17 November, 2008

OPEN


This is too much fun. I am loving the night light and all the reflective colors. Maybe the night light makes you focus more I don't know. We have out of town guests next week and then take off for an Albuquerque Thanksgiving. The holidays have started and I still need to do some more Riverwalk small paintings as I have no more replacements for the River Art Group Gallery.

10 November, 2008

On Tap


What a great subject this Blue Star Brewery is. I love the low lighting and all the reflections of glass and metal. I am learning to simplify the shapes and the people. Clay Magaughy was in the frame shop the other day and we always talk about art and I always show him my latest work for a critique. He always has the best advice. He told me to keep my people in a scene like this very simple. That way the viewer can fill in the blanks. They can imagine themselves in the scene or friends they used to know or relatives--it opens up the meaning of the piece to many possibilities. I thought that was really good advice.
The color is not quite right on this photo. It should be more warm and orangey. Sometimes the camera does weird things and this was one of them. Anyway, come to my show at the Blue Star Brewery any time in January to see it for real!

01 November, 2008

Jazz and Beer SOLD


This is my latest Blue Star Brewery painting. I am loving this subject! Tomorrow I go to the River Art Group for my work day at La Villita. Am thrilled to say I have sold four paintings there this month and another sold through the frame shop. I imagine that with the economy as shaky as it is right now that there may be a slow down in art sales. I think we just have to have faith that people will always want and even need to have original and hand crafted items.