Thursday, May 23, 2019

Shadowfire

"Shadowfire" (pastel, 24x24 inches) $2300

I sold my last bison painting, so it was time for another! This young fella had a rich brown coat and a devilish look in his eye.

Shadowfire is with me at the Texas Masters Invitational Fine Art Show and Sale, this weekend, May 24-26 at the Y.O. Ranch Hotel, Kerrville, Texas. Stop in and stay a while in the air conditioned comfort of the Y.O. Ranch Hotel ballrooms.

Join us for a reception tomorrow, Friday, May 24, from 2 until 4 pm.

Then head down to Water Street and enjoy the Kerrville Festival of the Arts, going on this weekend too!

I added my gold layers with a fat bristle brush, for extra texture!


Untramarine... the new black! Deep and rich over the terra cotta.






Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Baldy

"Baldy" (pastel, 6x6 inches) $265 framed

Another of my practice demos this week.

This and the others will be with me at the Texas Masters Invitational Fine Art Show & Sale, this weekend, May 24-26 at the Y.O. Ranch Hotel, Kerrville, Texas. Fill your holiday weekend with ARTastic fun...  Kerrville also has their annual Festival of the Arts this weekend downtown on Water Street. Come and see us first at the Y.O. on your way into town, then go and see my pastel friend Anna Lisa Leal down on Water Street!

Here are some pics of Baldy's progress:

my under-painting demo warm-up


I added some ultramarine over the terra cotta for a dark base.




Thanks for reading! Hope to see you this weekend!

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Lilly

"Lilly" (pastel, 6x6 inches) $265 framed

Here's the first of the four little paintings I did today to finish off a practice-run for my IAPS demo coming up in 2 weeks! I really need to paint fast more often; I like the freshness!

This little Longhorn calf will be at the Texas Masters Invitational Fine Art Show & Sale, next weekend, May 24-26 at the Y.O. Ranch Hotel, Kerrville, Texas. Kerrville also has their annual Festival of the Arts this weekend downtown on Water Street. Make it an ARTful mini-vacation for your holiday weekend! (But come see us first at the Y.O.! ;)

Here're some progress pics of Lilly:





Thanks for reading! Hope to see you soon!

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Tubby

"Tubby" (pastel, 8x8 inches) $375 framed

The other penguin from last month's batch of under-paintings, to go with Peggy. These were fun!

Tubby will be at the Texas Masters Invitational Fine Art Show & Sale, next weekend, May 24-26 at the Y.O. Ranch Hotel, Kerrville, Texas. Come enjoy the weekend in the Texas Hill Country - if it rains, that's ok, we're indoors! :) Have lunch at the hotel's sumptuous restaurant and spend the afternoon browsing the beautiful work of our invited artists.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Hovering

"Hovering" (pastel, 7x5 inches) $265 framed

I've been practicing for my demo at the IAPS Convention, less than 3 weeks away now! I'll be showing off my assembly-line approach to Daily Painting. I got four under-paintings done today in 50 minutes. Tomorrow I'll see how many of them I can pastel in an hour...

under-paintings
Might have to pick some simpler subjects for the actual demo. Perhaps I'll include a bee!

Meanwhile, these new little paintings this week will be with me at the Texas Masters Invitational Fine Art Show & Sale, next weekend, May 24-26 at the Y.O. Ranch Hotel, Kerrville, Texas. Come enjoy your holiday weekend in the Texas Hill Country!

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Peggy, and the Texas Masters Invitational

"Peggy" (pastel, 12x6 inches) $400 framed

Finally got a chance to get going on a few of the last under-painting batch. I had tossed a couple penguins into that one just for a change from the usual.

Peggy will be with me at the Texas Masters Invitational Fine Art Show & Sale, next weekend, May 24-26 at the Y.O. Ranch Hotel, Kerrville, Texas. Come enjoy Memorial Day Weekend in the Texas Hill Country!

Here are some progress pics of Peggy:












Thursday, May 16, 2019

Little Ruby

"Little Ruby" (pastel, 12x6 inches) $400 framed

Back in the studio with a vengeance! It's finally hit me that the IAPS Convention is only 17 days away, and I've got to freshen up my demo technique...
Not only that but the Texas Masters Invitational Fine Art Show & Sale is next weekend, May 24-26 (at the Y.O. Ranch Hotel, Kerrville, Texas) and I need some new paintings! Little Ruby will be with me there (unless she sells first.) Hope y'all can come by and enjoy Memorial Day weekend in the Texas Hill Country! (The Kerrville Festival of the Arts will be down on Water Street too -- plenty of great Art in one trip!)






Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Golden - New Award!

"Golden" (pastel, 12x9 inches) $1350

I'm very happy to be able to brag that "Golden" has won the Terry Ludwig Pastels Award at the Pastel Society of Colorado's 15th Annual Mile High National Pastel Exhibition. This makes her fourth award from five shows in 20 months. She's having a good run!

The Mile High Exhibition continues to June 29, 2019, at the Curtis Center for the Arts, 2349 E Orchard Rd, Greenwood Village, CO. Big thanks to Barbara Jaenicke for judging the show, and to Terry Ludwig for his generous donation!

An eloquent quote from Barbara:  
    "It's apparent from the title that the artist effectively stayed on track with a clear visual statement about her subject; a statement that could easily be overdone without the adept skill and experience evident in this painting. ...This artist very successfully balanced the color temperature, intensity and edge treatment so that the concept was subtle but still clear, making this piece a truly 'golden' winner."

Read more about Golden and her list of recognition here!

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Friday, May 10, 2019

New Notecards - and the Boerne Art Waddle

I spent a large part of last month creating note card templates and printing my favorite paintings onto them, since I'd noticed that some of my fellow artists at the Carriage House Gallery in Boerne tend to sell a lot of note cards! I felt it was time to take advantage of that market...

So I ordered some card stock from Red River Paper (the 60lb Polar Mat greeting cards,) trolled through all of my small animal artwork files, and created 5x7 card sets of cows, donkeys, deer, sheep, and three sets of bunnies! Then I ran out of card stock. Waiting in the print queue are the pigs, squirrels, chickens, goats, bison and horses, but I managed to print the ducks today because tomorrow (Saturday, May 11 - today for some of you reading this!) is the Boerne Art Waddle.

What's an Art Waddle? The Art Waddle is Boerne's premier community art show and sale. It's a festive outdoor event held on neighborhood sidewalks and yards on the second Saturday in May. Named after the ducks that populate Boerne's Cibolo Creek, the Art Waddle is organized by friends of the arts. All proceeds are donated to the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm Art Camp 2019. There is no admission fee to the Waddle, though waddlers are encouraged to contribute to the cause.

View the Art Waddle Map here, and find me on Lott Street. I'll have some recent small works along with great prices on some "retired" pieces, as well as special deals on prints of all sizes, and of course, cards!

Hope to see you there!

Ok, here are my other card sets so far... 









 If any jump out at you, they are $20 per set, plus shipping! ;)


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