I photographed several colorful birds at the spring bird-banding on Fort Morgan peninsula last week.
These birds just completed migration from the tropics, about a 40 hour flight. Fort Morgan is one of their first land stops in the States. I have no idea how this really yellow warbler got the name prothonotary....what does that mean anyway??
More birds to come.
Also, I was really excited to find that one of my paintings was accepted for the 2013 Oil Painter of America Salon Exhibition. I am honored!
The blues on these little birds are so rich! This one, I photographed at the bird banding in Fort Morgan a while back He was actually being held by his little feet by one of the bird experts, so I had to use my imagination for the feet and foliage
Aren't these little newly hatched chicks the cutest!! They were only one day old when I photographed them at the Foley Feed Store. Lots of exotic birds in this store on county road 65 one half block south of 98 in Foley, Alabama.
This figurative beach scene was my first demonstration in my workshop in Brookhaven, Mississippi.
Ava Jane Newell hosted the workshop at her absolutely charming Art Barn studio. There are jewels among us and she is definitely one of them. This was one of the best workshop experiences I have ever had! I will post more photo's of the workshop in my next post.
10 X 8 OIL ON PANEL
The auction for this little bird painting is open until April at the Performing Art Center in Foley, Alabama. All proceeds go to the Lighthouse..a charitable organization to help give battered women a new life. I started the bid really low so stop by or call them to place a bid. The number is 251 943 4381. My email
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This fellow lives at the zoo here in Gulf Shores, Alabama
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12 x 12 OIL PAINTING ON GALLERY WRAPPED CANVAS SOLD
This beach bird will be auctioned to benefit the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders, Children's Hospital of Alabama.
The silent auction will take place during "AN EVENING UNDER THE STARS" gala event, Saturday Feb 22, hosted by the famed Wash House Restaurant,17111 Scenic HWY 98,
Point Clear, Alabama
Tickets are $25
This painting along with 40 other paintings by Alabama artists will be on display there starting February 3 Before the golf tournament on Saturday, February 23, 2013 a hot air balloon will drop up to 1000 numbered golf balls. If your number matches the golf ball that goes in the hole or is closest to the pin you will win 50% of the Ball Drop proceeds! It is easy to purchase your ball and you don’t need to be present to win. Simply use the link below to purchase as many balls as you would like. GRACIE'S BALL DROP FOR A CURE
More palette knife on this colorful farm animal. He looks kind of like my ex
-husband. Oh just kidding!
New oil and acrylic workshop February 21 and 22 in Brookhaven, Ms. at AVA JANE'S PAINT BARN. You can call Ava Jane at 601 757 9852 or email lAva Jane to reserve a space. The workshop is nearly full so don't wait too long.
I have been painting since the first grade when teacher made me draw the Santa Claus on the blackboard for Christmas. (Of course that was pre ACLU). I am from Holly Springs, Mississppi originally, a small town in Northeastern Mississippi, where I had my first real art lessons from the local artist. I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Southern Mississippi. After college I lived, painted and studied in New Orleans.
Currently I live in beautiful Gulf Shores, Alabama with my husband Ed.
I love painting figures, still lifes, beach scenes, or just about anything else that gives me the opportunity to play with color and shapes.
My goal in painting is to have fun creating a visual feast for you to enjoy, all to the glory of God.
If you see a painting you would like to buy you can purchase the painting directly from me.