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Monday, September 26, 2011


The Annual Giveaway

Last year about this time I hosted a giveaway.  This little apple painting was gifted to a woman in Colorado.

Two Pie Apples

This time I am giving away another small painting...

 Beets Entwined
8" x 6"

It will slip into a standard frame or sit in a small easel on a counter top or on a shelf.

In order to be illegible for the giveaway random drawing all you need to do is get two new people to 'like' my Facebook Artist's Page:  If you search for it on Facebook,  it is listed as:  Pamela Hunt Lee.  Let me know you have done so, and you are in the giveaway.

So get two new people to like my Artist's Facebook page and this beet painting could be yours!

The random drawing will take place next Friday and the results will be posted here on my blog.

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sketching in the Garden

Seeing Where You Are
If you are in the garden you not only have things to see, but things to hear.

Mr. Jackson Pollock, my amazing Ocicat, and I were outside.

  This was his time to wander and mine to sketch.  I kept hearing small popping noises, like a twig breaking.  Each time my attention would turn to the area where the noise was generated, but nothing was there.  If you follow my Facebook page you know we have had bears here this summer, so I kept expecting to see some wild creature stepping carefully through the plants.   

Second Year Bears playing on my lawn earlier in the summer

Eventually I realized the noise was coming from the wild peas rather than a wild animal.  The peas have not only gone to seed but have dried and are beginning to drop their seeds. is fall time, isn't it. 

Wild Pea Blossoms

The plant grows wild in my yard, almost taking over some areas of the garden.  Bright pink blossoms bloom on slender stalks.

Withering Blossoms

The flower withers, drops and a long green pod grows in it's place.

Green Pea Pods

Dried Pea Pods

As the summer progresses the seeds develop inside the pod and the pod begins to dry.

Open, Twisted Pea Pods

In the fall the pod twists open in a violent jerk, releasing the seeds.  The sound this makes is similar to a twig breaking.  So ok, I have a great imagination to think it might have been a bear, but they have been here several times.   It made for interrupted sketching until I realized the cause, and it also made me realize we are definitely into Fall.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Beware of Scammers

It Really Was A Scam!

Lake Waters I
Watercolor on Paper
Giclee Prints Available

I guess this isn't so odd, but truly, I was contacted by scammers.  A few weeks ago I received an e-mail query about  prices on two paintings that could be seen on my web site.  Though the grammar was a bit odd, I answered politely.  After several e-mails between us, with far too much personal information provided by the other side, I received a cashiers check for twice the amount on the invoice, and absolutely no return address on the envelop in which it arrived.

I had thought the entire episode strange and was wary, so up front I stated my policy was receipt of funds, certified, deposited by my bank prior to crating and shipping the work of art.  I took the check to my bank who checked it for the invisible stamp that can only be seen by their special secret machine in the back room, and amazingly it was there.  However the banker also called the issuing bank who confirmed the check was a fraud.  Apparently several of these checks had been sent out and the issuing bank had received numerous calls.

I know there are several artists who read my blog....beware.  We are all so visible with our web sites, Facebook pages, blogs, etc.  Follow this link to read about art scams, what to look for, how to protect yourself.  And please share this link with other artists.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Joy of a Commission

What's the Best Part?

Is it receiving the commission?

Is it planning the commission ?

Is it the execution of the commission?

Or the completion of the commission?

For me it is all of the above.  And this one is complete.  
Now to hear the new owner's response.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Delivery of Paintings to Spirit Gallery

New Paintings to Spirit Gallery in Truckee, CA

Shown at Spirit Gallery

Eight Pie Apples
8" x 24"

Spirit has a new selection of my Produce and Tahoe Rock Paintings.

Dancing Eggplant
16" x 20"

More Stylized Pears
16" x 20"

Seven Cherries
6" x 8"

Balanced Boulder Again
48" x 30"

Cracks and Splits Diptych
Each canvas 12x12

Spirit Gallery
Truckee, CA

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Before the Fire

Before the Plates are Fired

When the glazes are first painted onto the plates the colors are muted.

The Finish is dull.

During the firing process the colors become intense and glossy.

Check back to see the entire set after fire.

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Painted Plates


The commission is for 10 hand painted chargers.

They are all painted in the same palette.  

They are all desert plants.

They are all slightly different.