Saturday, February 27, 2016

2016 Clay Ball...

 Salem Art Association's
17th Annual Clay Ball

Art Auction and Dinner.

My pastel painting
 "Seeing New Beginnings"
in the Silent Auction!

Another year of  success in helping to support the arts in our community!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Thinking About COLOR....

Going out in the yard today,
 I was able to find a few touches of color.

Winter will be coming to a close soon, 
and we can look forward to more COLOR in the landscape.
 Bulbs are beginning to come up and some are starting to bloom!

I found a few other little favorites showing color as well.

Clawdia the cat is enjoying her yard during a break in the rain.

One of the benefits of being an artist is having 
COLOR available all year.
So even though we are still having gray winter days
it seems a perfect time to think about color
and get out the art supplies!

I pulled this painting out to revisit. 

The liquid acrylic underpainting was done plein air at 
Deepwood Gardens on a summer day when the gardens were lush
and the zinnias were in full bloom!

Taking this time to "think about color" has been an inspiration 
that I want to keep exploring!

8 x 6"
Here's a minute long video of the process.

Happy Valentines Day!