Friday, January 16, 2015

Catching Up

"Grandmother's Pillow"
(private collection)
As you may know, I'm participating in a Facebook Challenge, where I post 3 paintings/day for 5 days.  It's been fun to review some of my old paintings and select which ones to share.  Many thanks to Carrie Waller for inviting me to join in on the fun.  Carrie has been an inspiration to me since I began this watercolor adventure.  Be sure to check out her award-winning work.  

Here are the rest of my "shares" for the past 5 days, in no particular order.  On Day 2 I couldn't resist sharing more than 3 Little People paintings.  :)


"Tickets, Please"
(private collection) 
"Number, Please"
5" x 5" - watercolor on paper
$95
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"The Parking Ticket"
5" x 5" - matted and framed watercolor on paper
$135
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"Shave and a Haircut"
5" x 5" - matted and framed watercolor on paper
$135
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"Her First Apartment"
5" x 5" - matted and framed watercolor on paper
$135
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"Verbena"
6" x 6" - watercolor on aquabord
$90
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"Hallie"
6" x 6" - watercolor on aquabord
$90
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"Azul"
(private collection)

"Brady"
(private collection)

"Dougal"
(private collection)

"Nature's Candy"
16.75" x 10" - matted and framed watercolor on paper
$675
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"E-Z"
(private collection)

"By The Silo"
5" x 5" - matted and framed watercolor on paper
$135
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"Yellow Slip"
6" x 6" - framed watercolor on aquabord
$130
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"Really Big Shoe"
12" x 21" - matted and framed watercolor on paper
$550
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Holiday Hiatus

"Bucket o' Pumpkins"
6" x 6"
(watercolor on aquabord)
$135
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"Pumpkin Pals"
8" x 8"
(watercolor on aquabord)
$90
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"The Gourd"
8" x 8"
(watercolor on aquabord)


It's been a loooooong time, eh!?  I hope you all enjoyed your holidays and are having a great start to this new year.  I enjoyed a very long holiday hiatus and am having lots of trouble getting back into the swing of things here in the studio.  Luckily, however, my friend, Carrie Waller invited me to take part in a Facebook art project, where artists post 3 of their paintings each day, for five days, then invite other artists to join in on the fun.  Many artists are taking part, and this was the perfect catalyst to get me back into the studio.  Be sure to check out Facebook to view some wonderful art.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Award

"Bittersweet"
6" x 6"
(watercolor on aquabord)

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I was recently made aware that my still life painting "Bittersweet" was given an award at the Randy Higbee Gallery's "6 Inch Squared" show in Costa Mesa, California.  I am very grateful and honored.  You can view the show online here.  Over 600 paintings are in the exhibit . . . perhaps you can get some Christmas shopping done!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Online Shopping



HALLOOO!  It's been a while as I was all bogged down working on a house-project last week.  But more about that later.  

I finally have my online store up and running.  I don't have EVERYTHING I want to put up there, but I have most of the basics -- some notecards, my 2015 calendars, giclees, belts & buckles.  It's a start.  I hope you get the chance to check it out:  http://karakbigda.storenvy.com.  

Now onto my project -- I was busy last week painting our kitchen.  It took about 6 days (with some help from my dad and husband).  We have a galley kitchen (not my favorite), however until we decide to REALLY make it over (with new cabinets, countertops, appliances - maybe even combine it with what's now the dining room), we painted the hideous dark oak cabinets, walls and ceiling.  Unfortunately neither Dan nor I took "before" photos.  Gaaahh! We're such dopes.  But here are a couple images of the new paint job anyway.  At least it's cleaned up and much brighter.  I ordered some wooden knobs that I will paint the same color as the cabinets and plan on painting the door as well.




I hope you all are doing well.  I'm behind the eight-ball as usual.  Ha!  Thanks for popping by.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Getting Close

work in progress
14" x 11"
(watercolor on aquabord)

Everything is getting close . . . Thanksgiving . . . Christmas . . . a completed corn painting.  Ha!  I'm almost done with this one -- some more work is needed on it though.  I'll be in touch.  Thanks for coming on by and good luck on your holiday preparations!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Corn Progress


Hey folks!  Here's where I'm at today.  I had a lovely day painting -- I hope whatever you did today brought you joy and some laughter.  



Friday, November 21, 2014

"Holiday Sparkle"

"Holiday Sparkle"
11.25" x 8.75"
watercolor on paper

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I'm starting to get in the spirit!! This is an old ornament that used to hang on our family Christmas trees way back in the 1970's.  I just love these retro decorations.  Have a great weekend and thank you for popping by!

(what this painting could look like when framed)


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Making Progress

work in progress
14" x 11"
watercolor on aquabord
Although I haven't yet posted this one, I began this painting earlier in the week.  Here's my progress thus far.  Thank you for taking a peek - have a good day!

work in progress - detail

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

"Winterberries"

"Winterberries"
9.5" x 7"
(watercolor on paper)
starting bid:  $100

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I had a very productive day and am happy that I finished this today (Wednesday).  I may use it as my Christmas card this year.  I'm off to bed now!  Have a lovely day.

(what this painting could look like when framed)

More Stuff


I've spent some long hours in the studio the past few days and have started a bunch of new paintings.  Now it's time to start finishing them off.  :)

Have a great day!

"Winterberries" - wip 1

"Three Amigos" - wip 1

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Lot Of Stuff Going On


I think I'm finally back into the swing of things and have plenty to keep me busy. The photo above is from my work table Sunday night.  I completed the gourd on Monday (below).  I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to do with it though.  I think I'm just going to hang onto it for a little bit.  I worked on my other paintings as well, so stay tuned.

"Gourd"
8" x 8"
watercolor on aquabord


Thank you for stopping by.  Have a good day!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Gourd

Gourd - progress shot #1

I'm working on a new still life -- a gourd painting -- 8" x 8" on aquabord.  Here are my progress shots so far.  I'm starting to feel a little bit back to normal.  Ruts are tough . . . but they always pass.

Gourd - progress shot #2