Thursday, November 12, 2020

Keep Plugging Away at Paintings

Hello. Sometimes I feel like I keep plugging away and wonder when the fantastic results might be coming my way. 

The still life on the left is titled Grandma's Camera and was painted several years back and was sort of a breakthrough painting for me and is one of my favorites I ever painted. This old box camera belonged to my maternal grandmother. I had at one point shown the painting to be sold. It was purchased by a dear friend Miss Dot who returned the painting to me a few year's later before her death. How sweet was that! She knew how much personal connection was in the painting.

Grandma's Camera 
oil paint on linen
24x20 inches
NFS, in the Artist's personal collection


The still life on the right was painted since the one above but still several years ago. This one simply titled Dogwood Crockery and is another of my favorites I ever painted. This painting pictures dogwood flowers on branches off my late mother's dogwood tree. Since Mom was already gone, I gave it to my Aunt Mollie. One of my cousins now has the painting. I think she loves it as much as I do.

Dogwood Crockery
oil paint on linen
20x16 inches
Sold, in a private collection


My goal for the month of November is to keep plugging away. 

Until next time,
V.




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Friday, October 30, 2020

A Time for Everything

Time has a way of slipping away quickly as Simon & Garfunkel understood. I recently noticed that fact when I realized my little Boxer girl had been with me for three years already. She was two when she arrived as a rescue on October 29, 2017, and now she is five years old. We have been good for each other. Other signs of time passing are when I look at my grandsons and realize they have grown into young men. Then there is that mirror image face with the wrinkles and the turkey neck I see every morning and every night. Ah well ... this is the way of time. 

 
A Time for Everything

 

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:

a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,

a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,

a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,

a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,

a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away,

a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak,

a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. 

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

New International Version 

Wake up in the morning to appreciate and enjoy each day.


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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Confidence and the Facts of Life

After being away from the blog for some time, I'm not confident about who is still following or if any of you are. If you're reading and you want to subscribe, please use the subscribe field in the upper right side bar of the blog web view. The sidebar will not show on your smart phone unless you click on web view at the bottom of this column.

My most recent paintings have been small watercolor studies. The Etsy shop, TXsauceStudio.etsy.com, has always been tied to this blog but the shop also has been on vacation for some time. The Etsy shop will re-open with some of the small watercolor paintings. Watch for an announcement.

Today my watercolor class students and I met online through Zoom. They were with me when all the small shops were first closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. We will continue to paint together through an online class. Our first intro meeting went well. We enjoyed chatting and seeing each other again, albeit online.


One thing to remember is, "Confidence ... is directness and courage in meeting the facts of life." --John Dewey

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Image shown above is a 7x5 inch watercolor painting, "Tropicana Rose," and was awarded to Linda Sandland Wright in my monthly Top Fan Competition at Art Talk with Vernita.


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