Monday, June 20, 2011

Next Stop Santa Fe

My talented friend Terrell Powell has invited me to participate in a group art show in Santa Fe in July ! What a great excuse to visit Santa Fe while the largest Folk Art Market it going on. Check it out : Artists come from all over the world and we will set up our show near by the Folk Art market at : 1041 Governor Dempsey , Santa Fe, NM 87501 beginning July 6th. Also included in the art show are several other artists friends of Terrell's and Dallas artist Donna Weaver.  We are very excited about the show and hope you can make it by ! 

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Portrait Commission

I recently was commissioned to paint my friends 2 children . We had discussed it for years painting her beautiful daughter as a mermaid. Everytime we saw each other we were mortified we had not began to process and so this year I contacted every person interested in a commission. When we got together and brainstormed we realized it would be only right to paint both her great kids in separate paintings. We wanted them to capture their personalities as well as their hobbies and pet dog that had passed away. Honestly I was more than nervous. For perfect likenesses I use my camera not my paint brush... my whimsical translation is not always realistic. I marched on and the paintings came . I had so much fun thinking of both the kids while I worked and prayed not only would my friend be satisfied but the kids (now entering teenager cool age) would be happy as well. I delivered both paintings last week and to my relief all was happy with my version of their gorgeous kids !