Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New Work & Art Exchange

The Art Exchange was just too much fun this year. About 30 artists attended and brought wonderful art. We all got rid of pieces we were tired of looking at and went home with new treasures. Can't wait until the next one.

My latest painting is above. It is 24x24 with a faux encaustic finish that doesn't show up very well in the image. I may be moving in a more abstract direction and away from the figurative for a little while. At least the four pieces I am working on currently are in that category. I am also returning to the faux encaustic look that I played with a few years ago. That doesn't mean much with me though as I flit from one thing to another. For instance, where did the polka dot animals come from that were in my last post?

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Just for Fun

Art Exchange

Holey moley it is time for the 3rd annual art exchange at my house. Actually it is past due. It is usually in October, but I had back surgery in September this year, so it was postponed. Now it is only a week away and I am so excited. The idea is that all invitees bring art of their own that they haven't sold, or are just plain tired of, and exchange it for someone else's art. Some people bring a dozen pieces and some one or two. No matter how many you bring, you draw a number and take a turn selecting something until everything is gone. For art lovers all that free art is irresistable. I can hardly wait.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

One Happy Carp

This is my latest painting, and it is currently hanging at Parklane Gallery in Kirkland. The whole gallery is hung salon style this month, meaning there is a lot more art hung higher and lower and closer together. So, there is much to see if you stop by.

I am also participating in the B & W Show at Fraker/Scott Gallery this month. As a matter of fact I will be heading off in about an hour for art walk there.

I think I have finished the production of hearts for my shows at C'est la Vie and Local Color. I will be delivering hearts to C'est la Vie in mid-January and the Local Color show will be in February and March. I wonder if anyone will be buying hearts in March!