Showing posts with label passionate painting award. Show all posts
Showing posts with label passionate painting award. Show all posts

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Trixie, o/c, 8 x 10"
I've heard the definition of insanity is endlessly repeating the same action while expecting a different result.  Every day I'd darken Trixie, and then lighten her up. Then darken, then lighten.  I'm not sure I've got it yet, but I've got to stop.  My hope is that in the time it's taken me to paint this, sweet Trixie has been adopted!  This painting is a donation for the the Prince George's County SPCA/Humane Society, and my first submission to The Art for Animals Project.

Thank you to Sara Winters for sending me the Passionate Painting Award.  Please check out Sara's blog and see the magic she creates with a limited palette of 4 colors.  She is an inspiration. 
My 7 loves and passionate painting rules are listed on my March 25th post. I will name a few additional artists who inspire me:

As always, if you've just received this, or are "tagged out," no worries!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Thank you!

Wow!  I've gotten my first blog award thanks to the very supportive and excellent painter Dean H. at Deano's Den ( Gallery).   Dean's great passion for paint and for depicting animals, landscape, still life, and the figure in glowing, sculptural brushstrokes is only surpassed by his great heart. Thanks, Dean!  The award, created by Kim Ratigan, requires the recipient to list 7 things we love, and to pass the award along to another 7 passionate painters.

Addendum: Thank you to dear Irit Bourla for also sending me this award. Irit is a self-taught painter and travel agent who paints colorful people and animals.  I am honored, Irit.

In addition to a current affair with Winsor Newton Deep Turqouise, I love:
  1. laughing till my sides hurt.  It makes everything else feel better;
  2. sailing, or any activity on, near, or in salt water;
  3. the cool hush of cathedrals, libraries and deep forests;
  4. the excitement of busy airports; exploring new places;
  5. time with friends;
  6. animals, and cuddling with my 4-legged pals;
  7. flowers, books, clean sheets and summer melon.

I'm sending the Passionate Painting Award on to:
(and if you're "tagged out," no worries! )