“Finding Balance”, 16 x 20″ oil on gallery wrapped canvas, $485
The studio walls are down, the space cleaned up and it’s oh so nice and big! I’ve been painting this week! YAY! It’s been a little while, finally getting back to a couple of paintings I started back in January.
Untitled work in progress, 9 x 19″ oil on canvas,
The first one is completed, still working on the second one. Hoping to finish it up this week, so I can spend next week getting ready for my open studio on Saturday the 7th. My band, Sunlight, also has a show on Friday the 6th in Santa Fe! It’s going to be a fun weekend!
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Tagged abstract, albuquerque, art, art opening, art show, artist's life, arts, canvas, Chroma studios, community, creativity, flower, flowers, folk music, Sunlight
“Eternal Love, 30 x 30” oil on canvas, work in progress for my December show.
I love this frenzied mode of painting!
Working on two to three paintings at the same time
Waiting for paint to dry
While staring at another blank canvas
work in the beginning stages, 12 x 12″ oil on canvas
At the beginning ideas were slow
The muse was sleepy
She’s wide awake and singing out loud now!
“Singing Out Loud”, 12 x 12″ oil on canvas, work in progress for my December show
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It’s been a busy month since I last posted here! I have been on tour with my band, Sunlight! 🙂 I will post more about that later, with photos. For now, I’ve missed sharing my Artsy Quotes, so here’s another one on gratitude! I am beyond grateful for my dream life, thank you Source for everything!
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Tagged Artsy, artsy quotes, flower, gratitude, heart, love, oil painting, Ralph Waldo Emerson
I just finished another painting in my “Words” series! 🙂 This one is called “Rise with the Sun” and it is painted on all sides as well as the front.
“Rise with the Sun”, 12 x 12″ oil on gallery wrapped canvas, all sides painted. Available for $215.
The four sides of the canvas include other parts of the verse that was used for this painting.
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Tagged flower, green, New oil painting, original oil painting, red, Rise with the Sun, sun, word series, yellow
More “Artsy quotes”….. feel free to share these! 🙂
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Tagged art with quotes, artsy quotes, dream, dreams, flower, flowers, freedom, heart, inspirational quotes, love, peace, sunshine
It’s finally done! 🙂 I cannot even remember how long ago I first conceived of the idea of this series of photographs. It’s been months for sure. There are 14 images so far all together, with more on the way.
I created a poster that features twelve of the close up images. The Desert Textures series is just the first of several Textures series I have planned. The next grouping is “Sky Textures”.
Current “Words” series painting, still a work in progress
I’m still working on the “Words” painting series alongside this photography series. I have the next painting on my table now, progress photo above.
Photography has always been a favorite side project of mine. I majored in Photojournalism my first year in college and learned how to develop my own film, black and white of course.
I have always said the only reason I didn’t become a professional photographer is because I never seem to have my camera with me when the perfect shot comes my way. I decided last year to change that and bought my first iPhone. I found the Instagram app and that inspired me to start my textures series.
My other current side project is “Sunlight”, a music group I sing in with my husband, Guitar Aaron and our friend, Ray. I guess it’s true what they say about creatives, our attention span is short! I like to think of it as multitasking! There are just so many creative projects to accomplish, and it’s all so much fun! 🙂
Sunlight is going on a short regional tour in March! We will play venues in Phoenix, Tucson, and Bisbee, AZ as well as Albuquerque and Las Cruces NM.
Singing has always been a dream of mine, since I was a wee one. It’s a project we started about 1 1/2 years ago and it has been nothing but a great time! I’m living proof that you are never too old to follow your heart and live your dreams! 🙂
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Tagged cactus, desert, Desert Textures, desert textures series, flower, heart, oil paintings, painting, photography, poster, rock, sand, Sky Textures, textures, words series
This is a commissioned painting, for the Healing Words Project. Still a few layers to go before it’s done.
Worthy, 30 x 30" oil on linen
Posted in 2012, art, new work, painting
Tagged flower, healing, Healing words project, hearts, love, painting, work in progress, worthy
The past couple of days have been so amazing! Temps in the high 60s, sunshine! Finally coming out of that “last days of winter” funk! Being reminded of why I love living in central New Mexico. We have 4 seasons that pretty much stick to the days on the calendar. Winters are usually pretty mild and short with plenty of sunny, warm days thrown in. So, needless to say, I have spent the last couple of days outside as much as possible! Walking the dogs, hanging out in the back with the chickens, riding the bus/walking around town running errands. So, though it’s been fun, it’s time to get back in the studio and get some work done.
I found out on Monday that my bid was accepted for a mural project. The mural is for a church preschool and will be my first mural ever! I’m so excited, cannot wait to get started on it! Below is a rough sketch of the idea. The preschool is called “Lambs of Grace” and hence the lambs in the meadow. Work will begin on the mural as soon as it’s warm enough to paint outside, so hopefully very soon!
Preliminary sketches for Lambs of Grace mural
Today began another weekly art auction, as always starting bid is $9.99. In celebration of Spring, this week’s painting is one that I painted during a cold front at the beginning of December, “Cold Blows In”.
"Cold Blows In", 8 x 8" oil on canvas board, $9.99 starting bid
Posted in 2012, abstract, art, auction, cold, community mural project, daylight savings, floral, flowers, large painting, new work, new work in progress, painting, spring, winter
Tagged art auction, arts, flower, grace, lambs, lambs of grace, mural, nature, New Mexico weather, outdoors, outside painting, spring, weekly auction