Friday, May 30, 2008

Painting Interrupted

I've been distracted from painting the last several days because my husband and I are preparing to leave next week for a 3-week trip to Santa Cruz, Bolivia and Cali, Colombia. It has been requiring a lot of preparation. We used to live in both places and have many friends there. We also run a small charitable organization, called B.E.C.A., which pays for college educations for low-income Bolivian students in Santa Cruz. We have 11 students in college now, thanks to donations for many friends and family. A full-year's tuition at a very good university in Bolivia costs only about $750, obviously a huge bargain compared with tuition costs at U.S. universities. In case anyone reading this message has an interest, you might want to check out our web site, http://www.beca-bolivia.org/ We, and the Bolivian students, can use all the help we can get!
I may not be able to do any more paintings before our departure. While we're gone, however, I'll try to post some photos from time to time to let you see what Bolivia and Colombia are like.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Kickin' Shoes


I revised this one again, brightened it up, and warmed it up.

Cool shoes, aren't they? Not that I'd ever wear them, personally. Too pointy, too high. But fun.


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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

No Shoes

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Retro Disco Shoes




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Friday, May 16, 2008

Overcast Sanpete County Day

11" x 14"
Another painting from the plein air painting days in Sanpete County. Next week I'll return to my shoe series.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Sanpete County, Utah in Spring

10" x 14"
My Kentucky friend and I had a great time painting two days in Sanpete County south of Salt Lake City. The people were very friendly, down-to-earth people and the landscapes were beautiful in every direction.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Plein Air Outing

No posting until Wednesday, May 14th. Another painter, from Louisville, Ky., is joining me here in Utah to do a couple of days of plein air painting of the desert in spring. I will post the results of our outing on Wednesday.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Serious Shoes

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Oo la la! French chic

This painting has been revised (as of Aug. 2008) from the original posting. I saw the original as just too dark.

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Monday, May 5, 2008

Bridesmaid Shoes


This humble - and much maligned - species of the genus "shoes" also deserves its place at the table.

Thursday, May 1, 2008