






Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas is almost here. Linda Rupard



Almost Christmas and no snow here just in my dreams for now.   Hard when it is 10:00 at night and 57 degrees.   Well no moisture either so just  dream on.   Merry Christmas to all.   



Saturday, December 20, 2014

Red Skirt. Linda Rupard

This was painted from a photo I took on the River walk in Santa Antonio of a beautiful lady out to enjoy the Outdoor art show.


Friday, December 19, 2014

IHANNA post card exchange. Linda Rupard

Her are my wonderful  post cards I received in the IHanas winter postcard exchange.   I want to thank all the girls artist that sent postcards.  Fun to go to mailbox when this is happening.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Cardinal Linda Rupard


a greeting card done in watercolor on paper one of 2 ,  I painted tonight.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Postcard Collage. Linda Rupard

This is a collage of my postcards for the IHanna winter postcard exchange.  
Lots of fun and looking forward to getting cards from other artist.



Sunday, November 23, 2014

Cards. Linda Rupard

I have been doing lots of post cards and Christmas cards.  This is a few of them

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sheep In The Meadow Linda Rupard

This is a 16 X 20 canvas with painted matching sides.   I painted most of this painting last night for the Big Spring Art Association Demo.  A very fun group to be with.  Lots of goodies and art talk.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Country Pleasure. Linda Rupard

Painted from a photo of a barn in the hill country.     A place that is fun to be in the spring when all the flowers are blooming,   8 X 8 gallery wrapped canvas with painted sides to match.   wired & ready to hang.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Come On. Linda Rupard

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This is watercolor  on paper and smaller one is on clay board.  Painted from photos I took while on a wonderful art retreat at Ghost Ranch in October.   This was our leader
Darla Bostick who took us on trails and tours that were places made   famous by artist Georgia O'Keeffe.   I was always dragging behind because I like to get all the photos I can & sometimes I just cant quit clicking.   Such a fun trip and lots of new friends and new things to do.   You know U are having fun when ladies start breaking into song or dance.  A wonderful art studio and art experience that happens every year & cant wait until I can go again.
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Monday, September 22, 2014

Saturday, July 19, 2014

On The Wild Side Linda Rupard

Zebras on gallery wrapped canvas.  20 X 30 Matching painted sides ready to hang.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Hillcountry Blues Linda Rupard

Hills and Bluebonnets say South TX to me.   This is an acrylic on canvas  16 X 20.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

On The Dark Side Linda Rupaed

This is an acrylic painting on a 16 X 16 Gallery Wrapped canvas.  Almost black Hollyhocks  running along the walk somewhere.   So silky & dark,  a beautiful flower.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Cloudy Day Linda Rupard

The first painting is my forth painting  from Dyne's WS and the second I have done more work on my church.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Southwest Linda Rupard

These are 3 paintings I have done in a workshop with Dyne Newton.   Dyne is a good teacher and I have really enjoyed the 3 classes I have had.  One more to go , fun , funThese paintings are acrylic on canvas.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Desert Hills Linda Rupard

These are some  more Desert  paintings that were painted from 2 of my photos .

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Morning, Sunshine Linda Rupard

This Rooster is done on an old watercolor that I recycled,  leaving some of the under painting showing.     I flipped it and    left  the small  ceramic chicken  and the bird-nest with the tiny  eggs showing .    Other areas of the old painting can be seen  in the new painting that left unexpected things happening.   Really love seeing something else in a painting and being able to bring it out.   300 LB Arches watercolor paper.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

TX Horny Toad Linda Rupard

The TX Horned lizard or (horny toad)  is a flat bodied & scary-looking lizard.  The head has numerous horns, with 2 central head spines being much longer then the others.   Horned toads are brownish with fringed scales running along each side of the body.   They can be found in some of the semiarid parts of south-central US to Northern MX.
The TX horned  toad is currently listed as a threatened species in TX.  It is illegal to have one.   I remember when I was growing up we lived in the country & we saw many of these sweet lizards, but it  has been a very long time since I have even seen one.  For a while back in the 50's & 60's tourist wanted them for pets and taking them out of their natural habitats they would die.  Horned toads will puff up & become very fat when threatened causing its scales to protrude.  They can squirt an aimed  stream of blood  from corners of  eyes & sometimes  the mouth.  Confuses predators and mixed with a chemical it is foul tasting to canines.
As 70% of horned toads diet is harvester ants, supplemented  with termites,  beetles & grasshoppers, part of their  decline is blamed on overuse of pesticides & red imported fire ants, both destroy harvester ant colonies,  the main source of food for horned toads.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Dyan Newton's Demo painting Linda Rupard



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This shows some of the fun times we had at the Deep Creek Art Festival this last weekend in Snyder.   First photo shows   Dyan's painting and next photo shows Dyan painting on her  beautiful painting.                                          
Third shows Carolyn's booth with Carolyn, Judy & Linda  visiting.  Then Linda in front of some of her paintings & photography .    Some of Judy's neat decorated  eggs can also be seen.  The winter ice photograph won People's choice award in the Big Country Art show this year.  















         

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Primary Colors Linda Rupard

I went to Lamesa and painted with JoBeth and a fun group of artists Tuesday.  It was a real fun play day.  Teacher JoBeth did a demo  then everyone painted what ever they wanted .  I took a pot of flowers so I painted my still life  Poppy bouquet in two different ways.  The first one is on 1/4 sheet of Arches watercolor paper .  I wet the paper front & back  then put a light watercolor wash on the wet paper.  After this was dry I did some negative painting & brought out the color & shapes of the poppies.     With  the second painting showing more flowers I worked on  a  1/2 sheet of Arches watercolor paper.   This one I put the water  color down  pretty much as  I went along on dry paper softening edges with water.   After it was dry I added more details & some washes over areas that needed it.   Always enjoy going over  and just running away from all the distractions for a whole  day.  Yes !  
Snyder artfest will start April 25,  Friday night  6 to 9   and 10 to  4 Saturday, April 26.  I hope to see you there,  if you are close by come on down to see us.

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Vulture Peak Linda Rupard

This is another painting from my Desert series.   I have been working hard trying to finish up lots more paintings for our first Deep Creek Art Festival.   Sponsored by the
West TX Art Guild and the Snyder Chamber of Commerce  this show will be held at the Scurry County Coliseum.   Friday, April 25 6:00  to  9:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 to  4:00.       We will have paintings, Photography ,  fiber art,  clay, metal art, sculpture, glass, wood ,  leather and Knives.
Tex Irvin , my husband will also have a booth with his knives, a sample shown below.  Hope to see lots of old & new friends next weekend.
My Vulture Peak is on a 12 X 12 cradle board with matching painted edges.  Wired and ready to hang.  This is from a photo I took  this winter when we were in AZ.  Vulture Peak is near Wickenburg AZ.     I changed the photo a bit because I love spring in the desert when all the golden poppies , cactus  and just the whole desert is in bloom.
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Happy Easter Linda Rupard

Remembering our Savior Jesus Christ and  wishing everyone a Happy Easter.  

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Bashful Linda Rupard

This is another painting from my Desert series.   Painted from a photo I took this winter in CA.
One of the Burros  that wonder freely around this area across the river from Parker AZ..   She either looks embarrassed or flirty so chose Bashful for her name.    This is on gallery wrap canvas with painted matching sides,   8 X 8.  Wired, varnished & ready to hang.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Doug Walton Workshop Linda Rupard

Just finished a week workshop  with Doug Walton.  These are some photos from  the reception given by the Heritage Museum.     The Caboose Group at the reception, Estelle & Leada painting & a shot of some of the paintings that will hang for a month at the museum.  Lots of color  on these walls from students and Mr Walton.  Museum is open Tuesday  through Saturday.








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