Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Fields of Joy

Fields of Joy              oil             30"x 48"              R Garriott
Years ago we drove to northern Colorado to see an iris farm... our timing was off and only a handful of irises were in bloom, but to the left of the farm was a cottage garden with a white picket fence, with these fantastic ruffle-y poppies growing inside and outside the yard. I snapped a few photos (so long ago they were transparencies, not digital!) and held onto them for ages. This past spring I finally had the courage to try and paint them.

Hope you are all happy, safe, and warm this winter.


Monday, September 24, 2012

National Coffee Day is coming!

"Rush Hour"               acrylic              10" x10"             R. Garriott

Saturday, September 29, 2012 is National Coffee Day "...an annual event observed on September 29 for the celebration and enjoyment of the popular beverage coffee. This day is also used to promote fair trade coffee and to raise awareness for the plight of the coffee growers. On this day, many businesses around the world offer free or discounted cups of coffee." Source: Wikipedia.

Rumor has it you can get a free coffee that day at Krispy Kreme, 7-Eleven and others; do a search to see what's available in your area.

Hope this helps make up for everyone who missed International Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19-- aaaarrrgghh! I always miss this one!) September 19 was also National Butterscotch Pudding Day, and the 30th anniversary of the Smiley Emoticon, invented as Carnegie Mellon University professor Scott E. Falman proposed punctuating humorously intended computer messages with a :-)

Alast and avast, no use cryin' over spilled puddin'...!


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Monday, September 10, 2012

Daily Double

"Daily Double"              acrylic             10"x 10"              R. Garriott

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Challenge: Your Six-Word (Artist) Memoir

Coffee/Comix... and a writing challenge.

"Coffee/Comix"           acrylic            10" x 10"

It's still August so I say it's still summer. Time to squeeze in a little more sun, a little more summer reading. On the light side, I picked up "It All Changed In An Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by writers famous and obscure". I was inspired by an entry on page 15, from cartoonist and illustrator Alex Longstreth. His 6-word contribution ("My motto: Draw comics every day.") got me thinking... 

If you could sum up your 'Art Life' story into six words, what would it be?
I'll be working on mine.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Fresh Paint: Name That Painting

(red tulips)  oil   24" x 24"  R. Garriott

Often I have a name in mind for a painting before I even begin to paint. I'm drawing a blank this time. Anyone think of a catchy, quippy, witty name for these red tulips?

Here's a thought; comment on this post ( I love to hear from you!), and I will send a small poster of one my other artworks to a name chosen at random from all comments, and another to my choice for best title. I'll make a decision on March 31.

Thanks for your help!