Cheerful and Colorful Paintings

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

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Lylas 11 Courtney ~ Preservation Show Entry

Lylas 11 Courtney

12 x 9 inches
Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas 1 3/8" profile

"Love You Like a Sister" Lylas Courtney

This whimsical figure is one in a series I've called "Lylas". I don't have a sister but share a close association with 7 members of Canvas by Canvas and I refer to them as "my sisters" and we often sign our emails with "lylas". One in the group suggested I name the paintings from the group so my list is expanding to family and other friends. This one is named for a family member.
I've painted 4 in a new series for the miniature section (under 14 in.) for the "Preservation is the Art of the City" show September 11-26, 2009 at the Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX, free and open to the public. Fifty local artists were juried to exhibit in this show and have the choice to exhibit one or up to 9 paintings each. A portion of the sales will help fund preservation programming for Historic Fort Worth. I hope you can visit the show.

Check on the following blogs to see other new Lylas

Daily Painters of Texas to see Lylas Laurie

Daily Abstract Painters to see Lylas Maddie


Cindy Yandell Parker said...

I just love all these LYLAS ladies. I know you will do well at the pres. show with them. I think I am in to paintings in series. Each one is unique but similar.

Nancy Standlee said...

Thanks Cindy..glad you like the Lylas.. the word means a lot to us, doesn't it?

Sierana said...

I'm a art student in Portugal
and I love your blog and the energy so present in your draws!
visit my blog,all the draws there are mine :)

Sierana said...

So beautiful

Nancy Standlee said...

Thank you for the visit Sierana and the kind words.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Two beautiful LYLAS lady paintings for the Preservation Show. Love the colours, the simplicity of composition yet variety of shapes within the figure. Wish I could paint as loose and free.
Would you explain the meaning of the word LYLAS that came from your group... or am I being dim??

Nancy Standlee said...

Hello Joan, LYLAS is internet slang for Love You Like A Sister...and sometimes we will sign our emails with that term.