Tuesday, November 16, 2010


The fields near the river by my house. Pretty, aren't they?
Good morning everyone...Weems is officially over and I have to say, I had a blast seeing all of my friends, family, collectors, and new friends too. I rested yesterday, went to the gym last night and am thinking about what I'm going to do next. This week involves antiquing, a day trip, nice get togethers and just relaxing. I have several paintings I am still working on and a couple of new small commissions to finish up too.
I will paint from now until December 10, so if you have anything you want or need....email me soon! I have room for a couple of small commissions between now and then. December 11 is my birthday and that's the day we get our Christmas tree and start celebrating the holidays. I'm looking forward to that. I have a new son-in-law in the family this Christmas, so that will be fun!
Just so you know - I am deleting my weight loss blog and will incorporate parts of it into this blog, along with any worthy photos I take. I want to simplify and streamline everything into one blog to make it easier. I am going back to Weight Watchers on Saturday and will work to maintain and maybe lose a little though the holidays and start work on losing the next 50 pounds. Working out and trying to lose weight has become just something that I do, like brushing my teeth or flossing so I think I can cover it here from time to time.
I am starting my small paintings again and may put them up for auction on eBay, just for a change. That's how I started my daily paintings four years ago and it worked out very well. There will probably not be a painting available for purchase every single day but I will aim for about four per week and I will try to post something every day, whether it's another work in progress, a video, etc. Thanks to all of you who have supported me by buying my little paintings.
Starting January 1, 2011, I will begin a new 150 Challenge. I will have a solo show in June at Weems Gallery. It will work this way: I will paint 150 paintings in 150 days and they will all be $150. There are three major differences this year! The paintings will all be oils, they will all be framed, and most of them will be painted on location all over New Mexico. The paintings will range in size from 5x7 all the way up to a couple of 16x20s, which will also be $150 each. I will create a new blog - untitled as of yet - and post the paintings as I complete them, starting at #150. Nothing will be sold until the show opens, but if you see a painting you like, you may call the gallery let them know you want it. If more than two people end up wanting the same painting on opening night, we will do a coin toss to determine the winner. Online customers are encouraged to call. I have never framed my work before and have painted in oils occasionally but this will definitely be a challenge for me. I will be out of my comfort zone for sure! But that's what a challenge is all about and I hope you will follow along with me. We will have a grand opening reception the first Friday in June with food, great music and I will send out postcards in May advertising the show.
Okay, I have a full day planned so I will see you later!

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