Monday, December 17, 2012


Wishing you a Christmas full of hope and peace and a
New Year of health and happiness!

"Christmas Jalopy"
Acrylic on Canvas
Margie Whittington

Monday, November 12, 2012

"A Girl and Her Horse"

"A Girl and Her Horse"

Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Painted for a friend. This is her grand daughter and the
grand daughter's horse.

Please visit a new Fine Art Gallery in Grapevine that
I have joined.

The Gidden's Gallery of Fine Art
624 S. Main Street
Grapevine, Texas 76051

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Botanic Garden Statue, Spring

A Group of Plein Air Painters met at the
Fort Worth Botanic Gardens early Wednesday morning to
paint and sketch in the cooler temperature.
I decided to sketch this statue of a child holding a bird's nest
with three baby birds in it.
As I was drawing, one of the gardeners was watching and was
so excited to see painters painting and drawing in the gardens she takes care of.
Gardener Renea told me that she named this statue "Spring". There
are four statues along the path and she calls them the Four Seasons.
It was so peaceful with a little breeze and  relatively cool
in the shade of the trees.

Thanks to Doug, a painter and sculptor who contacts the group
about our plein air outings.


Friday, July 13, 2012

Saturday, July 7, 2012


12 X 16
Giclee Print on
Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Now Available
This is a limited signed and numbered print.
The original painting is an acrylic on canvas
also 12 x 16.

Contact me at
for pricing and information.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

River Legacy Park Pigeon

The Parks Mall of Arlington, Texas donated  white plaster pigeons that are
being taken down due to renovation of the mall.  The Parks Mall donated the pigeons
to River Legacy Park for an auction/fundraiser in the fall, November 9, 2013.
The pigeons will be painted by artists in the area who are also donating their
time to paint the pigeons.  This is my contribution.  I put gold leaf on the wings and head
then painted iridescent colors on the pigeon and perched him on a rock with
gold leaf flecks in it. 

Iridescent Pigeon
Margie Whittington

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Wednesday Watercolor Classes

Simply Watercolor!

Wednesday Watercolor Classes
The Upstairs Art Gallery  Arlington, Texas
We painted wet into wet washes for the background around
the white geese,  simple wet washes into the bodies leaving
the white of the paper for the highlights and finishing with
the beak, eyes and webbed feet, a few grass strokes and that was it.
Our project for the day was bright, colorful and loose.
Inspired by an artist on Pinterest.
Everyone did a fantastic job.  I hope to have pictures of
student work next week to post.

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

A Pinterest Project, Painted Tennis Shoes

 Pinterest Painted Project
Blue Bird painted on a Canvas
Tennis Shoe
Size 8
Acrylic on Canvas
Margie Whittington

It is fun to paint wearable art.  These are inexpensive tennis shoes I
purchased at Wallmart.  A coat of gesso on the toes and a coat of
yellow acrylic paint. Bird and branch design painted on and polka dots
added.  Whala, cute shoes.  I am going to scotch guard before wearing them.


You too can have hand painted tennies.  Let me know your size, color and
motif you want painted.  $50/pair plus tax and shipping cost
(I will donate $5 from each order toward our church's children summer programs)

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Blue Bird Series, Nest

5" x 5"
Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

I'm not sure what color Blue Bird eggs are but my impression is
that they would be blue!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Garden Party Demo


12" x 12" Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

I was invited to paint during a garden party at a lovely home in Southlake, Texas.
The Arts League, which is an arm of The Arts Council of Northeast Tarrant County
 sponsored the garden party along with a fundraiser silent auction including a variety
of donated baskets filled with wonderful items. 
The funds raised are going to a summer art program for children. 
 During the first half, guests had refreshments,
 visited and listened to a string quartet play beautiful music
 while they bid on the silent auction items.  During this time I painted the
floral above while some of the ladies watched. I donated the painting to the 
auction and at the end of the party the painting was auctioned off in a live auction. It went to 
the highest bidder for $350.
What fun it was painting in such pretty surroundings while violins played in the background.

6" x 6"
Acrylic on Canvas

The painting of the this single Gerber Daisy was done from the centerpiece
of flowers on the serving table at the Garden Party.
I gave it to the hostess who had graciously offered her home for the party.

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Blue Birds

"Blue Bird Trio"
Acrylic on Canvas


"Blue Bird Solo"
Acrylic on Canvas


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Fort Worth Community Art Center Show

PAINT, a group of 12 Professional Artists in North Texas of
which I am a member is
having a show the month of May, 2012 at the
Fort Worth Community Art Center in the Cultural District
of Fort Worth.
You are invited to the reception this Friday evening from
6-9pm for refreshments, painting demonstrations and viewing
of each artist's paintings.
Please join us!

Visit our website and blog to see paintings and additional
information about our
PAINT Artists.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Bob Burridge Workshop - 4-17,18,19, 2012

Bob Burridge Wortkshop
The Upstairs Gallery
Sponsored by
Society of Watercolor Artists

These are some of the paintings I painted in a workshop last week.
We studied color relationships, compositions and techniques under
the instruction of Robert Burridge, a California artist who teaches
workshops across the country.

Abstract Landscape 1
7 x 9

Abstract Landscape 2
7 x 9

Abstract Landscape 3
7 x9

Abstract Landscape 4
7 x 9

Orange Hydrangea  7x 9

  Come back soon to see more of my workshop paintings.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Morning in the Garden

Plein Air Painting in the
Fort Worth Botanic Gardens

Acrylic on Canvas

The day was overcast but the gardens were
still beautiful.  The fragrant roses were heavenly.
What a lovely place to spend some quiet time.
Except it wasn't exactly quiet, lots of photography going on.
Babies portraits, wedding portraits, everyone wants a
picture of themselves among the roses.

Come back and visit soon and visit the
Ft. Worth Botanic Gardens if you get a chance.

Friday, April 6, 2012


Acrylic on Canvas
Margie Whittington

This is a painting in a series of paintings I am doing called


Visit often to see new paintings in this series.  The paintings will
be featured in a show starting June 1, 2012 at the

218 West Main Street
Fredericksburg, Texas

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Sketch Book Entries

pencil sketch in Sketch Book



Watercolor Sketch

The Charles M. Russell exhibit at the Amon Carter Museum in
Fort Worth, Texas inspired me to start sketching in my
my Drawing Journal again.  Russell was a tremendous watercolor artist.
The show has some of his sketch books, brushes and paints on display as
well as his paintings.
He also worked in oil and did bronzes.
Great Show!

Friday, March 9, 2012


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