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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

100 Days of Art - the latest

I completely shifted my plan here and went into mixed media. I'm loving this because it's so free. I have had a few fails - but we all have right? So here are 32, 33 & 34 - mixed media on paper with acrylic and pencil with a little collage thrown in. I still need to scan them all and I have sold a few which is so fun!


And remember to check my Instagram for all new daily projects. #100dayproject

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

100 Days of Art

I decided to do the 100 Day Project this year and basically it's to create 100 pieces of art in 100 days. At first I thought it was fairly simple and I would create and post and there you go but as I am working on this I am realizing that it's a lot more. It's about trying something new or trying something that might not work at all and I know that but to just do it anyway! So that's where I am at. I started with doing abstracts but wasn't feeling it so now I am painting minimalist structures and that is fun. 
Here are four pieces from that group - each one painted on paper in acrylic - they are around 5x8 inches and when they are all done I will make most available for sale and then see what happens. Enjoy. :) 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

ACLU Fundraiser

I created this piece - an affordable digital download because I truly feel our nation is at risk - we are in a constitutional crisis. This simple digital download is only $4.95 and 100% of whatever I make in sales for this poster will go directly to the ACLU

Here are just a few of the actions that the ACLU works on:

  • Fighting efforts to suppress free speech and the right to protest 
  • Defending people who were unconstitutionally jailed for being too poor to pay court fines
  • Working to defend people who are being discriminated against under the banner of religion
The quote I chose just speaks to me - that no matter how much they try to suppress our voices we will be heard. So - for just $5.00 you will receive this download that you print out yourself and hang up in your office, your dorm room, your kitchen, bathroom - wherever! 

Thank you so much!!  

Here's the Link. https://www.etsy.com/listing/496509032/modern-art-print-printable-art-aclu-aclu?ref=shop_home_active_1

Friday, February 17, 2017

Life's Little Surprises

Life sends surprises which are fun...add interest...are definitely a distraction...and add inspiration. So the other day a customer contacted me and told me that my art was featured on page 70 of the latest HGTV Magazine. I was thrilled! And I wanted to find it....so after searching a few stores I picked it up at a drugstore and flipped through it to be certain and sure enough there it was page 70...and page 4...and page 69! Wow...that was unexpected. So here is is - the March issue of HGTV...thank you thank you to this fun and colorful magazine.   and by the way - it's called Deconstructed Landscape and can be found here on Art.com. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Retro or modern?

I shot these photos a few weeks back in Palm Springs and then I posted them on Instagram using one of their filters. I love the way they look like they were shot many years ago - especially the one with the car. We saw the car on the street and then walked by this house and there was the car in the driveway so we stopped right away and captured this. There was an alarm sign in the front but with a little Photoshop magic I was able to make that disappear. #palmsprings #laspalmas

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Abstract Landscapes...

I'm working larger - finally! These are 11x14...still not that large but baby steps right? 

Here we have four abstract landscapes on 11x14x1.5 wood panel. I love wood panel because it's so much more forgiving than canvas. And my husband frames them in solid wood floater frames and they really stand out. 
These four will be in a show starting December 8th at the Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery in Lafayette. I haven't priced them yet but more than likely they will run about $350 each. 

Monday, October 10, 2016

The Do Over

I had this spare 30x40 wood panel substrate that was begging me for a painting. But you know I paint small so this was going to be a challenge. 

  • The first iteration was a striped landscape. It felt forced.
  • The second iteration was better but dark and lacked energy. 
  • The third iteration nearly didn't make it but when I had the mixed media details of charcoal and conte crayon plus the paint splatters in the foreground it worked. Yes! I had success.  

I had to listen to my inner critic here and to tell myself that if it didn't feel good then to continue working on it. Simply put - if you don't like the painting you have nothing to lose by continuing to work on it. If you don't work on the painting what is the alternative? It sits in your studio and does nothing - pleases no one and has no life. 

And now it goes to the photographer for a high res capture - and then to my framer at Clayton Valley Frameworks and then it becomes available for sale.  #lifeisgood