I had my opening in downtown Grand Junction a few weeks ago and unfortunately the road was closed off to all traffic for a bike race so there was very little "walk by or ride by traffic". However, I loved sharing my art with the public on large beautiful walls in an empty commercial space. I got amazingly positive feedback about my art.
I am currently taking an on line course by Kate Thompson called fractured portraits. Kate is a genius at painting them. I love how portraits capture the human spirit. I have a painting in my head but getting it from my head, thru my hands and paintbrush to the canvas is a challenge. I am growing as an artist but I feel the growing pains for sure. I am now noticing how faces are shaped and how light and shadow appears on them. It has been alot of in my head work which is counter to how I normally paint. I think it is good exercise but I need to take a break and go back to my "simply painting" which is where my soul emerges.
I will be doing the Mountain Art Festival in Carbondale Colorado July 24-26th ( near Aspen). That will be a new experience for me. It is always a treat to spend time in Alpine country in the summer. I should be a lovely weekend.
I thought I would share what my studio looks like after some serious time spent painting. Most of these paintings are not complete. Morgan and Paddington always hang out in my studio while I paint. Yes the floor has some paint on it!! I sometimes wonder what did I do when i was not a painter? . It has really changed my life in so many ways. I hope you enjoy viewing my art.
I hope you are enjoying one of my favorite things... summer nights. We never really know what tomorrow holds so treasure the treasures.
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader, Robert Frost