I’m super excited to be participating in the LAG member show this weekend at the Boulder County Fairgrounds! If you’re at the farmer’s market here in Longmont on Saturday, pop on in and check out all the beautiful art! There’s also a gift shop and handmade jewelry, greeting cards and more!
Thursday (today) 1-6pm
Friday 10-8pm with an artist reception from 6-8pm
Saturday from 10-6pm (I’m doing an art demo from 3-4:30!)
Sunday from 10am-4pm
Yep, shameless plug! Tonight (Friday, March 10th) starting at 5pm at the Great Frame up at 430 Main Street in Longmont, the Longmont Artists’ Guild is having their annual show. There will be a reception starting at 5pm with voting by public opinion for “Best in Show” as well as “Best 2D” and “Best Photography” ending by 7pm.
I entered 3 paintings and 3 photographs! (because I just couldn’t decide!) . ALL ART IS FOR SALE!
Some com on down and give me a vote…er um… I mean vote for your favorite art! There will be finger food, drinks and wine to purchase.
Hope to see you there!
Photography: Spirit of Antelope Canyon
Paining: “I’m feeling KOI” and Photography “Pent Up”
Photography: “Colorado Sunflower”
Painting: “Sunny Day Lunch”
Painting: “Lonely Fox”
This last week, a friend of mine was in town visiting. We had a great time hanging out and we also spent some time going to local art galleries. One of the things she noticed is that a lot of artists have small cute pieces that they can sell for a lower price. I’ve been meaning to do something like this, and I’m working on some 8 x 10 pieces, but this week I have been working on some 4×4 Addison portraits.
My inspiration, of course, are my Instagram photos of Addison, my cat. She has a lot of personality, and even though she doesn’t like her photo taken, I manage to get some fun cute shots of her.
Here are two of my first Mini-Cats that I have for sale in my Gallery on Main Street in Longmont.
One of my latest projects is a cow that lives across the street from me in the open space that is leased for free range farming. She is a beauty and very curious. I snapped a photo of her on my iPhone one morning while walking by. This is my first attempt at painting a cow. I’m not 100% done with her yet. I have more work to do on her tail, but I think she is mostly complete.
I’ve also painted a Stellar’s Jay this week. I will post a photo of him in a few days once I do just a little more work.
AND I have another Addison the Cat painting in the works as well. Having my own studio has really been so great to motivate me to do more art work. I’m loving what’s going on right now!
I think this week I’m going to be really working on my Lefthand artists beer label collage for the end of January. This is a fun process, but sort of a secret, so you won’t be seeing any photos of this until it’s time for the auction.
Here’s is my tribute to the Day of the Dead celebrations locally here in Longmont, Colorado. 9″x12″ $150 unframed Oil on Canvas
On October 31, All Hallows Eve, the children make a children’s altar to invite the angelitos (spirits of dead children) to come back for a visit. November 1 is All Saints Day, and the adult spirits will come to visit. November 2 is All Souls Day, when families go to the cemetery to decorate the graves and tombs of their relatives. The three-day fiesta is filled with marigolds, the flowers of the dead; muertos (the bread of the dead); sugar skulls; cardboard skeletons; tissue paper decorations; fruit and nuts; incense, and other traditional foods and decorations. ”
— Frances Ann Day, Latina and Latino Voices in Literature
I can custom order high quality Giclee prints in a canvas wrapped or in a variety of paper stocks (flat prints ready for matt & framing.) Prices typically start around $50 – $200 depending on size and quality of paper. I can ship these direct to you!
I currently have a 16″ x 16″ canvas wrapped print of the “Pooches of Portland” price $175.
I also have a 16″ x 16″ glicee flat giclee print of the “Pooches of Portland” price $75.
A few weeks ago we went to visit the Denver Botanic Gardens. I posted about this on 9/12. Anyway, I finished the Koi today in the second sitting. I used a plate knife for the details in the water and to emphasize details on the koi. The background is lighter in person than it’s showing in the photo here. Once it’s dry I’ll scan a good copy of it. This was a fun one to paint!