Saturday, August 25, 2012


Since finding out that I will be the featured artist at the Bastrop Art Walk on September 7th in a shop called High Cotton, I decided that I would explore painting a cotton boll.  I planned my painting and did a quick one on a 4x4 tile.  It turned out quite nicely, so I am now sketching it out on a 12x12 canvas.

I am a very slow, methodical and meticulous painter.  Many of my paintings take two to three months to finish--mainly because I paint in many layers, one thin coat of paint after another until I get the look I want.  My favorite things to paint are individual flowers.  Here are some examples:

Each of the two paintings above took several months to paint.  Of course, I usually have a number of paintings going at once because I paint on one, let it dry, move on to another painting, and so.  I always have something to work on and I never get tired of the variety of challenges that my paintings present when I walk into my Treetop Studio.

Sunday, August 19, 2012


Yikes!  It has been a long time since I have entered a post on my blog.  Where does time go??  But I have some news:

I am going to be in High Cotton!  Actually, I will be the featured artist at High Cotton, 809 Main Street, during the First Friday Art Walk in Bastrop, Texas, on September 7 from 5 to 9 pm.  I hope many of my friends will come to Bastrop for a look at my paintings that will be on display there Friday evening and all day Saturday.  We will have refreshments, a silent auction, and you can vote for your favorite artist in the Art Walk (hopefully that will be me ;-).  Bastrop is a lovely town with wonderful shops, galleries and restaurants so plan to come and have an enjoyable evening in Bastrop.

That is where most of my time has gone this summer.  I have been preparing for the Art Walk.  I did not realize how much time goes into finishing paintings, getting them ready to be framed, and then listing each on my inventory sheet after it has been framed. I have tried to be organized about this but my art studio looks like a tornado hit.  Every flat surface is covered and some has even moved onto the floor.  I am looking forward to seeing my art displayed on the beautiful brick wall of High Cotton and hearing what people have to say about my paintings.