First let me tell you how my love of art began. Before I ever started to school I would go to my aunt and uncles house. She was a school teacher and she taught me my ABCs and colors etc. She did oil paintings and uncle had built her a little studio at the edge of their yard. The minute I opened the door the odor of paint and turpentine poured over me. I loved the smell of it all and there on her big easel would be a painting in the works. That is when I fell in love with ART.
So, here goes...........my art gallery!!
A pastel of a bottle with flowers... been so long I don't remember what kind of flowers.
A pastel I did of a couple bottles and a glass apple that my husband brought back from the Carribean.
One of the first oils that I ever did. Zinnas, I think.
This is the second oil that I did. My teacher, Margaret Farmer, had us go out onto the streets of Annapolis, where we were living at the time, and chose a building to paint. I picked this antique store. A real lesson in depth preception, color... but I was proud of it.
An oil that hung over my buffet in our house in Alabama. You know, I don't remember seeing that painting in a long while... hmmmm? Wonder where it is?
The vegetable cart from the college play 'Hello Dolly'. And, yes, I painted it. Painting props for plays and such is totally different than painting a picture. You deal more with illusion in props. In my 'old age' (when I was around 40) I took an art class and an art history class at the local college from a delightful instructor by the name of London Bridges. Yes, that was her name!! It was during my college days that I was asked to paint this cart. I wish the picture was in color.
This bouquet of flowers was painted while we lived in Alabama. A cousin of mine wanted it so it hangs in her home now.
And, this oil hangs on my kitchen wall. My college instructor wanted me to paint a cabbage and this is it.
This watercolor is really bad..... driftwood, grapes and sumach. And, it's gotten damaged over the years.
Roses in oil on cardboard.... what was I thinking?
An oil of batchelor buttons.
A fireplace at my brother-in-law's mountain cabin in Tennessee, done in pastels.
The Golden Gate Bridge - watercolor
And, finally........... a 4X6 board canvas with pink flowers in oil.
So, that's my little gallery of the feeble efforts of my 'art career'.