Thursday, October 27, 2011
Hi there, Just home from camping for a few days, quickly running out of nice weather so it was great to get away. I didn't take my paints this time but I sketched like crazy. My hubby fished one day and I just sketched everything around me, leaves, trees and a boat on the lake. I should sketch more but I just can't wait to play in those juicy paints, lol.
I did this painting last week from a set up, it is very painterly with lots of paint. I used a palette knife to finish off the background.
It is oil on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas.
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Saturday, October 22, 2011
Hi there, This little house isn't too far from me here in Mason Ohio. I loved the way the sunlight was hitting it and of course I loved the fact that they were displaying the flag. This is another 6 x 6 on a Raymar panel.
I found a great way to display these little panels. I bought 40" aluminum rulers, I think that is what they are called. They are light weight with a hole drilled in one end. I took the plain side and attached velcro all the way down and then I attach a small piece of velcro to my panels and I can spread out 6 panels down the length of it. It looks really nice. I am going to hang one of my easels near by with a panel on it because the easels come with them. I'll take a photo when I get it hung and show you because this may not make sense, lol.
I have 3 of my little panels on Ebay now starting at $50 plus a bit for shipping, check them out.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Hi there, This was painted from a reference photo I took last summer while out camping. Not exactly sure where it is but isn't it lovely? lol I need to title my photos because so many areas look similar. This is oil on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas.
Cooling off here much too quickly, we had hoped to camp a few more times this fall but Mother Nature is fighting us, lol. I wanted to get out and paint some fall colors too but the leaves are coming down fast . Excuses, excuses, right? Too hot, too cold, I just want things perfect. Good luck with that, right?
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Enjoy your Fall day. <3
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Hi there, Sorry I haven't posted this week, it's been a busy week. My birthday was Wednesday and my sweet husband took me to the Cincinnati Art Museum for the day. We had lunch there and enjoyed ourselves, they had a special exhibition of dresses from the 20's. I had this idea it would be cool to paint them but I got yelled at for taking photos, lol. I seem to get in trouble there a lot. For some reason they don't want my nose buried in the paintings either, lol.
This painting is 11 x 14 and I have worked on it off and on for quite a while. The original image came from Wetcanvas but other than it having a little girl and teddy sitting on her bed you wouldn't recognize it. The little girl has changed at least 3 times along with a lot of other things. Now I am at that stage where I am studying it to decide if I am happy with it. Any suggestions?
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Sunday, October 9, 2011
Hi Everyone, I appreciated everyones good wishes for my First Friday at the Pendleton Art Center. Friday night was fun. A good crowd with lots of friendly people and a lot of familiar faces. I think the local people are really enjoying the center. A lot of them show up for each First Friday. There is food and music and so much to see, however they are enjoying it but not buying. They need to support us with purchases too if they want the center to be a success. I spoke to a few of the other studio artists and they're not sure they will renew their leases unless things pick up. I am hoping come spring when it's time to renew our lease that most of my studio buddies want to go on for another year, I think you have to hang in there for a few years and allow things to grow. I sold one small painting and I think someone is coming back for one of my 8 x 10's next month. Hopefully November and December will be great months for everyone. I love to paint and will continue to paint no matter what but it's nice to recoup some of your expenses and it's always so great when someone wants to live with your art. Here are a few photos of my walls, the triptych is outside the studio. There is a cafe in the building open Monday-Friday so the outside wall continues to get some exposure through the month. Thanks again for your wonderful support, It means a lot to me.
Have a wonderful day
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Hello, I painted this one yesterday with my group Mason Area Painters. I took a box full of set ups and people picked from that what they wanted to paint. I chose this, I loved the red through out and I always enjoy painting this sweet little green Ball jar. This is oil on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas. I just love hanging out with a group of people that share my passion.
I have been very busy painting but can't post most of it. I painted 3 small paintings for an event called "Secret Artworks", maybe when it gets closer I'll post those. Also I am working on 2 paintings for a "Holiday card" competition, this is the 3rd year Representative Beck has chosen an image for his Holiday card. Last year I took second place and my painting sold while it was hanging in the gallery.
This Friday night is "First Friday" at our studio in the Middletown Pendleton Art Center and you are probably sick of hearing about it but I am the Featured Artist this month, lol. I hung all of my art the other day and now I am putting together serving dishes and thinking about food. I'm really excited if you can't tell. Stop by if you live in the area, we are open 5-9 on Friday and 11-2 on Saturday.
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