Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Painted on Thanksgiving

                                                                                                      Acrylic, 6x6"

I painted this cupcake on Thanksgiving afternoon.  Somehow I didn't have a large appetite for Thanksgiving dinner.  Guess what I did before dinner....!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

SOLD - Together, Take Two

                                                                                                  Acrylic, 5x7"

This is the first time I have ever posted a photo for the second time.  But, I have just spent a chunk of time figuring out how to get my painting on Daily Paintworks, and hopefully have posted the painting and configured the auction and above link correctly.  We will see how it all works tomorrow.  Fingers crossed!

The auction is visible today (11/21/12), but it does say, "This auction has not started."  The auction starts tomorrow.

Yes, this sort-of-chicken artist decided to deliberately post on Daily Paintworks for the first time on a holiday, hoping the painting won't be very much noticed!  I just want to see how it all the logistics pan out.  Without being much noticed....  I said I was going to "Paint Like Nobody's Watching."  Never said I was comfortable doing all this back end computer stuff like nobody's watching!  Hopefully soon it will be second nature.

Thanks for being here with me, dear Watchers, as I start my new venture of not only showing my artwork to a much wider audience than the one that reads my blog, but also, possibly selling some art someday!  Your support and witness to my struggle, er, I mean growth, means the world to me...

(edit: I originally sent out this post saying I would try never to re-post a photo again.  However, if I am going to sell paintings from earlier in the blog, I may need to show them again to make my blog make sense to people new to my blog from DPW.  I wonder how other artists handle selling paintings previously shown on their blogs?)

Sunday, November 11, 2012


                                                                                                    Acrylic, 5x7

 I think I improved the painting from the last post.  What do you think?

I have joined Daily Paintworks, an on-line gallery where artists sell their work.  I haven't posted any paintings yet.   I feel some trepidation about it.  It's another new step for me.  I felt the same way when I started this blog.  Now I am very comfortable with the blogging process and fairly comfortable knowing people are watching.  I know part of why I am comfortable is because I pretty much know at the present time who my Watchers are.  Even though the blog has been publicly viewable for all this time, not too many people know it exists.  Once I'm posting a painting on Daily Paintworks, there is the potential for many people I don't know yet to view my blog.  Which would be a good thing.  If I want to start selling my art and joining the on-line art community.  Which I do.  But I think it's fair to say I feel some trepidation.  Maybe I shouldn't admit to my fear publicly, since new people may be here soon to read this.  Maybe I should try to act confident even though I don't feel confident yet.  Maybe I will delete this post someday.  For for now, dear Watchers, I know that those of you who read this in the next day or so are my supporters and cheerleaders, and I know I can say these things to you.

I waited to start blogging until I felt "pregnant" with it, until I had a feeling that I couldn't start soon enough.  I joined Daily Paintworks because I also felt "pregnant" with it.  Should I wait for the same feeling to hit me before I post anything on Daily Paintworks, or should I just DO IT?!

There are so many little paintings all over my house and studio, I would like to start selling some of them.   I have one that is intended for a friend that I can't even find!  She picked it out from this blog when I was with her in NYS a couple of weeks ago, and I can't even find it.  I wonder if other artists ever "lose" paintings.  I know it's here somewhere.....

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Post-workshop Landscape (and Happy Birthday Brooke!)

                                                                                                  Acrylic, 5x7"

The workshop I took with Elizabeth  was on  pastel landscape, so it is up to me to apply what I learned to my medium of choice, acrylics.  I expect I will paint in pastels more, too....but when???

I painted this one fairly quickly, fairly sketchy, late one evening, just hoping to remember the feel of being in the workshop now that I am home.  Trying to "seal the deal," so to speak.  I was happy enough with this one for what it was (done very quickly, late at night).   This was painted from a photo I took on the way home, near the interstate when I took a driving break.

The real reason for this post was to say Happy Birthday to my wonderful niece!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Creeping Closer

                                                                                                Acrylic, 6x6"

With this painting, I creep closer to what and how I want to be painting.  I hope to continue to improve, but it often seems I must go several steps backward after I paint one I'm happy with.   I still plan to write more about my workshop, and soon I will show you an acrylic landscape I painted with the knowledge I gained in my pastel landscape class.                             

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