Monday, September 25, 2017

TC amongst the Coleus Leaves with Nan in New Jersey

As promised to TC, I did work on her painting - she wanted colorful she said. 
So, working from one of the snapshots I took while she was enjoying my Coleus plants, 
I did a quick acrylic ink, wash & paint of her. 

I think I will keep this one (not for sale) - framed & hanging in my studio. 
She is such a delight to work with & to entertain!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

TC visits Jan Avery in Colorado

Bacon and Eggs
Oil on Board
by artist Jan Avery

Jan says:
"She's been a delightful guest - never complaining about anything.  And, Lil' Piggy sure enjoyed her company and visit"

Even though TC will be retiring soon; I hear her twin sister may come to have a go at a bit of traveling and is on her way to the states.  TC and Senor Azule also have a bit of a surprise to share.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017


I sat down with TC last night and we had a long talk. She said she considered retiring and that she knows she is becoming a bit fragile. But in her heart, she needed to continue to visit artists. She just LOVES having her portrait done! I told her I feared her breaking but she told me it was ok, that even if that did happen, she would live on as a celebrity. I realized then she was right. But I told her if ever she decided to retire, that my door was always open!

This morning when I was at the bus stop waiting I noticed someone had left an inspirational rock. It was placed there by an anonymous person with a message to spread. When I saw it, I smiled, and I thought about my conversation with TC. Her photo here with the rock really explains this little chick, I think.

I packaged the crew up, in bubble wrap, and placed them in their traveling box. Off to the post office today, and they are on their way to the next artist.

I did promise TC I would finish her portrait in the Coleus plant. When it's done I will post it.