Peacocks in Magnolia Tree

Peacocks in Magnolia Tree
24" X 60" Alkyd and Gold Leaf on Board

Monday, March 7, 2011

Handpainted Needlepoint Canvas Peacock and Cockatoos

I finished My Green and Purple and Gold Peacock, and the Cockatoos are coming along nicely.  I will still be working on the Crowned Jewels Needlepoint Canvases, and the Cockatoos today.  I work on several canvases at once so there is no waiting around down time from painting.  I work until I can't keep my eyes open, drink some ice water, drink some coffee, talk to Barb on speaker phone (she is better than coffee for waking me up), and keep painting until I need to take a nap.  Some Needlepoint people have expressed concern about trusting or having faith in a new company getting the work out.  The one thing that I can guarantee is that the Artists of Jelly Bean Stock understand deadlines, and understand ASAP yesterday.  I personally had to sculpt, paint, etch, and draw artwork that was part of buildings such as the Mirage, Ceasars Palace, Golden Nugget, McDonald's, and that had to be finished for Grand Openings.  To us a deadline is a deadline, and everything is due immediately if not sooner.  Barb may be 83, but she has worked her entire life in producing art for Fashion Illustrations for Newspapers, painting in watercolor, oils, acrylics, and gouache for murals for McDonald's National and International, Burger King, Carl's Jr.s, Bob's Big Boy, Norms, Tony Romas, and countless other Vegas Hotels, Casinos.  Our word is our bond, and our work is our life.  We realize the trust you are puting in us, and will always respect the amount of faith you have put in us and honor that trust.  I know that the product we send you will be painted better than the original, and I know this because any product you are buying that is signed Chabrier is painted by me and signed by me.  I love this work, and appreciate the confidence you buyers of JellyBeanStock canvases have put in us.  Thank you!
Now I will get to the pictures.  Here is what is being painted in the Studio, and how things are coming along.
These are the panels that are in progress in the Studio, and the line drawings on canvas are in the pile that is waiting to be started to be painted or waiting to be finished.  I could paint forever if God only gave us longer lives with less pain.  That said I will take the time I'm given, and use this talent God gave me and keep painting to my hearts content.  Remember, direct your thoughts to the thing you want to get done and accomplish, and then just do it to the best of your abilities.  You are the only person who has any control over you and what you do.  This is your life, choose wisely, take care of yourself, and do what makes you feel fulfilled and happy.  That's my "Old Lady" sage advice for the day, and now I'm going to take my own advice and go paint.  That is what makes me happy.  Write when I get work, and let me know what you think of my latest Needlepoint offerings.  

1 comment:

rachana shah said...

Lovely Painting...
You inspire me to paint a peacock now..!

-Rachana Saurabh
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