I did another small painting on paper – this is one of the fancy tea cups we got from our Aunt Betty. I can imagine the tea and conversation that probably accompanied that tea!
I had fun working on this painting. A classic rotary dial phone! Who grew up with one of these? I love the feel of these phones – the weight of the handset, the twirling of the cord, the sound and feel of the dialing.
I definitely was happy when we got a push button phone – it seemed so advanced! It was much easier to make a call that would not ruin newly manicured nails!
New coasters are now available. These are made from my artwork. I will have them at tomorrow’s open studio. They make great gifts! A unique holding spot for your favorite beverage!
I will be at my studio at the Bothwell this Saturday, Feb 29 – 11am – 3pm
Several artists will be opening up their work spaces. Please feel free to drop by! There will be art demonstrations, family art projects, snacks and of course – ART!
I really want to clear up some space, so you will find special pricing on many of my items.
Bothwell – 2466 8th St, Livermore, CA 94550
I worked on this this small canvas (6 x 6 inches) and I believe it is mostly done. I was trying to go for a looser look. This will be up in the LAA Gallery in the next few days.
For me, this is how it typically starts when doing a still life. I like to make sure that the background color feels right. This is a classic case of using the complimentary color (red and green). It is also the time when I step back and make sure that I like the positioning/composition of the objects. I will add more details as I go!
If you are in the Tri-valley Area, please consider visiting the Harrington Gallery at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton. You will see a lovely art show, including my piece, Long Way Home, which received an honorable mention!
The show runs through Dec 14th
- 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?