Monday, March 3, 2014

Pink Peggy 4: A New Sun Rises

Pink Peggy #1 20x 16: A New Sun Rises
20 x16 Original Oil on canvas $300 unframed

Today a new sun rises for me; everything lives, everything is animated, 
everything seems to speak to me of my passion, everything invites me to cherish it. 
(Ninon de L’Enclos)

Up-Date from Peggy:

Great dr. appt. today! I'm no longer attached to tubes and can take a shower later tonight. I can also drive now. I think I'll drive somewhere right now and buy a big envelope cuz now that I'm Flat Stanley I can really go places! Send me a stamp and I'll come see you!  you All!

I read Peggy's Facebook post today and knew what I would name todays painting. Thank you Peggy for sharing your story.

You are my Sunshine,

Pink Peggy #1 20x16: A New Sun Rises
Original Oil on 20x16 Canvas $300 unframed
Part of the proceeds from the sale of the  Pink Peggy series will go to help 
fund a cure for breast cancer. 

Monday, February 24, 2014

Pink Peggy 3: Goodness and Love

 Pink Peggy 3
12x12 Original Oil on canvas $150

Goodness is achieved not in a vacuum, 
but in the company of other people, attended by love. 
(Saul Bellow) 

Are you part of a "Pink Blanket of Love" caring and supporting a loved one coping with cancer? Perhaps you are that woman who is coping with cancer. I am astounded by the level of goodness that flows from you both. 

I hope to honor that love, energy and goodness in my Pink Peggy Series. I would love to hear about the Pink Peggy in your life.

Thank you for Reaching Beyond Yourself,

Pink Peggy 3
Original Oil on 12x12 Canvas $150
Part of the proceeds from the sale of the  Pink Peggy series will go to help 
fund a cure for breast cancer. 

Here is a look back at Pink Peggy 1 and Pink Peggy 2

Monday, February 17, 2014

Pink Peggy 2: Finding Your Moxie

 Pink Peggy 2
12x12 Original Oil on canvas $150

Marilyn reports that Peggy is doing very well, thank you all for your prayers and support. Here is the second abstract painting in the Pink Peggy series: Pink Peggy 2. It carries with it the same background story as I outlined in the post The Pink Blanket.

The inspiration behind my series is drawn from observing not singularly the breast cancer patient but also from beholding the amazing blanket of love that surrounds the woman who is coping with breast cancer. Whether or not you can be physically close to your loved one or if you send your support via prayer and kind works via group action, you are part of the moxie that lifts that patient up.

My hope is to, in some small way, capture that powerful loving synergy that evolves when human courage unites with a league of compassion and translate it into these abstract paintings. I hope that you can find something of yourself in the paintings.

I welcome your comments.

Thank you for your moxie,

Pink Peggy 2
Original Oil on 12x12 Canvas $150
Part of the proceeds from the sale of the  Pink Peggy series will go to help 
fund a cure for breast cancer. 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Pink Peggy 1: The Pink Blanket of Love

 Pink Peggy 1
12x12 Original Oil on canvas $150

Yesterday I was reading my Facebook page and following one post from a dear friend who has a younger sister with breast cancer. Today on Valentine's Day her family and friends from all over the country have pledged to wear pink in support of her, showering her with love, hope and prayer.

Marilyn began with this simple post: Putting on my pink for my beautiful sister Peg tomorrow. The pinkest thing I own is a bright fuchsia Tommy Bahama sweatshirt. It might be a little casual for work, but Baby, it's getting worn! Cancer has gotta be one of the UGLIEST words ever.

This post is followed with comment after comment from everyone pledging to wear pink and send their prayers for Peggy on Valentine's Day.

Marilyn responds to the comments on her post with: "Hugs to you all. The pink blanket of love is a powerful, soldiering and healing thing."

Marilyn is a talented poet, her "pink blanket of love" rang straight to my heart. Imagine, if you will, the light of all of those loved-ones swirling around Peggy, lifting her up and offering her support.

I want to be a part of Peggy's circle of love; part of that beautiful pink blanket. And I want to capture that energy, that light, that love, in a painting. Thus my new series: The Pink Peggy

My hope is that these paintings, with the color pink as the focal point, will capture all of that love-light, all of that hope and all of those prayers: in some small way offer comfort and support to all of the Peggy's out there who are under our Pink Blanket of Love.

I dedicate this series to Peggy and to all of the women who share her road. 

Who is your Pink Peggy? Wrap her in a pink blanket of love and let her know that she is in my prayers,
Pink Peggy 1  Oil on 12x12 Canvas $150 
Part of the proceeds from the sale of the  Pink Peggy series will go to help 
fund a cure for breast cancer. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Painting Downtown Lafayette

Painting Downtown Lafayette, LA

Well here we are, at it again! 

I paint en plein air every Wednesday with friend and fellow artist, Mari Randolph (check out her Blog We attract a lot of attention which really surprises me as Lafayette has a fairly vibrant art community, you would think we wouldn't be such a novelty. It also surprises me that there aren't any other plein air groups that we have been able to identify as of yet in this immediate area.

Not to worry, we have started our own group! The two of us figured out what day and time works best for us (Wednesdays from 10-4) and we pick a location to paint for a month. For the month of November we have chosen to paint on Jefferson Street in downtown Lafayette. Anyone who is interested in joining us is welcome, JUST SHOW UP :). If you are interested in joining us on a more regular basis we will let you know our next location. 

We are hoping that with enough interest we can get a group of regular participants. Winter in this area is the time to paint plein air. We are thinking that the group could transition to inside during the summer and paint from still-life set-ups.

Hope to see some new faces soon.
It's All Good!
This photo was taken by  The Daily Advertister and was on the FRONT PAGE of  Fridays edition of the local newspaper.  How cool is that?

Monday, October 29, 2012

downtown painters

Street seen: downtown painters

What a wonderful anachronism: a pair of artists capturing a cityscape in downtown Lafayette on a gorgeous afternoon.

Friends and fellow painters Maria Randolph and Denise Broussard, members of the venerable Lafayette Art Association, set up their easels and carefully applied oil to canvas Monday afternoon as they painted a stretch of the 500 block of Jefferson Street just down from the IND Monthly office.