Nov 14, 2011

5 New Paintings

Today I finished the last of 5 new paintings. My lab, Buttercup, is the model. It is fun for me to share paintings of her with other art and dog lovers. I threw in a chicken painting. The painting is of my old chickens. They were little rascals about staying out of my flower beds and vegetable garden, but their eggs were sure tasty.
6x6" oil

6x6" oil

6x6" oil

6x6" oil

3 French Hens
6x6" oil

Nov 11, 2011

Little Dogs for the Holiday Boutique Show

For the last few years, I have participated in a holiday boutique show at Alpine Art in which my little 6x6" dog paintings are for sale. The paintings are due at the gallery next week so I've been busy getting the little pieces finished. I have a couple more I'd like to do tomorrow and Monday.

This photo above shows a preview of Zen. My dog will face the sun while sitting up and close her eyes. It's hillarious.

Nov 8, 2011

Holiday II

12 x 16" oil

I love these colors. I'm so glad I took a lot of photos of this flower bed on this particular evening when the light was strong and the blossoms were full. White tulips have every color in them. 

Nov 7, 2011

Holiday II: Part I

Today I began a new painting, my first painting in a new series of work. I've returned from a week off after finishing my pieces in last week's art show. Being back in the studio was great. I really do belong there.
I took some pictures along the way today and here they are:

It is 12 x 16": small for one of my tulip paintings.

Nov 2, 2011

Zions Bank 14th Annual Artists' Reception

Many thanks to Zions Bank and to those that made it out to my show tonight. I had a successful evening. I was happy to begin a relationship with some new collectors, and it was rewarding to see old collectors again and send them home with their newest Cristall Harper original.  I am blessed to be able to do what I love.

The weather yesterday was horrendous. Yesterday was my assigned time slot to load up my art and travel to SLC to set up my space. The highlights were: getting the paintings loaded into the car in the rain, pulling over on the freeway in the blow-me-over wind to re-secure the protective plastic covering my lights in the back of the truck, driving on the freeway in rain and snow next to semi trucks, and navigating downtown SLC construction to find the artist loading zone. Thanks goodness for a helpful husband and Zions Bank volunteers. They were wonderful.

It's time to begin again on my next series of work. I am excited - it's like getting a new book and turning the first page. Art is great.