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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.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

2011 FESTIVAL BANNER BEGINS

The Sunflower Art, Food and Wine Festival opens June 3rd and one of the highlights for me is painting one of the twenty street banners that hang on main street before the event.

This year I asked a beautiful friend to model for me and be my banner subject.  The painted area of the banner is 24" x 35" and begins with a heavy coat of gesso.  The canvas has to be carefully stretched since it is 100% cotton and likes to shrink when wet.

Stay tuned to see this project develop.  I am excited that my daughters are also painting banners this year and I will post some of their work, too.

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