Wednesday, December 24, 2008

It is the Night before Christmas...

and I am still working! I can't help it. I love it. This week I wanted to carry on the whimsy of last weeks piece. I had started with a winter market kind of thing. I was going to have peddlers in the town square selling their wares but, I so liked seeing the skating and the sled riding. My daughter started working at a ski resort near our home and I love to just sit in the lobby watch the people milling around. It is easy to forget that while I am at home sitting in of the fire that people actually go outside in the cold because they want to. I hope you enjoy, my winter bliss. Winter bliss, that is a good name for a painting. Merry Christmas to All my valuable clients!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

This Weeks Painting.

This is the painting I am starting this week. I love doing these single home paintings. I love Victorian homes. I am not crazy about this yellow color but, in the reference photo that I am using it is lovely.
I am trying to get a feel of when I should stop with the winter paintings and move back to grass. I watched a beautiful movie last night about Thomas Kincade. I didn't think that I would love it as much as I did. I am not a giant fan but, it was really touching. I did identify with a lot of the feelings that Thom had growing up. It is comforting to know that he had to put up with rejection and criticism. One quote from the movie that I adored is "art at its highest level can introduce men to their souls." George Wessels. I don't know if he actually said that but he did in the movie. I think I am going to make it into a t shirt.

Friday, December 12, 2008


I did all of my Christmas shopping this year online. I just looked for places that offered free shipping or ship to store. One of the benefits of having stuff delivered for an artist, is that I get a lot of shipping supplies to wrap my paintings in. I figures if I did have to pay a little more here and there shopping online, I still save money by not actually wasted gas going to the store, plus I always find dozens of things I can't live without at the actual store. Thus, skyrocketing my Christmas bill.
I am going to start updating my blog with progress reports from my actual studio. I tried to do this before but, got out of the habit. I may even throw in a video now and then. Keep your eyes open.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wow have I forgot about this blog!!!

I have been so busy with painting that I totally forgot about this blog. Until, people started giving me pep talks about keeping with it. Well I am doing much better now with my artwork. Things are really selling. I also am getting a lot of commissions. One is something that I hardly ever do, a caricature of four friends. It will be a challenge but, I love a good challenge. kind of...
I also started a new hobby. Drumming. I want to start a band someday called "Pushing Fourty."