Tuesday, November 30, 2010

winter inspiration

getting ready to hang my show in the morning...still have on drawing to finish, an artist statement and a pricelist to do. here's a new little tiny, 3.5x5.5, which i call "Winter's Message", and a few steps leading up to it.

just got my postcards in for my show in temecula! i'll be sending those out in the next week or two. if you want one, even if you can't come (you can put it on the fridge!!), send me an email with your mailing address.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

who needs sleep anyway

no pictures right now, i still have to photograph the latest work. not to mention, i'm saving them for my show as a surprise! i hang my landscape drawings next wednesday, and then i can shift my focus to my show in temecula. i've got several canvases and plenty of ideas, just lacking in time. i'm even taking a few days off of work so i can spend them in the studio!

so don't forget, my opening for all of you locals is next friday the 3rd from 5 to 7 at miklo's coffee house, 6005 jaguar drive. and if anyone is around the temecula, ca area, i'll be at lorimar winery on the 22nd of january showing my paintings and drawings, a little mix of everything. i'll have postcards for that show to send out next week. please email me if you would like a postcard. once the shows are up i will post pictures of the work and the events. hope to see some of you in the next couple of months! and i hope you all have a great holiday!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

i can't think of a blog title right now

art dork

End of the Road, 24x48, oil on canvas (sold)

end of the road is based on my visits to eldorado checking on my aunt's house. if you take avenida eldorado alllll the way to the end, it turns into a dirt road. a little further ahead is the end of the road with a big warning sign not to go any further. it's kinda hard to with the barbed wire fence and all, but i guess they had to make it clear. this is an awesome spot to watch the sun set in the west over the ortiz and sandia mountains and then turn your gaze skyward and star watch. perfectly peaceful with a touch of coyote howling to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end. far enough from the lights of santa fe that you can see the stars all the way down to the mountain top silhouettes. this place will always be a warm reminder of my aunt and a new beginning for me.

in the other picture, if you look through the dorky artist wielding her brushes, you can see the piece in progress. hmmm, maybe for my next painting i'll take pics all the way through and post them in order so you can watch how it comes to be?! sounds fun doesn't it?! anywho, this piece is actually going to my biggest collector, so if you want to see it in person you'll have to go visit my brother in maryland.

also, i've set the date for my artist's reception at the lorimar winery shop in temecula, ca. it will be on saturday, january 22nd. i'll get more details up later.

back to work for me! namaste.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

the eighth day of the week

Monsoon Study
12x12 oil on board

Day's Done
10x8 oil on board

oh i have so much to do! i need that eighth day of the week just to spend more time in the studio. i've been asked several times about a newsletter so i started a mailing list (sign up is on the right side of the page) and i'm going to work on a newsletter, hopefully this weekend. the newsletter will be to update you on upcoming shows, new work and the latest blog posts. very exciting, no?! (edit...the first line is email, second is first name and third is last name...i'll have to figure out how to fix that!)

here are two new works i did this past weekend. both are smaller works done on treated board instead of canvas. i rather like the hard surface to paint on and it leaves my edges with a nice clean wood surface. there's not the give that a canvas has. instead of the satisfying drumbeat of canvas when the brush hits it, there's an equally satisfying solid thud.

alright, back to the gallery to cover for a few hours and then tonight i'll hit the canvas and/or paper. cheers!