Sunday, December 4, 2011

Slow Death

"Slow Death"

Since my blog has been acting strange I have not been posting much. I have not been able to post an image in a long time. I am trying again.

The image is an oil and was done as a collage 1st then painted in oil on a 24" X 48" I think. It is an anti smoking social comment.

Weeks ago I got a white and black polka dot rain boots with a pink lining. I got them at a garage sale for $2.00. I just love them!! They a such a blessing. I wear them to walk the dog and they keep my feet dry even on my muddy studio road!! Yah!!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Demo Lodi Art Center Last Tuesday

Well, This is displaying in a strange way. Hope it posts correctly. These are the steps I have taken on my Lodi Art Center Demonstration painting. I am not done yet. I still have more sutle revisions and adjustments of color to make.

Monday, July 25, 2011

New Website:

Sorry, I have been so busy with the 2 masters classes, that I have not been posting here.

I did get my web site launched. It is

Monday, June 27, 2011

Waterlilies, Oil, 36" X 48"

Well, sorry it has been so long since I posted. This is a painting that I finished in May. June 10th my Daughter, Son in law and 4 granchildren arrived, so I have been to busy to worry about my blog. Sorry, I see them, maybe every 3 to 5 years and they definately came 1st!!!!! We had a great time, they little guys helped me plant my garden and were great at using the lemon squeezer and master Smoothie makers!!! They were so creative!!! We made clay whistles and 2 did pastels. My Jerry got me 3 new doves and I didn't have them 2 days and one flew the coup when I was giving them fresh water. Well, a miracle happened. Jerry was in the vineyard and saw the dove, caught it and brought it back to me! That was totally amazing. I am doing 2 Academy classes right now and am a bit stressed about it. My dear computer has been a bit strange and may go in to the shop if it does not straighten up and fly right.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Cool Anger, pastel 5.5" X 5.5 "

This is another small pastel I did a few weeks back. The ranch had another breakin, this time the stole all the copper wire in the well so the ranch has not had water to the house in a few weeks. Hopefully the electrician will have it fixed next week.  My Advanced Placement students finally got all their digital images sent to the college board so I can stop worrying about them. Only about 2 weeks before my Academy class is over and 3 weeks till school is out, then I can ....maybe do some painting for myself just for fun. A novel thought. Well, I am going to go read a book and be grateful for my life with all that it has and does not have. I am blessed. Later!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Dreads and Drama 2, 5.5"X5.5", pastel

This is a little pastel that I have submitted to a couple of shows. It was not done for a class. I started it while supervising detention at the high school...continued it in the orthodontists office....more at my friends house while we had coffee. I have 2 other little tiny guys in progress. I will post them as they are done. I worked on them while my husband was in for surgery. (I bet they never had anyone as messy as me in their waiting room before!!!) I worked more on my waterlily painting this morning. Yesterday I was so frustrated...I was not sure I ever wanted to paint again! What was I thinking. The waterlily painting is 36" X 48" and no matter what I did, I got glare and could not see the painting to continue to paint. Well, today I was rested, with a clear mind, I lowered the painting and rotated it to it's side and the glare was minimal so I began painting again. I started to feel better. I remembered back to the days that I just painted to make me happy. I need more of that. Mostly this painting is for me.

Oh, poor Diana still has not got her pastel that I sent to Germany as they are holding it in customs!! It is a gift!!!! Please!!!! I even put that it was a gift on the customs form. The people in customs probably think I am nuts for giving it as a gift but Diana is a very special exchange daughter. When I had my mysectomy she came back to the USA to see me and encourage me. What a dear young woman she is. Wish I could have hand delivered it, that would have done my spirits good!! Customs...IT IS A GIFT!!!!!!! YES, THE PASTEL PORTRAIT OF PHILLIP IS A GIFT!!!!! Sorry, yes, I was yelling at the customs people!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Race with the Rabbit, oil 6" X 6"

This cute little rabbit is actually a ceramic figurine with very worn gold leaf. It was so cute that I had to have it. The little square bottle was one of my many garage sale finds. The flowers are oleanders and if you did not know, they are poisonous, but pretty! I worked out on the ranch with Jerry today checking the drip lines and flushing out all the ends. My poor Jerry started feeling bad. He got a terrible headache and nausious. He is napping now. I hope it makes him feel better. I also painted on the "Waterlilies" a bit more early this morning. If anyone wants to check out some cool lecture notes from one of Richard Schmid's lectures go here: Richard Schmid is just excellent. I know I need to locate his landscape book. Later!!! Enjoy the sun! Click Here to Bid

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Red Tractor Seat with No Butt Reflected Oil 6"X6" Eger

This is one of my many tractors from my farming and ranching series. I am working on a 36" X 48" oil painting of waterlilies in the studio. It is about 80% done. I am hoping to have it finished in the next couple of weeks. I am working on edge control and color temperature on it now. My spring Academy class will be over the middle of May so I need to focus. This summer I will be attempting 2 Academy classes for the 1st time in 5 years of taking classes. Wish me luck, I may need it!!  Click Here To Bid

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Pam's Palms, oil 6" X 6"

I did this little guy on Thursday after work down in Turlock, Ca. with the Central Valley Suncatchers. The wind was blowing and my beautiful brand new Kevin McPherson Pochade easel was thrown to the ground an slightly damaged but I felt alive and happy!!!!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"Phillip", pastel, 18" X 24" Done

Well, it took me 9 monthes but I finally finished the pastel of Phillip and shipped it to Germany this last Monday. I made some changes in the background and quieted down the reflected light in the hat and jacket since the last posting. I threw my back out a week ago and 2 trips to see Dr. Toni Reynolds, (my Chiropractor) I am finally starting to feel a lot better. I am very tired...I am thinking that maybe I am not drinking enough water. Sorry, I have been very negligent about posting lately. I did not get any work in Pastels USA. Oh well. There is next year. I will just have to try again.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Dancer 5 Quick Study

Click Here To Bid This was done in the quick studies class I had with Michelle Goodwin. A great class and a hell of a lot of work but good for the soul!!!!!  I am soooo tired. My kids are doing airbrush, scratchboard, learning clay tools and tomorrow starting to get really messy with clay whistles!! They are so much fun!!!! Got to go. I need to put in some more time of that cute little "Phillip", pastel!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Quick Study Dancer 4

Well I am back to work with the high school students and my Academy of Art classes. I am working on Phillip some more. me. We are starting airbrush and clay today in my classes. If you have not been to Karen Appleton's is a must see. She inspires me.This was a 25 minute quick study but I went back in and put more detail in the face so it is really about 40 to 45 minutes. To Bid Click Here

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Girl in Black Leggings, 25 min. oil 9"X12" Marilyn Eger

This is a quick study I did for one of my painting classes. She started out being a 25 minute quick study but I spent another 10 to 15 minutes adding more detail to the face. To Bid Click Here Tomorrow I am back to work. The rain has been pretty heavy here and the water has flooded over my gravel road going out to the studio. It has been partially washed away. It is still walkable though. When the weather is better and the water level lower we will have to do some road work and bring in a truck of gravel. Keep Japan in your prayers. I still haven't heard from Sayaka. Have a greaat day!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

"Phillip", pastel, 18" X 24"

Here is a pastel I did of "Phillip" I am waiting for feedback before I call it done for sure. I am hoping to send little "Phillip" to Germany next week. I promised to do this pastel early last fall and I am begining to feel bad. I have worked on it off and on between assignments for my MFA classes at the Academy. I had the face looking real nice and one of my high school students drug his hand across the face and ruined it, then the next time the face was almost done last week...I sprayed it and got heavy handed with the spray fixitive and the face this is the third time and we all know the third time is a charm!!!!!  Right! I have 3 pieces on eBay that have never been on before so go to the link to the right and chack them out if you like. To see the detail in Phillip click the image.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Lockford Antiques, Pastel, 24" X 30"

I finished this last week. It will hang in the Lodi Memorial Hospital. I am trying to finish up "Phillip" now. A pastel portrait. As soon as it is finished I will send it out to Germany. Yesterday I was stretching canvas till I ran out of staples. I tryed Jerry's heavy duty staple gun but I am just not strong enough to use it effectively. It took 2 hands to squeeze the handle and I like to hold the canvas with one hand and staple with the other. I do have a few things on eBay if you go to the upper right hand corner of this site and click eBay you can see all that is posted there. Enjoy our liquid sunshine. This summer we will wish for a day like today!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Church on Church Street, 24"X30", pastel

This is one of the 13 pieces I did for the Lodi Memorial Hospital. I finished it yesterday and delivered it to be framed. I can breath now. It you ever need an excellent framer...check out "The Cellar" in Lodi, Ca. She does such fine work and is a pleasure to work with!!!! I am finishing up "Phillip" today. I have been working on it for way to long. Oh, for those of you that have not made it to my show at the Elsie May Goodwin Gallery, the show will be up thru April 2nd at 5 P.M. Must get some work done! Must go! Enjoy the day!!!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Show

I was one of the 3 judges for this show. I wanted to share an overview of the winners. Enjoy!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Finally, Mr. Duke

Well, I am hoping this posts. I am begining to think my blogging is over. If I can not post my paintings...I have little to say. This painting is for me. I do not do many for myself.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Still no images

I am frustrated. Maybe I have used all my memory...I do not know, but I still can not add pictures. Yesterday I climbed into the Koi pond and began pulling out the over abundance of water lilies. Did you know they have a huge truck like a tree floating under the surface of the water? I didn't!! I pulled and pulled and wow it was heavy!! If you are local and want some water lily starts for your own pond come by and get some!!! I have them in water in a childrens wading pool so they stay fresh and healthy.

I think I have "School Street" done or almost done. I wanted to post it for you to see but Blogger saysNo Mam!! I have to get back to the pastels! One more to finish!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

No Pictures

I am still not able to add pictures to my blog. I am very worried about Sayaka. She was our exchange daughter many years ago. She lives in Osaka, Japan. I am hoping to hear from her. I need to finish my 1st pastel for my MFA directed study class. The last day to post it is tomorrow. As I sit here and look out the window at the tulip magnolia and the touches of yellow green growth pushing behind the flowers I see hope.
  Yesterday was my show opening. I meant to take some pictures but I forgot. I was so busy talking with people...Oh well. I can not seem to post the pictures anyway. The show will be up the entire month of March. If you get a chance to go, please sign the guest book. I would love to know that you made it by.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Show Reception is today

Well, My art show reception is today, Saturday March 12th, from 4 to 7 P.M. It is at the Elsie May Goodwin Gallery, 1902 Pacific Ave, Stockton, Ca.
My dearest Jerry, put stamps on all my invitations for me! Thank-you Jerry!!!!! I am actually so preoccupied with the disaster in Japan that I am having trouble thinking about the show. I am worried about Sayaka and my friends sister. Say prayers please!!!!!!!  I am still not able to post pictures of my paintings. It is very frustrating. Come to the show if you can. I would love to see you!!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Mr. Duke

Well, I have a quick study of Mr. Duke done but blog will not let me select it. I have tried twice...maybe the thrid time is a goes. Well my add selected button is not working! Yikes!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

I've Been Lazy!

Sorry all, I have not been posting, instead I have been working on my Academy class and trying to get ready for the show at the Else May Goodwin Gallery. I did a tiny painting of my Mr. Duke. For those of you that do not know him...he was my dear Border Collie mix that died a couple of monthes ago. I will post it in a day or two. I still have a few corrections but this one is for me. I judge the Mondavi Show tomorrow and then Monday I deliver the work to the Elsie May Goodwin Gallery after work. I will hang it then come home. Then on Thursday I will do a portrait demonstration using a photo of one of my students. Sorry, no live model. Then Saturday, March 12th from 4 to 7 P.M. is the opening reception for the Elsie May Goodwin Show and the Expressions Selections in Tracey at the Grand Theater. I have a large piece there but I can not be at both receptions because the overlap each other so I will be at the Elsie May Goodwin, 1902 Pacific Ave., Stockton, Ca hope you can come.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Notre Dam After Dark

This is a quick study that I did from one of my photos of Notre Dam after dark. I just love the reflections. It will be in the show. I am getting ready for my "Featured Artist" event at the Elsie May Goodwin Gallery, 1902Pacific Ave., Stockton, Ca.  I will be hanging on Monday March 7th. The show opens March 8th through March 31st. Tuesday through Saturday. I will do a demonstration on March 10th from 7 to 9 P.M. It will be a portrait of one of my students.The reception will be Saturday, March 12th from 4 to 7 P.M. I sure hope you can come!!!!!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Homework, homework and more homework

Today I have been working on my homework. I am happy with my progress but sometimes I like the pastels very rough and unfinished looking and I know they need to be taken farther than that. My personal devil. Oh, yesterday we saw beautiful turkeys in the wild! Wow, it was amazing!!!!

I will post a pastel in a few more days. It still maybe in progress. I do not do these quickly. Kevin McPherson says to prep canvas and canvas board when you need a I have! Enjoy the sun while we have it.

Friday, February 25, 2011

In Progress: "Elm and School"

Well, sorry I have not been posting. I have entered a few shows. I took 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Delicato Art Show and a 2nd in pastel at the Tracy "Expressions" Show. The Grand Theater chose my "San Francisco Dusk" for inclusion in a special show they are doing now in Tracy. I have been working on my Masters Class and I have all 3 pastels  in progress but none done. All are 24" X 30" and I could use some feedback. I am posting "Elm and School" here. Can you please give me feedback? Thank-you!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Just Progress

Well, I really have no new finished work to show you. I am working on 3 pastels for my masters thesis and all are started but none are finished. Do you want to see the progress? Let me know. If you do...I will post progress. All 3 are on canson paper that I bought in a roll. I cut the paper to 24" X 30". All 3 are of this area. 2 are Lodi and one is Lockford.

I am also still stretching canvas and preparing for the Elsie May Goodwin demo on March 10th, 7 to 9 P.M. and the paintings that will be featured there. Most will be quick studies that were done in about 90 minutes.

Must go. If you want to see what I have on eBay click the link in the right hand corner of this blog! Enjoy the moment.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Hay 24 Umbrellas Up Rain or Shine, 6" X 6"

I just love the old tractors with the umbrellas. I do not see them very often but they have some kind of nostalgia that I like. This one is very impressionistic and painterly. Yesterday we went out to the olive ranch and someone had left the gate open and the cows were wandering in the orchard. It was frustrating but the cows were so cute! They follow each other and really did not like being separated from the herd. It was not to hard to get them back in the pasture with the rest of the cattle, especially with Jerry and I working together. I have 2 of my pastels well on their way for my M.F.A. class. They are not done but serious progress is being made. I have one more to start. I want all three going at the same time so that I can turn one to the wall while working on another. Then when it is turned around I will have a fresh eye to proceed. Have a great day.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Hay 47, Wild Hair Horse, Oil 6"X6" Marilyn Eger

Well, I must be losing my mind. Now I can not even get the selection button for posting a painting!! ULK!!!! Okay...It finally listened to me and gave me a browser window! Can a computer listen to me?  I am working on my pastels for my MFA thesis, so that is why I have been neglectful of my blog. Sorry about that. So far I have taken Easy Oven Cleaner to 8 16"X20" oils. Hey...when they are never going to be resolved, it is time to move on!!!! CLICK HERE TO SEE PAINTING OR BID!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

4 Lodi Thumbnails

These are three thumbnails I did of Lodi. I will be be taking the "Downtown Lodi" to a finished pastel. My family in Kansas a under a bunch of snow right now...schools and businesses are closed. I am grateful for our California weather. I am back in my Academy class right now and just finished Peggi Kroll Roberts videos on painting. They were a great reminder of the things I most often do wrong and need to work on!!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Directed Study with Warren Chang

Just checking in. Nothing to post at this minute. Maybe tonight. My class with Warren Chang has stated and I am excited about it. Since Mr. Duke died...I have been in a bit of a funk and I am trying to work my way through it. Enjoy the moment!

Sunday, January 30, 2011


Today, I should be in the studio painting, but I went back there with Rosebud (Yellow Lab) and I put a couple of marks on the "Lockford Antique Store" and "Phillip" and just could not focus. I wanted to spend some time with Rosebud because she misses Mr. Duke I brought a couple of small stretcher bars to the back porch and wrap stretched 2 12"X12" canvases while she played in the backyard. It isn't much but it is progress. I do not know if it is the overcast weather or the loss of Mr. Duke that is still effecting my mood. I think it is and I know time will help. I start my next Academy class tomorrow and these pastel commissions will not paint themselves but I think I am just going to muddle through this right now. It is Jerry and my wedding anniversary today, 29 years. We are making a nice crab dinner here at home. I am sure it will be lovely. Sorry, no pictures today but, you can go to my eBay link in the right hand corner of this page to see all items listed. Enjoy the day.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Mr. Duke

Mr. Duke died in the night. If you did not know him, he was my sweet, kind and patient border collie mix. In his last days he did not want to leave my studio. I feel he was telling me to be more creative, spend more time in the studio and hug him more. My blog will not let me post photos right now. So I will post him later.

I will not post art today. I must remember the gifts he gave me. Most importantly was unconditional love. Here he is! It took 2 days to get his photo here. He was a great painting companion as well!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

SOLD Black Beauty Mask with Beads

TO BID CLICK HERE This was done a a demonstration piece for my high school students and I used  the face of one of my students for this mask. I still do about 2 clay pieces a year, if I am lucky. If I get to busy, they get recycled and never finished. I am still stretching canvas and watching Peggi Kroll Roberts DVD series. They help my mind get into the right place to be creative!!! Have a wonderful day!!!   : )

Monday, January 24, 2011

SOLD Dreads and Drama 1, black with light Oil 6"X6" M Eger

CLICK HERE TO BID Well this maybe small but I was so happy when I finished it yesterday. I had to really think about value and color temperature. I stretched a canvas. One of the things the Mid Point Review Committee wanted me to do was to stretch my own canvas. What are they thinking. At 58 years old that I not know how? I do canvas stretching demos for my high school students. I use mostly prestretched canvas because I have so little time. Also my hands get very tired when stretching canvas. Oh well, I am working on stretching a bunch. I think I have 4 new ones stretched. I still need more. I have tons of stretcher bars...mostly very large...I will just pick them off one at a time!! Enjoy the day!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

SOLD Tranquil Black Nita, pastel 20" X 25.5" Eger

CLICK HERE TO BID This portrait was done from a live model oh my 20 years or so ago. She was a model for Bob Gerbracht in Asilomar. It was a great weekend. This pastel has a lot of negative space to the right...which I personally like but if the cost of framing is a huge issue in todays could be cropped to make a smaller image. If you want to crop it let me that I can sign it on the left side. Doesn't she have a wonderful dignified presense? Yesterday I was in Modesto judging the Young Masters Art Show. It is the childrens show for Modesto and I judged the high school level. When I got home I worked on one of the pastels for the Lodi Memorial Hospital and the portrait for Diana in Germany. My Duke(border collie) was in the studio with me as well as Rosebud( yellow Lab) but Duke did not want to come back home. He wanted to stay in the studio. He kept going back to the studio though he was saying "You are not done yet!!! Get back to work...I will encourage you!"  What a sweet boy he is.  Must go.
On eBay many of my pieces have 25% to the American Cancer Society if they sell. They helped me so much when I was suffering from breast cancer. When I was trying to get answers and information to make informed decisions they were wonderful.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Hay 4 Last of the Light on Stack & Bales Oil 6"X6" Eger

CLICK HERE TO BID Well I was in the yard yesterday and my body quit before the needs of the yard did. Today on the eliptical I was watching Peggi Kroll Roberts again and it is interesting because the lesson was what the Academy told me to work on. Thin darks and thick lights!! I love being reminded in a gentle non-judging way!! Enjoy the moment!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Orange Wedges 1, Two Up Two Down Oil 6"X6" Marilyn Eger

CLICK HERE TO BID Well, here is my 1st orange painting. I am hoping to do a series of them called "Citrus Sparkle". I tried to be Julia Childs this weekend. I made a lemon merange pie and a lemon cake from scratch and a pot of vegetable soup.  The soup had so many chilie peppers that I had to drain off all the liquid and start with fresh water, bullion cubes and even then it had a spicy kick. As I was taking the pie crust out of the oven the door bell rang and I dropped it on the floor...killing it. So I proceeded to make pie crust from scratch. My pastry blender and tupperware pie surface must have been out on a date or eloped as they were no where to be found...I used a chopper as a pastry blender and the pizza pan to roll out the pie crust. cream of tartar to make the merange stiffen...when to the internet for substitutions one person said lemon juice, so I grated lemon peel and 2 drops of lemon juice and it did pretty well. In the end the lemon pie turned out pretty nice but heaven forbid...I do not know what I did to the cake. It is edible but not one that you can't put down. Understand we have 3 or more lemon trees had they have a bumper crop! Citrus we have in surplus!! Got to go find my coffee! Good morning.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Hay 4 Last of the Light on Stack & Bales Oil 6"X6" Eger

Here is more hay. I have been watching Peggi Kroll Roberts DVD's. Yesterday I finished the "Limited Strokes" and then watched "Simplified Shadow Mass". The best thing about these is they remind me that paint quality is so important and the massing of shdows strengthens the painting. Also it reminds me that shadows have less detail than the light areas. I must keep learning! Have a great day. To see Peggi's work go to Must go!!CLICK HERE TO BID!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Hay 5 Last of the Light, Orange Sky, Oil 6"X6" Eger

This little guy is right out by the Mackville Ranch where we grow olives. Thw sun is going down and that wonderful orange glow is everywhere. Lights are burning on the horizon. I just started a new group of these only in still life. I need to do a few more before I post any. A friend loaded me Peggy Kroll Roberts instructional DVD's. I am watching them while I do the eliptical every other morning. Today my excercise flew by while I watched and listened to her demo in oil on a 25 stroke painting. I want to do this. One thing I am starting to realize, is that some of the Academy teachers love glazing over and over and over...well, I do NOT!!!! I love delicious thick paint put down with confidence. In my early figure painting class I feel like the teacher beat all the freshness out of my painting by beating constant glazing into me. I think what I really learned is that glazing is not for me. I can use it once in a while but it is better to mix the color right the 1st time...put it down and leave it alone!!!!!  Also put the paint down with confidence! CLICK HERE TO BID

Friday, January 14, 2011

Hay 46 Tractor Done For the Day, Resting Oil 6"X6" Eger

This little painting went through several changes. In the original version you only noticed the tractor if you meditated on the painting, so I realized that there needed to be more contrast in the negative spaces behind the tractor to set it off. I have been watching an old art instruction video by Sandra Freckleton, while using the eliptical machine in the morning. Although I am not doing watercolor right now, she gets my creative mental mood in the correct place to work with my students. We are almost done with oil painting in the high school classroom. Tuesday I will introduce tints, tones, and shades to the intro. art students and lino cuts to the advanced students. I still have not gotten into the groove of painting after school this year. Since I became department head for the art dept. there are meetings almost everyday for something...but it is my goal!!! Stay in the moment! Until tomorrow...CLICK HERE TO BID

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Hay Waiting on the Baler 9, Impressionic Oil 6"X6" Eger

Well, a lot is going on. I just got a confirmation of 3 more pastel commissions for the St. Josephs Hospital, so I will be very busy. These are all to be 24" X 30".  I have been getting on the eliptical machine every other day and watching art videos. It sure helps get my head in the right place!!! This painting is another hay painting. Have a great day!  Smile even if you do not feel like it...It will help others to feel better and just maybe your mood will change to match the smile you are wearing. Just a thought. Heaven knows...I do not know much! CLICK HERE TO BID

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hay Bales Fade To Red Barn in Mustard 40 Oil 6"X6" Eger

This little guy is out on Jahant Road just west of where Peltier becomes Jahnt in Acampo, Ca. I got great news on Sundy. I took 3 awards in the Delicato Art Show in Manteca. If you live close by go see the show and do some wine tasting while you are there. The reception is the last day of the show, Feb. 5th 2-4 P.M. You can try some wine then also. CLICK HERE TO BID

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Hay Bales Meet Tractor w Umbrella 10, Oil 6"X6" M Eger

Well, the blog likes me this morning...I had my coffee before attacking it so just maybe it had its coffee too! This is another one of my hay paintings. I did a total of 50. I really like the tractor. I do not know if it is because my grandpa was a farmer or my husband is a farmer or that I am just drawn to it's shape, color and sometimes rust. Enjoy each moment as though it is your last but don't use it recklessly!!! CLICK HERE TO BID

Monday, January 10, 2011

Lilac Mysteries, Cherries & apples, oil 24"X30" M. Eger

Well, again this morning...I am being denyed my painting upload. It says try later. Go to my eBay list to see, to the upper right. I will go get coffee and if I have time ..try again. Well, it is 6:36 and Blogger must have finally had its coffee also!!!  Yahhhhhh!!!! I have been reading Kevin MacPherson's book. I just finished it yesterday. I tryed his palette of ultra. blue, alizarin crimson, yellow ochre and titanium did not work for me...I was painting orange wedges. So...I added 2 colors cad. orange and burnt sienns and that was better, however I do like working with limited palettes and am going to try some of his exercises. I need to get a fire lit under me!!! YAHHHHH even my eBay link worked this time!! Good Morning!!!CLICK HERE TO BID

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Splendors of Spring Calla Lily oil 24"X30" Marilyn Eger

Well, I inadvertently hit the wrong tool and have no idea what that tool does. Well, my text is now at the top instead of the bottom and not at all where I want it.  Oh, I think I need my coffee!!! I did this floral quite a while back but it is to pretty for no one to see it. So...please enjoy.  Click Here To Bid

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Hay Fields 2, 6"X6" oil

Well, here I am again...blogger again will not let me post my painting! YIKES!!!  So please forgive me but click the link to see the painting. You do not have to bid or buy to look. I am trying something new with these little 6"X6" jewels. I am actually trying international shipping on these tiny ones just to see if I can do it. Another experiment. We went out to the ranch this A.M. and took the canoe out onto the lake and paddled the floating dock back to shore. It was sitting lopsided in the lake and we did not want to take a chance of having it sinking!!! So now it is tied up on the bank, if it sinks there at least we maybe able to fix it. It was COLD out there. It was 39 degrees with a breeze. Yes, I am a whimp!! If you are sitting in the snow...I have NO room to complain. Well....quite a few hours have past and finally it let me give you the painting!!! Yaaaah!  TO SEE PAINTING CLICK HERE OR TO BID

Friday, January 7, 2011

Flowers From Gretchen, oil 24"X30"

Well, blogger, AGAIN, will not let me post my painting!!!! It is one of those mornings...I can also not get the eBay link to work and my internet connection is on the fritz!!!!! Yikes!!!! I will try to load images again the mean time...if you go to my eBay link to the right and click it all I have on eBay will show. SO, Sorry for the inconvienience! I hate it when I fight with technology so early in the morning!!! is several days later and I was just able to post this one! CLICK HERE TO BID

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Bottle Study III, Peonie oil 16"X20" Marilyn Eger

This is a piece I did about 20 years ago. I did an entire series around the bottle and it's transparency in an impressionist style. This peonie was to wonderful to resist so it wound up in the still life. I also did a calla lily series, most of which have been sold long ago. The dryed calla is on the left. I got 10 new students this week. So far so good. I meet 4 of them for the 1st time today. Yes, I need to stay in the moment. CLICK HERE TO BID

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Flaming Red Napa Valley Vineyards, oil 24"X30" M. Eger

This is the large painting that I did from the earlier 11"X14" smaller study. In this one I changed the temperature of the sky and did not put the large tree on the right side of the foreground. Got to go get my coffee. Stay in the moment! CLICK HERE TO BID

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Foggy Morning On Pismo Beach, Calif oil 24"X30" M. Eger

This painting is Pismo Beach and my link is to a painting called "Daisys, Snapdragons and Lemons", sorry sometimes my blog hates me. When I make a mistake I do not know how to fix it. So If you want to see all I have on eBay go to my eBay link in the right top side of my blog page, then as you scroll through you can click on Pismo Beach and see it there if you like. I am not going to let my lack of tech aptitude keep me down. I just blunder through it!!! Life is good today! Click Here To Bid or See "Daisys, Snapdragons and Lemons".

Monday, January 3, 2011

Cool Napa Valley Vineyards in Autumn oil 24"X30" M Eger

Well, my blog will again not let me upload my painting!!! So to see my painting click the link. You will not bid just by clicking the link but you will be able to see the painting. Today was my 1st day back to school. The kids were so good and it was good to see them. I sure am tired now though.  : (   CLICK HERE TO BID OR SEE IMAGE

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Foggy Morning Sunflower 2, 16" X 20"

Well, this sunflower addresses our weather today. Pretty poopy!! It is my big B-day and it has started out so nice. My Jerry made me a lovely breakfast. I will try calling Kansas again today as the kids live there. They were not where the weather service said the bad tornados were but they were close enough to really want to hear from them! I sure wish there was an eBay teacher locally so I can learn a lot more. Must go...meeting a friend for coffee!  : )  Enjoy the moment!!  TO BID CLICK HERE

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Sunny, Perky, Sunflower 1 16"X20"

Well, it has been a good day! I pulled a muscle in my back helping my Jerry empty the water out of the canoe this morning but Rancho San Miguel had that wonderful flan, so Jerry got that for me for my birthday cake. Oh...I love that stuff!!!! Also, I was very brave over the past 2 days. I got brave enough to start listing large and very large and medium large pieces on eBay. They may or may not sell but at least a few people will see them. On the huge ones..I figure if I can not figure out the shipping I will take it down and have a pro package it for me! Since tomorrow is my big B-Day if I have time I will start posting some florals. Since eBay has the free posting till...I think the 7th, I should take advantage of it! TO BID CLICK HERE