Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thursday Thirteen - 24 - 13 of My Mom's Paintings

Welcome - feel free to stroll about my cyber art gallery. Today I'm featuring artist Paulette Phillips.

We first met 42 years ago as she donned the motherhood hat. From my perspective, an excellent fit.

Paulette began painting in the early 1980's, beginning with oils but switching to watercolor ink and sand. She prefers the textures she achieves with that medium. Enjoy your visit and thanks for dropping by!

1 - 'Lava Flow'

29.5 x 22.5 in. (75 x 58 cm)

2 - 'The Way Home'

5.5 x 7.75 in. (14 x 20 cm)

3 - 'The Voice'

13.25 x 8.5 in. (35 x 22 cm)

4 - 'Goat'

8.5 x 11.5 in. (22 x 29 cm)

5 - 'Jesus Blesses the Children'

14 x 10.25 in. (36 x 27 cm)

6 - 'Ships at Sail'

10.75 x 8.5 in. (28 x 22 cm)

7 - 'Fairy Dance'

17 x 14.5 in. (43 x 37 cm)

8 - 'The Bee'

8 x 10 in. (20 x 26 cm)

9 - 'A Study in Yellow and Green'

9.5 x 11.5 in. (25 x 30 cm)

10 - 'Earth Tracks'

14 x 10.5 in. (37 x 27 cm)

11 - 'Free Spirit'

9 x 6.5 in. (23 x 17 cm)

12 - 'Stare of the Dragon'

9 x 7 in. (23 x 18 cm)

13 - ' Triptych'

12 panels at 9 x 12 in. (23 x 31 cm)

Oh - there she is - let's get in a little closer. She's putting down her champagne - "Hi!" she's saying (big hug to you out there in the Blogosphere.) "I'm the Mom - Paulette. I want to thank my sweetheart daughter Julia for showcasing my art. I'm happy to share it with all of you and I'm inspired to create more."


annette said...

You're very talented, Ms. Phillips. I'm particularly drawn to "Ships at Sail" and "The Voice", but they're all lovely. And the colours are gorgeous.

Thanks for sharing your mom's paintings with us, Julia! :-)

Jenny McB said...

Yes, I love the colors in Ships at Sail and the Stare of the Dragon. The colors in all are so vibrant.

Camille Alexa said...

Loving Mom's fancy boa! Is that special for the opening? Great color.

Kailana said...

Fantastic paintings! Thanks for sharing them with us!

julia said...

Actually, Camille, Mom's had that boa for a few decades. She got it at the same time as a pair of fishnet stockings, I do believe. But she reached for it immediately to get her picture taken for this TT. Which my uncle took.

Wylie Kinson said...

Nice to meet you too Paulette!
My faves were Earth Tracks and Fairy Dance.
Thanks for sharing your mom with us, Julia!

Julia said...

I especially enjoyed "Free Spirit" and "Ships at Sail"

Happy TT!
Thank you for your visit.

Shelley Munro said...

What a talented Mom you have. I like Ships at Sail and the Bee one. Very cool.

Journeywoman said...

I too like The Voice and The Fairies.

Beautiful work.

Joy Renee said...

the color. the color. it's like candy for the eyes. i'm drooling.

i can see your love for what you are doing in every brush stroke Ms. Phillips.

Carrie Lofty said...

Lava Flow is my favorite. Gorgeous work.

Anonymous said...

Oh, WOW. Ms. Phillips, you have such a gift -- a marvelous talent! I love your sense of color, and while I loved each painting, my favorites were "Fairy Dance" and "Free Spirit" -- absolutely breathtaking!

Thank you for sharing them with us. :)

Angela/SciFiChick said...

Great work! I especially like the triptych!

Toni said...

You come up with the absolute best TT's. Always a joy to stop by.

disillussioned_me said...

Ur mum looks adorable! i love all the paintings..cant decide which ones the best. Oh but i think the one titled BEE is fascinating.

Flowerpot said...

what a talented painter and wonderful lady - incredible colours!

Dorothy said...

You have a beautiful mom. So talented. I've enjoyed browsing through her paintings. Thank you for sharing her work.

I had to skip TT this week. I'll catch up next week.

No Nonsense girl said...

your mom is very talented, I especially like the jesus one and the sail. :) Continue with your great work!!!!

Julia, thanks for the comment and yeah, I just can't lose my sense of humour and that's a good thing! LOL!!!!

Happy TT!

Christine d'Abo said...

Oh I love 'Jesus Blesses the Children'and 'The Bee'! Those are absolutely beautiful!

Dr. Bill Emener said...

Rock on Mom!
You are very fortunate -- you indeed have gifted eyes and hands, and you have a loving and caring daughter.
Thanks for sharing your incredible talent,

Julianne MacLean said...

Wow, they all look so amazing when viewed together like this. I confess I'm biased - I like Earth Tracks. And guess what, I bought it! It's in my entry hall, so it is one of the first things my guests see when they come to visit.

Such beautiful works!

Red Garnier said...

Oh these are beautiful!!! You struck a chord in me - lol. You know I can't resist this! Hahaha! BEAUTIFUL, JULIA. Thanks for sharing. Ms. Phillips is very, very talented, her works are amazing!!

Sans Pantaloons said...

Nice to meet you Paulette. Your work is beautiful and very creative. I have used inks in the past, but the mess I made on the worktable usually looked better than the painting I was attempting.
Your lovely daughter is indeed a sweetheart. Here's to inspiration!

Ann Aguirre said...

Lovely. I especially like 3.

Driftwood Dude said...

Hi Julia:
Over the years, I've always been impressed when your mother came out of her painting studio with a new work of art.
Seeing them all together on your virtual galley has raised their artistic value to a new level...I'm doubly impressed!
great comments from your viewers!

Driftwood Dude,(better known to you as Uncle Charlie.)

M. said...

hi julie, wandered over after your comment on my baby blog.
your mom is an outstanding artist. i adore abstract and had a nice little collection growing before my kids came along and decided their collections were more urgent.

~*Country Dawn*~ said...

Funny I usually don't like nonrepresentative art, but there's something warm about these I really do like...

uberstrickenfrau said...

Oh, thank you for inviting me to your opening! Everything is so lovely! I'm drawn the 'the bee' very well done! Excellent gallery!

Darla said...

Oh, those are wonderful paintings! I particularly love "The Voice" and "Fairy Dance," but they're all evocative. I'm sure the computer monitor doesn't do them justice.

Kelly said...

I love the colors - what a wonderful sense of mood they create. I think The Bee is my favorite!

Sparky Duck said...

Its all very breathtaking!!

Now, where is my champagne?

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Awesome stuff! I really like the Earth and the Dragon.

Watercolor and sand is a medium I've never seen done before. Really cool; I'll have to learn more about this.

spyscribbler said...

Wow, you have a very talented mother! I love all of them, I can't pick a favorite!

Happy TT!

Sniz said...

Wow! I was an art major in college. I LOVED these pieces. Tell your mom she is SOOO talented! How does she get the mesh effect in her work? You can write me a personal email if you want. I think my address is on my info page.

Robin L. Rotham said...

Wow, those are wonderful, Julia! I'm partial to Jesus Blesses the Children, myself. Kudos to Mom!

Amy Ruttan said...

Gorgeous art! Beautiful!

Lisa Andel said...

I'm going with "Ships at Sail" too. I also like "The Bee" and "Earth Tracks" in particular.

Tink said...

Wow.... I'm speechless! Beautiful!

Thanks for visiting my Mabon TT.

Robin said...

Those are beautiful, really magical. I think my favorites are Earth Tracks and Free Spirit.

Thank you for sharing these with us.

Akelamalu said...

Thankyou Julia for sharing your Mom's art - they are absolutely stunning - as is your Mom! :)

MichelleWriter said...

I love them all (But I'm biased because she's my Mom too!) I was looking at them again and thinking that 'Free Spirit' might be considered a self-portrait of sorts... then I thought again and decided that they are ALL self-portraits.

Jill said...

I really ship at sail and the voices!!
You can say to your mom that I really like the mix of her colours.

Rhian / Crowwoman said...

those are freaking awesome!!!
i think we need to have Kate Willoughby, who features an artist on her blog every friday do a link and post on your mom. I'll send her over! Gorgeous work!

Dara Edmondson said...

I love them! What a talented Mom you have!

Madame Rubies said...

I love how the colors melt together.

Thank you for your comments on my 13. :)

Julie S said...

Wow, amazing. I love them all, but I think I love #7, Fairy Dance, the most.

Rose said...

wow, those colors.
I love 'Jesus Blesses the Children'and the 'Lava'.