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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A New Slide Show of Paintings

Be sure and view the slide show below to see some of Margie's paintings.

Don't miss HOLIDAY MAGIC this weekend!
NOV. 30 - DEC.1 - DEC.2
ARLINGTON CONVENTION CENTER

Check out my Slide Show!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

A Bi-Plane for Jacob

Jacob is not due till January but his nursery is complete and waiting for his arrival. The nursery is decorated in vintage airplanes and airplane memorabilia. I added a bi-plane on the wall above his crib. The room is done in warm tones of beige, tans, browns and black. The wall is painted a warm golden tan.




When it came time to add the name to the banner flying behind the plane, Mom and Dad had not officially decided on the name. They had been toying with the name, Jacob. So unless they change their minds between now and the due date, Jacob is painted on the banner flying high above the crib.






Sunday, a ferocious watch dog (just kidding), kept me
company while I painted in Jacob's nursery. She was
fun to be with. Sunday supervised and kept a close
watch on me while painting in the baby's nursery.
I'm sure she will keep a watch over Jacob when
he takes over his nursery.




!!!!!! A REMINDER !!!!!


HOLIDAY MAGIC

NOV. 30 - DEC.1 - DEC.2


THE ARLINGTON CONVENTION CENTER


SPONSORED BY

JUNIOR LEAGUE OF ARLINGTON


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Come back soon and see what's new on a wall or a canvas !
Comments are always welcome !

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

HOT PINK ZEBRA STRIPES, YIKES !

This girls room is done in hot pinks, zebra print
and green, black, pink and white stripes.
To accent her room,
part of the shelf has hot pink with black zebra stripes
and the sides are white with black zebra stripes.

The mirror is hot pink with black zebra stripes to match the shelf. The trash receptacle and the drawer knobs from the dresser are all done in hot pink and the knobs have the black stripes.

Here is a close up of the trash receptacle and the drawer knobs. Pretty cool for

A PRETTY PINK ZEBRA ROOM !

Be sure and look at the next post for information about

Holiday Magic at the Artlington Convention Center

Novemeber 30 - December 2, 2007.

http://www.margiewhittington.com/

http://www.canvasbycanvas.com/

http://artistfoodnetwork.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

HOLIDAY MAGIC / ODDS AND ENDS

The group of ladies I paint with, Canvas by Canvas, will be showing work in the Arlington Junior League's yearly event, Holiday Magic. Come do your Christmas shopping at the civic event.

Visit CANVAS by CANVAS at the

Holiday Magic Gift Market

http://jlarlington.org/holidayMagic.asp

Nov 30 - Dec 2

The Arlington Convention Center

sponsored by the
Junior League of Arlington


ODDS AND ENDS - RECENT ART PROJECTS

I haven't been painting murals lately, but I have been busy with several art projects.


This fall sign painting of Psalm 100: 4 with pumpkin motifs and in autumn colors was painted for a display at Dallas Baptist University.


I have been working on a calligraphy job of addressing 250 wedding envelopes for a wedding in January, 2008. The invitations are being mailed before Thanksgiving. This takes a steady hand and a lot of quiet uninterrupted time.



Williams Pyro Inc. of Fort Worth, Texas established a fund for injured firemen and their families several years ago. An annual chili cook-off at the Bass Pro Shop in Grapevine brings in many contributions for this important fund. This boot was a prize for the first place, Novice division in the "Stop, Drop and Roll Chili Cook-Off" I painted the hot chili motif and the lettering on the real fireman's boot.




A 6" x 6" Baby Boy Bootee

This small acrylic painting was painted for a new baby boy. To personalize the little painting, the baby's name and birth date were added.

Please visit my website, http://www.margiewhittington.com/ and http://www.canvasbycanvas.com/

Come back soon to see what I've been painting on the walls, canvases or whatever!!!!!

See the Santa Baby paintings in the next post and begin thinking about Christmas!!!!!

Monday, October 22, 2007

SANTA BABY, I Really do Believe in You!


Santa baby, slip a sable under the tree, for me !
I've been an awful good girl !
Santa Baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight.

(Marie did not paint this one, Margie did)
















Santa Honey, I wanna yacht and really that's not a lot ! I've been an angel all year!
Santa Cutie, there's one thing I really do need, the deed to a platinum mine!
Santa Baby, foggot to mention one little thing, a ring!

















Next year I could be oh so good, If you'd check off my Christmas list !
Santa Baby, an out-of-space converible too, light blue !!!!!!!


This group of Santa Baby 4"x4" paintings were done for a friend. They illustrate the Christmas song,"Santa Baby". Christmas is right around the corner. These little canvases are wrap around canvases and need no framing. They are ready to set on a fireplace mantle or hang on the wall to decorate and add Christmas Cheer!


Paintings make great gifts for the family, friends or the collector. There is a variety of paintings on my website
http://www.margiewhittington.com/ or http://www.canvasbycanvas.com/


Hurry back to see what I have been painting on a wall or on a canvas.

Thanks for dropping by.

Friday, October 19, 2007

A COLEMAN NURSERY

A mountain lodge is the theme of this nursery. From the pine trees in the corners to the bears, fish, canoes and pine cones around the room there is a woodsy outdoor feel. Even the furniture is embellished with Coleman's name and continues the outdoor theme. Notice the "Coleman" lanterns on either side of the window. This baby will enjoy the outdoors for many years to come, safe and sound in his nursery.


There are brown bears over the entrance door, the window and even in the bathroom.

An old canoe paddle over the entrance to the bath has Coleman's name lettered on it.



This baby should know his name and how to spell it at an early age. Coleman appears on the rocking chair, one of the chairs for his table and a foot stool in his room.

To see more murals and art work, click on the archives at the top left of this page.
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Thursday, October 11, 2007

How 'bout those "COWBOYS" !


Trent really enjoys the Cowboy football team. I started this room last Friday and finished it on Tuesday. The Cowboys had played and won on Monday night. It was a timely painting job in celebration of the Cowboys win!!!! The walls in the room were a medium tone blue and the star, the stripe around the room and his name are all done in navy blue and white.

The large star is the center piece of the room. It is just like the star on the Cowboy's football helmet. The stripe around the ceiling is also like the stripe down the center of the Cowboy helmet.




Trent's name is done in bold block letters painted in navy blue with a white outline and then another outline of navy blue.



The triple stripe around the room is like the center stripe on the Cowboy helmet.

This took a while to paint but added the finishing touch to this football themed room.




Can't you just hear the cheers for the Cowboys coming from Trent's room as he supports his favorite team.


For more paintings and murals please visit http://www.margiewhittington.com/
To view the collaborative paintings of Canvas By Canvas visit
http://www.canvasbycanvas.com/


Thanks for visiting and come back soon to see Coleman's nursery full of pine trees, bears, fishing equipment and the outdoor feel of a mountain lodge. Don't miss some of the other murals I have been working on further down this page and in the archives at the top left of this page.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

ACRYLIC CLASS AT THE UPSTAIRS GALLERY

On the fourth Friday of each month I have a class at the Upstairs Gallery in Arlington, Texas and we paint with acrylic paints on canvas. This last Friday we painted a landscape with golden aspen trees. Although we painted the same subject matter each person in the class adds their individual touches to each of their paintings. It was a fun day and we all enjoyed the results.

Here are pictures of each painting produced.

Cathy painted her trees more green as they are in the summer. You can feel the breeze stirring the leaves.










Claire's painting shows the detail of the trunks of the trees and the foliage turning to a warmer golden color in the fall.



Marilyn's painting shows the light filtering through the trees with the glow of fall and a crisp chill in the air.








Joan's trees have the feel of a quiet and peaceful autumn eve with the aspen leaves shimmering in the light at the end of the day.



Ellie's trees are vibrant and colorful with lots of magenta and yellow foliage painted with spontaneity and energy.







Sally's painting looks like a French impressionist's rendition of trees with lots of blues and purples with bold brush strokes dancing on the canvas.



Everyone did such an outstanding job, I wanted to spotlight them and show off their hard work.
Friday was a fun day of painting and camaraderie between artists and friends.

Come back soon to see what is happening in painting class or see what is being painted on the canvas or a wall!

Click on these links to view more art:
http://www.upstairsartgallery.com/
http://www.margiewhittington.com/
http://www.canvasbycanvas.com/

Saturday, September 22, 2007

SAILING THE OCEAN IN A TALL SHIP




This baby nursery has the feel of the ocean all around. One can almost feel the salty spray of the water as it laps against the bow of the Tall Ship. The sound of the sea gulls calling in the wind can be heard as they fly above the mountains and the ocean.
Ross, the baby's dad, envisioned the ocean theme. The room was painted two tones of blue, light blue for the sky and a darker blue for the ocean. Mount Cook in the New Zealand fiord, Milford Sound off the coast line is seen in the distance. Sailing out towards the open ocean is an 18th century Tall Ship named the RH Evans. The sails are billowing as the ship sets out on an ocean adventure that only a child's imagination can fathom.




Sea gulls sore over the clouds on a sunny day around the room. Above the doors is a scripture telling about the awesome creation of God. The parents hope for this child is to realize someday the wonder and beauty of the world that the Lord has made.

"In His hand are the deep places of the earth; The heights of the hills are His also.
The sea is His, for He made it; And His hands formed the dry land.
Oh come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker."
Psalm 95:4-6


The sun peaks through a cloud as dolphins playfully leap out of the water. A whale floats lazily in the waves as it sprays water into the air. A family of sea lions lounge on the outlying rocks at the entrance of the room as if welcoming those who enter.


I hope you have enjoyed this ocean voyage around the nursery of this baby boy. Come back soon and see what is on the next wall or canvas.

For more mural art click on the archives at the top of this page.
See more paintings at http://www.margiewhittington.com/ and http://www.canvasbycanvas.com/

Two Art events coming up are the Front Street Art Festival in Arlington, Texas on Saturday, September 29, 2007 and Holiday Magic at the Arlington Convention Center, Arlington, Texas on Friday, Nov. 30, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2, 2007.

Thanks for dropping by, please come back and visit soon!

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