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
Surreal Saguaro

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, May 14, 2015

Two new projects, a tray and square plate

I have been really busy getting ready for my next trip but I still made time to finish a couple more items.
I did a similar butterfly tray in the past and it recently sold so I did another one.  I bought a number  of these trays last year at a rummage and have sold most of them.  I only have one left that is unpainted
This is a 9" square wooden plate.  I love painting flowers and roses are my favorite.  Most of my rose paintings are of red roses.  This time I decided to change things and do a yellow rose.

I mentioned that I will be traveling soon.  This is going to be a long road trip so it will be awhile until I am able to do another blog post.  I am taking my sketch book and sharpies with me so will have lots of new doodles to show you when I return in mid June.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

A new desert scene table

This small oval table will be going to the SAAG Gallery today to replace the desert scene table I sold at the gallery opening reception.  I had two other people interested in it so did another.  Here is a photo of the new table.  You can see the other table at the end of my last post.
I am undecided on what to paint next.  We will be leaving soon on another trip and I am thinking more about getting ready for the trip rather than painting but I still have time to do a few more projects before we leave so I'm sure I'll come up with something to do.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Two new craft items

Now that the new SAAG Gallery is open I need more craft items.  I sell more of those than wall paintings at the gallery so must have a supply on hand to replace what has sold. Here are photos of two projects I finished in the past few days.
This is a medium sized bowl with a "Pretty & Prickly" cactus that I painted.  I love the way the color of the cactus flowers seem to POP in a 3D way.  
This is my old stand-by "Surreal Saguaro" painted on a cutting board.  I never get tired of painting this design.

 It is so nice to have the gallery open again and I'm happy to say that the gallery had lots of people come in on the first two days we were open and lots of sales were made.  I showed the small table I painted with a "Desert Oasis" pattern and it sold the first day.  Other people showed an interest in it so I am now working on a small oval table with a similar design that I will take in at the end of the week.  I'll post a photo as soon as it is done. Here is a photo of the one that sold.

Friday, May 1, 2015

The New SAAG Gallery

Today is opening day for the new SAAG Gallery.  We had to close last summer because another tenant wanted the space we were in.  We are happy to say we are finally opening our new gallery. We are still located in the Casas Adobe Plaza at Ina and Oracle.  Our new shop is directly across the breezeway from our previous shop.  The new gallery is light and bright and a better layout from what we had before.  It is a happy place filled with wonderful art and gifts created by 35 artists from the Southern Arizona Arts Guild.  Our grand re-opening reception is tomorrow, May 2 from 4 to 6.  Come and see the new gallery and meet the artists.  Our summer hours will be from 11 to 7 Tuesday though Saturday.  With Mother's Day coming soon now would be the time to shop for something special for Mom.  Hope to see you there.  Here are photos of my display:

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Doodles I've done over the past few months

I just got back from another trip.  You read in a post I did a couple of years ago how someone asked if I was a Zentangle artist.  I had no idea what this was so Googled it and found it was a form of doodling.  I was leaving on a trip the next day so took a sketch pad and a black Sharpie which I used to doodle with while riding in our car.  I found it was a great way to kill time and create art at the same time.  Everything I did in the next year was in black and white but last year I decided to add color to my doodles.  Since then I have been on a number of trips both flying and driving and I have always taken my sketch pad and bag of colored sharpies and magic markers with me.  When I got back from this most recent trip I realized I had 35 doodles that done in the past year that I had not scanned into my computer.  Since I have no painting project I had to work on I decided to take the time to scan and to combine the scanned images onto sheets with 4 to 6 images on each sheet.  I spent most of yesterday and all of this afternoon doing that.  I am posting the 8 sheets below.  Keep in mind that most of these doodles were done in a moving vehicle.  A few of them were done in waiting rooms or other places where I had time to kill and wanted something to help me pass that time.  None of these were done at home.
Click on each sheet to enlarge the images so you can see all the detail.  When I do one of these I have no idea what the finished drawing will look like.  I just randomly start drawing lines and shapes and fill in with color and then do the detail work.  I still have no idea of  how to use these images I have been collecting. I want to keep the originals but can print off copies. At this point the only thing I can think to do with them is to use them on greeting cards.  Another idea is to  print a larger size of the doodle and sell it as a print to be framed. I wonder if they would sell?  I have never sold prints before.  It is something to think about.

  I have another long trip planned later in May so you can expect to see more doodles when I get back.  In the mean time I hope to get back to cleaning and organizing my shop tomorrow.  Once that is done I will start painting again.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter 2015

I have had two commissions to work on last week.  The first was for a couple from CA who were visiting some friends of ours.  They came to the house to see my work and bought a butterfly tray and commissioned me to do a painting of a quail.  They wanted the tail to overflow onto the frame.  I happened to have the perfect frame for the project.  Before I had it done they called because they decided to also buy a divided dish with a quail on it that they had seen while here.  Below is a photo of the painting and also the two other pieces they bought.
The other commission was for a friend who had a small table that her father had built many years ago. She wanted me to paint it as a companion piece to a small step stool that she had bought from me last year.  Below are photos of both.

Before I got these commissions I had prepped a couple of items which I put aside to do the commissioned projects.  After they were completed I finished work on the prepped items.  The first is a wood carved coyote and the other a medium sized bowl that decorated with butterflies.
I took a photo of each side of this little guy. The next photo is of the butterfly bowl.
Now that I am caught up with all my work it is time to give my shop a good spring cleaning.  The last few times I cleaned I did a quick surface clean.  This time it has to be a top to bottom cleaning.  Time to sort through things and get rid of old dried bottles of paint, old beat up brushes and junk that I have collected over the years.  I'm not looking forward to it but it must be done!

I hope everyone had a Happy, Blessed Easter Day.

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.