Brenda Ferguson (July 9, 1959 – March 23, 2015 ) was always intrigued by hands and the stories they tell. One Hundred Hands was a shared artistic endeavor involving a series of 100 paintings. It was an opportunity for you to provide the images she painted...and a chance for Brenda to capture a moment in your time. On this blog she shared your images, the paintings they inspired and the process of creating them. She invited "you to join me, creating art together, hand in hand."

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tennis, Hennyone? #034

This is Henny. Looks like he'd be a fun playmate. Hands...paws...whatever. I couldn't resist this one!
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"

Friday, December 16, 2011

The Artist's Touch #033

Roger of
Rock Garden Pottery sent an image for my ongoing One Hundred Hands project. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to paint it. It was a blast to paint all that slippery wet clay! If you would like to see Roger's beautiful finished pieces, please click on his link above.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 + shipping.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Turner #032

This is my friend Peter, from Canada. He turns the most beautiful bowls! He ended up with this painting and I ended up with a gorgeous, one of a kind, curly maple bowl.
To read more about my One Hundred Hands project and to see all the paintings so far , please click here.
To see more of Peter's work, click here.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", SOLD

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Letting Go #031

This is my friend's mom and dad on their last Christmas together. They're practicing the art of letting go.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"

Saturday, March 19, 2011

With This Ring #030

This image was taken in St. Lucia at a destination wedding. Lucky couple...and guests! 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Anna's Ring #029

 Ahhh, I can almost smell the sweet scent of baby.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Happy Days #028

Jennie submitted this photo of Happy and said, "I'm submitting a photo of our rescued Golden Retriever "Happy" with his purple collar.  All of the dogs adopted from GRRAND (a Golden rescue group in Louisville) go home with a purple collar and purple leash (as well as all shots, spay/neuter, necessary medical care, etc.). We lost Happy two years ago to kidney failure at age 11.  He truly was a happy boy throughout his life and I miss him still."

Friday, February 11, 2011

Hand Out #027

Years ago we discovered we could hand feed the chickadees from my studio window. To read the full story and see photos please visit

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Friends #026

I was invited recently to snow shoe at Acadia National Park with my friend, Sue, and her daughter, Heather. At one point Sue stumbled (okay, so maybe she was making snow angels)and I helped her up. The cool thing about this painting is if you invert it, Sue's  helping me up. That's just how friendship works, doesn't it?

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Puppy Love and Puppy Love Too #024 & 025

 The dear lady, whose father is joyfully trying to contain "Piper", purchased this as a gift for her niece, the dog's owner. She soon decided she would gift herself, also. Though I was working from the same image, I wanted each piece to each be an original, so used the different horizontal /vertical formats and used different supports for each. The first painting (above) is done on Wallis sanded paper, the second (below) on a ground of Art Spectrum primer I applied myself.
Soft pastel, 5" x 7"