Monday, April 5, 2010

Back From California and Arizona....


Me and Max at Disneyland

I am making this real quick...and I mean really quick....I have been gone for three weeks to California and Arizona....visiting and seeing Disneyland. Upon my return I started painting at the local gallery here in Carthage, Mo, Cherry's, and spent a week painting there. It was a great deal of fun.....old students and aspiring painters stopped by, friends, supporters of the arts and collectors, also. At times there was a whole lot more talking then painting! Normally this piece would take far less time...that's okay...I had great fun catching up with everyone!! I will be back again this week. Painting another crab.....I think it is going to be great....but only time will tell!!!
Below a few pics of paintings and moments on vacation. Until more time allows have some fantastic creative days!!
Theresa



Me and my baby brother....so happy to see each other...




Setup for painting at Cherry's





First day (which was very short)...



Second day.....




Final....Oil and Onions 11x14

18 comments:

loridelozier said...

Lovely painting. You are one of those angel-touched artists who keep the canvas looking beautiful through all its phases. Very nice. Miss you. L

Jonathan said...

Love the demo, great painting!

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you so much Lori...we must get together sometime!! Your watercolors are looking mighty awesome!

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you so much Jonathan...your work is outstanding!!

Art By Erika said...

Beautiful piece T! Wish you were painting local to me but I'm just so pleased you have found a home in Carthage xox

r garriott said...

Wow...complicated set up! Very nice painting. I, too, enjoyed seeing the work in progress photos.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Theresa,

Beautiful painting. Three years ago Steven and I were in a hotel right across from Disneyland in California, and we never visited the park. We were too eager to spend as much time as possible with relatives and at the ocean. Looking back it seems funny that we didn't go to Disneyland. I'm glad you did.

xoxoxoxoxoBarbara

Rick said...

Your "baby brother" is my kind of guy.

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi Theresa!.... From the looks of this first piece that "You" are indeed "back in the groove"... artistically!

"Breaks" are so essential to re-energizing... and "seeing" the world in other ways than from the easel!

Artists are wonderful throwbacks to our "hunter-gatherer" origins!

Bet that you have gathered lots... to share with your faithful Followers!

Good Painting!
Bruce Sherman

James Parker said...

Another truly awesome painting, Theresa. And thanks for the WIPS... each step a treasure in its own right.

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you so much, Lori, what a great compliment...I am happy you like it...one lady that was watching me while I painted remarked that it looked better than the setup....as with your wonderful comment...it made my day..:)

Theresa Rankin said...

Jonathan thank you...I am honored and pleased that you like it!

Theresa Rankin said...

Hi Erika...yes it would be nice if you all were closer...I will probably be giving a workshop or demo at Cherry's in the future...I will keep you posted..:)

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you so much, R...(please tell me what the R is for...Rick Roger...Raphael??..:) I appreciate your comments...your work is beautiful and rendered with love!

Theresa Rankin said...

Hi Barbara...the best part was staying at the Grand Californian....a stunning remake in the Arts and Crafts Style. Every detail was thought out at given immense care! Disneyland was a lot of fun...I hadn't been there since it opened...about 56 years ago...Gosh I seem so old!!..:) I can understand your wanting to spend time with relatives and the ocean. We went with my daughters family and as you can see visited my brother...ran down to Santa Monica and Venice...my old stomping grounds...and toured Beverly Hills where I grew up..we had a dang good time!

Theresa Rankin said...

Hi, Rick...yes I can see he is your kind of guy...mine too...I spent many many years on a bike...hard tails mostly. Then I traded my iron horse for the the hay eating variety...now I just paint!! Thanks for stopping by!

Theresa Rankin said...

Hi Bruce..yes I am back and with a vengeance...no not really...but I am all inspired!! I have done 4 pieces since i have been back and still haven't touched the photos I took....lots of waiters, kitchen Bar and cafe stuff. The Grand Californian which is where we stayed is full of inspiration as well as the many other scenes we saw!!

Theresa Rankin said...

James you are too kind...Thank you for your support....I have been really enjoying my new routine!! Stay tuned more to come!