Oak Trees on the Shore

This is from a photograph by an old friend and accomplished photographer, Colleen Kerrigan.  These are live oaks along the shore of the Gulf of Mexico in Pass Christian, Mississippi.  Live oaks are evergreen and don’t lose their leaves so they look like this always!  They can live for hundreds of years and the old ones are huge and majestic.  This now lives in home of some family members.

Four Minis

As it turned out, they were not accepted this time.   You can’t win ’em all, can you?  I’m actually kind of glad.  I wouldn’t have made any money considering the time and materials that went into them, and I decided that I really like them.  I have them on little tiny easels in various rooms of my house, and I gave one of them (the colorful leaf , top right) to a friend who was quite taken with it.  I’ve decided to do more of them to give as Christmas gifts, and I would encourage you to take me up on the 20% off discount I am offering to the first 25 people who take me up on it.  These little paintings are 5 x 5 inches, and are so easy to ship, wrap and transport.  Surprise someone with a tiny painting of his or her favorite landscape, tree or flower, but hurry, so that I have time to do your custom painting in time for Christmas.  This offer is good from now until December 11, or until the first 25 people have made their requests.

Longing: A Lonely Planet

From the exhibit Fantasies of an Impossibly Hospitable Planet which took place at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, Indianapolis IN

Longing - a lonely planet

This was another painting I did strictly from a feeling.  I didn’t have words for what I was feeling at the time, but I started putting colors on the canvas that seemed congruent to my mood.  The painting became what is is, and only when I decided to give it a name was I able to identify what I had been feeling.  This was featured at an exhibit entitled  Fantasies of an Impossibly Hospitable Planet which took place at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library recently.