Monday, August 17, 2009

Strength In Numbers

Strength in Numbers (c)Betty Refour - 2009 mixed media on paper

I belong to the Etsy Street Team, Etsy Twitter. We are a group of sellers on the handmade site Etsy who also Tweet. One of our members, Joyce Richards was recently diagnosed with lung cancer and then later found that it had spread to her brain. Our team is doing a variety of fund raising events to help raise funds for Joyce and this is my contribution. Reproductions of this painting are for sale in my etsy shop with 50% of the proceeds being donated to a fund that has been started to help Joyce offset the cost of her rising medical bills. I truly do believe that there is strength in numbers.

Please visit the EtsyTwitter Team and Punky Jane blogs to find out more about what you can do to help Joyce. Have a great day everybody thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

His Dreams Were Uneasy

His Dreams Were Uneasy (c)20009 - Betty Refour

This was done using oil pastels and acrylics on an 8 x 10 canvas panel. You can find it for sale in my Etsy shop.

Have a great day everybody, thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Reflections - (c) 2009 Betty Refour - Acrylics on an 8 x 10 Canvas Panel

This is my newest work. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

What Was She Thinking?

Wonder - (c) Rose Refour - 2009 - Acrylic on Canvas Panel

I always wonder what Rose is thinking when she paints. Before she starts she walks around the studio and looks at my work as well as images of hers, selects her palette and begins. She will often stop and look around again as if to draw inspiration, and when she's done she brings me her brush as if to say, "I'm finished!" She loves to draw but I'm not sure she would paint if I didn't encourage her. This is probably my favorite piece to date and I can hardly wait to see what she comes up with next.

Have a great day everybody, thanks for stopping by.