26 October, 2009
Two more new Riverwalk paintings. Guess I will do Alabama paintings while in Texas as we leave for San Antonio in a few days. Wanted to paint some of the beautiful trees here but the fall colors didn't develop soon enough--too much rain this year they tell me.
18 October, 2009
My latest still life-just love the challenge of the glass and shapes you can play with in a still life. Great news--I have a gallery in Huntsville now. I will be showing my still life paintings at Mill Villa Gallery in the Lowe Mill art center in Huntsville. The Lowe Mill is an old manufacturing plant that has been divided up into spaces for artist's studios. This gallery is also there and I was very impressed with the quality of artwork they were showing so decided to take the plunge and see if they would carry my work. Happily they loved my paintings. This art complex has only been open since May so it is a new venture for the city. I think it will do well. Huntsville is known as the rocket city because of the NASA connection and has faired much better economically than many other cities in these times.
09 October, 2009
Do you think I should have skipped the number 13? I am not so supersticious so am letting it go! Tomorrow is my birthday and we are planning to do art things all day. Will go to the Flying Monkey Arts Center in Huntsville and see if that would be a good venue for my work. Also want to see the Huntsville art League and they are having an artist's market also in Huntsville. Then we will have a nice dinner out and I can't think of a better birthday except maybe one where you could subtract a year or two--but then you might lose what you had learned those years--so not a good deal!
04 October, 2009
Here I have tried to implement Schmid's advice to put your darkest darks and brightest brights in your focal point. I decided my focal point would be the bartender in the middle section of the restaurant. Although there are other brights, the bartender is in more detail and has the most color and sharpest edges. I think it is starting to work.