Friday, December 9, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
One of my larger plein air paintings for my ranch "bucket" list! 18x24. Although I have lived on this family ranch for 40 years, new vistas never cease to amaze me. so I had to add this to my List. Only about 3 or4 more large works to do. A triptic for my three daughters is part of that. I had hope to finish this challenge this fall, but perhaps by New Year is reasonable!
May your Holidays be filled with joy!
Sunday, November 20, 2011
I usually do plein air painting ( painted out doors on location) but on a rainy day its great to take over the dining room and paint by the fire with Coco our Doxie. She tells me when to put another log on! I signed all finished these paintings and started a new large one of our ranch view.
FYI. A bought bed pads from drugstore, and put under my work area. You can make a mess and even wipe your brushes on them!! No worries about the linen table cloth under!
Today I was to exhibit my paintings at the art show along the beach in Santa Barbara and then attend special reception at Avante winery in Santa Ynez.. to rainy to go out of the house! So I am finishing ALL of by works and even signing them all. I have trouble doing a good signature, so usually put LAS my initials. I did sign 15 paintings today and my full name signature did get better!
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Santa Barbara Art Association Gallery 113. I am a featured artist this month. Come see the show! La Arcada next to the Art Museum.
Its good to see several painting hung together, although in this small photo I can see I need to work on proper placement in hanging!
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Wow, It has been an eventful week in Santa Barbara's art community! My work and the Art show I chaired was in all the papers. Our Wilderness to Gallery show at the Faulkner was on the cover.
I was one of 20 chosen top artists to do a paintout and exhibit downtown. Too fun!!!
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
I'm a bad, bad girl. I sold the painting of my fav. house. and did not take a photo of it. It's soo hard being perfect! Ha.
I have been pretty good about keeping a diary or log of my work. I have painted over 250 paintings so far. I did an inventory of all my studies. There is a pile of them. Perhaps I should have a super sale on them , just for the cost of canvas! One great artist I know, threw a bunch of hers out and discovered next Satuday her neighbors sold them in a yard sale and made a killing!