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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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Lots of Crafty Items

I did the polycrylic coats on all of the craft type items that I mentioned in yesterday's post.  Some of these things are very unusual.  The first is this antique wooden pot that I found at a garage sale this past Saturday.  I couldn't wait to paint it.  I never saw anything like it before.  It had some carvings on it that I incorporated into the design.  Here it is.
Next is a leaf shaped dish that has four dividers.  It took me awhile to decide what subject matter would fit the style of the dish and I finally came up with the idea of a quail family in a garden. I had bought this dish earlier in the year.
On Saturday I found the perfect companion piece.  In the photo it looks larger than the one above but in real life it is much smaller.  I can sell these as a set or as individual pieces.
Another thing I bought on Saturday is this large bowl with intricate carvings on the outside of the bowl.  I left the wood the natural color and painted a flowering cactus on the inside.Here are two photos showing both the inside and outside of the bowl.
 I have this from Saturday's sales which is a box that contained a set of double 6 dominos.  I will sell it with the dominos and show it next to my domino train stations.

The next two items I had bought at yard sales in the spring.  The first is a bowl that I is painted with a desert scene and the other is a long dish that was perfect for chili peppers.
The final item is a chili pepper board that was cut by my son Mark.  He cut me a number of them last year and this was the only one that I hadn't painted and sold.
All of these things will be for sale at the Sun City Art Festival on October 25.  I will continue to paint for a few more days so look for another blog post next week showing what I have painted.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

8 New Classic Desert Scenes

I have been busy preparing for the Sun City Art Festival.  I completed 8 new 8X10 Desert Scenes.  I always paint them in pairs but will sell them separately.  These paintings are a big seller so I always have to paint more of them for each show.  Here are the newest ones.
I finished these paintings a week ago but didn't get the framing done until yesterday.  In the past week I have been working on functional items.  I have quite a few done but they are waiting for the coat of polycrylic.  I'll post photos when that is done.  The show is 10 days from today and I hope to get many more pieces done in the next week and leave myself a few days for pricing and packing.  Lots to do in a short time but I work great under pressure.!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Award Winning Paintings!

I was honored to win not one but two ribbons in the Art in Oro Valley Exhibition at the opening reception last night at Ventana Medical Systems.  The first was a special award given by the
 Oro Valley Historical Society for my painting titled "Images of Steam Pump Ranch"
The other was an Honorable Mention for Desert Oasis
Congratulations also to other SAAG members Marcia Broderick who took first place and Jay Mayer who was the second place winner.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Oro Valley Town Hall and other shows

I am currently showing my art in 4 exhibitions.  I have my own show at the Oro Valley Town Hall.  Here are photos of the paintings I have hanging there.
I have three paintings in the Art in Oro Valley People and Places Exhibition at Ventana Medical Systems.  The opening reception is on Thursday Sept. 9 at 5.  They will be announcing the winners of this show at 6.  Here are photos of my paintings that are in this show.
"Images of Steam Pump Ranch"
"Profiles in Red"
"Desert Oasis"
I am showing two paintings at the show at Allied Accounting and five at Soundpoint Audiology.
I recently sold Fanciful Feathers at Soundpoint.
I am busy working on art for the Sun City Art Festival which will be on Saturday, October 25 from 9 to 4.  I'll post more information on the festival closer to the time.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Samantha's Costume

Why haven't I posted something in the past 10 days?  It is because I haven't picked up a brush in that time.  Instead I was chained to my sewing machine.
What was my sewing project?  It is something I did for our grand-daughter Samantha from NM.  She contacted me awhile back and asked if I would help her make a costume and we decided the best way for me to do that was for her to come here and we would work on it together so I would get it right. The costume is her favorite character Robin, from the video game Fire Emblem : Awakening.
This is Robin and below are sketches and directions that Samantha drew to help me make the costume.
It took four trips to two different fabric stores plus a trip to a thrift shop to get everything we needed and many hours of thinking it through and actual sewing and gluing and painting but it was worth every minute.  Sam knew every detail of the costume and did much of the work herself while I did most of the machine sewing.  Here is the results of all our hard work.
I was great working with Samantha. The costume met all expectations!

Friday, September 19, 2014

2 Classic Desert Scenes

I completed two "Classic Desert Scene" paintings in 8X10 size.  The frames I used are solid oak and about an inch and a half which makes the framed size around 11X13.  I has been a long time since I did an 8X10 painting and I didn't realize that I was low on canvas.  I only have two left so I will have to order more.  That means I will have to work on functional items while I wait for the canvas order to arrive.  I am going to take the weekend off and will get back to painting next week.  Here are the two new paintings.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Goal Accomplished! The Last 6 Domino Train Stations Done!

I did it!  I finished painting the last of the Domino Train Stations.  I did 26 of them in 10 days.  This gives me a nice selection for the Sun City Art Festival on Oct. 25, 2014.  Actually I will have 25 to show because I already sold one to a neighbor who saw my last blog post and wanted one.  Here are the last 6.

I am ready to start some new projects.  In fact I have two 8X10 canvas paintings started.  I sell many 8X10 desert scenes at the art festival and since I only have a couple left I will have to work on painting more.