Cheerful and Colorful Paintings

Cheerful and Colorful Paintings in Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media and Collage

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

"Shop Talking" ~ The New CBC ~ Road Trips

"Shop Talking"
20" x 20" Acrylic on paper mounted on Canvas
The second in the "Talking" series

The past week was spent preparing for our painting, spiritual, organizational
retreat to the rented Lake House on Cedar Creek Lake at Gun Barrel City. Canvas by Canvas caravanned, leaving Thursday and returning on Sunday. Plans for the group were discussed for 2008 and the nine members present found this to be the creative burst where all of our energies were focused on creating and painting and approximately 15-20 paintings were begun. Our new painting for the PCPC show exemplifies our new Genesis and beginning.
The slide show below will feature some of these paintings. The slide show has 2 photos from our photo shoot at TUG done by Dennis Hevia. On Sunday we visited a ranch where buffalo roamed and Larry was so kind to feed them so we could get some great close ups. His wife, Andy, is a jewelry designer and the owner of Kickapoo Jewelry. Watch for a buffalo painting soon.
My personal work was a "sister" piece to the "Talking" series. Two women are in front of a cosmetics counter where we see lipstick, nail polish, and perfume displayed. The seasoned shopper warrior looks to her right to see what wonderful delights await and clutches a price tag to prove her purchase was on sale. Their purses are near and a shopping bag to hold the overflow. The Star shopper with the Star tattoo thinks that the next trip should be spent looking for the perfect purse, which is a never ending quest in itself. Women ask friends to watch their purses like they ask them to watch their children. "I'm going to try this on. Watch my purse." I'm going to wash my hands. Watch my purse."
Now we are receiving emails about lab tests on our purses and handbags and the microbiologist was shocked at how dirty they really are. So our ever present companion may have the potential to make us ill so now we are purse hook shopping or as a our CBC "trash talking" evolved into why don't we carry a "portable purse protector" to place on the floor as a little mini rug to clean the handbag bottom as it protects. So maybe we need to go shopping.
To view the image on Nancy's Web site click on Nancy Standlee Art


Cindy Yandell Parker said...

Great trip Nanc. loved the buffalo shoot (photos!) and meeting your friends. "Shop Talking" looks great! bg

Cecelia said...

Love the painting and the story!
I always have, not only my purse, but, at least, tote bag with sketchbook, etc.! I need a wagon to carry all my stuff! 8>)) That would also protect it from the floor.

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Margie Whittington said...

Love your new painting "Shop Talking" It is so colorful and cheery. It was fun getting to see you paint it. margie

Cecelia said...

Nancy, Just an FYI.
Take a look at my latest post on my blog about the One World-One Heart event for bloggers. In case you aren't already participating. I have info and links there, in case you might want to do it.
I got the information late, set up my blog and signed up. The next day, we had storms and later the internet was off for a while. I wanted to let more people know about it in case they wanted to participate.
It may be too late for this year, but something to think about for the next time.
The more I look at this painting, the more cheerful it becomes!

KeRobinson said...

WOW! Just stumbled onto your blog and I have to say I LOVE,LOVE, LOVE this painting! And the Genesis one also!
Happy Easter!