Sunday, April 12, 2015

Nest Series

Acrylic Paintings on Gessoed Watercolor Paper
And Canvas Boards
Nest #1
11 x 15 Acrylic painting on
Watercolor paper with a coat of gesso
using Bob Burridge's color wheel
Nest #2
11 x 15
Acrylic painting on Watercolor Paper
with a coat of gesso
Black and White

Nest  #3
Acrylic on Canvas
Black and White


Nest #4
Acrylic painting on Canvas
using Bob Burridge's Color Wheel
My husband, Phil and I took a workshop with Bob Burridge,
a California artist and workshop instructor at the
Lake Granbury Art Association in Granbury, Texas.
Lots and lots of information and fun painting.
I'll be posting some of Phil's work and mine that
we produced during the 5 day workshop.
Come back soon to see more of our pieces.


Monday, November 24, 2014

Paintings were painted with
 a roller, a palette knife
and a brush
#1watercolor and gouache

#2watercolor and gouache
#3watercolor and gouache
These paintings were all done by using a roller to apply
watercolor on watercolor paper.  After the watercolor
dried I mixed a bit of white gouache with color and applied
it with a pallet knife for the horizontal streaks in the water.
Then with a brush I painted the lily pads and the blossoms
 using gouache with the pinks, reds and bright greens.
A Fun Process.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Fall brings cooler weather, fall leaves and pumpkins.
It is always fun to paint pumpkins. 
This painting is a 9 x 12
Watercolor by
Margie Whittington
This painting was painted like the previous one with the
addition of Krylon spray webbing, a spray used in antiquing
furniture). The webbing creates the gold splatters in the background
and on the surface of the painting.
To view more of my paintings please visit my gallery on
Daily Paintworks and the following websites.

Thanks for visiting my blog, come again soon.   

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Sketching in the Park

Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
Fort Worth, Texas
It was a beautiful morning in August, the temperature was
unusually mild.  Mid 70's in August at 8 am.
Phil, my husband, and I met a group of painters in the
gardens and sketched during the morning. Then we went to
the Old Neighborhood Grill  for lunch.
After lunch Phil and I went back to the gardens to the
area behind the Conservatory and sketched some more.
Morning Watercolor sketch, 8x11
Afternoon Watercolor sketch

Additional Watercolor and Ink sketch
After leaving the garden, we went to
Pappadeaux's to get coffee and out favorite dessert,
bread pudding.  I sketched this plaque with stuffed trout
while we enjoyed our dessert and coffee.
Fun Day with my Best Friend!


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Possum Kingdom Lake
Watercolor Paintings

Author, Emily March, contacted me about painting several
paintings of the area at Possum Kingdom Lake called
Hell's Gate.  A large cliff area on the lake.
She is writing a series of books using this area as the location
of the stories in her series of books.
She had seen two other paintings I had done of Hell's Gate in
a blog post several years ago.
This was an exciting experience and my paintings will
be on the book cover!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

"Camellia with Gold", Save the Dates, Upcoming Shows and Sales

Susie's Floral,
Acrylic on Canvas
Textured with Gold Leaf
Commission Completed!
A friend commissioned me to paint a large 40 x 40 inch floral painting for the
 centerpiece of her living room to be displayed over the fireplace.
The colors were rich reds, blues, gold and green surrounding a white floral blossom. This painting was a challenge in several ways.
First of all I usually paint smaller paintings, not bigger than 24 x 30. Second I usually paint realistic subject matter, this piece was
more abstract and impressionistic.  Third I usually paint with more muted colors, this was really rich in color.  All in all I was pleased
with the result and my friend was very excited and loves the painting.

"Camellia with Gold"  in it's home above the fireplace.

For these shows in the fall that I will be participating in...
Preservation is the Art of the City, show and sale benefiting
Historic Fort Worth, September 4-28, 2014
Fort Worth Community Art Center (in the Will Rodgers Complex
across the street from the The Amon Carter Western Museum)
Drop by for a visit on Fall Gallery Night, September 6, 2014
PAINT, Professional Artists In North Texas, a  group show at
The Doss Heritage Museum in Weatherford, Texas
Truly Texan, September 9 thru October 12, 2014
Opening reception Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 6-9pm
Camp Fire First Texas 30th An Artists' Christmas,
Auction and Gala Saturday, November 15, 2014  
 The show will be on view at the
 Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel in Downtown Ft. Worth
From Monday November 3 thru Saturday, November 15, 2014 and on line at

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Singer Sewing Fun


"Singer Sewing Fun"
22 x 27
This is a painting of my Mom's Singer Sewing Machine called
a Featherweight. She made a lot of my clothes growing up on
 this machine. I remember a prom dress she made for me.  It was a
pretty blue material with a sheer material over it.  She and my grandmother
taught me how to sew and follow a pattern.  I made a couple of
prom dresses for my daughter.
This painting was in a show in Breckenridge, Texas at the
Breckenridge Art Center.  I posted a picture of it on Facebook for
advertising purposes.  A former neighbor and friend saw it and
bought it.  Her mother also had this type of sewing machine.  The painting
reminded her of her mother sewing for her.  DeAnne also sews and
does quilting.  I am so glad "Singer Sewing Fun" has a wonderful new home and
is being enjoyed by DeAnne and her family.

PAINT, Professional Artists In North Texas is having several shows in the
area during May, 2014.
The Fort Worth Community Art Center
1300 Gendy St. across from the Amon Carter Museum
Fort Worth, Texas
Reception  is May 9, 2014, 6-9 pm
The Lancaster Theatre
Palace Arts Center
300 S. Main St.
Grapevine, Texas
Please visit and view the art by PAINT Artists!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Green and Gold Watercolor


"Green & Gold"
This painting was a result of a class project and similar to the previous post,
Leave of Gold.  Lots of yellows and gold colors splashed wet into wet on the entire
piece of paper in the beginning.  When dry, the yellow layer of leaves and stems were drawn.
Then a dark green wash covered the area behind the leaf shapes.  When dry another layer of
leaves were drawn and painted behind with an even darker green.  The light spots
were rubbed out when painting was totally dry.  Also the foreground was dampened  with a brush loaded with water. Using a paper towel I rubbed the paint off leaving a lighter green
 at the bottom of the painting.
Thank you for viewing this post. 
Comments are always welcome.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

"Leaves of Gold"
"Leaves of Gold"
Margie Whittington
A new painting I did as a demo in Tuesday Morning Watercolor Class
at the Fort Worth Woman's Club.
I used Daniel Smith quinacradome transparent colors of
gold, scarlet and sienna. This brand of paint is rich and lustrous in
color.  The under painting was a wet into wet wash of colors and splatters.
 I then drew the leaf and stems on the dried wash.  Using a dark
mixture of ultramarine blue, gold, scarlet and burnt sienna, I painted the negative
area behind the leaf shapes leaving the original wash color on the shapes.
A little separation and detailing and I was finished.
Please leave a comment and let me know your impression of this painting.
Thank you for viewing this post. Please come back soon to see more paintings.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Phil, my husband, and I went sketching out doors last week.
We spent one evening at a park close by, Village Creek Park.
A perfect spring outing!
Phil's Sketch
Margie's Sketch
The following evening after Phil got home from work we went to 
Rose Hill Chapel, a rock chapel in a cemetery close by our home.
It was another beautiful spring evening and very quiet and peaceful.
Phil's Sketch
Margie's Sketch
Later in the week my friend Connie and I went out to sketch again.
While she was searching for her Father in law's resting place, I sketched
the Rose Hill Chapel again from another view.  I also drew a floral of
flowering Quince. It was a lovely spring afternoon..
Come back soon to see what quaint areas of our neighborhood we have
been sketching in.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bird's Nest
"Bird's Nest"
Margie Whittington
I entered this painting in the Fort Worth Community Art Center Biennial Art Show.
The opening or closing of the show was last Saturday on Gallery Night.
To my surprise it was sold.
I haven't blogged in a while but hope to share more of my art in my blog.
See you soon.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

New Painting done in
Wednesday Watercolor Class
 The Upstairs Gallery, Arlington, TX

Margie Whittington
For pricing information

Monday, June 3, 2013

Two New Paintings by M. Whittington

On the drive home from an art show and reception for
PAINT, Professional Artists In North Texas, in Graham, TX,
We took pictures of wildfloweres along the road
on Hwy 4 in Palo Pinto heading for I- 20
Here are two acrylic paintings done as a
result of a couple of the photos.

"Roadside Wildflowers"
8x8 Acrylic

"Country Roads"
8x8 Acrylic

For pricing info visit


Sunday, May 19, 2013

More sketching in the park!!!!

Vern and his Charcoal Drawing

Barbara's drawings and watercolor sketch

Nancy's watercolor sketch

Margie's drawings of trees and foliage

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Sketching in the Park

A Saturday morning spent sketching in Veteran's Park,
Arlington, Texas.  Several artists met and enjoyed the
cool breeze off the duck pond and sketched ducks,
the walking path, trees and foliage in the park.
Those who came out to sketch were Cindy, Sharon,
Phil and myself. Pictured below are Barbara, Vern, Cliff,
  Nancy and Suzanne.
Barbara and Vern

Nancy and Cliff

Suzanne's sketch

Cliff's sketch

Phil's sketch

Suzanne and Nancy

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tina Bohlman Workshop at Fort Worth Woman's Club

Ginger Jar


Today was the first day of a three day workshop at
the Fort Worth Woman's Club.  Our instructor is
Tina Bohlman, a well know watercolorist from
Waxahachie, Texas.  Tina is an accomplished oil painter
as well.  Kathline McKinney, the workshop chairman had
several still life settings around the room.  The one I chose had
a ginger jar that had been her mother's.
We drew thumbnail sketches for value studies then painted
our still life paintings.  Great time.  Looking forward to more painting
with Tina. Vist again soon to see more paintings from the workshop.


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