Monday, January 14, 2019

January, February, March Art Shows
Phil and Margie Whittington have paintings included in
several galleries and venues in the area.

 Gallery is Located on the Waxahachie Square
south of the Court House
Ellis County Art Association 

Spirit of the West
Weatherford Art Association
Reception Thursday January 31, 2019
6:30 pm
1400 Texas Drive, Weatherford, Texas 76086

1404 N 9th Street
Midlothian. TX
(9th Street and HWY 67)
January through March

6436 Meadowbrook Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76112
Open Wednesday - Saturday
Winter Landscapes

If you are in any of these areas, please drop by and take a 
look at the variety of paintings by local artists.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

November Art Shows,Campfire USA

Don't Miss These Upcoming 
Art Shows
October thru November 2018

Campfire USA, Auction and Gala
"Taos House"
by Phil Whittington

          Margie will be showing art work during the month of November, 2018 at the
Fort Worth Community Art Center, a group show entitled "Paint Can Fly",
Art on the Square  in downtown Waxahachie, Texas 
in the Ellis County Art Association's
annual membership show and
a solo show at the Grand Prairie Woman's Club in Grand Prairie, Texas.
Also Phil and I are currently  in a group show of local artists at the
Downtown Fort Worth Library through November 4, 2018.

Margie Whittington

 Phil Whittington
 Margie Whittington pictured with Doug Clark, host of the
Fort Worth Downtown Library
show of local artists


  2018 Campfire USA Artists Christmas
Phil's painting "Taos House", oil painting, 11x14
was accepted for the annual auction snd gala
of Campfire USA.

Visit again soon!

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Art on the Square, Waxahachie, TX

Ellis County Art Association's gallery located
on the square in Waxahachie, Texas

Phil and I entered a group show with a garden theme.
Anything pertaining to a garden could be
painted on an 8x8 panel.  All entries are for sale 
at $75 each.
The show will be on view through the middle of September.
If you are in the area, stop by and see the garden paintings.
You are sure to see one you can't live without!!!!! 

Watering Can
8x8 Oil
Margie Whittington

8x8 oil
Margie Whittington

Margie Whittington

8x8 oil
Margie Whittington

Monarch Butterfly
8x8 oil
Phil Whittington

Bloomin Cactus
8x8 oil
Phil Whittington

Texas Golden Cheek Warbler
8x8 oil
Phil Whittington

Wheel Barrel and Shovel
8x8 oil
Phil Whittington

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Visit again soon for upcoming shows and new artwork by
Phil and Margie Whittington

Camp Fire USA An Artist Christmas 2018

 Camp Fire USA, An Artist Christmas 2018

11x14 Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
by Phil Whittington

This painting will be included in
the 2018 Fund Raising Auction in November  
Camp Fire USA

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

"The Creek at Brown Ranch"

A Painting of "The Creek at Brown Ranch"

The Brown Family commissioned a painting of the creek bed
on their ranch.  Many photos were provided of the creek and the
surrounding area with Texas foliage, wildflowers, trees and rocks.
The painting was an acrylic on canvas, approximately 3,1/2' x 6'. 
The custom made canvas
was delivered to the Brown's home in the Fort Worth area. 
 My husband, Phil and I  picked it up,
and the boxed canvas just fit in Phil's pick up bed.
I set up the canvas in my art studio which is the formal
dining area and living room of our house which I use for my studio.
  The canvas took up about 8 feet of work space. It was across from
the bay window which gave me a lot of light on the canvas as I painted it.
I set to work painting and it took me
about 2 months to complete in between teaching
art classes, family activities and church..  I have painted murals on walls
before so I approached this large canvas like a mural..
The progression of the painting process is pictured below.

A photo of the creek and surrounding area to be painted 

Beginning value sketch with tree placement, horizon tree line
and creek with surrounding rocks

Sky, trees, grass areas, meadow in mid ground and
rocks beginning to develop

Foreground trees and shadows added

Finished Left side of painting, trees, water, rocks, wild flowers, cactus
with three wild turkey in the meadow and a 10 point buck
in the far background

Finished Center of painting with creek bed, water, rocks
wild flowers and trees

Finished right side of painting with 2 quail, rocks
trees, more cactus and wild flowers

After a trip to the framer, the painting was transported by van
and delivered to its
new home over the fireplace of the
Brown's Ranch House.

This painting was quite a challenge and a very
fulfilling experience. I hope it will be enjoyed by the
Brown family and their friends for a long time.

Thank you to the Browns for their vision and all their input and
photos of their land that helped me envision the scene
and successfully paint it.

Hope you enjoyed this post, comments are always appreciated.
Please share my blog with your family and friends.

Thank you,

Margie Whittington

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Phil and Margie Whittington's Current Art Shows

Artist Group Show
Fort Worth Central Library

Phil and I along with a number of other artists have our
paintings on display at the Central Fort Worth Library now thru
December 10.
A reception will be held on Sunday afternoon 2-4 pm on
December 10, 2017
Please join us for refreshments and viewing the art of
local artists.

We also have a number of paintings at
The Barber Shop in East Fort Worth
6436 Meadowbrook Drive
Fort Worth, Texas
Hours are Wednesday thru Saturday
9am - 5pm

 Fly Rod by Phil

 San Antonio Mission Shelf by Phil

Red Bird by Phil

Pumpkins by Margie

 A Horse by Margie

Forest Path by Margie

We are also included in the Ellis County Art Association
membership show at their gallery,
Art On The Square
113 Franklin
Waxahachie, Texas
Tuesday - Saturday
9am - 5pm
Sunday 1-5pm

Hope you can visit one of our art venues to see some of our
current pieces of art.

Phil and Margie Whittington

Sunday, June 18, 2017

"More Sketching"
Phil multi tasked at the Plein Air Sketch Outing.
He fished in the morning and sketched the lake in the
afternoon after lunch.
Really nice day!

Sketch of Lake Shiels on two pages

right side

left side

Phil completed his sketch by adding color with
watercolor pencils

Come back soon to see  our next
painting project.

"More Sketches from the Courtyard"
The following pics are the sketches I did
on our paint out to Margaret's home in the country

Pretty Red Turk's Caps were growing in the
garden of the Courtyard
I used two pages in my watercolor sketchbook
for this ink and watercolor sketch

 Left Page

 Right Page

 One of Four Oriental Lanterns hanging in
Margaret and Robert's courtyard.
I sketched this in my tan paper sketchbook with
pencil and highlighted the drawing with white charcoal.

 Yellow Wildflowers along the road  to
the house

Warner with his catch of the Day
Phil and Warner fished some while we sketched

Lake Shiels

There are still more pics to come from the paint out.
Be sure to visit again soon

Sketching in Margaret's Courtyard

Several of our Monday Afternoon Class
from the Fort Worth Woman's Club
enjoyed a lovely outing to the country
Saturday. We sat in Margaret's courtyard, visited and
sketched. There were many interesting things to
study and draw.

This is the original well on the property

A lovely corner in the courtyard

Water works

Oriental Lantern several of us chose
to sketch

 DiAnne's Sketches

The next four sketches are Ruth's sketches

We had a great lunch, Margaret made quiche, Betty made
salad, watermelon from Mary and Warner, DiAnne brought cookies from
the Bluebonnet Bakery and
I brought cupcakes.  All was delicious!!

Come back soon and see more about our outing in the country!

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