Monday, July 31, 2017

What's New? Rustic, Rural Art

I've been adding new work to my shop, Honeysuckle Lane.
And if you'd like to see works in progress, follow along over at Instagram.
I really like the paintings I've done this summer...
lavender and bees,
old churches,
barns and fields,
rural landscapes...
it's more like me...
of what I know...
of where I live.

I live in rural Tennessee... the Cumberland Plateau... the Southern Appalachians... always have, always will. Fields full of wildflowers, old barns, little country churches, and overgrown home-places are forever in my heart. It's hard not to paint what you love, and I love all of these and more.

Come back soon to visit. It's been too quiet around here. :)

God bless,

Sunday, June 11, 2017

New Artwork...

I've been painting more recently, getting ready for the Lavender Festival. I've used a variety of paints... Waverly craft paint, Valspar paint, and Liquitex and Golden artist acrylic paints and painted a variety of subjects.

Over the next several days, I'll share some of the paintings I've done. If you are in the Oak Ridge, TN area come see me Saturday, June 17th at the festival! I'll be on the sidewalk in front of The Ferrell Shop.

Have a blessed day,

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days - Day Fifteen

Lavender and Bumblebees
16" x 20"
acrylic on canvas

It's been very hit or miss for me during the 30 paintings in 30 days, but I'm going to post whatever I manage to get finished. I am enjoying it... I just can't find enough time in the day!

Thanks for visiting...


P.S. I'll eventually get my new paintings listed here and here.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days - Day Nine

I finished a painting I started several days ago. I really like how it turned out, although there are a couple of things I see that I should have done differently. I think I got caught up in some of the things I wanted to make sure I did and I forgot to notice the overall painting. But, this Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days, which is hosted by Leslie Saeta, is for me to learn more and be more consistent in my art. I'm not able to do one every single day, but I'm adding them as I can.

Thank you for stopping by!


Friday, January 6, 2017

Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days - Day 6

I finished a small painting today. The last two I did were on canvas, and even though I've painted on hardboard lots of times before, it was a struggle to do this one, as simple as it is. I don't mean to sound negative, just being honest. I could see the painting in my mind, knew every stroke I wanted to make, but it wouldn't happen. I'm not sure if it was the switch from canvas to hardboard, or the paint, or the wrong brush... or all of the above. I wanted to use a palette knife with this one but I ended up using brushes. And I think my perspective is off on the rows of lavender... oh, well... I guess I can always paint over it and start again.

At least I painted today! :)


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days - Day 5

8"x 10", acrylic on canvas, palette knife

Okay, let me start off by saying I painted this on New Year's Eve. The reason I'm sharing this (again) for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge is because I feel guilty in joining it 5 days late... and I wanted to share something! :)

If you want to see more photos and read about it, just scroll back a couple of posts and you'll see it.

I'll do my best to get another painting ready for tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope this challenge will help me to learn more and get loosened up for all those lavender paintings I want to do.

I will eventually list some of my challenge paintings at Honeysuckle Lane


Monday, January 2, 2017

And I'm Still Painting! Yay!

I've started on my lavender paintings... surely I'll have a good series of them by June for the Lavender Festival.

This one is 12" x 12" on canvas. I'll probably do some 6" x 6" sizes and I'll definitely do larger ones, too.... maybe 16" x 20" and 24" x 24".

This one isn't quite finished. I still have to tweak the barn roof before I sign it.

I'll be back at least once a week to share more photos. Please come back and see me! :)


Saturday, December 31, 2016

A Little Country Church - Palette Knife Painting

I've started painting again... churches for now... and I hope to eventually paint barns with fields of lavender. I want to do several for the Lavender Festival in June next year.


I love the randomness of it all and the unexpected textures and colors that come from palette knife painting.

I think I have mentioned why I love old churches before, but here's why:
Daddy was a country preacher, pastored several churches during his lifetime, and held many revivals in the rural areas of middle and east Tennessee where we lived. My church paintings are inspired by all the little country churches I attended as a child... and still attend as an adult today.

I couldn't help sneaking my glass glittered sheep into a few photos.

And my mercury glass owl...

This church painting will be listed in a few days here, and in the meantime there are a few other church paintings in my Etsy shop.

I just realized this is New Year's Eve....
so I wish for you a Happy New Year...
one that is full of love, happiness, blessings, and grace.

Take care and God bless,

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Remains of the Day - after the festival

Hi everyone!

The Lavender Festival is over and I have listed several of the Remains of the Day items as I do each year afterwards. I was going to list several other items, but they either sold out or are going to a shop soon. These are the only new paintings on canvas that are left. I have shown three here to give you an idea of what you'll find.

We had gorgeous weather! It was a bit warm later in the afternoon, but a breeze nearly all day made it bearable. Thank you so much to those of you that came to see me. I always enjoy visiting with you! :)

I would love to share photos, but we forgot the camera. So I have no photos at all of my booth. Oh well, maybe next year!

The new paintings are listed in my Honeysuckle Lane Big Cartel shop. No need to email me unless you have a question. Just add items to your cart and purchase... and shipping is a flat $6 no matter how much you order!

Have a wonderful week!

Take care & God bless,

Friday, June 17, 2016

Lavender Festival - June 18th!

Hi everyone! I wanted to let you know I'll be in Oak Ridge, TN tomorrow at The Lavender Festival! It's located in the Jackson Square historic district. I've been doing this one for years..... all but the first year or two when it started. I'll have my artwork, block printed designs, and some folk art. Come see me! :)

You can find more information on the festival's website and their Facebook page.

Have a wonderful weekend!
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