Monday, November 26, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Packing and loading boxes, hauling furniture and hefting artwork is never fun. But, my new studio is great. Tom, just finshed building it for me. It has walls of windows on three sides for plenty of natural light and afresh coat of paint. What a bright and cheerful room.
I still have plenty of unpacking to do, and with winter approaching there are a lot of outside projects to finish. So I haven't done much artwork lately, but I am so happy to be here.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
While my little polymer clay sculpture, sat waiting at the gallery for a decision, someone came in, and fell in love with him, and bought the little guy. So, "Life is a Blancing Act" is SOLD
Sunday, August 12, 2007
This month begins a new show in at the SPACe Gallery. It's called the Clay Continuum.
I dropped by with one of my smaller polymer clay sculptures. Not sure if they will accept me into the show. All the other artists work in earthen clay, the kind you need a kiln to fire. I explained that it is clay and it was fired, just not the same kind of clay. They liked my sculpture, but have to take a vote. I hope they will allow my art work into the show.
"Life is a Balancing Act"
Polymer Clay Sculpture
20"high x 11.5"wide x 7"deep
July 2007 SOLD
Monday, August 06, 2007
I sat in the little bit of shade that the pickup truck provided. Wearing my boyfriend’s hat and getting the seat of my pants wet from the rain soaked log I was pearched on. I watched in amazement as Tom took logs and turn them into 2x4’s. They do that here, in Colorado.
Where I come from, if you need some lumber, you make a trip to Home Depot. You pick out the prettiest boards, pay the cashier, and load them into your truck. But, you don’t get to watch your man, all muscles and sweat, playing Paul Bunyan. My goodness! Let me see you do that again, Honey.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
My animal skull sculpture, "Battle Cry", won the
"Best of Show" Award, at the 2007 Colorado Show in La Veta.
This show was juried by artist Albert Anderson Clymer, who gave a
painting demonstration before the show opening. His art works have not
only drawn rave reviews, but have also earned him inclusion in the
prestigious Who’s Who in American Art and Men of Achievement.
Clymer’s art has catapulted into prominence through Paul Gillette’s
book The Single Man’s Indispensable Guide listing him as one of the
top three artists in America today. Here is a link to his bio. Al
Clymer bio. Thank you, Al.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
This week end, I will be in my first outdoor art show. Should be fun, and a learning experience. The weather is supposed to cooperate, but I am bringing a huge blue tarp just in case. I have been painting like crazy to get ready.
The show will be in La Veta, Colorado, this weekend, June 30 & July 1 ~ 10 am - 5 pm. They will be having food and live music, a parade and barbacue. Sounds like a fun time.
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
3 of my paintings and my Speedy sculpture can be at the SPACe Gallery, in La Veta, Colorado, till June.
Here is the link to the show: SPACe Gallery - Mixed Media Show.
Details of Speedy, can be seen on my website: In Art Studio - Speedy Sculpture
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Being a city girl, I love pretty shoes. I have many pairs, and shoe shopping is a favorite sport of mine. Winters in Colorado are cold, and I needed to find proper winter boots. So of course, I am more than happy to go shoe shopping. I buy a pair of cute red lace up granny boots, with black fur trim and 3 inch heels. Stunning, but not very warm. OK, how about a pair of pretty pink suede muck-luks? They look cute with jeans, but have a sole about as thick as a pair of flip flops. Not comfortable for walking on gravel. Turns out my bedroom slippers are the warmest winter footwear I own. I tend to wear them everywhere. Not much of a fashion statement. But they don't look all that bad with my de rigueur "Nanook of the North" winter attire.
Monday, May 07, 2007
I'm in my first show in La Veta, Colorado. Very exciting! The gallery has posted pictures on their website. Those of you familiar with my work, will find it easy to pick out. (The turquoise tetragonal is one of my 4 pieces) I also took my skull sculpture, Speedy. He made quite a hit.
Here is the link: http://www.spanishpeaksarts.org/2007_shows_events/mixed_media_07.htm
My little 8x8" paintings are selling very quickly. I have run out of 8" canvases and am waiting for an order. In the meantime, I am painting some in the 12x12" size. Should have a few ready to list by Wednesday.
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Here is another small 8x8 Abstract Turquoise Painting, from the Geology Series. I have 7 more of these just finished . Just search for "INART"on ebay.
Abstract Turquoise Painting #118 SOLD
Abstract Turquoise Painting #119 SOLD
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Here is another small 8x8 Abstract Turquoise Painting, Turquoise #115, from the Geology Series. SOLD I have 11 more of these listed on ebay. Just search for "INART"on ebay.
Abstract Turquoise Painting #116, SOLD
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Like the city girl that I am, I inquired about garbage days. The Grimwoods provided me with an old blackened oil drum, calling it the “burn barrel.” Coming from South Florida, were burning anything, gets you immediate attention from the local authorities, I was a bit perplexed. “Just throw your garbage in there and light it”, I was told. “But, what about plastics and spray cans?” I inquired. “Just toss ‘em in, they’ll burn just fine.” So I try, like the good tenant, to do as instructed. I light a kitchen match, toss it into the barrel, and run. Problem is it does not want to light. So I try adding newspaper. That does the trick. Soon there are clouds of black, toxic smoke billowing out of the can and wafting towards my kitchen door. I wonder if I should buy gas masks for everyone. There is something just so wrong about this whole concept. I really miss my garbage men.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Abstract Turquoise Painting #114 SOLD
I am currently selling my smaller Contemporary Art Abstract Turquoise Paintings on Ebay. They are all the same size 8 x 8 inches. Each painting is unique and beautiful. Highly textured and detailed with veins and copper highlights. Start your collection today!
Monday, April 23, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
24" high x 30" long. Acrylic, April 2007. Painting # 071706
Contemporary Art painting, "Spring Creek 101", is finally done. Whew! Now I can take my glasses off. What fun all that color was to paint. Each rock is unique. Looks like you could pluck them right out of the painting, they look so real.
To see details and pictures see the link below: Spring Creek101 Details
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
I went on a hike to Zapata Falls last weekend. The falls were still mostly frozen, but the creek was thawed with a little ice left on the rocks. Took some pictures and ran them through the computer. Wow! The colors were amazing. With just a bit of tweaking, I got a photo I just had to paint.
Why do I get so excited about rocks? I just love them. I see each rock is a unique work of art, created by God, free of charge. I pick them up, bring them home, and squirrel these treasures away. My boyfriend is no longer surprised when he finds rocks in his truck. Good thing he loves me and understands my obsession.
I picked a 24 x 30 inch canvas, so I have room for all that detail. I am using acrylic paint, thinned down like watercolor paint. I love the effects achievable with watercolor paint, but I need the permanence of acrylic. Let's face it, I am a klutz. And, my kitties are still too rambunctious to be trusted around jars of water and brushes. With watercolor, one little splash could make me an unhappy camper.
This painting has got me so excited, that I don't want to put the paint brush down. I want to do more, and am planning the next painting in my head, as I paint. I'm thinking of calling this one "Spring Creek".
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Check it out at AskArt.com. I have an artists Biography, (which is not finished yet) and a studio with a few of my pieces. But I still have to come up with a professional looking picture to add to my bio.
BTW, I just received my new Colorado drivers licence. Of course the photo is horrendous. I was wearing my red ski jacket. But, it looks orange in the photo, like I am a member of the state prisoner road crew! Yikes! Wish they would have kept my Florida picture. It was taken 10 years ago, back before the wrinkles.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
"The Mountain Moods Series" is a new series I have just started. This is another example of my innovative Recycled Plastics Technique. The recycled plastic gives the canvas a wonderful surface texture. This texture is not only interesting to look at but creates a desire to touch the piece. This extreme texture is unattainable with any kind of paint gels.
The texture is very 3-D. When view from across the room. this painting looks like just paint on canvas. However, when viewed up-close, the painting comes alive with texture. No matter the angle of viewing, the texture is apparent. The combination of recycled plastic, canvas, glue, and finally, colorful acrylic paint is my own original technique and design. This texture is even more amazing when viewed under dimmed lights. The play of shadows makes it take on a whole new life.
For Larger pictures and details see the link: Mountian Moods #101
Mountain Moods #102 SOLD
Monday, February 26, 2007
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
They want words and lots of them. They want the links to be in the content, not in the pictures. I needed keywords in my meta tags and the same keywords used over and over again in my content. And they want a site map. What fun! I want to be painting. But here I sit, on my sore butt.
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Another new sculpture just finished. "Harley" is a biker. He is bad to the bone, with his custom flame paint job. He wears a black leather Do-rag and sports a gold earring. He is so fun, I love the way he turned out. I wanted him to be free standing and viewable from all sides, so I mounted him firmly to a base. He is finished on all sides, so he looks great from every angle.
To see details and pictures of "Harley" see the link below
"Harley" Free standing Sculpture Size: 15" tall x 12" wide x 21" long