Thursday, January 25, 2018

Studio Update

I now have a completed ceiling!  As DIYers we have ROCKED this new studio - almost ready for 'move-in'.  I predict I will be sitting IN this workspace, Feb. 1st, as I begin to paint 30 paintings in 30 days with Leslie Saeta!




Thursday, January 11, 2018

Gallery/Museum Show Announcement - Red Cloud, Ne.

An art show "Unique Expressions" is ongoing at the
Willa Cather Museum/Red Cloud Opera House in Red Cloud NE.  
It runs Jan. 3, 2018 to Feb. 28, 2018 and is in the first floor gallery.  
If you have a chance and/or live close, you should go - 
our show promises to please the eye and spark the imagination.  
The museum itself is a wonderful venue - lots to see and learn.  
The artist's reception is Feb. 3rd at 6:30 PM with an acoustic/jazz concert 
upstairs at 8:00 by the Kellison Duo.  
Check it out by clicking on the following - 
(2 of my 5 pieces are in the Entrance Display - below)


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Preparing for 30 in 30 with a Theme for 2018

After much brainstorming, dreaming and sleeping on it, thinking while traveling - 
the jury has made it's decision - (BTW, that's only a ''Jury of One").  

My theme for this year's Painting 30 Paintings in 30 Days will be 
"Wildlife Symbols That Define Us" .  
By us - I mean ALL of us.  

My paintings will be of familiar animals/creatures that are found in dreams, symbols, totems, and symbolism.  What brought this idea to my mind is the weekly, if not daily, concern I have for the future of our planet and most apparently how our leadership is allowing 'safety', 'preservation', 'conservation'  of our wild resources to fall away from any watchful group or agency and deteriorate or disappear for future generations.   

The medium and substrate I will use is still undecided as I have SOME materials available 
since moving, however, not all.  Many are still packed away in an enclosed trailer.
It sort of depends on how soon the studio gets near completion, whether or not I have
heat in that space. It's not super cold in my area of Colorado yet,
but I can only imagine that it will be soon.

So, stay tuned.  The '30 in 30' for 2018 hosted by Leslie Saeta will begin
Feb. 1st.  In the meantime, I am out in that studio space, helping DH get it
as close as we can to that deadline.  Either way, I will be painting.