Tuesday, October 4, 2016
I am participating in Shop Small Saturday the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It was quite successful for me last year and since I have used up all my slush fund for a workshop that I went to in September, it is time to replenish it. I will open my studio for any one who is shopping on that day. Last year I made 20 or so small paintings that I could sell for $20. A nice price point for a gift for a friend or for ones self. I have the same goal this year but this time I want to make small abstract landscapes. Colorful sun sets and sun rises. Hope they go well. I also have some other abstracts that should sell well. The colors are bright and fun. I need to either frame them or mount them on a panel. Planning and working is the agenda the next couple of months.
One of a series inspired by a visit to the Chihuly Museum.
A spring time view of a lake
Shore view inspired by our month in Florida
Another sea shore, this one is framed in a black frame and is hanging in our bath room. It may not get sold this year.
My last entry was called Winning! and I must have been sending out more good vibes than I thought! Because the painting, "The Balm of Rain," was accepted at the Prairie Lakes Regional Show and the juror awarded it 4th place. I will receive a cash prize also. Cool. The opening is Friday night, October 7, but I have had the opportunity to see the painting hung at the show. I got a prime spot in the gallery too. Winning!
This image is a crop of the larger painting. I love the textures I can get with the cold wax. I added some ground marble to the paint to make it thicker and able to make sweet textures.