Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I'm workin'


Man, this has been a different year for me.
A new granddaughter (happy happy happy)
The loss of a good friend (so sad)
My favorite cousin and traveling buddy moving away (sad too)

BUT - I am working on the Retro Challenge now and I am
getting in the groove.

For those of you who don't know, the Retro Challenge 
started on March 1, 2014, and will culminate with a huge exhibition on 
Friday, September 26, at Weems Gallery Uptown.

It's my old-school retro-style acrylic/ink on gallery wrap canvas.
The kind of work I don't do anymore, except for people who request it.

It's 150 8x8 and 8x10 paintings for $150 each.
It's 50 hand-painted ornaments for $40 each.
It's 25 larger paintings priced accordingly.

It's a big artist's reception, music, food, and good times!

So, this is how it works:
You watch the paintings as they are posted here.
You find one (or several) that you like and do one of the following:

Email the gallery at or Dee at
Call the gallery at 505-293-6133 or Dee at 505-792-1030
Give your painting titles, numbers, and payment information.

On opening night, if no one else chooses your painting, it's yours for $150.
If two or more people want the same painting, a name will be drawn out of a hat.
After all multiples are sold, you may go and remove the painting you want from the wall.

Ornaments and larger paintings may be purchased on opening night.

 This is a larger painting I am starting today.
It's 36x36" gallery wrap canvas and will be a landscape of forest trees.

These are ornaments waiting for painting.
I will show progress on these so you can see how they are created.
They are actually more detailed than some paintings and tedious to boot.
Well worth $40!

i still haven't taken any day trips - and I am itching.
I'm thinking possibly next week, so stay tuned.


  1. It has been quite the year so far, and it's only April! I got the postcard and have added the challenge to my calendar. I am looking forward to it!

  2. Cool Katie, let's get together when you get rested.....