Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Magazine Cover

I wanted to show you this magazine cover for JAPA, the Journal of the American Planning Association. I think it looks pretty sharp. I got the idea for this painting from a trip we took to San Francisco last year and also from a fellow blogger, Karin Jurik, who ran a blog for a while - posting photos for people to paint. This painting is a composite of two photos. The journal is very text oriented, much like a medical journal. Thanks JAPA, for the opportunity.
I just finished varnishing my Sandias tryptich - it turned out nice. I had the canvases stretched and they have such a different feel. It's like painting on butter. It also has no lines, which makes it feel soft and dreamy. The client came by yesterday to see it - she loves it and I'm delivering it tonight.
I am planning a day trip soon and should have wonderful photos to show you. Not saying where, it will be a surprise!
Also, I am starting a new feature for my fellow artists - from time to time I will post my most favorite art books along with a short review. These will be books that have helped me in my career and in learning how to become a better painter. Being an avid reader, not going to art school, and learning everything on my own - I know a good book when I see one! I will also be trying some new art products including paints and easels and will share that info with my readers. And even if you're not an artist, a lot of my books are about the creative process and I think everyone is creative in some way. Whether it's painting, scrapbooking, building furniture, decorating a house, etc., we all have a creative spark hidden somewhere. So stay tuned for that.
Weems Artfest painting starts as soon as I get back. My plan is finalized and I'm almost organized. It's going to be a whirlwind time for the next three months, believe me!
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