Thursday, April 29, 2010

Joined at the Hip

The Lafayette Gallery will be participating in the Lafayette Farmer's Market, starting next week. The farmer's market will be open from 4 to 8, on Thursday evenings, in downtown Lafayette. I volunteered, along with two other gallery artists, to show some of my work in our booth, next Thursday. Trying to finish, and frame a few last minute paintings, has kept me busy. Let's hope for a break in our recent rainy days, and lots of customers!
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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Ready To Go

This week I've been busy framing, and trying to get organized. These two small paintings are now framed, and ready to take to Valley Art Gallery, to replace two that have been sold. These frames are the new Franken Frames in the natural wood. I've been so happy with these frames, so easy!
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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Shall We Dance

One more for, "The Black and White Show", the May exhibit in the Lafayette Gallery. Still excavating my studio, in search of more black and white artwork. This dry point etching turned up. and will be submitted, along with yesterday's post. Now that this is done, it's time to get back to painting! Can hardly wait! Today, is a perfect spring day, sunny, flowers blooming, everything is springlike! So inspiring.! I have a million new ideas in my head, all ready to paint ! Can hardly wait to begin!
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Black and White Show

The May exhibit for the Lafayette Gallery is titled, "The Black and White Show". Today, I spent time trying to decide what I wanted to exhibit for this upcoming show, taking photos, and getting organized. I decided on two dry point etchings, from my printmaking days. This one is titled, "Knees Together". This was fun to do, and reminded me of how much I enjoy working with the ink, and printing press. This is the challenge, I also enjoy painting! So many wonderful ways to be creative, so little time!
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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Moving Forward, Back to the Familiar

After a very busy, and exhausting week, with no time for painting, I was determined to block out some painting time this afternoon. I decided to make things easy, and paint something familiar. Tomatoes are always fun, and uplifting! So here we are. This was the better of two paintings done on a rainy Sunday.
While I was painting, Brian was watching Tiger Woods, in the background. I couldn't help but be impressed, after all of his recent personal problems, and being away from the game for 144 days, Tiger was still able to be competitive, and placed fourth in the Masters. Not that this has anything to do with painting. I have to say, I admire Tiger's ability to rise above his personal difficulties, and perform, under pressure. A lesson for us all. No matter what else is going on, we need to keep moving forward.
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