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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Cabbage Rose


This beautiful rose captured my eye when I was on location at the Antique Rose Emporium in Bryan, Texas. It was the end of the rose season and there it was calling my name. With it's beautiful pale pink color and ruffled look. It smelled like the wonderful scents that we always remembered roses should smell like. This rose really made me stop and smell the roses along with painting it. Hope you enjoy and that you take time to stop and smell a rose today. May you find your easel friendly. Pat This is an 8 x 10 oil on linen panel and can bid on it on ebay

Monday, December 10, 2007

Christmas Deer Food


We live on acreage and have about 30 deer that come through the yard daily. We enjoy watching the Does and babies as they play in the back yard and they wait to see if I have placed any food in the feeders for them. This time of year the trees and bushes are full of all kinds of berries. Not only does it provide food for all our furry friends but looks like God has decorated our trees and bushes for Christmas. Could not resist putting these berries in a small painting. I placed one of our tree ornaments along with mother natures tree ornaments for this 6 x 8 painting. May you find your easel friendly. Pat

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Deck The Halls


It's that time of year again. We start getting out all the beautiful holiday decorations. That was the inspiration for this painting. (16 x 20) One of my favorite things over the years is decorating for Christmas. As I take out each ornament and place it on the tree it brings back fond memories of the person that gave me the ornament. A sentimental journey. The ornaments bring sparkle and joy in our lives but also memories of each year we have placed them on our trees. Do you have a favorite ornament that makes your heart sing? I hope so ! Enjoy the season and decking your halls. May you find your easel friendly. Pat

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Neighbors House

This little cottage was painted in Old Town Spring Texas in a workshop with Judy Crowe.  The wonderful colors just encouraged me to want to paint it.  It reminded me of houses that use to line the streets of my Grandmother's street.  Houses built in another era with all the charm that makes us want to call the space home.  It could have very well been the neighbors house next door where you spent time on the porch with a friend playing your favorite games.  Do you remember your favorite neighbor's house?  I hope so and have fond memories of enjoying time with a warm and caring family.  May you find your easel friendly.  Pat

Friday, November 30, 2007

Let The Celebration Begin

We are entering into the most glorious time of the year.  CHRISTMAS  We will be celebrating the birth of our Christ.  Let the Celebration Begin reminds us that we will be having the ultimate Birthday Party.  Three little party umbrellas  are symbols of the 3 wise men that came to celebrate the birth.  How do you prepare for Christmas?  As we hurry through the season buying gifts, going to parties and having family and friends over do we remember the celebration of our Lord's Birth?  When you end your day and sit and reflect of the joys of this holiday season spend time with our Lord in prayer giving thanks for this time of celebration.  My prayer for you is the peace and joy of the season and may you find your easel friendly.  Pat

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

No Place Like Home

Remember those words there is no place like home.  We feel safe there,  loved there and always wanted.  This sunny little house was painted in Old Town Spring, TX.  It was run down and seemed to tell a story of life and the people that must have lived there over the years.  Can you image how this house was filled with hope, dreams and love.    Where do you make your home?  In a house, in your heart or with the people that you love and love you.  May you always have a house that is a home and in it an easel that is always friendly.  Pat

Monday, November 19, 2007

Original Oil Painting Thanksgiving Squash


Thanksgiving is upon us and many will be giving thanks for all they have. We think of the original Pilgrims and Indians as they had their first feast together as families. Our families will be gathering to reunite and share time together. Remember what family brings to each of our tables which are unconditional love and understanding. These two little squash remind us of our family and love for each other. May your days be flowing with happiness during this holiday and may you find your easel friendly. Pat

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

3 Tyler Roses


On a recent visit to Tyler, Texas these roses where picked. It is the fall of the year and these are the last of the roses this year. These roses represent another passing year of hope, joy and happiness. Soon the year will end and winter will come. We will await the flowers of next Spring with anticipation of life anew. Take time to think of all the wonderful experiences that you have had this year and look forward to life always being renewed just as the flowers are brought back to us each spring. May your easel be friendly. Pat

Friday, November 9, 2007

Oil Painting Scents

Did you ever find yourself in a place that the scents made you have a certain feeling.  Oranges bring a feeling of making things feel fresh and clean.  The Lime and Lemon  to add a little tart to your senses.  While flowers and lavender allow you to feel maybe a little romantic.  When painting this painting and smelling all the scents that where there it brought back memories and places that I had been.  I hope today that you have a fleeting moment of great memories by stopping and enjoying the scents around you.  May your easel be friendly.  Pat

Monday, November 5, 2007

Oil Painting Pumpkins and Lavender


While in the workshop Fredericksburg Texas I found the best smelling Lavender along side the road, which inspired me to want to add it to my painting. Guess this is like stopping to smell the roses but it was Lavender instead. The smell took me back to days of my Grand mother and how she always kept Lavender in her dressers. It is so funny that smells can take you back over 50 years in just a second. Put on your To Do List Today to stop and smell the roses/lavender or what ever gives your mind a small trip back to a happy place. May your easel be friendly. Pat

Friday, November 2, 2007

Oil Painting Crepe Myrtles in Happiness

The most beautiful blooms where on the Crepe Myrtles to finish out the summer.  It seemed only natural that I should put on my To Do List to paint the last of the summer blooms before they go.  This painting will help remind me all winter of the beauty of those trees when they bloom and will spread their happiness all winter.  This is a happy painting that you should look at especially in January when you are longing for warm weather and spring flowers.  Don't forget to  put on your To Do List today to think of something that makes you happy.  Hope your easel is friendly to you today.  Pat

Monday, October 29, 2007

Oil Painting Tyler Rose


Today was a successful painting day of the Tyler Rose. It was only fitting that I put my Grandmother's antique creamer with it. In this painting I used some of the new techniques for the cloth taught in a recent workshop. Directional painting of the cloth makes it seem more flowing. Hope you enjoy the first painting post that I have done. Don't forget your to do list for the day. Be sure and add time to paint that makes your heart soar. Pat

Painting 5 x7 on canvas

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

To Do Today

First thing in the mornings when having my coffee I plan my to do list for the day. You always have to plan in God, family, friends and duties. Your real hearts desire as a painter is to think of what will I do in the studio today. Planning the set up for a new painting is always so exciting. More important is learning and developing yourself. You should always take time to explore new things try new styles or new paint colors. Learning to rule in or rule out things in your life is an important goal. Today I plan to rule in a new small painting. Pat

Thursday, October 25, 2007

First daily painter

A short introduction about myself since this is my first blog. Twenty one years as an executive for a large national company. Several years after leaving the company made the decision to start painting. It is now a daily passion. Many times I find that the structure of corporate life makes it easier for me to dedicate time to paint each day. Having a daily to do list enables me to find time to study art or paint each day. Many times I find that the creation for the day does not meet the intentions that was started in the morning but at the end of each day I sit back and say what did I learn today? Each day is a growing and learning experience and that is a wonderful goal in your life that keeps the mind sharp and the easel friendly. Hope your find your easel friendly today. Pat Meyer