Friday, March 30, 2012
I had a painting accepted into the Michigan Watercolor Society 2012 Annual Exhibit! It will be held at the Lansing Art Gallery, 119 N. Washington Square, Lansing Michigan. The show opens on May 4th and runs until June 29th. This is the first time I have had a painting accepted into the show so I am thrilled!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Two weeks ago I went to the Bloomfield Township Library to view the entries for the Michigan Watercolor Society Art show. Every year they get 200 plus entries from across Michigan for this show and they accept around 60. This year was no exception to the depth of talent of the Michigan watercolorists. I am glad I am not the juror for the show. It would be extremely difficult to decide who to include! However, if I were the juror, and was allowed to do this, I would include my own paintings!
Sunday, March 25, 2012
The majority of people find buying original art a frightening prospect. They don't trust their own judgement to make a purchase if the artist is not "established" or it doesn't look like something you might see at the doctors office. Original art does not have to be expensive and it can come in many different forms. But it can create a statement and can bring back memories of a favorite trip, a fun day out, or it can be a piece that someone that you know has created. The secret is to purchase something that makes you happy.
Friday, March 23, 2012
While dusting the blinds in my family room I noticed that my mantle needed a new look. It didn't look bad but I was tired of it. The mantle is really long so that makes it more challenging to fill the space. I walked around the house and collected some art, old books, candle holders and put a scene together. I am not sure it is done yet but it is interesting. All the paintings are pieces I have done.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Circular Groove 2 was recently listed on etsy. I have been on a graphic shape groove. I made this starting with tea stained watercolor paper. I let that dry then I drew the circles and painted it with watercolor paint. Once this dried I glued it to claybord and then layered encaustic paint over that. I love how the yellow glows through the encaustic.
Monday, March 19, 2012
I am adding more of my art cards to my etsy site. I have been doing some more graphic type paintings influenced by a local artist Peter Crowe. I like working out my compositions ahead of time on small cards and hope for a winner.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
I am part of an online forum on etsy called VAST. It stands for Visual Artists Street Team. They have lots of useful discussions about art business. I got way way behind on reading the emails when I worked part-time plus all of the other things I do. I have spent and hour and a half reading old emails so far today and I have about 300 more to go! I am wondering if I will ever catch up!