Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Candy Factory Opening 9/27

There was a great turn out.....it was a fun night. Met a few artists, too.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

New Painting Squirmish, Art Note Card Endeavour

All kinds of doubts have sprung up with the start of this new painting. My good friend often refers to my paintings as "creepy good." I like that description and feel is fits exactly what I am aiming for in my work, but I think this new one is just plain old creepy. I think it is too early to judge but it is one of those paintings in which the eyes follow you wherever you move...and sort of stare at the back of your head while writing a blog post.......hmmm.

With Pam's courage an interest has been generated for note cards with my paintings on them (made $18 this week!) I have been busy with the computer, most specifically Microsoft Publisher, making cards and inserts. After many hours of work, I have a beautiful group of note cards. So, this looks like a viable way to get the work out for people to enjoy and make a profit. Most of my paintings are available on a note card at $2.50 for single card and $10 for a five back either assorted choices or five of the same image. The come with envelopes. Pretty cool.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

New paintings

Despite feeling a bit depressed this week, I did complete three paintings. I find myself apathetic and disintrested in anything, so I had to fight to get to work. Sometimes I succeed at it and other times I fail....
Anyone else struggle with depession?.......What do you do to move towards your art rather than move away from it?

6"x6" Oil on canvas, $90

The cool goat I have been pushing paint around on for awhile.....

oil on canvas, $200

oil on canvas $200

Friday, September 12, 2008

Today's Painting

Man, that black is killing me......it is coming together, though and will be worth the struggle.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

On the easel.....today's painting

I never thought I would have so many paintings going at one time. I like the idea, though, of going back and forth between several. Long way to go on this one and so wrong to think this would be easy. Black is such a huge challenge. There are so many subtleties of light and color especially in animals. This one isn't a true black...more of a bluish, reddish brown.....very complicated.
I also started "Petal Pusher" but it just looks creepy now, so I will work on it a bit more before I post it..

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Today's painting: Cairn Terrier

This was a fun painting to do today while I am between larger works.