Sunday, September 25, 2011

Juicy Color

I heard the term "juicy color" this week and just love it. What a great description of those intense, saturated colors that artists are always struggling to find. It is the fun part of the painting, when you get to come in and put some bling on, some gorgeousness.

A gallery owner remarked to me yesterday that she feels the need to show paintings with color and happiness right now. The economic news can make anyone feel like they are sloshing around in layers of gray. My antidote to the gloom is to put on NPR for some beautiful music and get into these very happy, very juicy colors. I just have to turn the radio off when the news comes on!

This painting is 30 x 30 and is available through dk Gallery.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The cure for high blood pressure.....

This morning I was rushing around my house, trying to get ready for a VERY important appointment with a VERY prominent gallery. As always, the hubby had things to say, and the children were dragging, as they had been up all night. I had no clean clothes and had too much coffee. The school called just as I was parking in front of the gallery, which is across town from our house. Luckily the school nurse took pity on me and agreed to send the sick (allergic) child back to class until I finished my appointment. As I opened my car door in front of the gallery owner, a huge pile of my kids' McDonalds wrappers fell out from their nutritious dinner on the run last night. I dropped my purse. It flew open. I wanted to crawl under a rock.

Then I entered the gallery and every care I had just flew away. It was a sea of gorgeousness. Just as delicious as anything could be. That is when it hit me that I had a new cure for stress. Every doctor should send their patients to a gallery for an hour a day. They just need to sit and take in the beauty. We would all be so much healthier. Even more so if we stopped eating at McDonalds.

This painting is titled "Golden Moments" and is available at DK Gallery, my newest gallery. Donna and Mary are the coolest chicks around and know their stuff. Stop in for some destressing.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Amendment to Row vs. Wade

I really have nothing witty to say. I just wanted y'all to see my new painting. 40" x 40" and now available at Gregg Irby Fine Art.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


I think all of my water/boat paintings are my way of telling myself that I need to go to the ocean immediately. ASAP. Stat. NOW.
I just know that I will suddenly be bombarded with offers from all of my friends & family to take care of my kids while I am gone. Hello? Anyone? Anyone at all......don't be afraid to speak up. Why do I hear crickets?

"Seaworthy" is 36 x 48, and available at Gregg Irby Fine Art.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

This put some wind in my sails.......

Cool Sailings, pictured here, sold this week, thanks to the gang at Gregg Irby Fine Art.

Makes a girl want to shop. After all, as the quote goes from Steel Magnolias, "The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize". I may have paraphrased that a bit. So many cute fall outfits in the stores, so many many. Alas, all of my money goes to the fine state of Alabama to support our student there. I am sure he uses it for study materials and healthy food. It helps to live in my imaginary world. Anyone is welcome.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Row vs. Wade

This has been one of those home from shows sleep due to mentioned a disaster. Thankfully I have many wonderful friends who have all simultaneously offered to bring over margaritas. This worries I known as the needy margarita girl? As one friend put it so well, they are much more fun and effective than chicken soup. You may not feel any better about life when you sober up, but at least for the duration of the tequila you just don't care. Alas, I have refrained from the fun and just relied on triple lattes, and not enough of them. I was able to finish this painting, 40 x 40, titled Row vs. Wade and now available at Gregg Irby Fine Art.