my sign for my studio, almost finished
I painted both sides of the sign today. Tomorrow I will seal it and I hope to hang it by Friday, just in time for the St. Paddy's Day Festival on Sat.
Today I also painted some small 2" x 2" canvases. 1 Erin landscape, 2 hibiscus and 2 buttercups on 2' x 3" canvases.
I worked on a display for my brother-in-law's wood-turning. And, made a few notes for my 'to do list'. Two more days to try to paint as much as I can, clean a studio and get everything priced.
2" x 2" small canvases
I painted more of the tiny canvases today. Four small rainbow landscapes, two hibiscus, and a buttercup. The buttercup was the hardest. These little guys can be placed on tiny easels as pictured on the left or placed on the refrigerator I also got the paint for my sign and taped it off. Sat. is the big St. Paddy's Day festival in Erin. I am running out of time and I have so much to do.
small paintings of shamrocks and dogwoods.
There will be a carnival, parade, vendors, craftsmen, food and a lot of fun. I will have my studio open all sat.
2" x 2" tiny landscapes with Erin landscapes
Tomorrow I hope to finish these small canvases and four more along with finishing my other landscape.
I also worked on my sign. The Bracket is up and I transferred the design over on the disk. I'll paint one side tomorrow and the other on Wednesday. Time is getting short.
A commission pieces from 20 + years ago.
I have so much to do to get ready for the St. Patrick's Day Festivities next Sat. I have to get my sign up, paint some small paintings , decorate the door and window, price everything, and clean the studio. I'm getting dizzy just thinking about it.
The pen and ink drawing was done years ago before going into teaching.
18" x 24 acrylic
I had to be in Nashville today for my Granddaughter's birthday and pick up my cats from TAL. While there I ran by Plaza art and Jerry's and I was able to get some much needed supplies. So Monday, look out, I'm ready to get to the studio and get some work done for the big St. Patrick's Day Event in Erin this Sat..
I got to the studio early and started painting backgrounds on small canvases. I'm going to paint flowers, shamrocks and little landscapes on them. I need some small items to sell at the St. Patrick's Day here in Erin next Sat. They are always good to take to people in the hospital etc. Then I made a pattern for my new sign that will go outside my studio. I had three visitors and sold a painting and some note cards. I went to lunch and came back and started a small 6" x 6" landscape (above) . I hope to finish that on Monday. I then had an Artist friend to stop by to talk shop. I always enjoy talking "art". I stayed a little later than usual but I'm home now. Below are the 2" x 2" canvases and one 6" x 6".
18" x 24" Charcoal
I still have to wait a while for my new glasses for the bad eye that got left behind. I do have a cataract on the other eye but he said that cataract might be ready to come off in about a year. The one that just had surgery gets better and better. Everything is so sharp and clear, I love it. I didn't notice I was seeing my world in a very flat way and now I can see 3D like I haven't seen in a very long time. I am so thankful!!!!! I'm going to paint tomorrow. We will see how it goes without glasses.
To the left: A self portrait I did 30 years ago.The profile of my face is there with a tree, church, and drawing board within the profile surrounded by my family. The most important parts of my life are in the drawing. My faith, my family, my art and trees and that's who I am still today.
I was busy cleaning up after my big day at the library yesterday. While a lot of paintings were off the walls and shelves, I decided to dust and rehang the artwork. I got the front room done but the back room is a mess. I matted for the library event and there is matting stuff all over the back room. I have mat board everywhere and frames leaning up against the walls. I'll need to finish that up tomorrow.
On the left is one of the paintings that found a new home yesterday.
I was at the Erin library today for the ' meet the artist event'. I had a wonderful time and everyone was so complimentary of my work. I met so many new people and artists. My church family was there to support me and I had a great time. Despite the rain and cold weather we had a large turnout. My thanks to the people of Erin and the library staff for making me feel so welcome and special. I had several of my painting found new homes and I hope they love them and enjoy them for a very, very long time. Thanks everyone.
I'll be at the library in Erin tomorrow for a "meet the artist" event. I'm not ready, so I'll be up early tomorrow morning. I matted today and got one finished and I messed up the other one. I'll be there 2-4.
I had to photograph the new acrylics and watercolors before I took them to the library, just in case something sells.
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.