Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sunny Days Remembered

 in progress

 in progress

 Summer has Arrived

a clean desk!

Hello all.  Again, a big thank you for all of your congratulations on my art show.  It has been a great success and I could not be more thrilled and encouraged!  The paintings are still hanging at City Cafe To Go if you want to take a look.  Please make sure to tell Michele and Karim that I sent you there way.

In the meantime, look at these fun works in progress and my clean desk!  I had to take a picture of my desk because I couldn't believe how nice and inviting it can look.  It is usually a huge mess with photos, clippings from magazines, tubes of paint everywhere, stacks of paintings in progress, etc.

Continuing with the Cafe series, I have the above works in progress on one completed painting.  It looks like the Cafe series is taking a turn to anything with umbrellas present.  I used a pouring technique as an under painting for the painting on top.  It was very windy and the umbrellas were flapping in the wind.  I like how the umbrellas look with this under painting, but, more work is needed.

Can you believe that "Summer has Arrived" was as light as the painting above it?  I took the photo of this scene when leaving Martha's Vineyard by ferry.  There was so much attraction on the dock and I loved the patterns the shadows made both in the foreground and at the buildings with white railing in the background.

I will continue on layering in transparent paint on the second painting to establish a path for the viewer's eye.  It looks like we have a possible "snow" day tomorrow in Dallas.  I hope so and then I can paint, paint, paint all day!!!!!!!

Thanks for visiting.  Your emails and comments keep me going.

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Celebrations selected my painting for their online promo!

Hello dear friends.  My week last week started and ended great.  First, I received a promo email from featuring my painting!!!!  When you press the link it takes you to the Cardsdirect web pages featuring my artwork.  Thanks Cardsdirect!

Thank you to everyone who came to the reception for my art show on Wednesday night.  You made it a great celebration.  Having everyone's support and smiling faces made it a success.  Above the first picture is of two inspiring, passionate go-getter friends.  My Latvian friend brought me flowers, a Latvian tradition.  My husband, is in the picture below, without his support and encouragement I would not be painting at all.  The last photo is of Michele of City Cafe.  He has been so wonderful to work with and so supportive.  To see more photos of the night and many more wonderful supporters, please visit my Facebook page.

Thank you to City Cafe, you did a beautiful job hosting, the food was yummy, champagne flowing and just a wonderful atmosphere.  The night started great with 2 paintings selling two hours before show time!  Three more paintings sold during the reception.  After Love Wins (below) sold, 2 other people tried to purchase it for Valentine's Day gifts.  I wish I had giclees of it on hand.  The next day my sweet and wonderful husband said he wanted to buy it for me for Valentine's Day, too.