Post by Celeste McCall on Jan 15, 2012 7:01:24 GMT -6
Wow, June. Does your brother have any of those for sale somewhere in a gallery? If not he should. Also, the Mary Justiss plate is gorgeous.
Mary was the Rose Painter of Texas and was from the Sweetwater, TX area. She taught roses all over the state and both Cherryl and I have taken roses from her, I think that Cherryl has anyway. I know that she was one of the people who influenced me a lot about washes and roses and such.
She passed away several years back with cancer, unfortunately. But her art and her legendary teaching lives on in those of us who are doing our own thing with roses. She also taught about 'unity' by teaching to put on a final wash of ONE color and then wiping back some highlights. I'd never seen anyone do that prior to her.
So, you really have a wonderful plate there. I know that you will treasure it for sure.
Post by June Watson on Jan 15, 2012 8:04:19 GMT -6
Celeste, Thank you so much for the insight on Mary Justiss! I could tell by the art work that whoever painted it knew what they were doing! She painted to me like Wanda Clapman! They seem to have used the same colors. I'm so glad I bought the plate.
Joe has placed a sculpture in the Linda Watson gallery once, but I believe he wants to keep most of them for his family. He has sold a few also! His home looks like a gallery walking through it, I hope he will get another web-site up soon!
Also, on a sad note. I wanted you all to know that Mark Clapman.... Wanda Clapman's son has passed away. He has left behind such beautiful sculpture's and art. He was blessed with that talent his mother had for sure. You can view the obituary's by google his name, some of his paintings are there. Or they are in the Conroe Courier.
Post by Cherryl Meggs on Jan 15, 2012 19:32:52 GMT -6
June you are one lucky lady, a talented brother. I just love the bird it is beyond imagination, fabulous!
Love the wild rose plate by Mary Justiss, she was the first one to teach me how to see a rose, and simplified it and made it easier to understand. After the first seminar with her I practiced, practiced until I could please her. She would come once a year to my teachers studio for a while teaching large roses. My teacher would only teach baby roses. Mary would tell me what I did wrong. And I would practice again, for another year. One of the things I still can remember her saying was the "Petal above points to the petal below it." This helped me to see angles of the petals. I will always thank her for teaching me to see, and being willing to critique what I did from seminar to seminar. And boy did she have a lot to say! LOL..... The first rose plate I did with her I was really proud of, and as I was carrying it in, it fell out of the basket and broke into two pieces I then fired the two and glued them back together. Trying to wrangle a first grader and second grader did not help!
We are so fortunate today to have the internet where we can all learn. Thank you for the sharing you do! Hugs!
Post by June Watson on Jan 15, 2012 19:40:21 GMT -6
Dear Cherryl, Thank you for that information about this fine lady(Mary Justiss) I will be on the look out for more wonderful plates! That's so sad about your porcelain plate breaking in half Do you still have that one......what a nice story you have shared with us. My brother Thanks you all for your kind words!
Post by Celeste McCall on Jan 16, 2012 22:24:07 GMT -6
I love the swish and sway in your pink trumpet vine painting. Just goes to show that things pointing/going to the edges sometimes make the piece look bigger too. That is a Chinese design principle that we often forget to do.... tp take something off the edge (or near the edge). I love this Cherryl. It's one of your best! And the swish reminds me of how wonderful that Alzora used to get with her swish. I once told her that her work reminded me of an otter playing in the kelp sea.
This painting is magic and your leaves are superb!
Cherryl.. you never cease to amaze me.. one fire on those pink trumpets... and the sureness of each stroke is beautiful to behold.. I have this vine growing over my front door... I love it but it's gone crazy this year.. & we've just had a bad north wind that knocked it off the wall.. so Rats I'll probably have to cut it back & it's only had one bunch of flowers... I love the way you did the leaves,,, Jole
Post by Tamara Stepanek on Jan 19, 2012 19:18:20 GMT -6
Too cute! Where did you find him? --or is it a her?
Don't know if anyone else is lucky enough to have a "Tuesday Morning" store in their cities, but they have several super cute blank bunnies in stock..in a couple of sizes. They are ceramic, but what the heck.