Sunday, September 28, 2008

Three Vases / Back from Santa Fe

© Debbi Smith Rourke
Three Vases 14" x 14" 
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas. NFS

Update: This was gifted to my dear friend and talented artist Amy Hillenbrand for her 2010 Christmas gift. She got to pick it out from everything in my studio. So happy this sweet painting found it's home - it's a favorite of mine as well. 
Original post: I just returned from Santa Fe where I attended a one week workshop with "painting-a-day" artist Carol Marine. Was fabulous! I am now inspired to get back to painting regularly, as this year my husband and I have been building a house and  painting time has been hard to find. Will be challenging during a move...but very soon I'll get those brushes in hand!! Decided to post one of my still life images I painted in Laurel Daniel's class in late 2006. 

6 comments:

Chuck-It said...

Glad you had a great time in Santa Fe. Welcome home!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

YAY Debbi! This is a gorgeous piece! How big is it (you might want to include that info when you post)? I'm going to have to check out this 'Laurel' I heard so much about last week! When I saw your post I thought "how'd she DO that yesterday?" I just got into Boston last night, and after our usual 'welcome home' dinner at Pizzeria Regina in the North End, came home to a 'cat love fest'. I hope to see a painting posted soon - I will check in on your blog daily!!! It was great to meet you, and I hope we paint together again!

Judith Mara Beach said...

Debbi,
This is wonderful. It has been such a joy to watch you and your art grow over the past 21 years!
Jude

Jannie Funster said...

I really like this one!

Some people have the gift of painting, not me. But I do appreciate it in others.

-Jannie, who stumbled on you on Blogger via the "Austin" tag.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Debbi, I found your blog through Kelley MacDonald and I am so happy I did. As I scrolled down the page, each painting got me more and more excited. Wonderful work! I am already a fan of Laurel's. I am going to add your blog to my list. Cannot wait to see your next post.

Marian Fortunati said...

I really like the outlined look to this piece. Very nice stylized piece!!