Words of late artist Frank Howell...I totally relate!

"There are few days off and no retirement from this entanglement of knowledge, passion and vision that will be molded and converted into creative expression. There are no guarantees of acceptance, understanding or reward, but...the noise inside the mind never ceases. I will paint today, tonight and for as many tomorrows as I am given..." Words of the late artist Frank Howell...

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Blue Eggs in Clay Pot

This is one of my older paintings, probably a couple of years old.  I painted a series of these eggs in clay pots, and this is the only one that I have left. 

Acrylic on 8" x 8" gallery wrapped canvas
$35 plus actual s/h SOLD
Prints may be ordered.  E-mail me for sizes and prices.


Friday, June 3, 2011

Summer Art Fun with Mr. Ricky

Yesterday was the kick-off for our summer art fun here in Bay Minette.  Debbie and I, through our gallery, are working with the North Baldwin Coalition for Excellence in Education with some great art camp plans for the summer.   The first one was with artist, Ricky Trione.  Ricky is an inspiration to all who know him, and once you meet him, you'll feel as though you've known him forever.  He was blinded by two separate accidents, and now he paints using memory from his sighted days, puff paint, and acrylic paints.  He outlines his sea creatures with the puff paint, then paints within the raised areas with his index finger.  He has his paint situated on his palette in a certain way so that he knows where each color is located.  He is a very popular teacher with the children, and we all just love Ricky, his wife Bonnie and their little helper, John.  Pictured here are the children who participated.

Crazy Monkey Paintings

I have wanted to paint monkeys forever!  My friend Debbie just returned from a cruise and she was telling me that on one of their excursions, a monkey had bitten her husband...and there you have it.  That brought the monkey thing back into my mind...Oh, you are probably wondering...her husband is okay, although she is still watching very closely for foaming at the mouth!  I decided to make a Mom and toddler monkey for the first painting, and that's the one I'm showing today.  The mom is trying to coax the child out onto the vines for it's "first swing"...

Out for a Swing
18 x 24 Mixed Media on Stretched Canvas
Gallery wrapped edge
$250 + actual s/h