Friday, December 31, 2010
8x10 oil on canvas panel
Just under the wire for my entry in this month's chair theme. I have a pair of these large overstuffed chairs in the living room, facing directly opposite of each other and perfect (if you're Cowgirl) for either looking out the front windows or the back french doors. If you are Cowgirl, the only way to sit in these chairs is to climb up onto the top of the cushion, sit in the center and make sure you squash the cushion into a perfect V shape. Apparently, these are the best seats in the house for watching important stuff like, people walking their pets, squirrels hiding nuts, children playing, and leaves blowing in the wind. All of these things bring loud barks and whines alerting me to the crazy antics of my neighbors; thanks Cowgirl, I'm not sure what we would do without your watchful eyes.
Monday, December 27, 2010
An eccentric philosophy professor gave a one question final exam after a semester dealing with a broad array of topics. The class was already seated and ready to go when the professor picked up his chair, plopped it on his desk and wrote on the board: "Using everything we have learned this semester, prove that this chair does not exist."
Fingers flew, erasers erased, notebooks were filled in furious fashion. Some students wrote over 30 pages in one hour attempting to refute the existence of the chair. One member of the class however, was up and finished in less than a minute.
Weeks later when the grades were posted, the rest of the group wondered how he could have gotten an A when he had barely written anything at all. His answer consisted of two words: "What chair?"
Sunday, December 26, 2010
About 20 years ago I found myself longing for a wicker
chair. It may have been the move from Aspen to San
Antonio and trying to embrace life in a hot southern clime.
They weren't expensive but the house was mostly factory
and my joke then was that I needed a $50,000 addition to
the house before I could have the $100 chair. A couple of
years later a friend was moving and gave me this chair! Ask
and ye shall receive? It's a sweet memory . . .
This photo isn't as accurate as I'd like. There are transparent
greens along the far edges before it fades into dark but the
camera wasn't being cooperative. Anyway, true to my deadline
oriented self, my "Chair" just before the month ends.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
5 x 7 oil on canvas nfs
I painted this from a photo I took years ago
while waiting on my Mural painting partner to
get his supplies packed. I was bored and looking
around for some interesting shadows to capture
on my new camera.
Craig and I haven't worked together for about 5
years, but I always think of him fondly when I
see his chair.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
A Place to Dream is an original oil painting based on the Adirondack chair in my back yard retreat. With a little artistic license, I grew bunches of wild poppies and Blackeyed Susans, and changed my red chair to blue especially for this painting. Visit my art blog to see the flowers that bloom all year round in my Flower Mound garden.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
NSF - A Christmas gift for my in-laws.
I sent this painting to Ruth and Louie for a Christmas gift. It was a fun painting because of the shadows and the subject matter. My inspiration was a 1990's photograph and alot of memories from our summers in Charlevoix, Michigan. The beach at Sequanota Club was our afternoon hang-out. As my daugher pointed out, it was good that I put a few details in this painting...like the tennis shoes and laces, the bouys in the water, and Ruth's visor. I can feel the sun and sand when I look at this painting. Beach chairs are the greatest....