Monday, February 16, 2009

The Good Art Co.

Golden Girls
11X14
Oil on Linen Board










I received some wonderful news this week - a note from Jill Holland at The Good Art Company in historic Fredericksburg, Texas, letting me know I have been juried into her gallery there. My talented friend Emily Leland is one of the artists in the gallery on Main Street. I am thrilled and honored to be in such good company and can hardly wait to pack up the art and make a trip down south to see old friends.


Golden Girls is a nod to one of my favorites, sunflowers, as I continue to paint as many new works as possible for the upcoming shows (and for the new gallery collection!). My first sunflower painting was completed in Santa Barbara, California, more years ago than I care to admit. Back then I worked in watercolor and took classes with Jonathan Winters under an amazing and gifted teacher who insisted Jonathan "keep his mouth shut" throughout her class. He had a tendency to have fun, and she would quickly lose control of the lesson plan if he was given free reign to make us all laugh.


I fell in love with the combination of pinks and sunflower yellows then, and I always try to find a way to combine the two colors in my sunflower paintings now.



Sunflower Fusion
Watercolor
15X28
One of my first Sunflower Paintings



20 comments:

SassyDog said...

There's those beautiful sunflowers again! I enjoy your art work so very much. Jonathan Winters, that must have been lots of fun!

Angela Elledge said...

Hello Nancy - Your still life paintings are beautiful; I just don't know which one to comment on, so I picked your most recent posting here...lovely.

I'm in the Dallas area and will definitely look you up at the Arboretum next month. Do you ever go out and paint plein air? We have a little group that gets together once a month to paint, you're more than welcome to join us...

Nancy and the fatties said...

Thank you Becky, I sure hope Fuji is feeling better. Jonathan was wonderful, he loved to make people laugh, I think it was in his genes...

Angela I'm so glad you said hello! I would love to plein air with your little group sometime. I sent you a note on your bloggy...

Manon Doyle said...

Congrats Nancy! They should be honored to have you in The Good Art Company!!
I love it when you paint the sunflowers... they're gorgeous....... both of them!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

congratulations nancy!
i am so excited for you! :)
your sunflowers are wonderful!
xoxoxo
melissa

Nancy and the fatties said...

Hi Manon! thank you so much. Your daughter is such a cutey. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Gosh time flies, doesn't it?

Melissa - YAY! You're back!! I have to go see all your vacation pictures so I can have a vicarious vacation through your exotic travels. I bet Emmy was so glad to see his mom...
xxooo

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

Congratulations on acceptance into the gallery in Fredericksburg.
I love that town and have visited several times. Took a workshop at the Bush school.

Your sunflowers are so colorful and lovely.

rachelsstudio.com said...

Congratulations on getting into the gallery!

Art with Liz said...

Well done Nancy on getting into the gallery. Your paintings are definitely worth being there.

Stacey said...

Hi Nancy! Thank you so much for dropping by my blog and your sweet comments about my pup. I can tell you're a dog lover (Oh my, those pugs are too adorable for words!). It's so hard to lose a pup, they become thoroughly integrated into our lives (and hearts!).

I've enjoyed your blog - fantastic creativity. Congrats on your art accomplishment! I will certainly stop by the gallery to see your wonderful paintings in person! I'm a fan already! Good luck, I hope it's a great experience for you!

Hope you come by again, I'm a sporatic poster on the blog, but sometimes I get inspired!

Christine Mercer-Vernon said...

beautiful watercolor nancy. it's nice to see where you started, there are a lot of similarities between your wc and oils. you used wonderfully bright cheery colors in wc too, i love that!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Nancy, I am going to have to follow your blog as i decided to stop by this morning to see what you have been up to and I missed too much! Love the golden girls...I'm actually going to start on today of the back of some sunflowers...we'll see...and I especially LOVE the iris from a couple days ago...Happy Painting today to you!!

bindu said...

Congratulations, Nancy! I do love your sunflowers. The details in the watercolor are great!

Patricia said...

And mighty congratulations to you, too!! Keep away from the chocolate as a means of celebratory glee, however. Hugs!!

tlwest said...

congratulations!! and another gorgeous painting!

Donna said...

Congratulations, Nancy! How wonderful for you. Love both the sunflower paintings.

Sheila said...

The zinnias are beautiful but it's something about the way you render sunflowers that make it light up the room and my heart.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Nancy,
I just love your references to the 'fatties' and your great sense of humor comes right through in your writing.
These sunflower paintings are vibrant as can be.
Kudos on the gallery acceptance and the show. You deserve it!
Best of health to all, especially hubby.

A New England Life said...

It seems to me that you always use just the right amount of pink in your paintings. Lily, Winnie, sunflowers, etc. Enough to make them sweet, but not sickeningly sweet. lol!

MANPOLO said...

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing from the site of Garland, TX.
I got one leg in Southwest Gallery, Dallas, TX. Now, I need to drag my other leg in there :?

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