Friday, June 29, 2007
This is a photo I took from my relative's backyard.
Taos is such a beautiful place, very spiritual, and relaxing. You go and never want to leave.
The pic doesn't do it justice.
My daughters are taking me to the movies today so I'm going to relax and have fun! There will be a new daily painting tomorrow night. Bye!
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
Well, here it is, my booth for the show.
Doing a show like this is tough. You put yourself under deadline to create all of the work, organize everything to set up your booth, lug it all down to the show and spend a lot of time setting up everything to make it look "just right." By the time the show starts, you are just plain exhausted. BUT! Then you start seeing old friends from past shows, meet up with collectors who have your artwork, and get to know lots of nice people who just have to purchase a painting for their home. I think as artists we are so used to burrowing in our studios creating art that we need timely shows to get us out into the real world. To all of you who came out, it was great to see you!
I had a wonderful time and sold 27 paintings ranging in size from 5"x5" to 40"x 40".
My next show will be Saturday, July 14, at Weems Gallery in Albuquerque, NM. This is a one day show only with several other artists and we create lots of work for the amazing price of $285 or less. I won't be in attendance (going to Taos, NM),but people start lining up at about 6 or 7am to be first in the door. It is so fun! If you need more info, email me.
I have commissions to finish up and I will be taking off the month of August to gear up for painting for the big show here in Albuquerque (Artfest) in November.
Tomorrow I will clean my studio (again) and I will have a new daily painting for you tomorrow night!
Monday, June 18, 2007
I am working on finishing up this wildflower meadow painting for the show this coming weekend. I have turned the painting upside down - that is how I complete the line work after I have applied the color. For me, this is the most satisfying part. I go over the whole painting, outlining every tiny little shape and shadow. After the whole painting is outlined, I go over the whole painting AGAIN to make sure that every single line is connected and there are no breaks between. When I'm done, I feel like I've painted the piece three times and it becomes even more personal to me. On a painting this size, I would use approximately 120 pens.
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
This is a sunflower painting I'm working on for the show. There are only 6 days left and I'm starting to stress!
Watch for a new 5x7 daily painting tomorrow night for the new Daily Painter's Challenge - 2000 paintings in 30 days!
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Friday, June 08, 2007
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
This is a 40"x40" piece that I am working on for the show.
It is a wildflower garden and it's loosely sketched in paint because I want the end result to be free-flowing and random. The lines are for basic composition. I have toned all of the small canvases I showed you a few days ago. I have labeled every canvas with a subject. For instance, I have four 12"x12" canvases ready and one will be Three Poppies, another will be Canyon Women in the Jemez, another will be a colorful Rooster and the last will be a field of Wild Grasses. I'm looking at that list right now and thinking, wow, I'm never going to finish all of these!
Wish me luck.
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Monday, June 04, 2007
8" x 10" Acrylic on Canvas
I was supposed to have a post for last night but a new baby was born into our family and everyone's schedules went haywire. We now have a new baby niece.
This painting is from a photo one of my collectors had in an album I was looking at and the composition was really pretty. I asked if I could borrow it, so Beth, if you're out there, your photo was my inspiration. The original actually has a horse and rider so I moved things around and gave it my own twist.
Hope you enjoy.