Thursday, February 24, 2011

I had a good painting day today. To be honest, it has been a grind to get into the studio these past few weeks. Then today the block came unplugged and I was into the joy mode and painting like a fiend. The sunshine was helpful, I'm sure and I had all my favorite music on. Right now it's Leonard Cohen's live concert cd, the sound track from Crazy Heart, and Rosanne Cash's "The List'.
At the end of the day, 24 x 30" acrylic, "Canyon Pool", was born. I might just survive the winter after all.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

I got this painting back yesterday from one of my galleries. It was done a couple of years ago. I looked at it and instantly could see that the island shapes were very awkward. Today I reworked the islands and now I'm pretty happy with this painting-
Gulf Island Sunset 30 x 30" acrylic

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I'm getting ready to give all my galleries new work. This painting will go to the Peninsula Gallery in Sidney. Title is "Sunny Sky" and it's an 18 x 24" acrylic.

I have a new big one in the studio that I had hoped to finish today but it still needs more work. One of my art goals this year is to give each painting everything I've got and not to rush anything. That's not always easy to do when you've spent days on a piece and it's much more appealing to think about starting something new.

My workshops for 2011 are starting soon. The first one will be in West Vancouver and then the weekly classes at the Federation start in March. There are still a couple of spaces in the basic acrylics class- check my workshops page on my website if you want to see what's being offered.

Friday, February 4, 2011

My gallery here in Fort Langley is having a show to celebrate the Chinese New Year- the Year of the Rabbit. I have always found rabbits to be very appealing so was happy to create this painting for the show- "Velveteen Rabbits" 11 x 14" acrylic.The show opens Feb 26th & 27th at the Birthplace of BC Gallery.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

We're back! Here's one of the Mexico paintings- "Tea and Oranges" 30 x 24". I got a lot of amazing beach photos while we were there so that is what I plan to get going on next. San Jose was lovely- perfect weather and lots to see.So far it's been sunny here at home so the transition back hasn't been too tough.