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Monday, July 30, 2018

FUN! FUN! FUN!....AND SCARY

New painting in progress is so much fun! Drawings, first. At least as big as the canvas.
54" tall by 36" wide.
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Work a bit more and sit
and think. And doodle.
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I don't know what this is exactly. A pump jack and dancers? I can edit later.
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This time I drew on the canvas with vine charcoal.

I don't always draw with charcoal but sometimes I do.
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I took it outside and photographed it by sunlight. It is about the same size but the detail and color is so much better.


I think I will name it ADAGIO.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR

Half of the Gallery Space
I need enough paintings for a one person exhibit at the Dougherty Art Center. My estimate is between 40 and 50 paintings and/or other artworks...like framed drawings. I have about 50 available BUT the works need to relate to each other or to the title somehow.

The Opening Reception for The Tie That Binds will be Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 7 to 9 PM.  Sunset will be at 4:54 PM that day so it will be after dark and who knows about the weather. Could be lovely or cold or stormy. No telling.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

BACKWARDS AND IN HIGH HEELS NEW HOME

It was thrilling to visit my painting BACKWARDS AND IN HIGH HEELS (MOM) in its new home.Beautifully lit.

                

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

BARTON SPRINGS - NEW PAINTING

I am still fiddling with it but this is mostly finished. It is 14 inches tall and 50 inches wide.



This is a detail of the snorkeler in the sky. 


The working title has been THE TIE THAT BINDS but now I think ON LOAN. The planet is on loan to us from our descendants.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

NEW PAINTING NEEDS A NAME

Almost finished. It's 22" x 20" wide. I am considering "Invitation to a dance" or "I used to think" or maybe just "Yellow Ribbon". The small figure is playing a violin. I have made that clearer.


Sunday, April 29, 2018

ROMA

Getting on the plane


4/16/18-1st day – arrive around noonish,
Flowers on the steps.

At the top of the steps, a beautiful day

 Got lost, walked to the Spanish steps, took taxi back to hotel, Lasagna at San Marco.















4/17/18-2nd day – Coloseo, lines. First ice cream, other pizza, Susanna visited giro. 




4/18/18-3rd day-Vatican, 


Four Rivers Fountain 
3 ice creams, pizza at San Marco, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, vendors.






Resting by the Pantheon

Pantheon porch















Cats are hiding



4/19/18-4th day-Villa Borghese, San Marco, cat sanctuary at Piazza Argentina.



4/20/18-5th day-Shopped, coloseo crystal, souvenirs, shoes, walked around. Flew away.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

SHOW DOWN

The show comes down today. Twelve paintings coming home. Tori is going to help me with the manual labor. I have to make the decisions. On the radio, "Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision" - Sir Winston Churchill. Postpartum depression when the show is over. That's courage, too. 
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