Saturday, May 28, 2016

Colby

"Colby"  (pastel, 10x10 inches) 

Back in the studio again! This is my warm-up from today, before tackling a few commissions.








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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Squirrelly

"Squirrelly" (pastel, 7x5 inches) sold

Another demo from my last workshop. This one sold quick, and I miss it because I really like how it came out!
This was when I did two demos in quick succession with not much talking, to show the students some of the assembly-line production process I utilize at home.









Thursday, May 19, 2016

Park Trail #37

"Park Trail #37" (pastel, 6x9 inches)
Deal of the Day: $250 frame included. Free shipping in Continental U.S. (Deal expires 5/25/16)

This one is a little different from my usual Park Trail. It was a cloudy, drizzly morning in late September. The photo for this painting was taken just as the clouds were thinning and the mist was beginning to evaporate. I can still remember the clean, moist air and the smell of the dewy grass...


I know I've been kinda silent lately. My son is graduating from high school on Sunday. Very soon he will be a working, driving, independent adult... but it hasn't happened yet. Tomorrow morning he's taking his driving test and then we're shopping for a suit for all of those summer job interviews. My daughter is finishing her sophomore year and has exams next week and a violin recital the Saturday after.

I've been filling my life with the little things that seem to fill up my calendar day after day and keep me out of the studio. But that's ok. I think I've needed the time off and I still have loads of ideas that have been brewing all winter and very soon I'll be breaking out with new work!

Maybe.

Meanwhile, this is a sneak demo from my last workshop, done over a watercolor underpainting that had been sitting around in my studio for a couple years. I took it along, and while everyone was busy working on the last workshop day, and not needing much of my help because they had gotten so GOOD, I started in on this. One of the girls noticed and caught some photos.












 (If you notice here, at the end of a landscape, I like to turn off my reference, and let the painting tell me what it needs...)

Anyway, after framing everything for the two art fairs this month, I'm thinking I might start offering a few select framed paintings at special prices, to make room for the new paintings which are crowding my head and to create space in the corner of my studio where these rest in boxes. (And, ok, to be honest, my son's a bit short of his college tuition, even with his scholarships, so I'll be in "income mode" all summer!)

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Castor and Pollux to Cottonwood

"Castor and Pollux"  (pastel, 32x32 inches) $4100

I posted this last October when it was done, but because of an art fest reschedule it went straight into a gallery for the winter and has never seen an art fair! I've just pick this one up along with several other recent paintings (small, medium and large!) to fill my booth at the Cottonwood Art Festival this weekend, may 7&8, 2016.

This will be my first time juried into Cottonwood and I've heard great things about it from every artist I know who's been there. I'm excited!

Cottonwood Art Festival is a semi-annual event that features works from the nation's top visual artists. Located in scenic Cottonwood Park in Richardson, Texas (map), this prestigious art show has been a part of Richardson life for over forty years. Come check it out! Admission is free!

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