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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Friday, July 3, 2015

Breaking News!

After 20 wonderful years in Arizona my husband and I have decided it is time for a new adventure.  At this time in our lives we would like to live closer to family so while we were on our trip last month we bought a house in Michigan where we have many family members.  We know we will be going back to four season weather which includes the cold and snow.  After living most of our lives in Ohio we think we can handle it again.

  Our house here in Oro Valley, AZ is now for sale.  I'm posting a photo of the house and  the sign with our realtor's contact information and also a link with  information on the house and more photos.  Please check it out and share with anyone who is interested in moving to one of the best retirement communities in AZ.   This is in Sun City Oro Valley which is in the Tucson area.  If you are interested contact me or our realtor.  Here is the link with information and many photos of the house.  http://www.estately.com/listings/info/14046-n-buckingham-drive

We do not plan to move until our house sells so I will continue to paint and sell my work at the SAAG Gallery and at home.  I will also be taking commissions so if you would like to special order something contact me at 520-824-6817 or rogpamd@msn.com

I have done some research and found there is an Art Guild in Three Rivers where we will be moving.  I hope to join the guild there and become active in the art community once we move.  I am looking forward to this new adventure!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Domino Train Stations

I started working on that huge stack of Mexican Domino Train Stations that Mark cut out for me.  If you are new to my blog and don't know what these are  for here is a photo that will show you how they are used.  The game of Mexican Train Dominos is very popular here in Tucson.  These "train stations" are the centerpiece of the game.  I have sold hundreds of them over the years.
They can also be used as a decorative wall hanging.  I put a small hanger on the back of each one.

Here are the six that I painted this week which will be going to the SAAG Gallery this afternoon.
I am not sure if I will continue to paint train stations or maybe work on some other items.  The new session at the SAAG Gallery starts in mid July so I might want to do some new craft items like small bowls.  I work at the gallery today so I will check my inventory and see what items I have sold and have to replace.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Two Gift Items

Here are two items I painted this week.  While on our trip my daughter-in-law, Sarah, who is married to Brian asked me to paint something for her with forget-me-nots.  Also, our son Mark who cuts the domino trains stations for me mentioned that he doesn't own one that I have painted.  I told him I would do one for him and his wife Leslie.  I asked what subject matter I should paint and he said anything I chose would be okay.  Since they have a collections of owls I decided that is what I would paint.  Here are photos of both items.
I think the "lovebird" owls is cute so decided to paint another train station with the same subject only in different colors.  I will sell it at the SAAG Gallery.  I will be painting train stations for the next few weeks,  I have close to 40 unpainted ones so they will keep me busy for awhile.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

I'm Back from another trip

My last post was one month ago on May 14.  The next day we left for a 5300 mile trip across the country and back. We returned home on June 12. As you know, when I am traveling I pass time in the car by doodling.  I did 31 doodles on this trip.  I spent most of today scanning them into the computer and then compiling them onto sheets with similar subject matter.  Here are the seven sheets of doodles that I did on this trip.

My collection of doodles is growing and I still don't know what I am going to do with them.  I keep thinking I should make up note cards using the images but I haven't gotten around to doing that.  I have filled a number of sketch books with the original drawings and have many computer files of the scanned images but I have yet to do something with them except post them in this blog.

I should get back to painting soon.  Mark made 32 domino train stations that he gave me when we visited with him in NC.  That is what I will probably start working on next.  I have to get my mind out of traveling mode and back to painting mode.  I am sure my motivation to paint will come back soon.  I just need a few days to relax and unwind from the long trip.

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.