Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Studio Sale


Today was another day that seemed to slip through my hands. I stayed busy all day and did get a few things done that were on my list, but didn't really do anything artwise. Anna spent the night with me last night and we spent this morning just playing and reading until it was time for Terri to come and take her to daycare.

I did spend a little time cleaning the studio and putting things away. I still need to fnd a good way to store all the frames I've collected. How on earth I got as many as I have I'll never know. When I started gathering them up from this stash place and that, they seemed to multiply.

Today I thought about putting an ad in my local paper around the first of November and say that I'll have an open studio sale on the last two Saturdays in November and the first two in December. I might try to make it the last Saturday in November and the first saturday in Decmeber to make it easier on me. Four saturdays might be too much. That way maybe I can clear out some of the frames I have laying around and of course some of the old paintings I never even put up on my web. I didn't count the canvas' that I have in storage, but there must be over 100. Getting those out of the studio would be a good goal for the end of the year. Then I could start fresh for next year.

If I have a good turn out for the studio sale and the painting still don't sell, I guess they need to go to the landfill gallery. :(

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Anna's 1 today


Hope I'll be able to share some photos of her eating her cake soon.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Anna Claire


This week I've been working on the portrait of Carley Ann. It's been fun to try something new, but I'm ready for the painting to be finished. You can see my progress at http://paintinglessons.blogspot.com/.

Tonight Anna Claire is spending the night and is fast asleep full of sweet potatoes and green beans.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

On to next week


This has been an exhausting week trying to fit everything in. I need a break, so I'm going to take one and go visit some of my artist friends living a little south of me, visit some small towns and take some photographs. It's a shame that we have such severe drought conditions. Georgia is usually really green by this time of the year and around here almost all our grass is yellow and the trees are struggling to hold their leaves. Further up north from me they have banned all outdoor watering completely because they are afraid of running out of drinking water!

I'm still making progress on the portrait of Carley Ann although I have to admit a bit of fustration not being able to paint alla prima like I do when I paint outside en plein air. Still it's been good for the sprit to do something different and draw on different skills. You can watch my progress here: http://paintinglessons.blogspot.com/

Organization of past works is also moving a bit slowly, but still making progress, so that's good. I wish I had dated my paintings at least on the back.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Anna's day

Today was a day for Anna Claire. She can't finger paint, but I know she'll be ready one day.

Anna and I had a ball today even though she is not feeling her best. She was a little clingy today and wanted to be held, but hey I loved that. I don't want her to feel bad, but there is something about holding a baby that makes the world right. sniff, sniff, sniff

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Finger Painting 2


Just one more image. :)

Finger Painting with Carley


After VBS today, Carley Ann came home with me and we finger painted the afternoon away. What a budding artist she is. :)

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

My three girls

This was the second day of VBS at First Baptist and we did tie-dye Tshirts. What fun and the morning went by really fast as we were working very hard. Someone said we had about 300 including the helpers attending this year.
After lunch I picked up my paint brush to work some more on a painting I'm attempting to do of my three girls, Carley Ann, Anna Claire and Cocoa-puff. Go take a look http://paintinglessons.blogspot.com/

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Not Painting

Today I took the day off to think about other things and take care of a hip that is giving me fits. The painting of Carley Ann is coming along nicely and can be seen at http://paintinglessons.blogspot.com/