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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Sketching in the Park

 
 
 
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
8x11
 


Additional Watercolor and Ink sketch
5x5
 
 
 
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
9x12
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,
 
"CAMELLIA WITH GOLD"
 
40x40inches
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.
 


SAVE THE DATES...
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
6-9pm
 
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
CampFireFW.org
 
 
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Singer Sewing Fun

 
SINGER SEWING FUN
 

 
"Singer Sewing Fun"
22 x 27
Watercolor
 
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!
 
COME BACK SOON!
 
 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Green and Gold Watercolor

 
 
GREEN & GOLD
 
 


"Green & Gold"
6x9
Watercolor
 
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"
9x12
Watercolor
by
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

 
SKETCHING WITH  PHIL
 
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"
11x14
Watercolor
by
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
 
 


KOI
9x12
Watercolor
by
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

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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
11x14
Watercolor



Lemons
5x7
Watercolor

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.


Friday, April 5, 2013

Japanese Tulip Tree






JAPANESE TULIP TREE
Watercolor
7x9
$100
Margie Whittington

There is a beautiful Japanese Tulip Tree outside the window at the Fort Worth
Woman's Club where I teach watercolor classes.  Every spring we are
amazed at the beautiful blooms on this tree before any leaves appear
on the tree.  The color of these blossoms are rose, pink and white.
God's color pallette in the spring is breathtaking!!!!

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Paintings with Plastic Wrap Texture



Both my Woman's Club Watercolor Classes and
The Upstairs Gallery Watercolor Classes have been
experimenting with watercolor and plastic wrap to
create unusual textures.  Some of the textures
created look like trees in a forest, some ocean waves and
others like cliffs in a landscape.
The following are a few of my demo paintings
painted in classes this past week.


"Aspen Forest"
10"x10"
Watercolor
$100



"Ocean Waves"
5"x7"
Watercolor
$65


"Cliffs"
7"x9"
Watercolor
$75

"Forest Reflections"
7"x9"
Watercolor
$75


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