Thursday, November 29, 2007

December 2, Red and Green

I've been thinking about Christmas, time to decide on decorations and such (which is minimal at my house.) I was browsing through my photos, and thought it appropriate to use a red and green painting in this week's blog.
Here is a close up of the focal area. This is an original watercolor painting on 140# paper, measuring 16 x 12.
This is a short post, but I have a surprise for you in a few days....having to do with oreos. You just won't believe it!
Till next time!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Blue Jeans and Teenaged Chickens!

Please excuse my absence! I was in Fredericksburg, Texas, for a week long painting workshop that I take once a year. It was fabulous, as always. I have studied under Guido Frick for the last 3 years when he teaches in Fredericksburg. He paints outside exclusively, so we have the beautiful Texas Hill Country scenery to paint. We painted still life setups outside and painted along the Pedernales River 2 days. Along the Pedernales is my favorite. It is a beautiful waterway, flowing all through the Hill Country. The weather was warmer than most November workshops I've taken.

The next week I taught a workshop in Uvalde, Texas for their art league. It was a good workshop, and I had a great time teaching. This is the second workshop I've given this fall. That will be all until next spring. I truly enjoy teaching. The painting below is a quick demo that I did for the workshop I gave in October for the Fort Clark Art Studio.

I've been doing a few little paintings of a series I'm thinking of calling "Heavy Starch." Isn't that fun? Yes, paintings of blue jeans! These are 8x6 oils, and I'm planning on doing several more. After they are sufficiently dry, they will be listed on my Etsy website.

The baby chicks are growing up. I have officially deemed them "Teenage Chickens." Look how big they are getting! The rusty red colored ones are the teenagers. The light tan ones are our older chickens.

I've updated my website, both What's Going On In My Studio This Month, and my Available Works page my since my last posting, as well as my My Etsy Store.
Be sure to check out both, and I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving day.

Until next time!