November 30, 2008

Sunday-I don't wanna go to work tomorrow!

Alas, I do despair. Tomorrow is back to the PIT. I've got to keep moving forward, and that would be away from those types of Mondays. Tomorrow I resolve to work on my Artist Marketing and Business Plan. Tonight, time to get some sleep and prepare for tomorrow- and time to post another dog painting. Pretty soon I will have to start the Hot Air Balloon Blog...

Tonight's painting is a 5x7" Study of a Bull Mastiff.

November 29, 2008

Saturday -Holiday Weekend and the Gift of Motivational Assistance

Someone helped me realign my motivation yesterday. They came in and erased my board. They changed my opening motivational statement from "I want to..." to "I will..." Thanks! I needed that assistance. Today I printed out 5 applications for Art Competitions. I will enter more competitions and art shows. I'll share this forward momentum here. And add to it daily. Today's posting is another 5x7" Oil on Canvas panel of a Yellow Lab on deep, dark blue.

November 28, 2008

Black Friday...

I forget why they call this day Black Friday- but I enjoyed the day regardless. Went for a long drive in the country viewing those wonderful RED OAK leaves. And tonight a fog is settling in. Tonight's painting is a small work of a Basset puppy in Blue Bonnets. The son helped me work on the site, and it is a bit more soothing and more visually appealing. So soon the day comes to start pushing forward to making this a financially feasible offering. Thoughts of offering commissions of your venerable pets come to mind.

November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Beautiful day, beautiful weather, wonderful FAMILY. Tonight's quick post is my lil brother's Border Collie. On the easel and coming soon- MJ- the Bull Mastiff, MOJO- Lil brother's chihuahua, and DANA-Big brother's Great Dane...a few consecutive days off to PAINT. What a blessing.

November 26, 2008

Holiday Time

WOW! A few days off. Lucky break. I am actually free on Friday, and since it is supposed to rain, should be up here in the studio - and not out riding my bike. Today's painting is a little Yorki on a yellow background.

November 25, 2008

Terrible Tuesday-

Not really. Not a bad day, but I do remember reading that book to the pre-schoolers a long time ago. Today was just another day- and I have started some new works finally.

November 24, 2008

Killer Mondays

What is it about Mondays? They just wear me out. At least this is a short week, and here is a quick small painting of a Chesapeake Bay Retriever puppy...on a green background on canvas panel.

November 23, 2008

Sunday- First Week to Blog

Calm and quiet day. Fantastic Sunset. Not looking forward to tomorrow, but ce la vie! Silver lining is it's a short week.

November 22, 2008

Saturday, 1st Bike Rally

The colors were bright, the day was cold and brisk, and I tried my first bike rally today. Riding in a bike rally generates lots of energy – that seemed to hold a positive charge for me all day. It was a great way to really SEE and HEAR the world. An unfortunate tire event ended the ride earlier than intended, but it was still an outstanding day. Tonight I am posting one of many 5x7” oil renderings of the “White Dog”.

November 21, 2008

Finally Friday

This week has taken away all of my mojo. I think I made a mistake and let the job steal my mojo. This weekend I intend to get focused again and back after it. Time to get the brushes out and start new works. That will bring my mojo back. Hey, I think this might be a good weekend to paint my little brother's dog...his name is MOJO! Today is a 16x20" painting of an escaped whippet called Dodger. Man, he looks like a Dodger. Smart little dog though.

November 20, 2008

Closer to the Weekend

Thank goodness. So good to be home, but not enough hours in the day to paint today. Today's exhibit is the weimeriener on gold.

November 19, 2008

Wednesday evening- exhausted!

Very late. A quick post and trying to downsize the image size a bit. Exhausted...just settled in after starting the day at 6a.m. Wednesday is the long day...the day I work two jobs.

November 18, 2008

Tuesday -

Okay, finally made it to the Studio at 7:20pm. That 8-5 job sure takes a chunk out of life. But I also got in a bike ride, some dinner, and a walk. No time to waste only time to post another from the "Smiling Dog Series" real quickly then get ready for class tomorrow night. Looking forward to closure on this semester.
This is a cool little small work of a dog named Buddy from down around the Austin area. He lives on a Vineyard...the Lost Creek Vineyard. He likes to eat grapes.

November 17, 2008

This year I don't like Monday's-

~Missed posting yesterday. That's okay. Needed a down day, but need to keep posting. On that off day, the Brain really began clicking about this Blog concept. I could separate motif's or genre's or subject's into separate blogs.
I have a Hot Air Balloon Series that is so bright and cheerful and light-hearted. Those paintings make for a good escape from more serious works and series, and I have found they can make a difference. I found a place to hang them all today- at a Hospital in a therapy clinic. We removed all of their old faded and framed prints from the 70's and hung originals everywhere.
The reception has been very positive. People are really enjoying the change, the bright colors and the livliness. Now I have this idea to begin inquiring of children's and veteran's hospitals and private therapy rooms and move this exhibit there in about 6 months. It is not a gallery, but it is better than having them stacked in the Loft.

November 15, 2008

Beginning Blogger

Learning to BLOG. Second day. There is not much time for this right now, but the learning curve to get started does not appear too steep. Next step will be to review other artist blogs and learn from them.

November 14, 2008

Studio in the Back

Day One. The beginning. A new venue. Exploration of new processes and places. Preparing to take the leap of Faith. Preparing to post daily on a Blog. Now- how to add an image?