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Guymon, Oklahoma, United States
I am blessed to live where my grandfather homesteaded, to have three beautiful daughters who are my best friends, to have six delightful grandchildren who live nearby, to be married to my sweetheart of 35 years and to thrill to the special magic of creating my own works of art. I'll never cease to thrill to witnessing new ideas and images come to life from the point of a pencil or splash of a brush. I am blessed.

Monday, April 13, 2009

"Three Eggs on Blue"


I started making myself a tuna salad sandwich and ended up painting a still life instead. This little study measures 9" x 6" and is again on Canson Mi Tienes paper. I tried to leave the violet in the pastel box this time since everything lately has been getting very "purpleee." This piece is another for the Sunflower Festival in June. Now for some lunch!

"Violet Sunflowers"

This little 6.5" x 11" pastel is ready to be framed for sale at the local Sunflower Art, Wine and Food Festival June 6th in Guymon. I have a stack of pastel paintings in the works in hopes of having 20 new pieces ready to show and sell. I grow mammoth sunflowers each summer in my backyard garden and have files of photos of them to work from. I'm so Van Gogh that my childhood playhouse is next to the sunflower garden and it is painted Arles Yellow. Well, back to the easel where "The Costner Mailboxes" on Hurliman Road and "The Fourth Street Elevator" are waiting.