Category: Painting

A little news update

Open Studios of Beavercreek Well, Open Studios of Beavercreek has been going on for two days and so far it’s been great. First, I have been so touched by all the people who have helped and shows support. My friend JJ came out bright and early on Friday morning to help me with the last …

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Short post because I painted too long

Tonight was my painting night and I made a lot of progress. In fact, I painted so long I hardly have time to post before bedtime! I worked on this painting: This background was created while ice painting back in February. I recently saw another artist’s piece doing a white egret on a red-orange background …

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Kindly refrain from pressing the panic button

In one week the Open Studios of Beavercreek begins. A couple days ago I found out that I will not be using my tent, as I assumed, but I will be in a garage. While this is preferable in many ways, it means all my planning was wrong. My plan is to spend this weekend …

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Apply paint, let dry, repeat

Tonight was painting night. When I sat down to look over my (extensive) list of paintings in progress i knew I didn’t want to work on any of them. So, I resolved to kill two birds with one stone: I would clean out my palette of all the great colors I no longer am in …

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Know when to give up

So tonight was my self-imposed painting night. It’s been a tiring week, but I settled down to paint anyway. I was pleased with myself. I started with “Twilight Flight.” It’s hard to tell, but I added another layer of darks and the eyes to the geese. I’m still not sure what to do about the …

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Paint me!

Someone recently asked me how long it takes me to complete a painting. Every artist has heard this question and has their own response, the most realistic being “it took as long as it took.” For me, I would guesstimate it takes me about two months from “first paint on the paper” to “signature”. Sometimes …

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Pours, Pollock, & Painting (I need a maid now)

I am taking a break from painting class for the summer for a variety of reasons, mostly having to do with my current stress levels. As part of this bargain with myself, however, I have committed to paint every Tuesday or Wednesday night. I think it’s going to be Wednesday from now on so I …

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The only constant is change

TGIF. The last couple of weeks have really taken it out of me. First, there is my new lifestyle; while I am already seeing changes and improvements such as better sleep, improved breathing, and more energy (for exercise), it has also been a mentally exhausting two weeks. At every step I have to make choices …

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Adaptation

So today I went to the Sound Equine Option’s Ride to Provide Horse Show as a vendor for my art. My goal was to do a dry run of my booth and maybe to get a couple of equine portrait commissions. I arrived and discovered that my booth wouldn’t work. The vendor area was really …

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Attraction

Today, after work, I made my way across the river to the Oregon Convention Center to view the Gathering of the Guilds. This huge event encompasses the Oregon Potters Association Ceramic Showcase and is flanked by the Creative Metal Arts Guild, Oregon Glass Guild, Guild of Oregon Woodworkers, Portland Bead Society, and Portland Handweavers Guild. …

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