My daughter-in-law is a big time animal advocate, so none of us were surprised a few years ago when she brought this little kitten home from her job at a local vets. office. The kitten was born to a feral cat. She fed it with an eyedropper and soon Frankie was spunky and ruled the roost. She also had a fascination with the Christmas tree and would climb it and bat at the glass balls. Many ornaments bit the dust that year.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
This is one of my favorite pastel paintings, done 6-7 years ago. I chased this bird all over the riverside, trying to get the perfect photo. Finally came up with this one! It's not easy being a wildlife artist!
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009
If you read my post yesterday, I was comparing my "angel painting" to my granddaughter's pose in this image. I thought it would be fun to post this today.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all! Don't eat too much or cook to much. Enjoy!
Happy Thanksgiving to you all! Don't eat too much or cook to much. Enjoy!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
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Just a little fun image that popped out of my head one day. I had done a pastel several years ago of my granddaughter on the beach. I came across it one day and painted this little angel using the same body pose as my granddaughter who was building a sandcastle.
Monday, November 23, 2009
A few years ago, my paint group studied the Masters for about 6-8 months. We ended up with a good many paintings and a lot of knowledge that we didn't have before. I highly recommed it to anyone interested.
This is a busy week for me and I wanted to keep posting, so I will probably use this week to dig up a few oldies but goodies. Enjoy!
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Remember the "marina pup" I posted about a while ago? Well, these ducks live at the same marina. I cannot help but think of the great song "Ebony and Ivory" when I look at this work. I had the song running through my head the entire time I was painting.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I have been having fun with still life set-up's this week. Apples are always in the kitchen and I can munch on the other half when I get hungry.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Have you tried the pears this season? Absolutely delicious! Green pears, red pears, they are all very good and just as beautiful as they are sweet and juicy.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Just returning home from a trip to West Virginia, Morgantown area, I must say John knew of what he was speaking. I would be hard pressed to come up with an area that is more beautiful that WVA in the fall. We were lucky enough to be there during the peak leaf season, and being starved for fall colors (I am a Floridian) I was suitably impressed.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Life has been very very busy for me this week. My little internet work took a hit!
This painting was featured on Etsy's gift guide and storque. To give you an idea of what that means, I usually get 20-40 hits a day on my little abstract site, Carolonedge, on Wednesday I had 2083 hits, 700+ on Thursday. Have not checked today, but the firestorm is over, now I am just mopping up. If this sounds like I am complaining, I"M NOT, it was so exciting, and I was tied to the keyboard, responding to inquirys for 2 days.
The power of Etsy is amazing. I read they have over 1 million subscribers. Maybe this went out to 100,000, who all saw my painting. 2083 cared enough to click through to my site. I find it to be a great site and I am constantly amazed at how helpful and caring the other sellers on the site can be. GOOOOO ETSY!!!!!
Friday, November 13, 2009
Imagine my surprise when Marie Theron awarded me this honor! Marie is a kind soul who lives on the western coast of Africa (how exotic is that) painting and blogging, just like the rest of us. Thank you Marie, for all the nice comments you leave, and for sending this little ray of sunshine to me. I will do my best to follow the rules of sending it to 7 artists along with 7 facts about me, but I warn you I am pretty boring.
1) I have lived through 1 earthquake (Okinawa 65) and probably close to 25 hurricanes, so far.
2) I traveled the world with my Air Force husband for 15 years.
3) My favorite time of year is fall, especially if there are maple trees around.
4) I worked as a volunteer with the Guardian ad Litem progam for 6 years and helped to get 8 children adopted.
5)I once fell off a sailboat.
6)I had to drive myself to the hospital when my son was born (including over a mountain).
7)My mother is 89 and we "do lunch" every week.
I will spend some time thinking about who to pass this award on too. More about that later!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Fontana Lake, one of many beautiful scenes in western North Carolina. I recently returned from a trip to West Virginia, my first, and I have to say, John Denver was right! It was stunning with perfect weather and gorgeous fall foliage. I took hundreds of photos and had at least 10 paintings lined up, complete with names. Cheat Lake, Cooper's Rock, New River, farms and a great neighborhood in Morgantown called South Park, full of Victorian homes and maple trees in full color. Of course, I accidently deleted all from my camera before downloading them on the computer!!!!! So, I am putting out a plea, if anyone out there has landscape photos of W VA they would like to share with me, I would be thrilled and would send you a print of any painting I complete from your photo.
Monday, November 9, 2009
We were touring a beautiful art deco building in Ashville one summer, or rather, peering in through the door, when one of the servers in the very upscale restuarant invited us in for a tour. On the second floor was a beautiful bar, set up and ready for the evening rush, with a beautiful platter or limes and lemons waiting for the action.
Friday, November 6, 2009
This month, our group challenge was an egg. Being me, I decided to get an egg yolk on it's way into the bowl. I actually got the shot, but the shutter speed was wrong so I settled for this one. Let me tell you it was not easy, reaching inside the light box, broken egg in one hand and camera in the other, trying to manipulate both at the correct time. Anyway, this is one of two paintings I did. The other was posted a few days ago.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Yes, this is a for real fruit! Probably something you have never tasted or even seen, unless you live in Mexico! My friend, Carmen Beecher brought this in as a set up for our paint group one day. Needless to say, none of us had ever seen or heard of this particular breed before. When we were done painting, we cut it open. It had a melon type center, no pit, white studded with tiny black specks. Very mild but pleasant flavor, very refreshing. If you see one at your market, don't be afraid. And look how pretty it is to paint!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Our paint group is doing a challenge about every other month. This time it was my turn to choose a subject, so I went for the egg. It was something I always wanted to paint but somehow never got around to doing it. So here it is! Ta da!! I had so much fun, I did not one but two egg paintings .
Monday, November 2, 2009
This one was fun. Set it on a mirror, in a light box, sit back and enjoy. It kind of makes up for all the ones you sweat over!