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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Latest Newsletter is here!

Happy Spring! I have been painting a lot, and there is much in store in the coming months.  To check out all of the latest goings on, check out my Spring Newsletter here.

Lucky Frenchie with Strawberries and Duck, oil, 8"x8", on hold

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Collage of all the paintings from the 2018 30 in 30 painting challenge

The finale of every 30 in 30 includes creating a collage of all of the paintings I created during the challenge.  In the past, it would take me sometimes hours to do this, because I typically painted on a variety of sizes of canvas or panels and I had to figure out how to get them to all fit nicely .  This time around, save for one painting (the plein air I did around the middle of the challenge), I painted on all square panels or canvas.  This made it a relative snap to collage them all in a nice organized way.  I say relative because there was still finagling I had to do.  But it was much easier this time round... 

If you read my first post from this challenge, you will see that I wasn't sure how things were going to work out for me. My son was just getting over a 2 month illness, during which I had spent little or no time in my studio.  I wondered if I would be able to paint every single day... but I decided I neede to do this to push me to get up there!  Things were going great, and then, mid challenge and for a variety of reasons, we decided start my son in cyber school.  I once again wasn't sure what would happen, because I knew that my life was going to be in upheaval for awhile while he transitioned into this type of schooling. I can say this, some life difficulties are hared to work around. But if you have the will and the ideas, you can generally find the time to create.  There were days I didn't get up into my studio until after dinner and painted until 9 or 10.  I didn't care for that at all.  But I wanted complete this challenge with all 30 paintings this time so, I forced myself to do it.  I am so glad I did!  Below is the collage of all the paintings and I love seeing them all together!

And finally, credit must be given to my husband who always picks up on the chores and cooking that I can't do because I'm designing a painting or actually painting the painting... or I'm just too tired! Thanks hubby... <3
And thanks again to you for reading this and following me through this challenge.  All the positive feedback has been wonderful!  

Friday, March 2, 2018

Day 30 of the 30 in 30!!! - "I Honor the Place"

Today is the last day of this 30 in 30, and I cannot believe it!  It has been the absolute best 30 in 30 I have challenged myself to in so many ways...

I want to put this out to all of the people who have followed me through this round of paintings.  I have had over 700 page views on my blog since it started, which for me is a big deal! :) Plus lots of great feedback on my facebook and instagram.  Also, I met some new artists who are also participating in the challenge and amazingly, I have sold about 1/4 of the paintings I created!!! I appreciate all of the support, love and encouragement people give me every time I do one of these, and this time has been especially wonderful!  So, this painting is in honor of y'all... 

I honor the place in you 
in which the entire universe dwells.
I honor the place in you which is of love, light, peace and joy.
When you are in that place in you 
and I am in that place in me,
We Are One.

I Honor the Place, oil on canvas, 8"x8", to purchase click here

I tried to fill this painting with as much light as I could logically fit in... with glints of gold and rosey highlights to produce as much visual joy as I could... <3 <3 <3

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Day 29 of the 30 in 30 - A Shining Affirmation

White... is not a mere absence of color; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black... God paints in many colors; but he never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when he paints in white. 
-Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Shining Affirmation, oil, 8"x8", on hold

I painted this while working in Art Plus Gallery today. I love my gallery!  And, a huge plus of this job is when I am in the gallery I get to sell art and make art... where is the flaw? :)  It is an affirming thing to be an artist, even on the hard days. I am truly grateful to be able to do what I do. <3

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Day 28 of the 30 in 30 - "Bluebird for Happiness"

Bluebird for Happiness 

This merry little feathered friend, 
so cheery, bright and blue,
because he brings true happiness, 
I'm sending him to you! 

Bluebird for Happiness, oil, 8"x8", to purchase click here

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Day 27 of the 30 in 30 - "Morning Call"

I have a penchant for vintage things.. particularly product designs that are found in the 1950'5.  This tea cup is a cup made by Lu-Ray and was in their pastel dinnerware line. Lu-Ray made this line from 1938-1960 and if you like clean, simple, soft lines, elegant design and pastel colors... this is the dinnerware for you.  The baby chickadee sitting on the edge of this cup is singing a joyful song, maybe for his breakfast.. or perhaps a cup of oolong tea?  
Oh, and thank you to my hubby for the title. :)

Morning Call, oil, 6"x6", to purchase click here

Monday, February 26, 2018

Day 26 of the 30 in 30 - "Spool of Gold"

Did you know that juncos are in the sparrow family?  There are 5 types of dark eyed juncos and they range across Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.  And they form monogamous relationships... meaning they are one of those rare breeds that mates for life. :) One last little interesting nugget of junco info - They are often called the 'snowbird', as in the eastern U.S. they appear at the start of the winter and then flies north again in the spring!  So, Eastern U.S.-ers... enjoy them while you can, because they'll be gone soon!

Spool of Gold, oil, 6"x6", to purchase click here

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