Monday, May 7, 2007

A gift for a most precious friend.....

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy.
They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
------Marcel Proust

This is a watercolor painting of a friend's white cat, Zelda.
She is a very aloof cat with a bit of an "attitude" . Last year on Easter day, we caught her on the cool green grass and my husband took her photo....I put that photo together with the photo of their potted Easter lilies and composed "Zelda the Miracle Cat"...a joke because in one part of her nine life adventures, she had lost most of her the painting I made it a bit longer...which you can't even see here because the scanner cut it off again!
Yesterday, having an unexpected day off, I went with Lizzzzzy to visit our long time friend, Sally....the cat's owner. [ We have all known each other since we lived in Little Rock. Sally now lives in a town about 30 minutes away, and has a wonderful old 2 story farm house (now with-in the town limits). Her husband is a professional gardern/landscape artist and a deacon in the Episcopal church. Sally has the worlds greenest thumb and is a science and math teacher. Going to their home is very much a retreat for me....the gardens and the fellowship.]
I took her the framed painting of her cat...and there was the perfect place just waiting for it...even a bare nail to hang it on!

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Painting for a Cause.....

Healing and preserving memories......
This church, St. Marks in Gulfport, Mississippi, was totally destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. I made this painting after that, from a website photo. I was able to make the pink azaleas really "pop" with the new quinacidone watercolor pigments!
It was purchased by the youth group of our local church (purchase price was dontated to our local homeless shelter) and then delivered to the congregation who are rebuilding...a bit further inland this time. I know that the "old" church held many wonderful memories for them!

More paintings from my art show last St.Paul's. The fellowship hall is a wonderful space where I take yoga and the walls are gallery walls...always a changing art show.

All the monies from the sale of my (joyful)watercolors was given to our local homeless shelter....more than $500.00!

I sold 13 works and will post the photos, as I find them.

This Stargazer lily was one which sold.

This is a watercolor of a koi pond with a waterfall. It was donated to our Art Center of the Ozarks annual silent auction last year.
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