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Guymon, Oklahoma, United States
I am blessed to live where my grandfather homesteaded, to have three beautiful daughters who are my best friends, to have six delightful grandchildren who live nearby, to be married to my sweetheart of 35 years and to thrill to the special magic of creating my own works of art. I'll never cease to thrill to witnessing new ideas and images come to life from the point of a pencil or splash of a brush. I am blessed.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

AP Warm-Up Exercise

At the beginning of each school year, I give my advanced students a series of "Warm-Up" exercises to dust off their brains and fingers.  This year I hauled a tub of tarnished silverware I collected from my mother's estate and started my class off with a photo realistic drawing exercise.  This is my example/demo piece.

I love to draw but rarely do much black and white, graphite pencil work to show or sell.  Like so many demonstration pieces, this 9" x 12" piece may never be finished but used for teaching specific techniques.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Shoes are Flying Today!

I am flying high today.  I just got an invitation to show my artwork from the fabulous, Trading Post Cafe in Taos, New Mexico!
Right up the hill from the famous Saint Francis de Assisi Church in Ranchos de Taos is the Historic Trading Post building which houses the Trading Post CafĂ©.  I am particularly excited to show right next to the beautiful St. Francis de Assissi Church since it has been the subject of notable paintings by Georgia O'Keefe and just about every other Southwest Artist at one time or another.

The details of the exact date of the show are still being worked out.  My daughter, Lindsay is picking up the OHMS Amarillo show tomorrow and a few of those pieces have sold.  I plan to build on to the show with some more little food still life pastels and take them to Taos.  The owner of the Trading Post really liked this particular series so I'm excited to add to that inventory.

Again, this is a thrilling, life changing experience for me.  Taos is an international art center and this is a huge affirmation of my work.  I hope to continue to make bigger and riskier goals and who knows what's next for "The Shoe!"