A creative journey
- Have a small stash of art supplies ready to go. Get a bin and load it up with supplies that you can easily access. I have gouache, palette, brushes, pens, pencils, charcoal, watercolors and paper in there. I hope to be better at putting things away!
- wake up early. This is easy for me – I am a morning person, like crazy early – a 3 or 4 am wake up is not that uncommon for me. I like working on some art while it is quiet. For me, this is when I am the most productive.
What are your art supply must haves? When do you prefer to work?
on the painted barrel trail
Valentine’s Day Sale/event
Valentine Boutique at LAA Gallery –
- Cookies and Coffee Party – Saturday, February 10 at 11:30 AM – 4 PM
- Extended Shopping Hours:. Open Monday and Tuesday, February 12 & 13, (11:30 to 4:00)
2155 Third Street, Livermore, California, 94550. Phone 925 449-9927
Artwork in Progress
I am painting one of the banners that will be auctioned off at the Livermore ArtWalk. Each color of the rainbow will be represented plus the addition of a neon orange color. I am on an orange kick, so I will see how that looks. This is the largest canvas that I’ve ever worked on. It’s fun so far!
Hope everyone is having a joyful Sunday!
Livermore Art Association – Spring Show
If you are in the area, please stop by and support local artists!!
My morning in the studio
I took the day off from work today and spent the morning at the studio. I am happy that the heater is working (somewhat); the last few times I went in, it was pretty cold and hard to do art. I love having a space so close to Casse-Croute Bakery. The warm croissant and coffee was the perfect answer to the cold temp.
Lately, I have been experimenting with the poured paint medium. I am not quite sure if I am liking this process or not. There’s a good deal of giving up control and the mess is a bit more then I am comfortable with (and I like to be messy).
For this experiment, I placed the pouring medium directly on the wood block that I first painted and then added my paint into the medium. I tried to not move the board – I just wanted to see what gravity did to the paint colors. I am not sure what it will look like when it dries (another downside to this process, IMHO). I like more instant gratification!
Open Studio – tonight!
Please join me and my talented studio mates for our Open Studio Holiday art sale! I have my original paintings, prints, cards, magnets and pins for sale. Lots of unique and affordable gifts.
December 8th 6pm – 8pm.
62 S L St
Livermore, CA 94550
In addition, we will have a donation collection to aid the victims of the recent Ghost Ship fire in Oakland. We are devastated to know about the tragic fire and want to do our part to support the artist community.
Getting in the holiday spirit
It was the perfect rainy morning to do some art. I wanted to do something that got me in a holiday state of mind. This is a small (8×10) acrylic painting.
We are going to have an open studio on December 3rd to coincide with the Downtown Livermore festivities. I’ll be selling my paintings, prints and cards. If you are in town, please check it out. My talented studio mates will also be there with their beautiful art too!