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Waddlers, Along the Verde, Arizona

Posted by Elizabeth on July 18, 2014 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Summer days are moving steadily along as we ride the roller coaster temperature of highs and lows giving us a tantilizing taste of autumn. 

As the evening progresses drowsily with the gentle fall of rain, I've added two additional original paintings that may be purchased... Waddlers and Along the Verde, Arizona.  Waddlers was inspired by the ducks that 'patroled' their jurisdiction in the local park...quite the characters!  With Along the Verde, Arizona I was struck by the boldness of the towering rock formation with the soft landscape and smooth flowing river.  Wonderful various subject matter! 


Earlier today, I passed the time with a lovely hike at the local Audubon, backpacking my watercolors and brushes for some plein air painting ..joyful are the prairies with their abundance of various blooms, butterflies and bumble bees!  I encourage you to take a leisurely walk at your local park • wildlife sanctuary ––enjoy the beauty of our natural world.  Just a reminder as the summer is winding down, the summer sale prices will be ending soon on August 3rd. 


Enjoy the remaining weeks of summer in July..  wishing you all the best! 


Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you:

not as the world giveth, give I unto you.

Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. 

~ John 14:27

No Time

Posted by Elizabeth on July 10, 2014 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

"No Time"

What an amazing little phrase and one that many an artist and non-artist can relate to.  No time to paint, have to catch up on cleaning .. the home, the dishes, the ...  No time to organize my photographs, have to clean the car and get her tuned up.  No time to sketch, have to run errands, see family and friends ..now wait! ––family and friends .. well, that IS more important than ticking minutes away creating and task checking .. I should know as I have been blessed to spend the last year and a half spending time with my dad and mom  ...precious time as my dad passed away this past February and I would love to have spent more time with him!!  I trust in God that we will see each other again .. some beautiful, glorious day.

I know that my dad, he being an artist also, would encourage me to promote my artwork.  And so, I am glad to say that I am taking the time to ramp up my outward reach to those who have not seen my creative pieces.  Therefore, I have created a facebook page and am in the process of nvestigating other avenues as well. 

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog!  Leave a comment if you like...

And be sure to make time for what's most important ~

 

      • God

         • Family

 

             • Country

Love and God Bless!

 


Summer TIME

Posted by Elizabeth on June 28, 2014 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

It has been a while since I have posted an addition to my blog.  My father passed away in February and as anyone who has lost a beloved parent/family member knows, it takes a while to adjust to the 'new norm'.  I miss my dad tremendously!  He was an excellent, skilled artist  ~I wish he would have taken the brushes up for the second time a lot earlier!  Be that as it may, I am very thankful he was able to create a few paintings to treasure.

Recently, I have been able to show my work at area outdoor events.  I was happy to see so many lovely people in attendance at the annual Troy Streets Alive 2014!  Despite the hot weather, many ambled the historic Troy area as I worked on a new oil skyscape.  I hope to add it to the 'Available' section in the months ahead!

            Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice. ~Psalms 63:7


Take good care and God bless!!

Delight

Posted by Elizabeth on August 20, 2013 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Today has been truly a delight!  I had such a lovely time meeting other local artists this evening at the Mayflower Arts Center in Troy, Ohio...such wonderful and inspiring talent!  I was honored with being awarded second place for my oil painting, Streambed, Charleston Falls, at the center's juried exhibition ~ "An Idyllic Journey". The owner, Lisa Bauer is a treasure for the Troy community in her vision for this lovely, historic theater that is now a visual and performing arts center.  I encourage you to visit ~ view the art, see a performance, take a class! Their website is ~   http://www.mayflowerartscenter.com/index.html

      Summer is winding down, however it seems that things are winding up at the same time.  Similar to the bees, butterflies and the zippity.zip hummingbird that shared the path I hiked at the Audubon today, I too am busy.busy photographing, painting, creating.  Labor Day weekend lies ahead...summer's usual last three-day weekend hoorah before fall steps in.  This year should be a really special GRAND HooRAH! though as many, myself included, await the arrival of Mumford and Sons to Troy, Ohio for the Gentlemen of the Road Stopover! ..a very exciting time it will be!  http://www.gentlemenoftheroad.com/troy/

Just like the various wildflowers in the field being visited by our winged friends, I have been touching on several different art pieces using pastels, watercolors, oils and acrylics.  I am excited about an oil skyscape that awaits another coat of varnish, then it shall be ready to unveil at The Art Vault Gallery in time for the Gentlemen of the Road Stopover!  This work, as well as two other pieces will be at The Art Vault Gallery and three other works, including Streambed, Charleston Falls, will be at the Mayflower Arts Center during the Mumford and Sons Stopover.  Skyscapes seem to be of interest to me of late so you can expect to see more in that direction.  Wishing you a wonderful end of summer and enjoy what remains of summers sweet nectar.

 

 

Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. ~Proverbs 16:24

Sprung

Posted by Elizabeth on April 8, 2013 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Spring has sprung ... hikes are fun ... more paintings begun! ..Amazing what a bit of sun can do!! ..along with the warm temps I should add.:)  Hope you are enjoying fine weather wherever you may be!  Presently, I am working on three oils ~ a riverscape, a mountain scene, and a southwestern type chapel.  Recently, I finished a stormy skyscape that is drying ~awaiting a few coats of varnish come mid-August and it will be ready for purchase.  Speaking of storms, the weather forecast for the next couple of days is for stormy~rainy weather, so with that I'm out to explore the outdoors for more inspiration.  Take care and God bless you and yours!


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