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Chroma Studios Open House: Saturday, Sept. 17, 12-5pm

Reception area at Chroma Studios

Reception area at Chroma Studios

This Saturday from noon to 5pm I will be opening my studio to the public. Not just my studio, but 3-4 other artists in my building will also be here to show their work! It’s been years since we opened Chroma Studios to the public and I am so excited to share all the color and energy with you all! We have 11 studios in all, though not everyone is able to be open this time around.

We have 2 studios that are currently being moved out of, so we also have 2 studios opening up for new artists at the beginning of October. If you are looking for an art studio, stop by and see what we have available! We are always happy to welcome new artists into the Chroma Studios fold. πŸ™‚

Mixed Media by Dee Alexandria

Mixed Media by Dee Alexandria

I recently moved into a new studio that I’m sharing with another artist. Dee Alexandria has been a friend since we first met selling our art at the New Mexico State Fair almost 10 years ago! We decided to share a studio because neither of us needed a big studio to ourselves. Plus, it’s nice to have company in the studio. So often, artists are isolated from their peers. That is one of the things about Chroma Studios that makes it so nice! We have a community of artists here that help each other out. Mine and Dee’s work compliments each other perfectly as we both love color, flowers and spirals!

Landscape painting by Cynthia Zeedyk

Landscape painting by Cynthia Zeedyk

Cynthia Zeedyck is another artist who will have her studio open this Saturday. She is a lifelong artist with 45 years of training and experience in the arts, including: Fine Arts, Appalachian Arts, Poetry, many styles of Dance, Wildcrafting Herbs, and Poetry. Cynthia was awarded with an Apprenticeship Grant from Ohio Arts for Traditional Heritage Basket Making. Her works sold both nationally and internationally. She was the largest female producer of Heritage Berry Baskets in the world.Β  Her designs and creations include landscape paintings, floral and contemporary. Newest works in Scrimshaw. Cynthia has been a Chroma Artist since 2014.

Mixed Media by Robert Medina Cook

Mixed Media by Robert Medina Cook

Robert Medina Cook has been a Chroma Studios artist off and on for at least 5 years. He began his journey in the creative arts over forty years ago in Santa Fe, New Mexico. A native New Mexican whose local family roots go back centuries in Northern New Mexico, in 2012 Robert was one of 7 artists honored for their excellence in the arts by being proclaimed a “Local Treasure” by the Albuquerque Art Business Association. Featured in several publications, his artworks have won numerous awards and can be found in corporate, museum, public art and private collections throughout the US and abroad.

Mixed Media by Phillip Vigil

Mixed Media by Phillip Vigil

Phillip Vigil (Jemez Pueblo/Chiricahua Apache) is a fourth-generation artist residing in Jemez Pueblo. He is new to Chroma Studios. He is a self-taught artist and has been working seriously on his art now for several years. He always had a love of art since he realized at a young age that the paintings on the walls were done by members of his family. He is highly influenced by the abstract modernists of the early and late 20th century. He works a lot on paper with oil pastels, oil sticks, oil paint sticks, spray paint, oil and acrylic paint as well.

 

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Long time!

It’s been too long since my last post. Lots going on in my private life right now. Half of August we were gone on vacation. We visited the Pacific NW for the first time ever and we really liked it! It was a great trip and we visited some friends and some family. Met a few of my facebook friends that I had never met in person before, plus a college friend I hadn’t seen since 1999!

original oil painting on canvas and wood

Orange flower triptych, 12 1/2 x 12 1/2″ oil on canvas and wood, $215

I’m back to work in my studio, mainly been working on getting my coloring books out in the world. Yesterday, I started on a new coloring page design. I’m having so much fun with these mandala drawings!

mandala pencil drawing in progress

New coloring page mandala in progress

A couple of weeks ago, I was feeling down and in a dark place. For whatever reason, I decided that I should add some black paint to a few older paintings, just to see what they would look like. I really am happy with the outcome. I didn’t actually use black paint out of the tube, but mixed my own black with Ultramarine blue and Olive green. It’s on old artist trick to make the black more luminous.

original oil painting on canvas and wood

Green flower triptych, 12 1/2 x 12 1/2″ oil on canvas and wood, $215

The painting above is being auctioned in my facebook fan group, starting bid $40! If you are interested, you must be a member of the group to bid! To join the group, go to THIS PAGE and click the join button. πŸ™‚

I guess the main reason I haven’t posted here in so long is that I’m feeling like I’m at a turning point with my art and I’m not sure where it’s going next. I’m working on simplifying things, but with all the art I have piled up in my studio, that’s not an easy task. Stay tuned, I promise to keep you in the loop! πŸ™‚

original oil painting on canvas and wood

Yellow flower triptych, 12 1/2 x 12 1/2″ oil on canvas and wood, $215

This Week’s Art Auction

This week’s art auction, another original painting from my daily journal series. Starting bid $20. Another favorite of mine!

photo of Love flowing towards a dream original oil painting

“Love Flowing Towards a Dream”, 8 x 8″ oil on canvas board, starting bid $20

Latest Art Auction

I have changed my art auctions from a weekly event to sporadic. My schedule is pretty wacky these days with the music projects I’m working on, but I don’t want to neglect my art side, so here it is, my latest art auction. This is one of my favorite recent paintings, actually, I guess it’s not super recent, it was painted in 2011. “No Stopping a Love rEVOLution” is all about changing the world with, you guessed it, LOVE! The auction lasts a week and the starting bid is $20. Happy bidding!

oil painting, no stopping a love revolution

“No Stopping a Love rEVOLution”, 8 x 8″ oil on canvas board, starting bid $20

Weekly Auction: something different

This week’s art auction is something just a bit different! This week I’m posting one of my painted guitars. This is the smallest of the guitars I’ve done, it’s a decorator guitar, made of wood and painted with acrylics. Starting bid is the same, $20. Stand is included with the guitar, so you have a perfect way to display it on a mantel, shelf or desk! Happy bidding!

original hand painted acrylic guitar

Happy, hand painted wood mini guitar, acrylics, 13 x 5″, starting bid $20, stand is included

Vacation over, REALLY this time!

I guess it’s just been one of those summers. After having my studio time interrupted over and over again, I decided to extend my vacation from my art studio. It’s not as if I’m not working at all. Still have Chroma Studios to run, which has basically been taking up most of my time this summer. In addition to all types of personal events and issues, like working on house projects in preparation to sell our house.

Anyway, finally, today….I’m baaaaack! πŸ™‚ I have made a new commitment to spending at least 8 hours a day in my studio, working on my art and art related activities. Sometimes I just need to break away from the art and recharge my creative batteries, so to speak. I am really excited about getting back to painting! I am considering going back to my landscapes. Actually, not really back, because I have some ideas for a different, more abstract, landscape style.

Perfect Love original oil on board

“Perfect Love”, 22 x 16″ oil on board, abstract landscape, $400

I painted a couple of these last year and a couple of years ago and looking back now, I’m ready to expand on that style and turn it into a series.

First off though, I’m finishing up the “All About Love” series I started at the beginning of the summer.

In the meantime, I’ve just posted my art auction for this week, “Winter Day”. I’m anticipating the cooler days ahead and looking forward to it!

Winter Day original oil painting on canvas board

“Winter Day”, 8 x 8″ oil on canvas board, starting bid $20

Weekly Art Auction

Getting back to my weekly art auctions. This week’s auction is a daily journal painting from 2007. During this period, I custom built several wood frames for my daily journal paintings. I wanted a frame that I could paint on so the painting could be continued into the frame. This was the result of that experiment. If memory serves me, I did 8 of these paintings. This is the only one left! Click on the image to go to the auction page. Thanks for looking and happy bidding! πŸ™‚

original oil painting with handmade handpainted wood frame

“Spokes of the Sun”, 12 x 12″ oil painting on canvas board, framed with a handmade, hand painted wood frame which is painted to be a part of the piece, starting bid $20