Friday, November 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Karen!!!!

Happy Birthday to you,...
Karen, Hope you had a great day and an even better year!
I was intrigue to try to paint the thing we don't bother to see and pull out the interesting. I think I should have added cars in the background to complete the statement but I was having fun with the weeds and track. I forgot about the cars until I looked at this the next day.
Palette knife with oils on linen mounted on museum board. 8x10.
The Palette and Chisel Art Academy and Gallery will host it's annual studio clean out sale tomorrow (Saturday Nov. 21 11am-4pm). All art is $300. and less. Karen Phipps and I both have some paintings in this one day show. It's a fun salon style exhibition and a nice fundraiser for one of America's oldest non-profit art organizations.


SamArtDog said...

No cars, thank-you! This is almost abstract without them. It's all about the color and texture. Yummy!

Karen said...

I don't know that it needs the cars either...I like the abstractness about it too. And you always do that, find the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Thank you!! for your kind wishes!
Okay now I'll have to get my painting up here and will link back to you on this one. I love how we always see so differently.

Melinda said...

I agree with Karen. I really like your approach on this! Excellent work.

Have a great time at the exhibit. Best wishes there--with lots of good fundraising!

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

I like your and Karen's idea of painting the forgotten. Definitely no cars needed here - they would destroy the abandoned look.

Jala Pfaff said...

This is very cool.

susan hong-sammons said...

Hi SamArtDog,
Hello Karen,
Greetings Melinda,
Hello Deborah,
and hello Jala,
Well, I found it interesting that you all felt no cars were needed so I think five minds must be right. Thanks so much. And Happy Thanksgiving.