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


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!