Friday, March 26, 2010

I just learned that the above piece sold at the Arts Council of Snohomish Auction for $1,000. It is always best if your work gets into the live auction, which this piece did. It is interesting that the other piece I painted similar to this one sold at the Seattle Men's Chorus Auction back in September for between $1000 and $1100. In any event I am happy that they have gone to new homes of people who love them.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

More Burridge

Yesterday I spent another day painting with Bob Burridge. I painted a lot of abstract landscapes which is something I have not done for years. It was great fun, and I may do more of them.

I was unable to resist the call of Burridge paintings, and I bought two of them. I do not have them yet, or I would post images of them here. No matter how much art I have in my home, I cannot stop buying what I love. Some of the art has to go in a closet, but it always comes out again. I feel so blessed to have so many friends that are artists and I can surround myself with their work.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Burridge Class

I attended a Bob Burridge one-day workshop yesterday. I have been to many of his workshops, but every time I go I learn something new. There is always at least one nugget that I take home with me to apply to my future work. This workshop was about using collage in abstract paintings. Eventually I will post a couple images of my work from the workshop, but it is not truly finished yet. Tomorrow I will have the opportunity to work with Bob once again. We will be working on very loose florals and painting without brushes. Almost every time that I attend a Burridge workshop I end up painting with my fingers! My main motivation for attending Bob's workshops is the lift I get from his enthusiasm for his work. Secondly, it always helps me to loosen up my work. I have never met anyone who loves what he does as much as Bob does. He paints everyday and has for 20 years, and still he loves it. He is a very generous instructor, sharing all that he knows about creating art. Check out his work at