Last night, I attended the artist reception of the LAA Spring Show. I was so impressed with the quality of art on display! There were many beautiful paintings and 3D pieces. The jazz band topped it off! Fun night!
If you are in the area, please stop by and support local artists!!
I am mostly set up in my new art studio. We had to move out of the Downtown Studio space so that the city can develop on that prime location space. Now, I am in this multi-use facility called the Bothwell. I am hoping that I set it up for my best creative possibilities to emerge. Here’s to the possibilities!
I had a fun time yesterday at the Pleasanton Art League Alviso Adobe show. It was nice to meet the other artists and see their incredibly beautiful artwork. Getting the Merit Award was such a welcome surprise! Off to buy more art supplies with the prize money!
Here’s another piece that I reworked. The original was a poured paint experiment that did not work out for me. With a little more paint, I am now happy with this one.
I’ve been unable to get the time to do art this past couple of weeks. The train wreck that is currently going on in our country has me feeling anxious and depressed. It has left me depleted.
I initially set out to the studio today to throw away some paintings that were not working for me. I felt that I should just get rid of things that are not pleasing to me. Why surround myself with things I do not like? I thought that there’s enough going on in the world (our country) zapping my energy – I don’t need to have that in my art space.
At the last moment, I thought about adding some more paint to cover some of the spots that I did not like. Like magic, I found myself reconnecting and enjoying the piece. It needed to be reworked! I saw a female figure emerging from her water world.
There’s a life lesson here, I know. Sometimes, it is best to get rid of the depleting items in your life. They just take up space and do not serve a purpose. Other times, things can be improved and you can see its possibilities.
Day 15 (which happens to be my anniversary) of the #30paintingsin30days challenge. Another examination of the clarinet. I worked off a photo found here – I loved the yellow background and the orientation to the left. From looking at my own instrument, I see some areas that I might switch around.
“The clarinet has always been my baby. I just didn’t know that for a while.” – Anat Cohen
I am a little behind in my postings for the #30paintingsin30days challenge. This vintage turntable was my Friday the 13th painting. I forgot my phone when I was in the studio so I could not capture the image. On Saturday, I totally did not get a chance to do any art 😦 – I had a flat tire that morning and it just threw my day off. I will head over to the studio shortly and will see what magic happens!
This is day 12 and getting to the halfway point of the #30paintingsin30days challenge. This is a watercolor painting. I got the Miles Davis album for Christmas/Hanukkah and just adore listing to it. I have to keep remembering to take action when the record ends on a side (otherwise, I face nasty looks and lectures on record needles from Derek). I’m so out of practice listening to actual vinyl!
We are setting up our turntable in our family room. I love the pops and the feeling of satisfaction of lining the needle up just right! Sure wish I was at home right now, listening to “Kind of Blue,” and snuggling with the kitties.