Monday, August 30, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
This painting I finished yesterday will make the trip and the title pretty much sums up the whole situation in those two words.
Go West or bust. Well, I doubt about the bust part, but I am on a mission!
More about the new gallery soon.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Sweet potato vine is also prolific. I shot the photo this morning in front of the studio and this whole prolific train of thought started. Maybe I'm inspired by this hardy green plant, which would probably grow one hundred feet if you let it. We went to the mountains for a week and it continued to grow all over in spite of the 105 degree temps and little water. You can hack it back and it grows more. You can cut a piece off and stick it in some dirt and it propagates itself. Don't dare put fertilizer on this stuff or it might grow legs and walk off.
As an artist, I kind of feel that like this vine, I just need a little gowing room and water to really flourish. I can take some setbacks or pruning and not let that stop my growth, but learn from each work produced and move on to the next, always looking to the horizon. Hopefully I also become a better person in the process.
50,000 works of art. I have much work to do...and some plants to water!
Friday, August 13, 2010
"Master Plan" 30''x40'' Canvas - SOLD
While I love to just paint bodies of work for shows and galleries, nothing beats painting a custom piece of art for someone who is a true "collector". One who loves your work enough to own more than one piece. This one was done for such collectors, or fans of my art who actually own many of my paintings. These fans are rare and I really appreciate them for wanting to surround themselves with my work. They have also become great friends in the process and we have enjoyed dinners and conversations. Selling art is just one thing. Enjoying the relationships with people created from those sales may actually be the best part.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
24''x24'' Acrylic Abstract
I had painted this right before leaving for the Crested Butte show and it was among the first ones sold last weekend. It actually was one of my latest favs and I guess they liked it as well!
These new pieces have some pencil lines scratched in which creates some spontaneous but subtle interest. They are like an architect's rough drawings overlaid with texture and paint.
Always exploring more possibilities.
Friday, August 6, 2010
Django's Restaurant on Crested Butte Mountain was amazing and the owners are great people. Rated in the top of restaurants in Colorado. www.djangos.us
Crested Butte has it's cast of characters!
We had great crowds Saturday and Sunday...between rain showers!
Thursday, August 5, 2010
It's back to the real world after doing the Crested Butte Festival and relaxing in the high mountain air of Colorado. We arrived back in OK Tuesday to 107 temps and humidity. Talk about a slap in the face!
The show was a success. Fourteen paintings were sold and I met so many great art patrons as well as new artist friends. Crested Butte is just the coolest little mountain town full of diverse characters, super food, and panoramic views. I will make this one a stop again for sure.
Thank you patrons, for taking a piece of my art home with you!