Thursday, May 23, 2013

On mornings like this -

On mornings like this ....

It's easy to think you might have the whole lake to your self.  And then the peace and quiet is broken when you catch this.

Thanks to John Peddy for the photos.

Monday, April 29, 2013

May Painting Classes

I just posted my schedule for painting classes at T.F. Rice & Co.  You can see it here or by clicking "Painting Classes" at the top of this blog. 

These classes are a lot of fun.  We provide everything you need - canvas, supplies and an instructor (me).  In about 2 hours or less you will have a painting ready to take home and hang on your wall.

Just look through the selection of paintings and contact Cindy Rice at T.F. Rice & Co. or 731-336-1290 to schedule.  Cindy can also set up a special date for you and a few friends (at least 3).

Hope to see you soon!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Little Thrills

Fitzhugh & McWherter

Today when I was checking in at my dentist’s office, I gave my name - Lee Owenby - and just as I was about to sit down in the waiting room when another patient ask, “Are you Lee Owenby - the artist?” I replied, yes and she proceeded to tell me had some of my artwork. Her latest acquisition was a print of “Fitzhugh & McWherter” she had purchased at T.F. Rice & Co. and she also had some of my jewelry made from recycled art paper. We had a brief, but wonderful conversation all about my artwork. I thanked her and told her how much I appreciated her and she left.

Hours later I still feel the afterglow. This has happened several times lately - strangers, upon hearing my name, recognize me as an artist. I just can’t explain the thrill this gives me. To think that someone was so impressed with my artwork that they actually remembered my name - well - it just makes me feel … wonderful!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sailing In The Moonlight

My latest .....

I'm having a lot of fun with these playful, whimsical paintings.
The inspiration for this one was the McWherter Bridge crossing over the
Tennessee River at Paris Landing.
What to paint next?  Trees or flowers?

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Weather Report

We've had some very foggy mornings lately.

I promise ... there is a really big lake out there somewhere.

The sun trying to come through.  If you look close you can barely see a fisherman
right in the middle of this gorgeous ray of light.

Then .... all of a sudden -

The fogs lifts and you wonder where all those boats came from.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Painting Classes at T.F. Rice & Co.

I'm going to be teaching painting classes at T.F. Rice & Co.!!!!

I'm excited!  I know this will be fun!  So if you are going to be in my neighborhood - please join us.
Call Cindy at T.F. Rice & Co. for prices and more information.  Her number:  731-336-1290. Classes are $30 and include all supplies.

We are starting with Paris! at 6 pm on Thursday, April 11th.  There are 2 different color versions shown below.  I'll be teaching with the top one.  But you can use whatever colors you like.  We'll be painting on 16x20 gallery wrapped canvas - no frame necessary!

Saturday, April 13th at 10 am.  we'll be painting this adorable pair of
flip flops on a 12x12 square, gallery wrapped canvas.
Friday, April 19th at 6 pm ~ "When Life Gives You Limes"
on 16x20 gallery wrapped canvas.
Hope you'll join us!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Grand Spring Reopening!

This Friday, March 27th, T.F. Rice & Co., will be having their Grand Spring Reopening and I'm really excited. 
Located at 11620 Highway 79 North.  This is the "Lake" highway, about 4 miles from
Paris Landing State Park or 13 miles from the courtsquare in Paris, Tennessee.

This has become "The Place" in my little corner of the world for local artisans and crafts people to show their wares .... people like me. 

This is where you can see  ... in person .... my original paintings, my art prints and my hand-made jewelry.   You can get more details on their Facebook page but you really have to come see it all for yourself. 

Hope to see you there this weekend!