Welcome to Pam Davidson's Online Art Gallery Enjoy a Scroll Through My Art Work

Welcome to  Pam Davidson's Online Art Gallery Enjoy a Scroll Through My Art Work
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Whimsical Works of Art by Artist Pam Davidson AKA "The Dot Lady"

Whimsical Works of Art by  Artist Pam Davidson  AKA "The Dot Lady"
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Friday, March 20, 2015

Good time with long time friend and new projects

My long time friend Shirley came for a 10 day visit.  We have known each other for over 40 years and she has been here many times in the 19 years we have been in AZ.  Back in the day, we used to paint together.  In fact, she was in the first class I ever taught in 1976.  She hasn't painted in a long time so I decided it was time for her to try it again.  She had no problem getting back in the groove.  Here is a photo of us painting together and of her project.
I was able to get a couple of Mexican train stations done in the time we painted together. Here is what I did.
Before Shirley came I finished a couple of projects but didn't photograph them.  Here they are.

One of the things we did while she was here was to go to yard sales and I found this elephant.  I finished him today. He was a fun project.
I have a bowl ready to paint so that is what I will be working on next.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

"Mare and Foal" AKA "The Queen and Her Prince"

This is my newest painting.  It is another version of the painting I did for the Double Exposure Exhibition last year.  I sold that painting so decided to do another.  This one is quite different than the first one I did based on a photo by Mary Nation.  The rules for the exhibition were to do a painting in our own style of the image taken by the photographer we were paired up with.  I tried to keep it as close to Mary's photo as possible yet still have it reflect my painting style.  For the painting above I decided to use the same idea but to glam it up.  I used a frame that I had refinished in gold and incorporated  lots of glitz into the painting.  It has such a regal look that I am considering renaming the painting "The Queen and Her Prince".  What do you think about that idea?

Here is the photo the painting is based on and the first version I did for the exhibition.  Both are much more subtle than the new painting.
I have a good friend from Ohio coming  for a visit soon.  We have been BFF's for over 40 years and I look forward to spending time with her again.  I probably won't get much work done while she is here but, on the other hand, we used to paint together back in the day so..... maybe I'll find a project we can work on while she is here.  Yes, I think that sounds like a plan!  I bet she will enjoy doing that.  It will bring back memories of the "good old days".

Friday, February 27, 2015

"Sunflowers in Red Vase" and other "Red" paintings

I finished two paintings this week that I am going to enter into the RED exhibition along with one other I did a little while back.  I think this is going to be a fun show.  All the paintings have to be at least 60% red.  I love art exhibitions with a theme.  This show starts in April and I can"t wait to see "RED"!  Here are the paintings I hope to have juried into the show.
"Sunflowers in Red Vase"
20X16

This is my newest version of "Endless Rose" Size 21X21

"Enchanted Gecko"
25X21

Tomorrow is the opening reception of the Time Travelers Show.  Currently I have paintings in 4 different show in Tucson.  I am happy to say I have had my paintings in overlapping shows for over 2 years.  I enjoy creating art and feel blessed to have the opportunity to have them hang in shows for people to enjoy.  I am also blessed that many of my paintings have sold and are now hanging in homes.

I haven't decided what my next project will be.  I'll probably start something new tomorrow morning.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

"Time Travelers" Figurative Art Show

Above is a flyer for an exhibition taking place at the Toscana Studio and Galley at 9040 N. Oracle Rd. in Oro Valley.  The opening reception is this Saturday, Feb.28 from 5 to 9.  I have two paintings in the show, "Virgin of Guadalupe" and "Contemplation".
I am currently working on a couple of paintings that I will submit to an exhibition titled "RED".  I'll post photos when they are done.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

More Domino Train Stations

I finished six more train stations.  Now I have a total of 10 for customers to choose from.  Here are photos.
I have four more train stations base coated and about six unpainted but I think I'll work on something else now that I have a nice selection of finished ones.  I am not sure what my new project will be.  I have boxes full of trays and bowls and other objects.  I will sort though them and see what gives me inspiration.  I also could do a canvas painting.  Hmmm...What will I do next?  I'll have to think about it.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentines Day 2015

Can't believe it is mid February already.  Seems like it was just Christmas and New Years Day.  The beginning of 2015 has been a busy time for me.  I have not had as much time for painting as I would like. Among other things I have been doing some design work for 3 stained glass windows that Roger has been commissioned to make. I wanted to get my Mexican domino train stations done ASAP because I had someone contact me last year who was given one as a gift and had friends who wanted to buy one.  Lucky she was not in a hurry.  I finally got 8 done but before I had a chance to call her I had a lady  call me who was visiting from out of town.  She had played dominos with someone who had one of my train stations. She wanted to take one back home and she was leaving Tucson soon. I finished the 8 train stations yesterday morning and she came with two friends later in the morning and they each bought one.  In the afternoon I had a new friend and her husband come for a visit and she bought one also.  That means 4 of the 8 are gone!  Now I have to get busy painting to replace them so that the first person who contacted me has a nice selection to choose from.  Here are photos of all 8.
The four above are sold and the four below are available for sale.
I just remembered that I sold another one earlier in the week to a friend who was here for painting advice.  I had not applied the polycrylic finish but she took it anyway and said she would finish it off herself.  I didn't take a photo of it. The base was turquoise and the design was two geckos.
Since it is Valentines Day I am posting my large Endless Rose painting that I gave to Brian & Sarah as a gift for their new apartment in Falls Church, VA.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Where have I been and what have I been doing?

Did you miss me?  It has been three weeks since my last post.  In that time we flew to the DC area to see our son and his wife and then we drove with our son to north GA to meet up with our other son and his wife and see a cousin who lives in that area.  After about 5 days we drove back to DC and spent a few more days before flying home.  Since I got home I had lots to do playing catch-up for the time we were gone.  I finally had time for painting and completed a painting which I am going to enter in an exhibition which features figurative paintings. The subject matter is something I never did before.  I debated on doing this and decided to give it a try.  It is a partial nude done in my whimsical style.  It reminds me of an art nouveau poster from the 1930's. The title of the painting is "Contemplation" and the size is 14X11.
I entered another painting which is quite a contrast to the one above.  This is one I did awhile back titled "Virgin of Guadalupe".  It is a larger painting size 28X22.
I had a shipment of 24 domino train stations arrive before I left for my trip.  I painted the base coat on 16 of them in the past few days.  As soon as I am done with this post I will start painting the designs on them. Here is what they look like now.  Hopefully I will have them done in a week or so.

Tomorrow I will be doing something new in my art life.  I was asked by SAACA to be a judge for an exhibition done by veterans which will be at the local VA hospital.  I was honored to be asked to do this and look forward to the new experience of being a judge.