Wednesday, September 20, 2017

September 20, 30 on 30

Day 20, 30 paintings in 30 days
hosted by Leslie Saeta.

I've been wanting to learn some mixed media techniques for awhile now. My home studio has bags of broken jewelry and wooden boxes that I've collected for the day that I do college. So when it took almost the entire day to get the gallery back together after tearing it apart for the show at Greenwich, it was a treat to end the day across the street in a mixed media class with friends. It was interesting, I choose some paper and colors that I liked bu,t soon got into painting too heavy and not really liking my project. The instructor kept on telling us to trust the process. I liked the way you're never "stuck " with anything, the painting can always change. Layers are good.

I also enjoyed watching how another instructor worked. What do I steal for my own classes? Well, the little boxes which held the brushes, pencils and pens were wonderful... gotta get some of those. They  kept all the supplies in order so we weren't loosing things as we worked. I loved the way Tabitha had the paintings organized, easy to see, easy to grab, and easy to store. She also gave out a lot of information about the supplies and what you could do with them as we worked. I walked away happy. Not only did I get to spend some time with friends and learn a few things, I got a painting for the 30 in 30.

My theme? Halloween of course.

8" x 8"
Mixed Media on Wood Pannel

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

September 19, 30 in 30

Day #19, 30 paintings in 30 days
hosted by Leslie Saeta.

I was able to paint this at the art show this weekend. It feels good to be going back to the studio after being gone for four days.

Lilly Pads
8" x 10"
Alcohol Ink and Pen
$105 + S&H

Monday, September 18, 2017

September 18, 30 in 30

Day # 18, 30 paintings in 30 days
hosted by Leslie Saeta.

Felling so very blessed for all my friends and family.

Okay... now I'm tired. I had such a great time at Greenwich Village Art Fair this weekend. I feel so blessed to be so supported by loving family and friends. How lucky am I do be doing what I love surrounded by such wonderful loving and creative people. I can't thank everyone enough for this weekend. I was thinking last night, even if I never make any money at this fair I will still have to go every year just to keep in touch with the community. I was humbled by the people who knew me through Facebook and the newsletter etc. Thank you. I may not see you everyday but I know that you are there and it fuels my soul. Thank you for the many purchases so that I may pay some bills, buy some supplies and keep doing it everyday. Thank you for the hours setting up, taking down dropping off... Thank you for the pizza, the drinks, the company. I'm so sorry I didn't get a chance to talk to everyone. (Therese and Greg I'm sorry I didn't get to spend time with you. Thanks you for stopping in.) Thank you for those who are far away and still support me by liking my posts and leaving my encouraging comments. I felt your presence.

Two things stick out....
      1.      Boy, are there a lot of extremely talented people out there. I always feel so in awe of the other artists and am inspired to go home do more and push harder.
      2.      There are young kids out there who come to Greenwich with their allowance in hand. They are looking at the art. I am impressed every time a young person buys a matted card for $6 or a small canvas for $15. These people are the future of art. They may see the cute stuffed cat around the corner but they are truly drawn to the brushstrokes, colors and textures.

Okay I lied three things...

I am also impressed by the young emerging artists I meet. They are in high school trying to figure out their future path. They ask me what they can do now to help their career. I tell them to share it on the internet. We all want to know what they are doing. Sometimes I can't refrain from saying," Damn, girl you're far more talented than I am." They are... they are out there, and they are good.

The future of art is safe in the hands of the youth. And it warms my soul.

So here's today's offering. A plate I finished painting for the fair. 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

September 16, 30 in 30

Day #16, 30 paintings in 30 days
hosted by Leslie Saeta.

I have been working on a little project for a few months now. It's the first time I've done illustrations of this sort and it's been a lot of fun. So while I'm at Greenwich Village Art Fair I thought it would be fun to give you a sneak peak of my project.

More tomorrow.

September 17, 30 in 30

Day #17, 30 paintings in 30 days
hosted by Leslie Saeta.

Having a great time at Greenwich Village Art Fair. Here's part two of the sneak peak I promised.

More info in a few months.

Friday, September 15, 2017

September 15, 30 in 30

Day #15, 30 paintings in 30 days
hosted by Leslie Saeta.

I first went  up to the north woods of Wisconsin
when I was 10 years old.
I remember the impact the place had on me, even at such a young age. I didn't want to leave. As luck would have it, my parents also fell in love with the area and bought a summer home on South Twin Lake. My family has been enjoying the place for decades. This summer I was able to share the area with two groups of artists. It was wonderful to be able to share a place so dear with friends. I spend most of my time marveling at nature but sometimes people make incredible sights too. Today's painting is from the outside of the antique shop in Eagle River. What an excitement for the eyes! The colors, textures and theme are a delight to see.

At The Antiques Store
8" x 10"
Alcohol Ink and Pen on Yupo
$210 + S&H

Thursday, September 14, 2017

September 14, 30 in 30

Day 14, 30 paintings in 30 days
hosted by Leslie Saeta.

Today is a piece I painted for the Greenwich Village Art Show which takes place this weekend. It's been awhile since I've been in an Art Fair, June in fact. Lots to do.

Iris on Canvas
Alcohol Ink and Pen
7" x 5" x 3" Framed
$49 + S&H