Thursday, July 30, 2009

New Mini Paintings! Football Spirit Topiaries!

7.25 x 2.75 acrylic on wood $26 each
will paint to match YOUR team colors

Think ahead! Football season is almost upon us with fall just around the corner. These will make great hostess gifts or gifts for that friend who just can't get enough of her/his team! Each is signed, numbered, and dated in their own series. Here you see Decatur High School, Austin High School, Alabama, and Auburn. Also, a fall pumpkin topiary to get you in the mood for fall!

Email me if you are interested in placing an order.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Canvas and Conversation at Memi's Pottery

June 30th - Slice of Cake 11x14 $35
July 7th - Tomato 16x20 $40
July 14th - Watermelon Wedge 16x20 $40
July 21st - Lobster Dinner 16x20 $40

Adult PAINT-A-LONG classes from 6 - 9pm
Bring your own beverage (whatever helps you get your creative juices flowin')
No painting experience necessary! Make this your next GREAT Girls Night Out! Round up your best gals and sign up now! Class size limited to 12. Payment holds your spot. Call or e-mail Bonnie or Memi's Pottery to sign up. (Or respond to the Facebook event if you want!)

Also, check out Memi's Blog for a photo of the Canvas and Conversation class by Rickie Higgins.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Bonnie Hurst Paintings: Adult Paint-a-long at Memi's Thursday, March 26th from 7 until 9

Going to paint the floral THIS FRIDAY from 6 until 9. Check out the picture in a previous blog below!

Bonnie Hurst Paintings: Adult Paint-a-long at Memi's Thursday, March 26th from 7 until 9

We will paint at Memi's again. Please call me (256-303-4843), e-mail me , or go by Memi's to sign up. There is limited available space and it will fill on a first come first serve basis. Payment will hold your spot! It is $40 and all supplies included. Just bring your beverage of choice!

Private parties available for 6 or more.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Commission Building

I painted two versions for the client to choose from - on two different sizes as well. This is my last commission for awhile. I am excited to begin the summer with my kids! I will take next week to get my house and studio in order and then I will be painting again!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Carnegie Butterfly

This is the metal butterfly I painted for the Carnegie Visual Art's "Arts-a-Flutter". The butterfly was purchased by parents of the 5th Grade Class at Eastwood Elementary School in honor of the 5th Grade Class and in memory of Alison Drake, a treasured classmate that was lost to illness during their third grade year. It can be seen on the corner of Gordon Drive and 8th St. for those of you in Decatur City. I am honored to have been asked to participate in this event!

The field trips represented are: The Princess Theater, Montgomery Capitol, Wetlands Edge, Huntsville Train Depot, Botanical Gardens, Tate Farms, White Farms, a day at the Pointe Mallard Baseball field playing baseball, and Space Camp. No, not every field trip made the cut! Design over content this time! I hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Mini Paintings

$22 each 4x4 or 3x4
Check these out! Mini-Paintings complete with a twisted wire hanger! I had a blast making these. They are quick and it allows me to fit painting into my day without being overwhelmed! They are $22 each. Let me know if you want one! More of these to come!

Commission -DONE, I think........

I have worked on this commission since way before Christmas. I have reworked it many times. I think I finally have a good likeness of each child. Of course, if I hang onto it much longer, I am sure I will rework it again, and again, and again! Anyway, Lisa-let me know what you think. I am sure you are way past ready to have this back!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Adult Paint-a-long at Memi's Thursday, March 26th from 7 until 9

12x24 canvas

Come and paint this floral with me at Memi's on the 26th! I provide all the materials and walk you through it stroke by stroke. You bring a beverage of your choice and a friend or two! 12 spots available so call me or e-mail me soon to hold your place! Cost is $40 per person.

TEEN Paint-a-long At Memi's Pottery on Friday Night!

11x14 Canvas

Teen Paint-a-long Friday Night the 20th of March at Memi's Pottery on Bank Street in Decatur, AL. I have room for 12! Cost is $30 per person. All materials provided. Please call me to reserve your spot - 256-303-4843

Have a teen girls night out with all your friends for the last Friday of Spring Break and paint a funky shoe to hang in your room!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Textured Tree Painting

24x48 Acrylic
This one is almost finished. I cannot tell you how may times I have changed the colors. I will be adding some more depth with black and I will post it when I am satisfied it is finished! I posted about this idea when I was struck with it sometime last year. I am hoping to to complete an entire series of these. The tree is sculpted with modeling paste and then painted. I love the way the texture picks up the paint.

New Paint-a-longs at Memi's Pottery - like sips-n-strokes!

Yes, finally! More paint-a-longs! I had so much fun at the first one! I can hardly wait to doit again! Stay tuned for times and dates and e-mail me if you are interested in attending so I can be sure to get you the information!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Painting of Wine Glasses

Acrylic on Board $110
availble at Willis Gray Gallery

Yellow Lab in Colored Pencil Painting

8x8 Colored Pencil on Bristol Board NFS
I have really enjoyed working with the colored pencil and the paint on different projects - but all in the same day! This is our sweet lab Chester. I gave this colored pencil painting and the pastel of our cocker spaniel, Spike, to my husband for Valentines day! If you go back far enough in the blog, you can see the first painting I did of Chester in acrylic.
Please contact me if you are interested in comissioning a pet portrait of your own!


Acrylic on Board $90
Available at Willis Gray Gallery

Monday, January 26, 2009

Being an Artist Mom

I am an Artist Mom. However, during the holidays I am only 10% artist and 90% mom. The artist in me is trying to recover from this two month hiatus! So, now that. . .
  • the kids rooms have been cleaned out and all of the new toys have found a home
  • the laundry is caught up
  • the Christmas decorations are down and packed (though not exactly back in the attic)
  • I have finished 16 yearbook pages for the kids school and turned them in
  • gone to a beautiful wedding of a close friend
  • and started that dreadful new year's resolution diet thing. . .


(By the way, if you were to get a Christmas card from me this year the pics above would have been on it. If you didn't get one, don't feel left out - I never quite got around to that this year!)