The Red Poppy Festival in Georgetown Texas is always a huge hit and this weekend’s event did not disappoint. There were fun events, good food and lots of arts and crafts to purchase. Coming home from the city square my neighbor’s yard caught my eye. There, in orange/yellow brilliance were poppies of another sort competing with the Red Poppies scattered through the county. I couldn’t resist…I HAD to paint them! Orange Poppies On Parade Click To Enlarge
This week a friend asked me to create a sympathy card for him to give to a friend who had lost her father, a “sort of” believer. My friend commented that the one I painted for a mutual friend, who lost his sister, would be perfect. In fact he wanted the card to be “just like that one”. Hum. I have never been challenged with creating a duplicate of one of my paintings. I accepted that challenge and both I and my customer were very pleased. The name of the painting, shown below, is “Coming Home”. Please click on it to enlarge. The scene is from a photograph a friend sent me when she traveled through the Armenian Quarter of Old Jerusalem. Today, April 24, is the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide at the hands of the Muslim Ottoman Empire in Turkey. 1.5 million Christian Armenians were killed by the Turks during the first genocide of the 20th century in this horrific Ottoman caliphate. Chillingly these long ago Christians were told, ‘If you embrace …
Spring is yawning into early summer with drizzly, gloomy clouds that will soon give us showers that all will savor – flowers, plants, animals and people! Sadly this is also the time when our Texas bluebonnets fade into promising seeds for next year’s crop. Please enjoy my interpretation of a bundle of fading bluebonnets. Click to photo to enlarge.
Texas mornings are so beautiful it is worthwhile to get up early and enjoy them! Hope you like my interpretation of Poppies At Sunrise. Watercolor and Ink Click photo to enlarge.
Spring is in the air but it is still drizzly and overcast here in Texas on April 17th, 2015. Our Texas wildflowers love this weather. Enjoy my watercolor painting of Red Poppies In The Rain
I surmise that if abandoning your blog posting activities were illegal the punishment would be 30 days of continuous Burl Ives music interrupted every so often with Janet Napolitano singing “Homegrown Fantasy”. Thankfully, it is not illegal but it is rather rude, and I apologize to my loyal visitors. However, there are many reasons, often called excuses, for my inability to paint and post. Namely, I fell victim to life; my personal problems, those of the world (which are way more than mine) and the constant whining of news reporters wanting me to think one way or the other. Each news reporter has mandatory “News Flash” need for my eye balls. Their corrupt reporting and poor journalism ethics just simply over whelmed me. I could no longer see the beautiful in life, which is such a necessity for my art work. But a few prayers and a new paint brush or two have helped me work out my victimization of immoral media overload and see much clearer that the world needs my artwork and this …
Christmas 2014 found 4 friends receiving my original art work of their beloved pets and in one case their beloved country lane. All were painted with great joy and love. Enjoy! “Charlie”. Colored Pencil and Watercolor. Click photo to enlarge. ——————————————————————————————————————– “Georgia In The Bluebonnets”. Water color and ink. Click to enlarge. ———————————————————————————————————————- “Blakeslee Lane”. Idaho. Autumn Scene. Watercolor and ink. Click to enlarge photo. “Under The Fig Tree”. Kaity’s Georgie. Watercolor and Ink. Click photo to enlarge.
Thankful for the peace of coming home. Coming Home by Kathy Sweeney Watercolor and Ink 11/2014
When the weather turns cold with the wind howling through the trees, and things look bleak….look for an opening to find warmth and endless possibilities; then, give thanks. Click on painting to enlarge and enjoy Artist: Kathy Sweeney Watercolor and ink
I give thanks for Blue Birds and all the happiness they bring click to enlarge Watercolor and pen