Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Hi there, Well I had a busy weekend, Saturday I demonstrated at the Warren County Arts Festival. I think I have a commission to paint a local frozen custard shop, hope that pans out. Sunday we had our wet paint sale in Loveland, I completed 2 paintings but I didn't sell either one. Actually it was very slow, not sure there were many sales at all, I may not do this event next year even though I love painting the sweet town of Loveland, Oh. They don't promote the event very well, not sure the local people even knew we are there. Oh well, I still enjoyed myself.
This painting is a bit larger for me, 16 X 20 on a stretched canvas. I painted it from a set up and I am happy with it. Might enter this one into the local arts festival this year, I just keep painting like crazy and choose things when it gets closer.
Happy 4th! See you soon
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Hi! I painted this last week. This is one of my new treasures, I bought 2 copper pots while antiquing last week. This is oil on a 8 X 10 stretched canvas.
I am in the middle of an event called "Paint the Town" in Loveland, Ohio. This is the fourth year in a row that I have participated in this event. It started Monday the 20th and will end with a Wet Paint sale this Sunday for 2 hours. You can work there or at home, it isn't really a plein air event. So I signed in, took photos and I have started two paintings at home and I will spend the day there tomorrow finishing them. Hopefully it won't rain on us as you only get a small window of time to try to sell your work.
This Saturday I am painting on the streets of Lebanon, Ohio for the Warren County Arts Festival, my Monday painting group was invited to demonstrate during the festival.
I'm a busy gal and loving it. See you soon
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Hi! I have been very productive this week, I think I completed three still lifes and I'm off to paint another one after I post. I LOVE to paint, I hope this crazy passion I have for it never slows down. This is oil on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas. If you an artist and you need some incentive to paint I suggest you shop for some new props, it works for me every time. I bought another new item today, a sweet old sugar bowl with a lid. Off to paint, see you soon.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Hello there, I just love finding new treasures to paint, I recently purchased this vase and the little bowl at a local thrift store. I get so excited when I come home with a new prop. My husband and I went antiquing this week and I bought two old copper containers, you know you will be seeing those soon.
I tried a different technique for this one, can you guess how I painted it? I am willing to try almost anything, such fun to try something you haven't done before. Did you guess? I put on a glove and painted it with my finger, ha. I am amazed how much I like it, it's loose and juicy and the values really excite me. I found a gal painting on Ustream and she finger paints, I thought why would anyone not use a brush?? I looked at her website and her work is good and she gets big prices for her work, so there you go. We should be open to anything I guess. I will be trying this again, maybe that's my niche? hmmm Let me know if you like it, I know it isn't perfect but hey it's my first, lol
Have a wonderful weekend
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Hi, I painted this a few weeks ago with a set up of fresh cut roses. My roses have been just amazing this year, I guess they liked the cool wet spring. I rarely buy roses anymore, they don't seem to have any smell and before they open the heads seem to drop over.
This is oil on a 10 X 10 stretched canvas and is available to purchase. Contact me at email@example.com for purchase info.
I have spent most of this week working on a still life that I set up, taking my time and tweaking small details. Trying to maybe slow down a bit, not like I need another painting, lol. I have sooo many paintings stored in my studio but I tell myself "just keep painting". We can't improve if we don't paint and I want so badly to be really good at this one day.
I went to a new members luncheon this Saturday at the Cincinnati Womens Art Club, the club is 118 years old and was started because back then women were not allowed to join the Cincinnati Art Club. We've come a long way baby, lol.
See you soon
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Hi, Well we had another "First Friday" at our new studio last night. We had a steady flow of people and 3 small paintings sold and someone came back today and bought a larger painting. None of the sales were mine but it is good to see that some people are willing to purchase art. It was a fun night hanging out with my studio buddies and visiting with other artists in the building. All of the studios are rented in the new Pendleton Art center so hopefully the town will support the center and things will just get better and better over time.
I painted this a while back with a set up. This is oil on a 11 X 14 Raymar panel if you are interested in purchasing it contact me firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing info.
Enjoy your weekend!