Wednesday, June 19, 2013

In The Works

In the works in my dining room studio. I gave up a long time ago on having a formal dining room and just turned it into my studio.    Unfortunately, folks who don't know me and come to my front door hardly ever get to see my finished art.  Instead, they see things like this.

And I know they must wonder about me.

Backing up doesn't help.  You just see more stuff "in the works."

Sometimes I hang unfinished work on the wall - to study it and decide what to do next.  I forget it's hanging there until I catch a visitor looking at it and wondering if I'm crazy.

This morning it's really deep in here and I need to stop and dig my way out.

Every now and then it looks a little neater.

I have to stop and clean out a spot to take a photo.
Of course this is just the table top where I work.  You did notice that I didn't show the rest of my "studio" didn't you? 

Bird Feeding and Petunias

Bird Feeding is a major activity here at Paris Landing. 

Monday, June 17, 2013

New Art

My latest works ...

"Mid Autumn"
Acrylic on 12"x12" gallery wrapped canvas.

Both of the above are available at Herron & Wills Co.
on court square in downtown Paris, Tennessee.
100 East Washington Street - 731-642-2494
They also have a few of my art prints and a couple of my "Paris" signs like this.
On 8"x24 gallery wrapped canvas.
Thank you for coming by!


Sunday, June 9, 2013

Busy, Busy, Busy

If you haven't checked out my painting classes and the craft classes at T.F. Rice & Co. - you are really missing out on a lot of fun.   The "Margarita" class was a great success.
Last Thursday we played in the "Craft Room" and painted on canvas to make banners. 
Kathi made a banner with paint and buttons.
Sharon (a.k.a. Superwoman) mistook the banner as her cape.
Susan painting dragonflies.
The finished "Dragonfly" banner. 
Come Play With Us Every Other Thursday. 
Next Play Date- Thursday, June 20th.
Our last paint "Paris" class was a major success.  Everyone chose these panaromic canvases that are 8" x 24" and got REAL creative in their lettering.  I love that each canvas came out different.  Lot's of folks are afraid to do artwork with lettering but you would be surprised at how easy (and fun) this project is.  Click on "Painting Classes" at the top of the page for our other classes.

Monday, June 3, 2013

New Stuff at Merison's That's All About Paris

I have some new things at Merison's that I wanted to share with you. 
There are all about Paris, Tennessee.

I've taken some of my most popular (and personal favorites) from my "Windows On The Square" series and created a 16" x 20" collage.  It is printed on archival paper with a matte finish.  Ready to frame, no matting necessary.  Just pop it into a standard 16x20 poster frame.
The one above is shown in color with a light sepia overlay but it can also be ordered in black and white or full color as shown below.
Also ....
An entire alphabet created from photographs taken in Paris and Henry County. 
A great conversation piece.  You and your friends will have fun guessing where the photos were taken.  It is 16" x 20" and ready to frame.  It may also be ordered with a
black background as shown below.
And the pièce de résistance ...
"Paris" on 12" x 30" gallery wrapped canvas.
I paint these signs myself in acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas (no frame necessary).
No two are alike.  The letters are even different on each one as you can see below.
You can order them in whatever colors you like and they don't have to say "Paris."  I can paint your last name or your favorite inspiration word like "dream" or "laugh" - whatever you like. 
They come in different sizes:  large 10" x 30", medium 8"x24", small 6" x 12".
Questions?  Check with me or the folks at Merison's