Saturday, December 31, 2011

Louise Thies Web site needs votes for the WoRST web site!

Please go to this site and give a thumbs down to my website ( so that I can win a website makeover. Tell all your friends. PLEASE!!! I’m in desperate need of some help on this!

You really must visit this web site to see how pitiful Louise's web site is.  I actually sent her a note last week, kindly teasing her of it's content.  I know it will bring a smile to your face.  This is one of her 'pages':

What you’re supposed to see here, is something that says, “This site is under construction.” I have not figured out this website design publishing thing, and until I do, this is what you’ll see. Take my word for it though, Louise Thies IS a world class artist … (not a website designer) and is probably out painting as you’re reading this. She’s real sorry she missed you, but if you’d like to email her, you can at this temporary email address:

Please vote for her web site for a thumbs DOWN to help this artist win a makeover!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Studio paintings

Jim Pettijohn has been busy this fall/winter working in his studio.  He was kind to share a selection of his work.  More will be posted next week.  Stay tuned!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

CHILLY in Kansas City

It is expected to be in the LOW teens tonight.  I have cancelled the formal paint out for Wed. Dec. 7.  I think it's about time to retreat to the studio for winter.  With the holidays just around the corner, I suspect some of you are busy with finishing up paintings for gifts.

If we have a warm day on a Wed., I will quickly post a location.  For now my friends, continue to paint in your studios.  For those of you hardy painters who choose to go out, PLEASE send me photos!

For those Kansas City painters in our group who have recently started a painters blog or web site, please send the address to be posted.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Prickly Pear Cactus

Yesterdays balmy 50 degrees was a little lacking so I decided to paint in my 'studio' slash living room.  It was really chilly outdoors, and I wanted to 'think warm'.   We had the opportunity to take loads of wonderful photographs this summer, and one of my favorites was the Prickly Pear Cactus.  I recently saw some painting done by Matt Smith, and thought the cactus would be a great subject.  Here is is, along with the photo reference.

Send me photos of the paintings you are working on.  I would love to post them.

Thanks!  Peggy