Prints numbered 14-25 available
October Painting 2018 available to purchase check out paintings page.
My love of the country and old things come from great memories, grandmothers house, aunts and uncles visiting, playing with your cousins and siblings. I love remembering and painting memories that bring back great feelings. As we get older the memories mean even more to us.
As kids we grow up and think that life is forever but as the years catch up with us, we have a sense that maybe life is somewhat faster than we imagined.
Its so important to take the time to smell those roses, sit and watch the sunset, feel the water in the beach, pick up the shells and really look at them. Cherish the times when we can. Sometimes we get to the time in our lives we are running out of time to do all we want. However, since none of us know how much time we do have it is so much more important to start today and tell the ones you love how you feel. Do the things you always wanted to do.
For me one of the things I love besides my family is my painting and their are so many paintings I want to paint. So many memories to capture. I am learning about marketing so that takes time away from my art. Each day I try to learn the marketing part but always making sure to give my painting the time it deserves and the time I need to spend with the painting. I wish I never had to sleep - I would paint 24/7 but we know we must sleep so I paint in my dreams.
My children and grand kids are motivation for my paintings too, my lil grand daughter here is Lissie what I call her and she needs medical attention with her lymphadema and my goal is to build a studio and heated pool facilities so that she can get therapy right here and not have to travel each day for it. My goal with my paintings is to paint and use all I do to help her along with helping others too that need the help. That's who I am and that's what I do is help the children. Do you see the love in those eyes - and depends on me and I know she does. I will succeed in this quest to paint for the children.
I hope you love the new barn painting coming up soon. With all the things in it that I hope you love or remember as much as I do. Tiny little things to hopefully bring back some of the childhood and adult memories you just want to be reminded of.
I will be updating some sneak peeks on Facebook, twitter and Instagram and please let me know what you think. Please follow me and I will follow you back to keep in touch. I also do commission art if you are interested.
@FrancesShurley on Twitter and Instagram and also on Facebook
Thanks for taking time to sit and read my update. I appreciate each of you and I know how much time is valued so thanks for your time you set aside to read more.
Painting on a new barn painting with American Flag dedicated to helping the children
Its Saturday and quiet here as everyone is off doing what you do on saturdays. I am finishing an art piece in oils on a 16 x 20 canvas. I do love old vintage cars and barns. Nothing like a stroll thru the country to see things when you were a kid, or maybe you have never had the chance to stroll thru the country to experience an old barn, climb a big tree or walk down to the lake and sit a spell. Take the moment and go - you will find the best times and the most quiet times. Get away for the day away from all the noise and busy work. Be back soon, not much time and time waits for no one. Have a great day.
New Artist Beginnings
I finally got it up, not all done yet but congrads on at least getting 75% completed. I could not have gotten this far had it not been for the support of my friends on periscope. Especially starting with where do you go to start a web site? Questions and many more. Thanks Amanda Oleander for telling me to use Squarespace and I am so glad I did. Is it a learning experience yes but so worth it. Thanks to Bob Chapman known as the zookeeper on periscope for all your emotional support as I tackle this. To Scott Langston - Owner/Artist of Town and Country Florist, in Hoschton,GA thanks for being such a great friend all these years and always believing in me ~ your Santa painting is almost ready to pick up and that is one I will really miss, I love the Santa. Wow its loads of work, staying organized and keeping pics in the right place and connections all listed in order helps. I gotta say, now I can paint some and finish the site this week. I hope that all my prayers get answered as I depend on my art and sewing to make a living. The last year has been trying to say the least, but with friends like the Perifamily and my family and friends here at home - I just gotta say Thank you and I love you all especially my family for knowing all these years that life is so full of blessings you just got to stop and smell the flowers, in my case its painting and enjoying all of you.
For the last 30 years I have painted and sold by word of mouth, things aren't like they used to be. Now you are in this world of live streaming and videos online everywhere. You really don't need a television its all online. In the years past, it was just paint and folks were always asking when is the new piece going to be done, and it was sold before I got half way there, its still a little like that with so many folks wanting paintings - I have a list I have been working from. I have to say this web site tried my patience as I was trying to build it. I would much rather be painting and sewing. So now back to what I love and that's the brush and canvas.
Any suggestions are welcome. Send me a message or text me and let me know. Thanks so much. This is where the real work begins, I am so blessed. A new beginning.