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CAT'S EYE VIEW
This is the first painting of my darling cat, Berto, who was adopted October 14, 2011 at
8 yrs. old. He was laying on the Mexican rug on the rocker on the sunporch when we
took the original photo. As usual, the painting is based on the photo. He has lovely
My husband, Jimmy, took this photo in Italy in 2011. My father, Bill Scales, liked it
and wanted a painting of it for his retirement apartment. There is a lot of texture
in the walls, doors, and plants. I had a good time painting this one - it just came
smoothly to the canvas.
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This painting is based on a photo taken by my husband, Jimmy, in
Portugal. I painted it for my father's new retirement apartment.
It is acrylic with texturing in stucco, stone window frame, leaves,
and rose petals.
FOR MY SISTER, LINDA, IN LORENA, TEXAS, WHO LOVES SUNFLOWERS AND ME!
Close up of Sunflower
This is a closeup of the sunflower center from the painting of the sunflower done for my sister, Linda Scales. The center is textured by use of texturizing paste, acrylic paint and a turkey baster during the painting process.
This is a closeup of the spiderworts found in the Summer Sunflower painting. Spiderworts are
a Texas native wildflower. We have them in our yard in the spring; they are one of my favorite
La Iguana Perdida Hotel Para Campbellas
La Iguana Perdida Hotel (the Lost Iguana Hotel) is located in San Pedro, Guatemala, on the azure shores of Lago de Atitlan. Our dear friends and travel companions, Dean and Rebecca Campbell, fell in love with the sign outside of the Hotel/Restaurant that we frequented the entire week we were there at Casa Palatalik. This painting is very loosely based on the photograph taken by Rebecca of the sign that had more of a cartoon caricature. We, of course, feel that the Hotel should think about adopting this sign for their own.
This painting was done for my niece, Becca McDougald and her husband, Roy. She wanted bamboo with purples, reds, and yellows. The vegetation is based on photos I took in Guatemala. It was fun working with the various plant textures and bright colors, applying in the Fauvian style.