Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Work, Work, Work

It feels good to be back in the rhythm of painting again. I always like a good deadline (this must play to the procrastinator in me), and I certainly do have a lot of deadlines. I just finished this piece at the request of my publisher and I'm hoping that it finds a good home. Today I need to finish the companion and begin work on the landscapes that are due on the tenth for my show at Evergreen Gallery. I'm looking forward to the shows at the Himilayan Kitchen that Alpine Art has set up for later in the summer and I need to start thinking about new work for the Ogden City Arts Festival, which I've been asked to attend as an invited artist. Whew! I'm tired just thinking about it all.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

New Stencils

It's time for some new stencils, not because the old ones have worn out, although some are getting pretty thick with paint, but because I'm ready for something new. I certainly don't create new stencils as often as I do new paintings, but I do love the process and I enjoy thinking about how I'm going to incorporate them into new work. I'll be starting a new series that I'm trying to make a little bit more formal and I thought I'd start off with a Damask stencil. I don't usually go quite this intricate and it will be interesting to see how the small pieces hold up.

Monday, March 15, 2010


Just a few more days until spring. I might have to paint an homage to it all week.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Thank You Etsy

I've had the good fortune of being featured in one of etsy's emails and these little birds have been flying off the shelves. (That is, if there were shelves to fly off of). Funny what a little bit of advertising can do. I'm certainly grateful to the editor who chose me. I also had the good fortune of being asked to be a featured artist in the Ogden City arts festival this June. I haven't done any festivals in a while so it will be something fun to look forward to.