Painting

Aestive

aestive, adj. [‘ Of or belonging to summer; hot, burning.’] Yesterday I did my last official event of the summer, the First City Celebration. The event was somewhat mixed; low sales and a mediocre turnout, but I did get a couple of good contacts. Here is a picture of my booth with my friend Mary Margaret and her lovely jewelry…

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Portfolios

Monday evening I attended the Three Rivers Artist Guild monthly meeting. As the vice president, it’s my job to line up speakers for each meeting, and this month we had Laura Valenti Jelen giving a presentation on “Creating a Visionary Portfolio.” As a photographer, Laura’s focus is little different than mine as a painter; not only are the mediums different,…

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Horses, Painting

A Day At the Races

No, I haven’t forgotten to blog; I’ve just been so busy that I’m completely backlogged with things to say! But my goal this weekend is to churn out some posts… here goes! Last Sunday I went up to Emerald Downs to enjoy the day of racing, see the Equine Art Show, and pick up my paintings. My friend JJ and…

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Horses, Painting

Queen of the dorks

I have been wanting to write that headline for a couple of days now because I have been really feeling foolish. I have had a year–365 days–to get my act together for the 2014 Equine Art Show. The minute I got my 2014 calendar, I marked the date. I have obsessed about my three paintings to send up. I taken…

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Horses, Painting

Finally a moment

It’s been a week since I had a moment to sit down, let alone write. Frankly, it’s been a little TOO busy around here, and I’m glad to be facing a three-day weekend to tackle a few things. Almost every day this week I’ve had something I meant to write about, but it’s just been too busy. So consider this…

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Horses, Painting

It’s all over but the laundry

This has been a busy weekend and I’m tired now. Saturday Morning So Saturday was a full-on day. I had to wake up early and head to the Farmer’s Market to grab supplies for the week, then went to Grapevine Gallery to pick up “Milky Way Fisherman” from the Open Studios of Beavercreek show. But 9:30 I was headed to…

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Lazy painting night

Tonight was my painting night, but I was really tired, so instead of tackling my mountain of works in progress, I decided to watch two videos I rented from the Watercolor Society of Oregon library. I am a rather “loose” painter and I have really liked some of the effects I’ve seen on YUPO® (a synthetic paper. I rented two…

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The painting harlot?

I am normally a pretty focused person. Point A to point B. I read my emails and file them. I weed one bed at a time, in a counterclockwise path. I knit one thing at a time. And then there is painting. In spite of having eleven paintings going on, I started two new ones tonight. My favorite blogger, Stephanie…

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Birding, 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 minute details and getting prices…

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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 and was inspired. The image…

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