Sunday, October 23, 2011

International Museum of Art of El Paso, Sun Bowl Exhibit 2011 by Debbie Flood

I’m very pleased to announce that three of my watercolors were accepted into the International Museum of Art of El Paso, Sun Bowl Exhibit 2011. El Paso Texas. November 4 ~ December 31, 2011.

This is a mile stone for me! Why ?, you ask? , I have entered this exhibit in the past, (Artists are allowed to enter three works to be juried by a Museum Committee) and I’ve only been able to get one out of the three accepted. This year, all three were accepted! That’s huge for me!

The three paintings that have been accepted are:

Grumpy Draft Medium Web view

Grumpy Draft Watercolor

Rumbles in the sky Medium Web view

Rumbles in the sky Watercolor

The Climb Medium Web view

The climb Watercolor

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Thank you for reading my fun news.


Monday, October 17, 2011

Peek and Boo ~~ Kimberly Kelly Santini


"Peek and Boo," 10" square, portrait of two paint mares, done in Golden Open Acrylics on a Raymar panel, $489 to the first one asking nicely. Polite inquiries may come to me.

I blocked this painting in a couple weeks ago, but then got sidetracked with some other commissions. I had wanted to finish the horses for an exhibition, but the deadline came and went and there just wasn't enough hours in the day. (That's the risk one takes when practicing only the best sort of procrastination.)

The painting got set aside until this morning when I re-discovered it inside my in-box. I have a number of canine sketches on the docket for this week, but I wanted to work on something rather challenging for today, and these two fit the bill.

And a challenge I got! 1/2 way through my painting session, I realized some major drawing issues, and had to resketch and re-paint the majority of the canvas. Oh, I hate it when that happens.

No amount of paint-pushing can ever fix a badly drawn composition. I've stopped trying to fool myself.

There's in process photos on the studio's facebook page - inside the Mobile Uploads folder.

Thanks, as always, for looking at and sharing my artwork,


It's happening on more and more blogs. Someone checks in, leaves an anonymous message, and then runs away.

Well, the running away doesn't really happen. But seriously that's what I visualize whenever I see an anonymous comment - the fact that the individual don't believe in themselves enough to sign a name undermines their message.

And at the same time they completely eliminate the possibility of any sort of dialogue.

Isn't that one of the best parts of the internet? the conversations that play out because idea sharing occurs over blurred geographic and cultural boundaries?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

‘Whispers on the wind’ Watercolor of Gray-White Quarter Horse in New Mexico by Debbie Flood

                      Whispers on the windJPG Medium Web view

‘Whispers on the wind’ 12 x 18 Watercolor

$800.00 No Frame

$1,200.00 Framed.

The end of June, 2011, I was in Angel Fire New Mexico, riding a great horse through the National Forests and Mountains of Angel Fire and over looking Eagle Nest Lake. What a gorgeous day that was. Filled with magic for me. Something like a Cinderella Story. The Prince of the story was the place, horses and Gallery Exhibit for me. 

This painting isn’t the horse that I rode, but it is one that was at the Ranch that day. Gorgeous white-gray Quarter Horse. The wind was blowing up dust devils and this horse was on the watch and listening for something in the wind.