Sunday, April 28, 2013
Oil 18" x 24"
On Hold - However, Please contact me if interested
This is another of my western skies that I just finished for the upcoming show at G44 Gallery, 1785 S. 8th Street here in Colorado Springs. The opening is Friday May 10th, 5:00 - 8:00. Hope those of you who live locally can come!
It seems that spring is finally here. Earlier this week it was in the 20's. Today it's in the 70's. While I'm still not able to hike, or really walk very far, since having knee replacement in March, I am looking forward to painting outdoors! My plein air group, Garden Artists, paints every Tuesday and Thursday morning starting in May. Let me know if you'd like to paint with us!
Friday, April 26, 2013
Oil 10" x 8"
This piece is from the Dolores River on the western slope (for those of you not from Colorado, that means on the other side of the Continental Divide.) I loved the fall evening that my husband and I were hiking over there. The refections in the water were constantly changing. There were never endless opportunities for future paintings staring at me.
You just never know when a painting will sell. I recently posted some pieces that were part of a group show at the Colorado Springs Airport. I received an inquiry about one of them in January. Through several months of communication about that piece and several others, I ended up meeting the client, having him over to see the other paintings that he found on my website (the painting that he inquired about was till at the airport.) Then, weeks later (this week), he bought two paintings. We all know that we can't sell work if no one sees it. It's important to get your work out there. I know that sometimes that's challenging. I was thrilled to be a part of that show. It allowed people who didn't know about me to see my work. I just received another inquiry from him about bringing his fiance over to see the piece that he saw in January!
Yesterday I was the co-host on Artists Helping Artists. The show was on branding, ie: creating an art image. During the show, Leslie Saeta wondered if she asked people on FaceBook to describe her art if they could. I commented that you could do the same thing on your blog. So, I am. If you've read this far, could you please comment back using 3 words that you think describes my paintings. Thank you! This will let me know if I've branded myself well. If you see my paintings the same way I see them. Thank you again!
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Oil 18" x 24"
On Hold - However, Please Contact Me If Interested
I love western skies. Our skies are vast, open, majestic, and ever changing. They sometimes seem like the focus of the vista. And other times seem like the supporting cast for the landscape.
This painting is part of my upcoming show at G44 Gallery, 1785 S. 8th Street, Colorado Springs. The opening is Friday, May 10th 5:00 - 8:00 pm.
Once again, I am going to be the co-host on Artists Helping Artists. Hope you can listen in to the show, this Thursday, April 25th at 9:00 PST. Leslie Saeta has created a great show on Spring Cleaning your brand. Tune in to find out why you need a brand for your art business, how to create a strong brand and how you can use packaging, photography and graphics to share your brand with potential collectors.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Oil 6" x 8"
This painting is headed off to Austin. I painted one like it last winter when we were in Maui. But, just after I set up to paint, it started raining and the painting became darker and reflected the rain colors of the moment. At the request of the client I've painted this lighter, sunny day view. After finishing this and going back through my photos of that trip, I hope one day we'll go back to Hawaii!
Fun News: Tomorrow I will be the co-host on Artists Helping Artists, Blog Talk Radio. Leslie Saeta and I will be interviewing Melinda Cootsona about her book: "Open Your Studio-9 Steps to a Successful Art Career". I've wondered about having an open studio, but was never quite ready to jump right in. So, I loved reading this book. Hope you can listen in! The show is broadcast live at 9:00 am PST or you can listen to the podcast any time.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Oil 11" x 14"
$295.00 + $10. s/h
I love how reflections add so much dimension and color to a painting.
My knee is continuing to improve. Today I was able to paint for about 1 1/2 hours! I'm slowly getting back to my old (I should say former) self! Thank you to everyone for your comments, emails and thoughts about my recovery! Another great thing about the blogosphere and social media: there are always friends out there!
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Oil 11" x 14"
$295.00 + $10. s/h
While spring is upon us, I hadn't yet posted this piece from a short while ago. I'm not sure who started the saying "Springtime in the Rockies." But, it doesn't refer to flowers, blossoms, buds and warm nights. Yesterday was a very windy 21 degrees! Colorado Springs is at 6,000 feet and the changing weather is always a topic of conversation.
My posts are a bit less frequent than normal. Recuperating from partial knee replacement is almost a full time job. Three times each day I do 20 - 30 minutes of physical therapy. Several hours each day I sit in a CPM machine, which moves your leg, so that even when you're doing "nothing" your leg is in motion. Three times each week I go to the Physical Therapist, who swears he wasn't a Chinese Torture agent in his last life, but I'm not sure! And, everything that I do is an effort and takes a long time. I'm just grateful that I live in this century and that in a few more weeks I'll be even better!