You would think since I have two son's who are both artists and excellent photographers (one is a film maker) that I would have amazing photographs of my work. Instead like the Little Red Hen, I just do it myself. I spend, waste so much time, trying to take good photos of my paintings because I know how important is. I just don't feel like taking the time to learn the proper way because I am more interested in painting. I know I am not alone when I say this. Maybe it's my camera? Anyway, this new painting holds a special place in my heart. I just love everything about it. It's 11x14 painted on stretched cotton and linen.
Starting next week, I will be posting more often now that my summer show season is over.
Also I will be posting my GIVEAWAY here and on my Facebook fan page.
A mixture of ideas that all came together in this new painting, "Lady Elaine." I actually knew an Elaine who was in some ways a mentor to me in my mid 20's . She had a great sense of style and really enjoyed the finer things in life. She must be well into her eighties now. This painting is 11x14.
This is one of two new paintings I've been working on. Ever since returning from my show in NYC I have been caught up with surface texture and depth of color. I've been doing a lot of experimenting which is why I haven't posted anything new until now. I am very excited about my next series of paintings. I feel as though I am reaching a new stage in my work! As long as the doors keep opening~ I am gratefully walking through them! Chinoiserie Bouquet is 8x10 painted on stretched cotton and linen and will be for sale in my Etsy shop.
October 2nd and 3 rd I will be showing my work in beautiful Pound Ridge New York, (Westchester County) at the "Pound Ridge Fine Art and Craft Show."
I very much enjoy selecting the frames for my paintings. Over the years I have found what compliments my work and looks best. Since opening my Etsy shop I began gallery wrapping my paintings and painting the sides so they didn't need a frame. I will continue to offer gallery wrapped pieces in my Etsy shop but I am also offering a select few pieces FRAMED. These are beautiful complimentary frames. Most of them are solid wood, antique gold. I have only increased the shipping cost slightly to cover the increase in weight.
I never got a chance to post this new painting in my Etsy shop or blog about it. It was sold over the weekend in New York City at the art show. New York was very exciting, Saturday was a glorious day. Naturally, the day before the show, I realized that tents were not allowed due to the fact that the show took place on the sidewalks near Washington Square in Greenwich Village. My husband had to come up with an alternative display at the last minute. It wasn't exactly what I envisioned but served the purpose well.
I am busy trying to wrap up two new paintings before I head off to Greenwich Village for the Washington Square Art Exhibit in it's 80th year! This will be my first time exhibiting at this event and I am very excited. Tomorrow I will post my two new paintings. That will be my last entry until after the show.