Friday, November 30, 2007
At any given time I have at least 3 to 6 paintings started, so it's actually easy to FINISH a painting every day, but they are not necessarily painted in one day - at least not the larger ones.
The little paintings I most often do finish in a day, however, and I am finding them useful in that I no longer just start painting. Rather I plan them out like I do the larger ones - and I am becoming more satisfied with the end results.
This painting today is simply an example of commissioned work that I do.
Ecclesiastes 5:10 Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
This 6 X 8 oil on Masonite is available directly from me for $100.
Matthew 7:13[ The Narrow and Wide Gates ] "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it."
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
This 6 X 8 oil on masonite is available from me for $100.00.
Job 29:24 When I smiled at them, they scarcely believed it; the light of my face was precious to them.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
This 8 X 10 oil on canvas can be purchased directly from me for $100.
Proverbs 7:4 Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," and call understanding your kinsman.
Monday, November 26, 2007
Luke 18:14 "I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
Sunday, November 25, 2007
I have been known to get on some unsafe horses in my more youthful, reckless past. I don't anymore. But I still enjoy watching others less cautious than I. I don't like to see them get hurt, though, but it does happen. The best bucking horse rides are those where the cowboy just loses his hat and maybe his seat but not his health.
This painting depicts how cowboys USED to ride saddle broncs - shirt, jeans, chaps - no helmet or flack jackets or any other protective gear.
This 8 X 6 oil on Masonite can be purchased for $50 directly from me.
Proverbs 15:30A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
Yesterday was Thanksgiving and it just occurred to me that I was blessed with the company of my ENTIRE immediate family. Both my adorable kids and son-in-law, my sweet hubby and his wonderful parents, my funny and talented brother and his cute wife and my nutty, generous, goofy mother. In addition, one of my husband's brothers and two of our nephews - one who was in the Navy and one currently in the Air Force, were with us - two warriors. What a blessed day! And I have a really, really bad head cold and was truly dragging before the day began, but having my family around me provided a lift that nothing else could accomplish. As a result, I prefer to look at this painting this morning as a sunrise rather than a sunset - a new beginning; a chance to accomplish one more thing before nightfall.
This 8 X 10 oil on wrapped stretched canvas with painted sides is available directly from me for $50 or can be found on eBay in a couple weeks.
2 Samuel 23:4 he is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after rain that brings the grass from the earth.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
More horses' fannies! A quick study of two colts belonging to my neighbors, Bernie and Jenny. They raise the most gorgeous Quarter horses. To get this angle I walked out into the pasture and of course they all head toward me to see what I'm carrying (just my camera bag) and when they realize there's no goodies, they kick their heels and are off and running!
This 8 X 6 Oil on Masonite is available from me for $50 or can be found on eBay in a couple weeks.
Job 11:12 But a witless man can no more become wise than a wild donkey's colt can be born a man.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Last Spring I found this old International truck near a mercury mine near Terlingua which is near Big Bend National Park. This is the second time I have painted it, and I'm not through yet! Getting it up the mountain in the first place must have been an event in itself. The trail to the mine is quite a bit less than well graded and was pretty rough in our 4-wheel drive jeep! Temperatures in this part of Texas get over 110 in August and rainfall is less than 16 inches a year - making the area a true desert and quite formidable. Many people live here, however - some without electricity and running water. Instead they utilize solar power and catching rainwater. Gotta love it!
Psalm 68:16 Why gaze in envy, O rugged mountains, at the mountain where God chooses to reign, where the LORD himself will dwell forever?
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
This 8 X 6 Oil on Masonite is available from me for $50.00 or can be found on eBay in a couple weeks. firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Peter 1:19 And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts
Monday, November 19, 2007
This 6 X 8 oil on Masonite can be purchased directly from me for $50 or can be found on eBay next week. email@example.com
Psalm 136:26 Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
This 6 X 8 oil on Masonite is available from me for $50 before it goes up for auction on eBay. firstname.lastname@example.org
Galatians 5:22 -23: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Friday, November 16, 2007
This 6 X 8 oil on masonite is available directly from me for $50 or can be found on eBay in a couple weeks. email@example.com
Psalm 17:7 Show the wonder of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
This 6 X 8 oil on Masonite is available right now from me for $50 or can be found on eBay in a couple weeks. firstname.lastname@example.org
John 7:38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
This little 4 X 6 oil on canvas paper is available for $50 this week from me email@example.com or can be found up for auction on eBay next week.
Ecclesiastes 10:10 If the ax is dull and its edge unsharpened, more strength is needed but skill will bring success.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
This little 8 X 10 oil on canvas panel is available for $50 from me this week or can be found on eBay during next week's auction. firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew 6:30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? (this is one of my favorite Bible verses!!!!!)
Monday, November 12, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
This painting is 9 X 12 on canvas board and can be purchased from me for $100 before it goes up for auction on eBay. email@example.com
Mark 6:56 And wherever he went—into villages, towns or countryside—they placed the sick in the marketplaces. They begged him to let them touch even the edge of his cloak, and all who touched him were healed.