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.

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Monday, December 27, 2010

$20.00 CHAIR by Linda Popple

6x6 Oil on Ampersand Gessobord

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What idiot chose "chair" as a challenge? ......... Oh, that would be me! What was I thinking? This was not easy, so I guess it definitely was a challenge for me. Despite the fact that it was a struggle and there were two wipe outs, it was really good to be painting again after a fantastic holiday.

After the wipe outs I thought about posting this clever joke with a blank canvas. I can leave the blank canvas, but laughter is always welcome!

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

Winter Wicker

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

Corner Office by Mitzi Easley

Corner Office by Mitzi Easley
14x11, oil on panel
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I spied this gentleman on the beach in Playa del Carmen last spring - a pretty good working chair for this month's theme, I think. These blue lounge chairs hold a special place in my heart as they are very common in Mexican resort towns and so they signal "vacation". I've painted them before - click here. Over the years, this is where we play games, read books, visit, nap, slather the kids in sunscreen. And, apparently, where this guy writes memos.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Kay Wyne, Carol Morgan, Linda Popple, Ann Rogers, and myself enjoying lunch and great conversation today! You guys are the best, I had so much fun and can't wait to do it again.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Chapel in the mountains by Carol Morgan

I took this commission last spring and thought to myself,"No big deal." Little did I know it was going to be as challenging as "building" the log cabin chapel!! The picture I was given was taken at a strange angle that made the front of the chapel look crooked (maybe it really was!) I have had to fix and re-fix this painting so many times in the last month that I doubt that there will be many more log cabins in my painting future. I delivered it today and I must say that the recipient was thrilled and "loved" the way it looked. Lindsey said, "Oh my gosh, it looks just like that!" (which in turn made me very happy) So all is well that ends well. Whew! I think I need a "chair" now!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Pull Up A Roxanne Spradlin...acrylic...40 x 30...sold
This fancy little chair was quickly painted on a large canvas. I can easily imagine 3 different chairs hanging on a dining room wall. Quirky but fun!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

NYC Bag Lady

NYC Bag Lady
8" x 10" Oil on Canvas
My husband and I were sitting in a park in NYC and we were watching this lady...people watching can be so interesting. She was busy collecting things from the garbage and the grounds. I am posting this painting since it has a bench in it...I don't have many paintings with chairs in them! Thanks for looking. Have a great day...Kay

Friday, December 10, 2010

Still Life With Chair by Jean Townsend

Hi Everybody,
Here is my December entry, Happy Holidays to all of you!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

"Craig's Chair" by Gwen Bell

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 by Nancy Medina

A Place to Dream by Nancy Medina

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

Chairs by Carol Morgan

This picture of chairs would be wonderful in a lake house or cabin in the woods. I was drawn to the ease and comfort of this pair. Wouldn't you love to be sitting out there with a glass of wine enjoying the afternoon sun? What fun!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

"Surfing" by Ann Rogers

8 x 10 
oil on stretched canvas

Seems a little out of place posting a beach scene this time of year, but the December challenge is "chair", so thought I would enter this guy who was surfing the internet on the beaches of Hilton Head this summer.

Beach Texas Artist Kay Wyne

Beach Time
Ruth and Louie Wyne...beaching it on Sequanota Beach
9" x 12" Oil on Canvas
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 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....

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Wide Open

Where we live in the Texas Hill Country there are many, many opportunities for skyscapes. I have been so busy painting other things that I haven't taken advantage of this. But I plan to do so in the very near future.