Thursday, March 07, 2013

on to other things


My taxes are done.
It must be spring cleaning time because now I've moved on to my studio!

The studio is not bad. At first glance, it even looks okay.
But I know better. I know where the clutter is.

Those who know me know how much I LOVE books.
Especially art books. Well, art books are now becoming my clutter.
Today I am being firm and going through all of my art books
and only keeping the ones I really want or need.
I may have a little garage sale for all of my artist friends when 
I'm done spring cleaning.

I want my area to be as decluttered as possibly so when I go into the studio 
painting is my only focus. 
I'm also trying to make some room to have a couple of small painting
WORKSHOPS this summer.

I've been asked numerous times if I teach or do workshops 
and the answer has always been no. Until now!
If you are interested in learning techniques involved in daily painting, plein air painting,
blogging, marketing, and how to get out in the art world, keep this in mind.

My idea is to have 3-6 students for a day long workshop - 
half inside and half outside under the cottonwood trees.
A nice lunch and lots of great instruction and conversation.
Affordable and fun. 
More on that later....


I have a couple of projects coming up....

One is for an exhibition called SEED.
I'm doing one painting and the theme is, you guessed it - seeds!
I'm not sure what I'm doing yet, but there's a lot of room for interpretation.

The other is a group exhibition at Weems Uptown called 
I am painting 6-8 large pieces - I'm actually looking at some 30x30 canvases that 
are really deep - about three inches.
They would be awesome covered in wild chaotic flowers and painted around the sides, 
very three dimensional and sculptural. 
I'll probably pick up one or two canvases to start on Monday and
see where that goes. 
You guys know I love painting those wild flowers!

I am going to work on a daily painting to post tonight, so keep an eye out.
AND, I'm going on a retreat this weekend.
I'll be doing a labryinth walk, meditation, writing, etc. 

Don't forget to set your clocks this weekend!



  1. this is a great post - full of fun ideas and information. Will look forward to those huge canvases.
    Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog - very nice of you Dee.

  2. Julie,
    thanks, I aspire for my paintings to have your fractured energy!

  3. Wow! I love the colors in this. Can you tell me what you used to get this mix?

  4. Actually, this is a photo of one of my peonies, sorry, not a painting.

  5. Actually, this is a photo of one of my peonies, sorry, not a painting.