HAVE A FANTASTIC LABOR DAY WEEK-END!!
Friday, August 30, 2013
I had a difficult time deciding whether or not to participate in Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. I want to work larger and doing 30 daily paintings in 30 days calls for a smaller format. However, since the move I have had so many wipe offs that I need a big push to return to a working routine and this fits the bill. I plan to work on larger works, too, but these small paintings will aid in that direction. I have no theme. Last January for this challenge I painted with a limited palette. Next month I am just going to paint and perhaps these small paintings will inspire larger ones (that actually stay on the canvas!). To all the artists that are participating I really look forward to seeing what you paint! It's really fun!!!
Thursday, August 22, 2013
It's a beautiful day here in Texas. I thought it would be a good time to share with you my new studio space.
This is my current work area. My easel is in storage, but that's ok. I have the "Paint On" Karin Jurick table top easel that I use most of the time.
Everything is right where I need it and within reach when I am working.
I even have a small sofa when I need a break or to read, look at blogs ...................
One of two bookcases for still life items, sketch books, panels, whatever I need.
There is still some work that needs to be done, such as shelves and window coverings, but I have to say I love this room. I wish I could say there have been lots of good paintings since we moved, but I admit that there have been LOTS of wipe offs! I should be discouraged, but I'm not. It happens to us all at one time or another and so the painting will continue! That's what happens with addictions!!
I always enjoy seeing the studios of other artists. I hope you enjoyed seeing my space. Hope you are having a wonderful, creative day!!
Sunday, August 18, 2013
6x12 on Gessoed Board
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Trying to get back into a routine. With unpacking, organizing, and company it is slow going. I've done some painting (yay!!!), but not posting. I've painted this previously and it proved to be a good subject to begin with. I love apples - to paint and to eat!