Thursday, November 24, 2011

GOBBLE! GOBBLE! by Linda Popple

4x4 Oil on Ampersand Gessobord
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Surprise!  I am eating a fine bird for dinner today with all the traditional trimmings!


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Little Man ~ Rooster Painting and Growing Up on an Organic Farm by Texas Artist Nancy Medina

Little Man ~ Rooster by Nancy Medina
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Nancy Medina Web Site

Little Man ~ Rooster, is a new painting drying on the easel in Flower Mound Studio. I've been wanting to paint chickens for weeks, they are as colorful as flowers and just as unpredictable. We had fresh eggs from the chickens we raised growing up. My Dad named our little farm The Briar Patch and each of us girls was assigned certain chores, and each had a different animal to take care of. The chickens lived in a little A-framed coop surrounded (aptly) by a pen of chicken wire. Every morning we would gather warm brown eggs from the coop, they were large and sometimes there would be double yolkers. The egg yolks were a deep, warm yellow color, nothing like the watery yellow of store-bought eggs. I'd like to tell you that life on the farm was glamorous and chickens were cuddley, but neither of those statements were true. What was true was that I would not change my childhood for anything, growing up out in the country, away from the city, was a beautiful way to develop imagination and wonder. Most of all, it was a great way to learn to love nature and the creatures of this earth. I am thankful for that time in my life, it was so unspoiled. The pugs and I wish every one of you a happy Thanksgiving holiday. I am thankful for your friendship and for the comments and thoughts you share. I hope you have loved ones nearby today!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


12 x 12" Oil on masonite

When I look at this, in my head I hear Sam Elliott's deep low growling voice in the memorable TV ads from so many years ago, saying "BEEF ... it's what's for dinner."
And before you ask "where's the cheese?" ... this is a hamburger, not a cheese burger. I was all out of cheese that day. :)

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Saturday, November 12, 2011


I have the fondest memories of my grandparents love for gardening. Fruit and vegetables were rarely, if ever, purchased at the grocery store, instead all was grown with their loving hands. Their surplus was shared with all and what could not be shared was "put up" for the months ahead. I, on the other hand, depend on the grocery bins and the local farmer's market for my fresh produce.

Carol, this painting is for you for the Texas Moleskin Round-Up. I had to double-dip and borrow the What's for Dinner theme and use it for your Sides theme, too. Folks, I'm so sorry I missed the last couple of months, hopefully I can catch up and participate now.

Three Shrimp

TThis is what would have been for dinner, had the lights not accelerated its decomposing.
The upper shrimp had a extra blast of the lights and got cooked as I painted.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Eat Your Veggies by Kay Wyne

Eat Your Veggies
6" x 8" Oil on Raymar Cotton Panel
This is a painting that I painted from a Different Strokes From Different Folks Challenge. I was really jazzed when I painted this. I used a wide, flat brush, and painted it pretty quickly. I did not go back into the wet paint and "fuss" with it. Thanks for viewing....and be sure to eat your veggies! Kay

Thursday, November 3, 2011

"Veggie Stew" by Ann Rogers

9 x 12
oil on hardboard

Our theme this month, What's For Dinner, reminds me of this vegetable painting hanging over my cooktop...just waiting to fall into the pot!