One of the recent deliveries to Russell Collection and framed in a nice contemporary gold frame. Its a nice transition between gold impressionist style and sleek and modern.
Its pretty cool to have my art represented at Russell Collection where they have a broad range of styles of art available, but also some of the old master's works. Its like a museum and next month they have a show featuring Pissarro and 5 of his descendants' work. Pretty cool. If you are in Austin you should definitely visit the gallery. What a legacy.
Maybe some of that magic will rub off on me.
I liked the larger scene of this, so I painted a smaller similar scene. I'm enjoying repeats lately. I think I liked working on the rug best. Its the nicest rug in our house! It was a "new home" gift of sorts from my parents shortly after Ben and I married and bought our house.
Today is our 14th anniversary! We were married on a spring day not unlike the one we have today... stormy night before, beautiful blue skies, a stiff breeze, warm sun and birdsong in the air. Can't say that its been beautiful skies throughout these 14 years, but thankfully, we have one another to hold onto during the stormy bits.
This is available at Edward Montgomery Fine Art in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA. Please contact them for information on purchasing.
24x36 oil on linen
So far these are sort of selfies. I need a model to come in. But sometimes, when the inspiration strikes, you have to make do. Set the camera timer, set it atop a tripod atop the dining room table and voila! My little friend is my dog Macy. This painting is promised to Tidewater Gallery and will ship out this week.
24x30 oil on linen
I'm trying really hard to conjure up spring here. All my focus is on sunlight and color. And today the sun is shining, but it was 21 this morning here in Central Texas. This is harsh! But I'm enjoying depicting the sun streaming in, even if its a false sense of warmth.
Sure - why not start a new blog? It will be easy and I like the way it looks and I like that it will be on my own domain and my images won't be hijacked.... now I am trying to redirect feeds, update accounts, etc.
So, as I test new things, here is another of my new paintings - a favorite view you've seen me do before but now in a more intimate way.
Both of these paintings are going to Gardner Colby Galleries in Naples, Fl tomorrow (I promise!) and should be available there very soon.
Now, I really have to go get my daughter, bake the banana bread I promised (and the bananas are really getting past prime) and make dinner!
A new year, new ideas. Saying goodbye to the old. Its the circle of life.
I'm turning a page in my art - and I'm going to begin blogging from my website - going top keep things under one "hat" as it were. I've been using Blogger since I started blogging in 2006 (!). That was a long time ago. I hate to "lose" the archive. Unfortunately, I can't import it into my website. But I am working on a Blurb book of all my posts - it will be a visual diary for me to remember. I think that the blogger blog will remain alive and can be viewed, but I won't be using it actively.
I am not a "daily painter" in the sense of the movement of small sized and small priced art. I am an artist and I paint daily regularly - but its because its who I am and what I do, not for a sale a day. Will I continue to promote myself on other sites like Daily Painters Gallery, Daily Paintworks and ETSY? I don't know. Probably not. I may bring it all in house and hope my fans will follow me here.
Old paintings are coming back and going to be stored. Time to put those behind me too. Welcome to the new blog, my new paintings, a more open style, larger statement pieces and more journaling too.
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Chasing the light. Capturing life.
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