A big thank you to my EAST partner Stephanie Estrin for hooking me up with VoyageHouston, an online magazine that features local Houston and surrounding cities artists and creatives. Check out my little interview!
It's East Austin Studio Tour time! November 11/11-11/12 and 11/18-11/19 from 11-6pm. 701 Tillery Suite A-7.
Things said at Stop #182- the 2nd day.
“I love your use of color.
Wow, these are so lovely and colorful.
I see so many different things in your paintings.
This one reminds me of the blue paintings by Yves Klein.
This reminds me of ‘Waterlilies” by Monet.
This makes me think of Georgia O’Keefe.
I’m looking for 182!
I saw this painting in the catalog and had to see your work in person.
I don’t remember seeing your stuff last year. It must mean you’ve really grown as an artist.”
I was here. And so was my painting Sweet Willow.
I also hung most of my recent paintings in a one night show. No sales but a learning experience. Nothing like being set up next to a wall of erotic art. Thankfully, I had decided to leave the kiddos at home.
And coming up this Friday...I'll have one piece in the WEST Raising Artists Exhibition. Opening night 5/8 and showing through 5/16. This is very exciting. I really admire this organization and hope to do more with them in the future. Also, I hadn't planned on doing WEST (the spring version of EAST) but I can still say I was a participant!
I was also lucky enough through generousart.org to be working with an Artist mentor. I've been so excited about this!!! We've only met once but it was an amazing experience and I can't wait to blog more about what I've learned from a successful artist. Ok...off to bed. Tomorrow is a new day to make art.
2 small finished paintings. We are still having bursts of cold in our neck of the woods but sprinkled with bits of sun and warmth. The flowers want so badly to emerge! Yes!
Ahhhh....as much as I love the holidays it’s always nice to just relish the calm and quiet that is winter AFTER all of that chaos. Time to settle in with warm socks (with stripes!), a warm drink and listen to your thoughts. I don’t make resolutions but tell myself to keep trying, to keep improving, and stay on a path that will lead me to a more creative filled life.
That being said I have “resolved” myself to painting and drawing more. And not just more, but concentrating on getting better at drawing the human face as well as anatomy, and focusing on styles, color and balance, in particular when it comes to painting. I would like to have a show -gallery yes!- at some point this year. So, I have 2 specific routes I want to take- finish the 15 or so paintings that have gone through many (oh so many!) layers and finish (start) the drawing/collage project that has been sitting in my head for far too long.
Here are 2 of the paintings that I have completed or are near completion:
Some of these drawings will be used in the project:
I’ve posted progress of these and more on Instagram and FB so please feel free to follow me for more updates. As always, comments and thoughts are always appreciated. I love to discuss and make new friends ;o).
So a few weeks ago I participated in a one night show hosted by a local architect firm Studio 8. A hoard of my family and friends showed up to support me as well as partake in free food, drink and live music. My dad was most impressed by the musician's ability to play the tambourine with his feet!
This was a nice kick off to my upcoming EAST show with my fellow studio mate Cecily. I'm trying to force myself to be organized. It's HARD to do!
Here are a few pics of the show set up and the happiness that ensued...
I am so very excited to announce I was selected to show 2 of my paintings in a local pop-up art show next month.
Here is a little snippet of each of the paintings.
RSVP or click the link below for more info. Live music and a screenprinting demo, too!!!
Studio 8 Art Pop - Studio 8 Architects, 611 W 15th St
Austin, TX 78701
Friday, October 10, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)
I hope they like it...
I almost love this print more than the original painting! The stretcher bars are thicker and I love how the mirrored printing turned out on the edges.