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Friday, May 4, 2012

I am trying to paint larger for my up-coming shows.  I want to transition from having a mix of framed watercolors and acrylics on canvas, to just having acrylics in my booth.  I love, love, love watercolor.  It was my first painting medium.  The way the colors glow, the freshness of it, it is very beautiful to me.  It's that they have to be protected under a mat, glass and frame, that's the issue, especially at shows.  No matter how hard I try the glass and/or frame always gets scraped and they are heavy to lug back and forth.  So, going forward, it's  canvas only for me.
This painting is a 6" x 12" acrylic on canvas, not that big, except I have been painting miniature paintings for awhile and so this seems large compared.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Workin' It

Workin', Workin' Day and Night
Original acrylic on canvas
4" x 6"

I have been working hard to get as much painting done as I can for my first show this season, which is next week.  First one is the Gilroy Assistance League's Impressions Home and Garden Show.  Go here,  www.gilroyassistanceleague.org for tickets and information.  Show is Friday and Saturday May 11, 12, 2012. The next Sunday, May 20th, 2012  I will be at Fernwood Winery for the Art, Wine and Chocolate show.  My second time at both shows and I am glad to be in them, they are fun and local!  My work is also available at Fast Frame in Morgan Hill and at Leedo Gallery in Gilroy.  Thanks to the galleries and dailypaintworks.com I have sold lots of paintings since January and I haven't had a show yet, so the year is off to a great start!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Forced to take a break

I haven't been able to write on my blog because of computer issues.  It's kinda like when the lights go out and you realize how dependent we are on having electricity!  I am dependent on my computer.

I don't think I will ever get tired of painting Koi fish.  They are so bright and colorful, peaceful and serene.  I love their motion, and the way they swim.