Monday, January 25, 2010

Sunshine Artist Magazine + West Side Lounge

So I have 2 exciting things to report... first, I was interviewed for the February issue of Sunshine Artist Magazine and I just got my copy in the mail.  Woohoo! The article called "It was Love at First Show" written by Art Ewards is about artists/crafters who participate in events all over the country.  It was nice to be included and quoted throughout the 4 page article (with a photo too!!). 

Second, for anyone interested in seeing my paintings in the flesh, there will be 11 paintings on display from January 26 through March 26 at West Side Lounge (1680 Mass Ave in Cambridge).  At some point during that 2 month timeframe I hope to have a little gathering to celebrate and will post the date once it's determined.  I hear they have fabulous cocktails and food...

That's all for now... back to the studio.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A good start to 2010

In the whirlwind that December was, I neglected to mention a nice plug I received in Dovetales magazine’s Holiday issue so here it is:Over the holidays, I got to do something I haven’t done in many months… paint! Below is a painting I just started (of my nieces). About 6 months ago, I actually took the photograph I'm working from and something about this particular photo grabbed my attention and made me take a second and third look. That’s when I know an image is one I’d like to explore in a painterly manner. I thought the contrasting body language of the two figures was interesting and I love all the patterns on the couch and the dresses. Hopefully I’ll be able to continue painting with more consistency throughout the coming year. But in the meantime, I'm scheduled for a painting exhibit at the end of January so the fire is under my behind to make some new work. Another important item that I actually completed last month was setting up an office. I now have a desk (and yes, I'm aware that it’s just a table I use at craft shows) but that’s not the point. I’m just dizzy with excitement to say that I have a flat surface free of paint, glass, metal, junk or chemicals where I can sit and do paperwork. Of course, it’s not neat or organized or free of clutter but in good time that too will come… In assessing my space usage in other areas of the domicile, I decided to create an official painting studio. Now all of the paints, stretcher bars, canvas, completed work, and requisite accessories are all in one space. There's even room for another painter AND it’s only steps from the kitchen and a million other distractions (insert deep sigh)