Category Archives: 2011

Weekly Art Auction

This week I am starting back with my weekly art auction. Every week, one original painting, starting bid of $9.99. You never know what you might find! 🙂

This week’s painting is “Riding the Cosmic Wave”. It is an 8 x 8″ oil painting on canvas board. Part of my Daily Journal Series, though they aren’t daily much anymore! This one was painted on 7/28/11. Click here or on image to go to auction page.

original oil on canvas board painting

Riding the Cosmic Wave, 8 x 8" oil on canvas board

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Today’s new work

original oil painting on canvas board

Winter Day, 8 x 8" oil on canvas board, $50

I started and finished two daily journal paintings today. My daily journal series is an ongoing series of small, quick paintings I create as warm ups to keep the creative juices flowing. Today, it’s feeling a bit like winter coming on, so the color palette is reflecting the weather. COLD! We are expecting snow this weekend here in Albuquerque. Yesterday’s wind storm tore the roof off our neighbor’s large shed, including several layers of the cinder block walls it was attached to. Luckily, our chicken coop right next door wasn’t touched. Poor chickens must have been frightened silly!

original oil painting on canvas board flower

Cold Blows In, 8 x 8" oil on canvas board, $50

Cyber Sale!

I keep seeing posts about “Cyber Monday” all over the place, so I decided to hold my own “Cyber Sale” in my Etsy shop. Today through December 19th I am offering 20% off all items in my Etsy shop. Just enter coupon code: CYBERSHOP when checking out and the discount will be automatically figured into your final price. I have several new/old items I will be posting throughout today and this week, so please check back often! 🙂 Thank you all for your support through the years!

No Stopping a LOVE rEVOLution!

Today’s daily journal painting, inspired by current events! 🙂

original oil on canvas board Love revolution

"No Stopping a LOVE rEVOLution", 8 x 8" oil on canvas board, stay tuned for next week's art auction!

Cleaning out the studio, once again!

I think I have moved my studio over 20 times in the last ten years! UGH! I just moved it for hopefully the next to the last time. The next time I move my studio will be to our future home in the mountains of New Mexico! Until then, I will settle for a bedroom in my house. Much better than the dining room I moved from this time.  A lot more privacy, but a LOT less space than I’ve had in a long time. This has required me to clean out much more stuff so I can fit everything in. I don’t think I have been this organized in a LONG time! This is a great thing for my collectors because it means I have lots of art to clear out. Not just paintings, but prints, art pendants, etc. I decided on a couple of ways to get these deals out there to you all. I am posting five auctions this week and every week until I get done! Plus, I’m listing bunches of good stuff on my Facebook Art page.

Art Opening: This Friday and Saturday, 5-8pm!

Working on finishing up my latest series which I will premiere at this weekend’s art opening. The paintings are all complete, just getting the frames done and finishing it all up. “Exposed Emotions” is a new series of paintings that I have been working on for the last couple of months. I’m really excited about this series as it is something quite a bit different for me. The paintings are on stretched linen with parts of the beautiful canvas showing through. That is the “Exposed” part. The emotions refer to the subjects and titles of the paintings. Bliss, Happy, Passion, Euphoria, Love Consciousness, Unconditional Love, and Love is the Thread are the titles of the seven paintings. The show is a two evening opening and the show will be open by appointment only for the month of November. We will also have an open studio event happening at the same time. There will be around 3 other artists with their studio doors open for the evenings. My eldest son, Bryan Beck, who is also an artist, is also showing his latest series of portraits. They are all pencil drawings. I am so proud of him for following in his mom’s footsteps! Hope to see lots of locals at this weekend’s opening. The location is 1606 Central Ave. SE suite 201, the Central location of Chroma Studios.

Another finished painting!

original oil on linen painting love flowers

Untitled for now, 20 x 20" oil on linen, Not available for sale until November.

I am so happy to be done with this one! It was giving me a difficult time and I almost thought I would have to start it over again, but I’m pretty happy with the way it came out. Sometimes when you keep painting, it turns to mud, sometimes it turns out good! Haven’t come up with a name for this one yet. hmmmmm……