Thursday, June 26, 2008


Now is the time! Time for you to enter the drawing to win this Sunflower painting.

Detail of Sunflower:

To be in the drawing, simply go to my website. While there, you need to do two things. Click on the tab at the top of the page that says Win a Free Painting! and fill out the form. Then click on the tab for Email Newsletter and fill out that form also. That's it! You'll be in a drawing to win the 12 x 9 Sunflower oil painting.

I will draw for this painting with the help of the Fort Clark Art Studio members on Monday, July 7th, 2008. All who sign up for my mailing list will be place in a container, and a name will be drawn.

By being on my mailing list and email newsletter I promise you won't be bombarded with mail! I will use your email address more often to notify you of exhibitions, workshops, promotions, etc. Newsletters are usually monthly. You may unsubscribe from either at any time.

My mailing list is strictly private, your information will not be shared with anyone.

Click here to go to my website and sign up!

Now, to my family - you cannot win this painting. But, I know you don't want to miss a new piece of my art, so sign up for my newsletter, and I'll pull your entries out before we draw for the winner.

Thank you all for a great year of blogging!

Until next time!

Aren't they friendly?

Monday, June 16, 2008

Anniversary give away and more Exotic animals!

OK, it's decided. This will be my give-away painting to celebrate my first blogging anniversary. But, you have to wait. I have to get the stuff I need on my web site for you to sign up to do this. So yes, we'll prolong the anniversary celebration!

Detail of Sunflower:

So, while waiting for that, More exotic animals.

A little while back, I told you of the exotic animals beginning to populate the Texas Hill Country area. Well, some owner is minus one of those! We had this beautiful animal stay here for about a week, then move on.

This is an Axis Deer. What a gorgeous animal. They have a red tint to their hair, and are covered in white spots. Quoted from wikipedia: "The chital (or cheetal) deer (Axis axis), also known as the spotted deer or axis deer is a deer which commonly inhabits wooded regions of Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, and most of India. "

They are larger than our native Texas white tail deer, and our native deer do not have that red tint to their hair.

We have game cameras at some of our feeders, and really enjoy seeing what comes in to eat. The camera isn't mounted too close to the feeder, but you can get a pretty good view of this deer. The beauty of our area never ceases to amaze me!

Until next time~~~

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Sunflowers and Anniversary!

I love painting sunflowers, and have done so many over the years in both watercolors and oil. This original oil painting is 12 inches tall by 9 inches wide, and is available for $325 on my web site.

Detail of Sunflower:

I started blogging a year ago. Can you believe it!? I have so much fun doing it that it's hard to believe that a year has gone by. So, to celebrate, ...and with great restraint (one photo each), I will introduce you to my cats. No, I will not start a separate Cats Blog, but, truly it is tempting. This is one my favorite picture of Stella (aka Stel.) I love how the zinnias frame her. I was outside painting the zinnias and she was helping - all 15 pounds of her.
This is Clothilde (aka Clo.) She's on top of the tall rock wall by the garage. I call this her "I may yet have you for dinner" pose. Clo is a delicate little thing weighing in at 18 pounds.
Ok, no more cats for another year. I promise! I will keep that promise. I'll try hard. I did it for a year, I can resist again!

Next blog will be another anniversary post, I'll be giving a way a painting in a drawing. Be sure to stay tuned!

Until next time.