The ocean inspires me everyday. It is where I grew up and still feel such a sense of peace when walking along the beach. It never ceases to amaze me, all of the different colors of the ocean on any given day. Oil On Canvas
Thank you to my art Collector Allison. This is her third purchase from me, and she now has three of my wildlife paintings. It makes me motivated to start a new series of wildlife paintings. It’s wonderful to know my paintings are hanging together! This painting been in my personal collection for years. It’s one of my favorites…..for sure.
Janis from Santa Cruz, CA for her purchase of my dolphin painting titled “IN LOVE” and to David from Albuquerque, NM for his purchase of my painting titled “Palm Springs Palm Tree”….again very appropriate! You guys rock, and I feel honored to be able to say one of my paintings, is now if your private collection. Thank you again….
Special Thanks to Tracie Cambell, art teacher at Bolton High School in Alexandria, Louisiana. She had her students pick a painting and recreate it in pastel….not easy to do. They chose my Scarlet McCaw to recreate, and did a great job!!!
I hope you are enjoying your Spring season!! Let’s keep our ocean’s healthy together. One way you can help is to pick up trash when walking along the beach.
I wanted to mention I had a terrific time at the Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching event hosted by the Wyland Foundation. This was a newer Catamaran event with limited guest, so it was like having a private charter. Very reasonable in price, and part of the proceeds go back into the Wyland Foundation for environmental causes. The experience was marvelous in that you could stand on the bow of the Catamaran while watching the dolphins under the vessel. It gives you the feeling of flying across the ocean. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. You could tell everyone loves his or her job. The event starts with children drawing dolphins and whales in a private video created by Wyland. I highly recommend this event for children and adults..it is wonderful to see children’s eyes light up when they see the animals of the sea.
It’s been an incredibly busy two weeks. First of all I cannot say enough about the Wyland team at the Headquarters in Aliso Viejo. Thank you again for my spectacular Wyland Original Water Color. I won this near my birthday from their “Currents Newsletter” subscription…and it was a terrific surprise, since I have never won anything! It is beautiful and I love it!! Again, special thanks to Jennifer Small and Karla Kipp. Please see my Facebook blogs for more information and all the people I met, and you can always visit the wyland.com website to see more about the terrific things Wyland and his team are doing to help children, art and the environment.
Thank you to Karen in Florida, for her second purchase of an original oil painting , most recently my Sandpiper Painting. Thank you to Mathew from Ohio, for his first purchase of my Little Hummer painting. Thank you for collecting your second painting Karen, and welcome Mathew for your first purchase of one of my originals. If anyone is interested in receiving information, please sign up for the newsletter or join me on Twitter.
On many days that I go to the beach, I see dolphins. They are not jumping out of the water like this, but I have seen them jumping like these two, on the ocean. They are so effortless in their grace and beauty. Something about the dolphin has inspired me as an artist for years. I remember the first time I saw dolphins in the wild, with my youngest daughter, and son. We were all snuba diving in Hawaii pretty far off shore, when a school of dolphins swam under us. They swam real close and were looking up at us. They were as curious as we were about them. There were mom’s with babies…and the sounds under the water were so ear piercing you could hardly think. It is a sound that when you hear it, you also feel the sonar vibrations in your whole body. I had so much fun painting this from my own memories, from photos and from my experiences. This painting is a combination of realism and abstract and is currently available.. ….I hope you enjoy. Pamela
That’s right….all of my artist friends out there. If you hesitate to create something because you think it has already been done, or your not good enough, or you can’t do it….then who will? And…if we all thought like that, no one would ever create a painting, a song, a ballad….a piece of blown glass… My feeling is, even if it has been done before, it won’t look like yours anyway. Some people think, it has all been done before. By the time you get the idea, it has been created by someone else first. Using ideas from other artist, is a form of compliment to that artist, providing your not copying their work. In any event, I have wanted to paint jumping dolphins for years now. It has been done over and over by many artist in all mediums. Some great work, others, not so good. I made sure it was my creation by drawing the dolphins from my memory, my own photos and my life experiences of being on and in the ocean seeing dolphins. So, stay tuned. I will hopefully have this painting completed in the next few weeks. Stay Inspired and Thanks for tuning in !!!
I know it has been a long time since I have posted any art, and I apologize for that. I have been very busy moving, and making major life changes. I am happy to say I am going to work part time, for a very nice gallery, full of spectacular fine art. This makes me very happy to be surrounded by art that I admire, and it’s great to be meeting new friends. In addition, I have moved back to the ocean, which I have longed to do for many years. Every since I left!! Life has a funny way of bringing us our desires…it just may not be when we want them, but eventually they will come. I just finished upacking my studio this week. I am pleased to say I have plenty of natural light, good sun exposure, and many options to paint indoors, outdoors, and even on the beach!! I will be painting full time again, in the next few months. It’s thrilling to be back at the ocean… I am surrounded by flowers and fawna I have not seen in years. The amount of paintings I am thinking of is making my head explode. The beach is so much different then the desert.
Thank you for your patience and wonderful emails while waiting for new artwork from me…. I hope you are having a peaceful and healthy holiday season. We all have so much to be thankful for.
I love the new “Made In America” campaign for the holidays, and feel we should carry the theme on for the entire next year, and eventually keep it for good! It’s amazing how buying just one present this holiday from America will put thousands of people back to work. This little painting is currently available and is “made in America”!! Please contact me if you are intersted.
Peace and Light to you and your families.
I chose this painting to start this blog, because it is colorful, bright and very cheery. It reminds me of fall with the brilliant oranges and reds. It was a whole lot of fun to paint, and was one of those paintings, I painted from my memory bank of different flowers I have sketched and studied throughout the years. It sold the first week it was listed.
Sorry it has taken me so long to post. I took two months off from painting, to regroup and center my creative forces. I figured out, a creative person like myself, must have many outlets of creative expression… just one focus, will drive a person like me crazy. I am going to start blogging more about different things that are going on in the world and how they relate to art.
It never ceases to amaze me, what sells in the art world, and what does not. There is no figuring this out as an artist, marketing your own work. If you try to paint for the public, you will be miserable trying to create what you think everyone wants. When you paint for yourself, you run the risk that no one will be interested in what you like. I have paintings that I have loved, that take a longer time to sell. Marketing art is a very fickle, funny and rollar coaster ride of events. Just when you least expect someone to like that image you created…boom, it sells to another country! Suddenly your enthusiasm as an artist is propelled into thinking, that’s right…my work is being seen by more peoplet then I thought. It only takes one person to love it the way you did when you created it. For me, this painting “The Garden” was a real risk compared to the fine detail work I have done in the past. Sometimes I like to paint from my mind with no reference material. I remember shots along my walks, or scenes that have attracted me through the years, and store those in my mental photo bank. Then one morning, I will go to my studio and splash the canvas with color and images in hope something will work out in the end. I was very happy with the end result, and wanted to create a feeling of happiness in this painting. Thank you United Kingdom for your purchase, and welcome to my International Collectors!….. Your painting is on it’s way!
This is a painting comprised of a photo I took at the zoo. I had so much fun with my kids that day…and my little camera my daughter and her fiance gave me for Christmas last year has been such a gem. Gone are the days of shuffling through stock photos for refrence material! I hope you enjoy. This painting is currently up for a seven day auction on Ebay..available by clicking the photo
A BIG THANK YOU…to TEXAS! And specifically to my cousin Debbie, who sent out my web page to her friends, and created two sales for me this week. Wow! How exciting…and I am very greatful! The two paintings that have found a home in the great state of “Friendship” which is their motto, are “Little Girl On The Beach”, and “Young Giraffe”. They will both be shipped tomorrow. I always love a good marketing story!
This is a new painting I just completed today that was inspired by my trip to the San Diego Zoo. It is difficult to visit all of the animals in one day…but boy, for artist and photographers, there is a wealth of material. I was captivated by the colors coming from the feathers of the Flamingos as they were preening themselves in the back lit sunlight. This painting is available in my auction on Ebay. You can click on the photo and link directly to the auction site. Thank you for your support and interest in my work. Pamela
This is a 16″ x 20″ Oil on Museum Canvas. Thank you….Enjoy. Not too much to write today…been too busy painting.!
Well, it is certainly starting out to be a busy week. I’m shipping the Male Lion, and the Pelican painting to their new homes. Thank you New Jersey and Tennessee !! Please come back soon. My other project this week is to complete the three paintings I started over the weekend. One will be of a Canadian Geese, taking a rest on an old log. Number two is of a young giraffe gazing back to the looker, and number three is of a foal and her mom grazing in the meadow. Thank you for all of your support, ideas and corresponsence. Please keep it up!! Paintings will be posted by Wednesday. If your interested, please visit my Ebay Auctions to purchase any original oil paintings I currently have for sale.
I am happy to announce that my “Women at Work” Male Lion Painting, has been sold and will now be with the same collector as the “Baby Black Bear” painting. As an artist this thrills me to know two paintings will be in the same home. I have said before, it is like sending my children out in the world!