Mustangs and Dreams

Sometimes making art isn't difficult. The painting arrives unbidden, and quietly places itself upon the canvas. Oh sure, there's the little nit-bits that require tweaking and twiddling, but for the most part, the portrait sings itself into being. This painting was like that. It started as an abstracted landscape. Didn't like that, so what kind of living creature might I find here? And there he is. I've titled this Mustang Dreams, because I think they do dream. They dream of no mountain lions, no freezing rain and snow, and they dream of fresh, sweet hay. Mustang Dreams 20x24 acrylic on canvas; $400 You may also purchase reproductions here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/KittieRueHandmade

Painted/Entered/Accepted

I'm so pleased that my sea turtle painting, titled "Repose", and my Border Collie pup, titled "Rear View" have both been juried into the Wings, Tails and Scales show up in Ohio! Repose was entered last year along with my guinea pig painting. Repose came home and the guinea pig stayed there. Even though Repose came home, she was chosen to advertise the 2013 exhibit. I'm so honored! Maybe this year she'll find a home. I hope so. Thank you to my friend Brett Winn for lending me the photo reference that resulted in "Rear View".    

Border Collie puppies are just so darn cute!

I call this one "Darn Good Stock". You can tell just by that face! I giggled the whole way through this painting, it just makes me happy to look at it. Darn Good Stock will be hanging at Kerious Koop downtown Raleigh for the August First Friday artwalk. Come on down and say "hi". Inquiries are welcome, just shoot me a note, or phone me up. Darn Good Stock 20x20 acrylic on paper; $350

Going Home

The high desert of the Southwest is a juxtaposition of bare mountain, scrub oak, juniper and fertile fields in the valley (where there's water, that is). In Fallon, Nevada there's plenty of water and a major crop is alfalfa. The horses and cows and goats are sleek, shiny and round-bellied. The altitude is high and the pollution and dust in the air is low.   Going Home 14x11 Acrylic on stretched canvas

Walking Home I

No Haiku for this one, I'll have to think about it more. I'm very pleased, as I love the southwest, and the high desert especially. The colors at altitude are more pure, there's less dust and pollution at 6500 feet about sea level. I call this one Walking Home because it reminds me of the road my sister and her family live on. I was thinking about my dad when I painted it, and about my sister when I was naming it. Walking Home I 20x24 Acrylic on linen