Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Road to Roundtop!

Well, we arrived here in Roundtop on Sunday!
Walls were up (professionally installed this time - thank goodness)
and we realized just how "green" we were last Fall on our first trip.

I'll remind you.
We had someone build particle board which looked horrible, and ended up painting them in about 105 degree heat.  We used paper towels wrapped around our heads to get the sweat off our brow.
Quite attractive I might add. ;)

This was how we rolled last show....
Painting our walls.....

This year, a professional out of New York came down and built them for us....saving us a HUGE amount of time and headache.  An then we covered them. SO much better!


and took a break for the most "mega" margaritas in Texas (and strongest)




some of my watercolors floating in acrylic frames.  


back at the ranch.
Oh, you just can't believe how peaceful it is here.
just heavenly!


And the quaint little church in downtown Roundtop.
This will be painted.  However, I was a little shocked at the similarity of one of my new churches!
I had never seen this church before this week!

and our obligatory trip to Royers (a must go to restaurant when you visit RT)
if you can get in.

(my "Staycation")

Have a terrific day y'all!!!

I predict this will be a wonderful show!
Even though we are expecting 35 mile an hour winds. yikes!!!

xoxo
kb



Thursday, March 17, 2016

Heading to Roundtop! Roundtop, Texas

Three new paintings, just in time for Roundtop!
Won't you join me?


Show starts March 23 and runs through April 2


"Yellow Trees"
40 x 30 mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas


"The Catherine"
30 x 30 mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas



"The Ellie"
30 x 30 mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas

Have a beautiful day y'all!
kb

Friday, March 11, 2016

New in the Studio!

Just in time for Roundtop!


"A Field of Poppies"
36 x 36 mixed media on deep profile gallery wrapped canvas


"Channeling my Inner Van Gogh"
15 x 30 mixed media on deep profile gallery wrapped canvas


"Seaside"
(now with a red door!)
30 x 40 Mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas

Lisa Upchurch Moore and I will be at Arbor Antiques in Roundtop, Texas starting March 23 - April 2


Have a wonderful day y'all!
kb

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

New In the Studio!

Just in time for Round Top!


"Church Bells"
30 x 40 Mixed media on deep profile gallery wrapped canvas

Price upon request

Have a beautiful day!
kb


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Boat Number Five!




"Row Your Boat"

36 x 36

Mixed media on deep gallery wrapped canvas

Price Upon Request


Have a terrific day y'all!
kb

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Back to the Easel...and Roundtop!!!

So...!!!

Round Top Spring Show starts exactly ONE month from today!

The amazing Lisa Moore and I are SO excited about making our 2nd appearance at this show.
For those of you out there who want to attend, we will be showing in the Arbor Antique Tent

http://www.roundtoptexasantiques.com

and here is the link for the Arbors (and how to find us)

http://www.arborantiques.com

Along with many other new pieces of art,
 I will be painting 7 boats in 7 days (minus the weekend)

Here we go with the first!


Lil Lost Boat
22 x 28 mixed media on deep gallery wrapped canvas


Rowboat
40 x 40 mixed media on deep gallery wrapped canvas



Lil Red Boat
40 x 40 mixed media on deep gallery wrapped canvas


On the Edge
40 x 40 Mixed media on deep gallery wrapped canvas

Stay tuned!

Please contact me at kbdr@aol.com for more information!

Have a great day y'all!
kb

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Lamp Hack....

Ever had a lamp that's just too short for your space?
You can't put a larger shade on it because that would look dumb and the scale would be all wrong.

So, what do you do?

You hack it.

On the cheap, I needed two matching lamps for our guest room.
My two daughters absolutely would NOT let me use the ones I had...
and I agreed.
so
I went to Tuesday morning (um...I like LOVE that place) and found two lamps that I liked.
They were not however tall enough for where I needed.  But the price was right and I knew I could somehow make them work.
I think I paid 30.00 each for them (I'm serious)
I also had to paint them because I wanted gold.

So. After painting them, this is what I was left with.

a short squatty lamp.  Not good.  Not good at all.

So I went to a craft store and found a square box for oh about 5 bucks and painted it the same gold as the lamp.


I added a few table top books underneath it and voila!
Problem solved!

Have a great day y'all!
kb