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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! 🙂

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

This week’s art auction: TWO FOR ONE!

This week I couldn’t decide which painting to put up for auction, so I choose TWO! Same starting bid, $9.99!

The Yin/Yang of Love

original oil painting, daily journal on canvas board

Yin/Yang of Love, 8 x 8" oil on canvas board, $50

Here is my latest daily journal painting. I painted this one on Saturday and today I’m starting a larger version of this “sketch”. This image bowled me over on Saturday morning, I HAD to paint it right away. Unfortunately, images don’t always come to me that forcefully. Funny how art imitates life sometimes. There has been quite a bit of turmoil around my house the past couple of days, maybe it’s life imitating art in this case, since the painting was done first. Perhaps I had a premonition of what was coming, actually, barreling towards me. Maybe it’s the largest solar storm in years causing the jump in crazy energy around here. It could just be my pms, or maybe I’m finally hitting menopause! LOL! All I know is I am completely drained of all positive energy right now and I’m having a difficult time staying positive and upbeat, which is somewhat unusual for me. I’m usually the one preaching “you are what you think about”. Anyway, this is where my art comes in, it’s always been my therapy. So, today I’m working on a larger version of this painting which has obviously stirred up some emotions that I need to work out or through or whatever. Peace, love and happiness to all! 🙂

Misunderstood, Regrouping and Moving On

Three new paintings, daily journal size, that I finished this week. These are all 8 x 8″ oils on canvas boards and available in my Etsy shop.



Moving On

Back to Daily Journal Series

Finally getting back to some semblance of a normal schedule after all the excitement of the past month. I had gall bladder surgery on March 31st after being sick for months. Starting to feel normal again, not totally healed yet, but getting there. April 2nd was the 2nd anniversary opening reception here at Chroma Studios gallery. We had an awesome turnout, of course I don’t remember much about it since I was still doped up from my surgery. Last week was a wash, I was back in the gallery but didn’t get much accomplished since I was still recovering from surgery.

So, this week, I am back in the studio every morning. Working on getting back to a regular painting schedule. I finished two small paintings this morning. They are 8 inch square oil paintings on canvas board. A return to my “Daily Journal” series. Hopefully I can start doing at least one of these everyday again. I think it was the beginning of 2008 that I abandoned this series. We opened Chroma Studios around that time and then in April my dad passed away. At that point, everything went out of whack. I’ve been trying to get back to a daily painting routine ever since. Now is the time, I can’t live without painting everyday, it makes me crazy! Another thing I’ve wandered away from is regular blogging. Working on getting that back too.

Below are the two newest paintings, they will be available in my Etsy shop sometime today. $50 each or add a frame for $70.

Release, 8 x 8" oil on canvas board, $50

Sun Energy, 8 x 8" oil on canvas board, $50