Personal Art Blog
Sharing the lessons I teach at the Artist Guild and the personal discoveries in my art.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Red and White
6x8in oil on linen SOLD
I have had so many emails asking if everything was okay that I thought I would pull up something I did almost a year ago and visit for a while.
I love the colors in this one.
I have found I can no longer multi-task in my painting subject matter and output.
My whole focus is on the theme of my show and painting anything else
seems unnatural to me. Do any of you have the same problem?
I had to do a demo for the Artist Guild last week and found it very difficult.
It has been five years since I had a one-woman show - preferring instead to exhibit in invitationals. I only needed about 10 extra (but larger) paintings as I have been working on a series close to my heart for almost three years, just for the pure pleasure of it. I have found there is the world of difference
of painting something in a relaxed and inquisitive way and painting for a deadline.
I am sure some of you are nodding your head in agreement.
I want to thank you all for your wonderful comments on my last post.
Because of the time it would take, I dare not get on the computer to start visiting
everyone's blogs and I have gone through genuine withdrawals because of it.
I really miss the fellowship and stimulation.
I am BUSY! I come home from teaching and start painting. I do have three day weekends when a lot gets accomplished, but for every good painting I have to toss some others. I am working on a large
48"x36" piece which may not make it in the show unless it all comes together. Struggled today.
But only one more weekend to go until everything is delivered to the framers,
then life should return to normal and I will happily start visiting
your blogs to catch up and replying to all comments.
Thanks for being understanding and supportive.
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I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.