Friday, January 30, 2009

Looking Back

These are the finished paintings of what I have been working on all through
last fall. Check them out:


oil on canvas
by Denise McConnell

This is a study that a bunch of us did together. All from the same pic. They all turned out sooo different!

"Dream House"

oil painting
by Denise McConnell

This is a from a snapshot of Levi when we took him to Mexico. He was probably around 9 years old then. (he's 20 now!) I have been wanting to paint it forever....It's never to late!

"Doin' Huntsville in 4th Gear!"

oil painting
by Denise McConnell

This was from a collection of pics I took of Mattie. There is no 4th of July celebration as good as the one in favorite place in the world!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

An Open Window

This is the painting that Got me started again. I was looking at some pics that Kit had and saw this one that was actually a mistake. (someone's hand was in the way of the shutter...something like that...that's what made it all fuzzy.)

I just knew I could paint it. So one day I picked myself up and said "I am painting matter what!"

I had been having such a block...the likes of which I hope never to have again....and I hope for all artists to never experience. Debilitating really. Anyway....I feel like God reached down and said,"enough is enough....get busy." and I knew I could. Thanks God.

Remember to keep on matter what.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


This blog has changed a bit. It started out for a very different purpose, but circumstances have brought changes. I have, however been bitten by the blog bug! so I've decided to keep it going as a record for myself and others. As they say...when a door closes, a window opens
(and you're still stuck with a draft....).

I am back, as it were, from the dead. I have felt like my creative life was over for a long while. but when the door closed, God opened the window wide and the creative blessing has been flowing hard and fast. I have a lot to catch up on ( I havn't painted for about 10 years) but it's kinda like riding a bike. (you know what i mean.)

So, it really is time for goals and reaching and all that jazz. If you are watching, I will feel like keeping it going.