Friday, July 4, 2014

enjoy your independence

one of my favorite t-shirts with a quotation hand-lettered by Lisa Congdon

A few weeks ago I stumbled onto the book, Whatever You Are, Be a Good One - 100 Inspirational Quotations Hand-lettered by Lisa Congdon. This talented artist/illustrator wanted to incorporate more hand-lettering into her work and created a blog
to document her journey.

A delightful escape - peruse away!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Stormy Brew Crew

Stormy Brew | 13" x 13"on wood panel floated in angle iron frame Flanegan | $575

Wednesday was the opening of Plein Air Austin's Annual Show which is on view at the Dougherty Arts Center through the first week of July. It was a fabulous night and I was grateful to have my friends from Round Rock, Austin, Dripping Springs and Wimberley all together and surrounded by cool art by talented local painters. Thanks so much for taking time out of your crazy busy schedules!


Here's a shot of my friend Judy {gifted poet and graphic designer} and me. Thank you Donna {another amazing designer} for taking this picture! At openings I'm usually busy having fun and forget to take photos. And happy 20th wedding anniversary to Shannon + John {awesome artist + software wiz} who shared their special day with us!!

: ) 


Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy St. Valentine's Day!

a divine madness | 7" x 7" blended wood panel Flanegan | $100
Here's to true love - love of all kinds - everyday!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Peony for your thoughts...

three peonies | 6" x 6" oil on wood panel Flanegan | $100
lol! ok - that was bad, but this painting was SO fun. This was my entry for Daily Paintworks' Stroke Challenge. Each brushstroke was to be a different mixed color. It's a wonderful way to loosening up - I may have to paint another one!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

love nest

love nest | 7" x 7" blended wood panel Flanegan | $100

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Umlauf's Lilies

Lily's pad | 11" x 7" oil on wood panel Flanegan | $225
This was the last painting from my AMOA Plein Air class taught by Austin's own Laurel Daniel. Her work is transporting and as an instructor - a lovely, generous spirit.
That morning at Umlauf's Sculpture Garden was quite memorable. When we arrived temps were in the 30s, but it was sunny, the birds were chirping and the sculpted figures were good company.
Originally an 11x14, I ended up cutting the painting in half  - I was much happier with the composition - split happens.

; )

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Happy and Well-Red


The fabulous {artist, teacher and blogger} Barbara Muir recently wrote a post entitled, "10 More Reasons to be Happy" and I wanted to spread the joy.

: )

Did someone say joy?
The above photo is my Red who was lapping up the culture in Sunday's New York Times...much to the dismay of Edgar Degas' Head of a Man. Below is a painting of
sweet Maya who jumps straight up (all fours) when she's happy, she really does!

Maya | 8" x 10" oil on wood panel Flanegan | commission