Sunday, October 25, 2009

Taste of Red_16 x 20_Red poppy, flower

"Taste of Red"__16 x 20 oil on linen__available from me...without the bee
What a great and busy weekend!
Saturday my husband and I got up at 3 am to drive to Waxahachie, TX for the Texas Country Reporter Festival. We had a football game (youngest son) Friday night, so had to leave Saturday... Got there at sunrise and set up on the courthouse square. Thousands of people were there and a bee, who couldn't take his eyes off my poppy painting. He roamed all over both flowers for several hours, coming and going, and finally resting atop the smaller bloom...see him at the top left? So I shot him...with the camera, of course.
Then, today I painted at the first annual American Bovine Art juried show in Gruene, TX. I brought this painting with me and decided to varnish it while it hung in the courtyard. It caught the eye of a beautiful butterfly and I had to stand guard until the varnish dried, shooing the little fellow away so he wouldn't land and get stuck....all in all, I am happy to have the endorsement of bees and butterflies!
Oh, and my painting for the Bovine show won first place... Thanks to Kay at Cactus Jack's for hosting a great show!!!

1 comment:

sara said...

That's a gorgeous painting...its no wonder the bees and butterflies wanted to taste its nectar...its lovely and congrats on first place!