My Newest Painting...

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Well, I'm still crazily working on my 10 Georgia Wildflower paintings for the hospital which is why you haven't heard from me on Spark ... however, I just received the scan of the commissioned Bird painting and wanted to share.

This is my latest oil-on-linen painting, "To Kill a Mockingbird," 20-inches tall by 16-inches wide. An attorney in Austin, TX commissioned this painting. (For historical purposes... this is my first painting on linen.)

I miss all of you and still trying to continue my healthy eating and occasional exercise breaks... although my deadline grows closer and I will no longer be able to exercise because I have too little time to allow.

Love you all!

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  • SWATKINS1961
    Camille, This is absolutely beautiful. You are so talented. Thanks for sharing yourself with us.

    PS I miss see all of the SPARK's also.
    4476 days ago
  • BALINDA2222
    Thank you for sharing that with all us its so real like I'm right there with the books and bird, love it. We know how busy you are and Hope your taking care of you we sure miss ya in Hot Tub, but understand.hugs; Balinda
    4486 days ago
    Camille, your work is AMAZING! Do you have another site that you post your work on? if so, I'd love to check it out...maybe you could sparkmail me the link?

    Keep up the BEAUTIFUL Work, you are BLESSED with an amazing talent!

    Keep making the healthiest choices you can so you don't lose ground...
    let this be a time of completing beautiful work on the outside (your canvas) and beautiful work on the inside (your body and health)....

    You can do it!
    YEA!!! for all you have already accomplished!
    4486 days ago
    I'm a member of the Backyard Birdwatchers team. I love this painting, it is gorgeous, you are so talented!
    4491 days ago
    That is so beautiful. You have some talent.
    4491 days ago

    I'm glad to hear that you were able to negotiate a higher price for the hospital taking up the majority of your needed painting time.

    You'll get everything done in time.

    4492 days ago
    Wow! I really love that! Thanks for sharing.
    4493 days ago
  • JONES0333
    Absolutely beautiful. You do amazing work. emoticon
    4493 days ago
    Camille...what can I say, but utterly beautiful.
    4493 days ago

    I don't know what difference it makes whether it is on canvas or linen, and I guess you wouldn't have time to tell me, but it is beautiful!
    4494 days ago
  • BIGGIRL2082010
    Wow, Camille! I don't know *how* you do it, but you do it SOOOOOoooooOOOO well!

    Thanks for sharing!

    And yay on your deadlines getting closer - it just means you are that much closer to freedom! :)


    4494 days ago
    I LOVE IT! :D Thanks for taking the time to share it with us even though you're so busy!!! *HUGS*
    4494 days ago
    Beautiful thanks for sharing
    4494 days ago
    Another great one!! You're amazing!! Hugs, Kylie emoticon
    4494 days ago
    I am so in awe of your talent!!

    Just keep pushing through that commission! I know you're crazy busy, but I'm sure it's worth it, and we look forward to having you around more when you're done! :-)
    4494 days ago
    Isaiah 42:

    3 A bruised reed he will not break,
    and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.
    In faithfulness he will bring forth justice;

    4 he will not falter or be discouraged
    till he establishes justice on earth....

    4494 days ago
    From “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee:

    “When he gave us our air-rifles Atticus wouldn't teach us to shoot. Uncle Jack instructed us in the rudiments thereof; he said Atticus wasn't interested in guns. Atticus said to Jem, "I'd rather you shot at tin cans in the back yard, but I know you'll go after birds. Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." That was the only time I ever hear Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. "You're father's right," she said. "Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat up people's gardens, don't nest in corncribs, they don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mocking bird."

    Born in 1926, Harper Lee grew up in depression-era Monroeville, Alabama. The youngest of four children, Lee followed her attorney father into law. Lee attended the University of Alabama law school and spent the 1950's working for Eastern Airlines and writing short stories. On the suggestion of her editor, Lee developed one of her short stories into her only novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, published in 1960. Mockingbird won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize and spent 80 weeks on the bestseller list. Translated into 40 languages with 30 million copies in print, Mockingbird's success also inspired the box office smash, To Kill a Mockingbird, starring Gregory Peck. Lee published several essays in the early 1960s but, as a true literary recluse, has published nothing since then and refuses all requests for interviews. Now 71, the elusive Lee divides her time between Monroeville and New York City.
    - From http://www.novelguide.com/tokillamo

    4494 days ago

    In this painting, you depict the regality of plain innocence no matter the verdict…
    The truth is obvious… The unimposing mockingbird is delicate and (more importantly in its context) innocent – even though it’s vulnerable proximity to, and scrutiny by, heavy and heady "Criminal" Law may infer otherwise.

    Your painting serves as a calm and poised reminder that it is a gross injustice - and disservice to society and to The Law - to harm or condemn the innocent by means of The Law.

    I would love to see your painting hanging in every lawyer’s office – and school of law - throughout our country.

    (The mockingbird is the state bird of AR, FL, MS, TN, and TX. It’s summer range spans from southern Canada southward to southern Mexico and the Caribbean.)

    4494 days ago
    Wow such talent!!!!!!!!!!!
    4494 days ago
    Camille, dear friend, such a beautiful painting. Can't wait to see your wildflower paintings. I'm sure they will be just as amazing as this one.

    4494 days ago
    Camille-Your painting is so amazing! How lucky for you that you have this talent and can do this! I'm so proud of you, Ninja!
    4495 days ago
    Just amazing, as always. Take care of yourself and I'm looking forward to seeing more of YOU when this deadline is done. --Marsha
    4495 days ago
    It's Beautiful Camille! Absolutely amazing talent.
    4495 days ago
    Awesome, truely amazing, such talent.
    4495 days ago
    As always, your painting is AWESOME! So ALIVE! Was painting on linen any more difficult than canvas or just different?
    CONGRATS on the TX commission!
    4495 days ago
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