Wednesday, March 28, 2018

288. Rainbow Makers

'Rainbow Makers'
6" x 6"
oil on gessoboard

Because painting colorful markers and crayons and pencils is just really fun! 
And so are rainbows. :)

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

287. Earned Her Stripes

'Earned Her Stripes'
6" x 6"
oil on gessoboard

The lovely old Bryant House used to exist on the main street of our little town. 
I admired her every morning when I brought my boys to school; and even more so on a sunny day. 
The stripy shadows of the back stairs made me smile, and I finally got around to capturing them in paint. 
Enjoy. :) 

Monday, March 12, 2018

Anything Can Be

"Anything Can Be"
16" x 16"
oil on gessoboard

It's Spring Auction time at my boys' grade school!
Our wonderful teachers and staff work tirelessly for months, gathering donations and creating beautiful classroom projects to be auctioned off. It's such a great community event and I'm always so happy to be a part of it. This year, the funds raised will go toward the creation of a dedicated art/science lab in the school, so I couldn't help but get a little extra 'artsy' in my contribution. :)

A special thank you to my fourth grade teacher; the first in a long list of teachers that fueled my own love of art. (And introduced me to Shel Silverstein. :) )

Listen to the MUSTN'TS, child,
Listen to the DON'TS
Listen to the SHOULDN'TS
Listen to the NEVER HAVES
Then listen close to me --
Anything can happen, child,
ANYTHING can be. 
                                           -Shel Silverstein