May 19, I've only been to the studio a few days this month. But, the tomatoes are out and the asparagus patch is weeded and fresh straw is down. 30+ baby silkies (chickens) are here now and the flower bed is looking great. Now, maybe I can get back to the studio to do some artwork. It's been a beautiful spring.
It's so quiet out on this rainy day. It's a gentle spring rain and I love days like this. I went to the studio to finish up the two workshop pieces I did in Trenton with Rose Edin. She is really good with color and co-authored a book entitled "Color Harmony". The workshop was wonderful.
While I was waiting for paint to dry, I matted a few of my recent artworks pictured at the top of the blog. Below are the two pieces I did in the workshop. I left a day early so I could attend my friend's opening reception.
I can't be at the Studio tomorrow Friday, May 10th. Sorry, I had to change shifts at the DAC because of a doctor's appointment. So I'll be at the DAC tomorrow and not my Studio. I'll be back in town Friday night and Saturday if you want to look or need something.. If you want to come by call me or use the contact form here on the website. Thanks everyone!
I do have many gift ideas for Moms in the Studio for Mother's Day. Jewelry by Karen Black, Wood turning by DR Reid and Artwork by me. I'll be in the Studio Wednesday and Friday 2:00 tile 6:00.
As most of you know, Hilda Waide is my best Artist Buddy. She is having a solo show at the DAC this month, May 2-31st. The DAC just installed new lighting and her show is beautiful!! 40 plus artworks, such a talented lady. The reception was wonderful with lots of friends and family.
A friend asked me if I had a barn painting to sell. I had sold all I had done but I told him I had lots of photos that I had taken and he could pick one for me to paint. I shared the photos and he pick a Houston County Barn. It took me longer than usual to finish it because of eye troubles, a fall on the stairs and springs allergies. It's finished and I delivered it to him today. I was very pleased with the out come and I hope he is too. "Thank YOU" to Kenny for giving my painting a new home today. I hope he loves it. And I so appreciate your confidence in me as an artist. You can see the creative process below.
I have started back on the commission piece I'm working on before my eye trouble.(see below if interested) I should be finished soon. While I was waiting for it to dry at times I worked on adding a color wash to a Pen & Ink I had already done. I like the pen & inks without the color wash but some of my artist friends tell me I should add color. Since this one hadn't sold as a B & W, I added color. Let me know what you think!
I haven't been a happy camper. Weeks ago I thought I had an eyelash or something in my eye. It looked like a stick across my eye. I washed the eye over and over again. The stick went to two smaller sticks and a bunch of other stuff. So I went to the eye doctor. We watched it for two weeks. In that time I also had flashing lights at times. He then told me the name of the problem: PVD, caused by AGEING! My vision is not damaged but I sure have trouble seeing through all this mess. He says my brain will adjust to it in a few months. It makes drawing almost impossible but painting is doable if I take breaks to rest the good.eye. And reading is also difficult.
Posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) is a very common eye condition. It's caused by natural changes to the vitreous gel which takes up the space inside the eye. Although PVD causes some frustrating symptoms it doesn't cause pain, harm the eye or cause permanent loss of vision.
We will be OPEN Sat., March 16th for the Big Irish Day Celebration in Downtown Erin. My studio is located between the only two traffic lights in Erin, on Hwy 49.. Karen drop off these special Celtic Crosses and Shamrock just for this week. She has other beautiful pieces as well. Stop by to visit with us Saturday.
I've been having problems with my eye now for a week. I have a Floater that has decided to just sit on the back on my eye and it's not going away. I've had floaters for ten years at least and they come and go. The optometrist says I will get so I won't pay any attention to the mess that is in my vision. Right now, I am miserable. I can't draw but I can paint. Painting is aggravating at times and it causes my good eye to hurt and I end up with a headache. So I try to paint for short periods of time It has been a week now and I go back to the optometrist next Friday. He is keeping a watch on it because it can cause the retina to detach but he doesn't think that will happen in my cause. So, I should be thankful that I just have to see this mess (little sticks and blurry stuff) right in front of my eye. Yes, it's age related and Yes, I'm bitter. I'm not good company right now. But I know it will get better!
I was commissioned to do a barn painting. I haven't done a barn painting is a few years now. The paintings above have all gone to new homes except for the small barn in the mountain scene (last one). The first four are done in watercolors. I'm excited and looking forward to painting this one in the next week or two.
This is an adventure for me, something I've always wanted to do: to be a real Artist! So I rented a studio, lets see how it goes.