9.15.2014

My Waterman


My Waterman. 6x6" Oil on Panel.

Day Fifteen of Challenge

I have always loved writing with a fountain pen. Waterman Fountain Pens are the ones I prefer to collect. I have only 2, or 3 if you count the one I lost. That broke my heart but I figure I will purchase more as I save my pennies.
I had fun painting this one. It is so sleek and feels good in your hand as the point glides on paper. My journal gets most of the usage, but I occasionally write calligraphy.
Thanks for stopping by.
Create A Great Day!

Monday's Lesson



5 Cardinal Rules For Life

1. Make peace with your past so it won't disturb your present.

2. What other people think of you is none of your business.

3. Time heals almost everything. Give it time.

4. No one is in charge of your happiness. Except you.

5. Don't compare your life to others and don't judge them, you have no idea what their journey is all about.

—Unknown

9.09.2014

"Do one thing every day that scares you".  —Eleanor Roosevelt

Apple A Day. 6x6" Oil on panel.

Day 9 of the Art Challenge.
Hope you're having a wonderful day!
Just saw the new iphone and iwatch from Apple. I guess that's why I felt like painting apples :)

9.07.2014

It Takes Two

"When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."

It Takes Two. Oil On Canvas. 8x10"


Day 7 of Challenge. Finish the first week of the challenge. I have manage to keep up, but will miss a couple of days this week. Stay tuned!!

9.06.2014

Hello, hope everyone is fine and dandy on this Saturday afternoon. I am on my 6th day of the Leslie Saeta's Art Challenge: 30 Paintings in 30 Days. Here is my painting I created today. You can view the others on my website here.

His Majesty. 6x6" Oil on Panel.


3.28.2014

Apple Time

Eventually you will come to realize that love heals everything, and love is all there is.
— Gary Zukav



I enjoyed painting this still life of apples. It took a while to get the values I wanted. But I think it came out great. Have a apple today. Remember, An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away. Sounds good anyway : )

Happy Friday Everyone!!!!

Prints and cards of this painting are available at http://www.gracie-hampton.artistwebsites.com

3.26.2014

Pear and Grapes

If you wish to experience peace, 
provide peace for another.
— Dalai Lama


Pears have become one of favorite fruits. When I was growing up, I didn't like them at all. We had two pear trees and my Mom would make pear jelly out of them. Now I think I would appreciate it more if I had a little pear jelly on my toast!

Prints and cards of this painting are available at http://www.gracie-hampton.artistwebsites.com.

3.24.2014

Lively Magnolia


I painted this pretty flower from several reference photos as a watercolor. 
Magnolias always have the sweetest smells. They are very abundant in the South.

Prints and Cards can be found in various sizes at http://www.gracie-hampton.artistwebsites.com 

3.11.2014

Your Beliefs

Stack'em Up. Watercolor 7x10.

Your belief determines your action 
and your action determines your results, 
but first you have to believe.
— Marc Victor Hansen