Sunday, February 21, 2010

This blog ha! moved to a new hosting site!

I've moved the blog to a new hosting site. Please follow the link and bookmark the new page! I'm still working on the new blog. I'm traveling for a few day so it'll be Wednesday before it's all ready.

Friday, February 19, 2010

New work

I'm heading back to Seattle in a few days to meet up with my husband who I haven't seen for 2 months because he's been traveling for his job. We'll be traveling together for the next 7 weeks so we'll be hitting the airports to:

Mexico (PV)
Back to Seattle
Then back to Albuquerque in May.

Lots of traveling to do.

I have approximately 16 oil pieces that are dry now, that will be posted for sale with my online gallery and on my Etsy shop sometime around the first of March. After that, my art will be taking a different direction.

I'm shifting, branching out into more modern art pieces. I'm not happy with the place I am right now, my work is not fulfilling me in the way I want it to and I've been increasingly frustrated. Coupled with that, is the knowledge that a lot of people who like my work now will perhaps hate what I do from now on. I had someone tell me of an artist who's work is just "an embarrassment to her and she doesn't even know it". Which reeks. So, if my work will be an embarrassment to me, I welcome it and I welcome the change. So be it.

If you have liked any of my pieces in the past, please email me. At some point this spring, I believe that I will auction off several pieces with the price of each piece just being, what we can agree on. Don't be afraid to offer me any price, I'll consider it especially if you're willing to pay the shipping cost. If there's been something you loved, do let me know because I really hate it when I sell a piece and ten people say they're so upset that they didn't get it first.

Friday, February 12, 2010

"Jake" Completed

14x18" oil on canvas board Click for detail.

I'll be switching mediums next week, back to watercolors and graphite for a couple of months.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

almost there

Still need to do the hair/shirt and add in the part of the left arm I painted out. Click for detail.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Face is completed

I still have some work to do on shadows for depth, specifically, around the eyed, but the face is completed for the most part. Click to embiggen for detail.

Now onto the hair, shirt and background. I'll post the completed portrait sometime tomorrow. Hope everyone is having a great day. It's sunny and lovely here in Albuquerque!

Monday, February 8, 2010

hiking along the Rio Grande

It's been awhile since I posted pictures. Here are a couple from a hike my daughter and I did along the Bosque at the Rio Grande on Saturday.

These are little offshoots of the Rio Grande (above).

The Rio Grande looking rather grande.

This is where I walk 8 miles every day-the roads out in the desert behind our house.

I need to get to work now. I need to finish that portrait completely, I'll post a picture when it's all done, which it should be in one or two days.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Taking a few days off

I'm working on something that calls for my complete attention at the moment and am finding it hard to continue giving proper time to these latest two pieces. I've just decided to call it a day, step back and return to them on Monday. Hope everyone has a great weekend and that it's sunny in your little corner of the world!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Back to work

Progress pic:
A work in always. Paint, wipe off, repeat till finish. Ugh. Going for a walk.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

slow day

I've completed the sky on this piece, now 2/3 of the way to go. I didn't get much sleep at all last night so I'm operating on nothing today. Trying to get moving. Hopefully I'll get some on completed on "Jake" so I can at least show some updated progress before this day is over.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Michigan Corn Field and "Jake"

Yeah, not very impressive, huh?'s a starting point!

Progress pic:Clouds are just squiggles at this point. Going for a walk now.

"Jake", starting point:
Progress pic: