Friday, July 30, 2010

Rawson Vista

                                                                     acrylic 2 feet x 4feet

Finally back painting again.It feels good.

I was in a little slump and I think it was because I was getting a little overwhelmed with outside influences and concerned  about the direction my art was going.( and wanting to do and try everything). After a great lunch with an artist I totally respect and look up to, I feel much better about myself. I have realized two things 1) just paint...anything 2) if it's not broke don't fix it

I've just begun to market myself and make my mark...any drastic change could damage what I've worked hard to achieve. Self doubt is normal and it will pass if you don't let consume you.

My new found enthusiasm for my painting unfortunately will be short lived as I'm about to start my travelling holidays but I will stay positive and paint when I can. I am passionate again :)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

I Had A Dream

I had a dream last night, that I painted 87 paintings by November. Would be nice, but I've been in a little bit of a slump. Painters Block, if you will. I'm not too worried, I know it'll pass. Having company and travelling doesn't help. I'll be away for three weeks in August and one week in Sept. I have shops coming up in Oct, Nov, and deadlines for Dec...I'll have to get physically motivated real soon. It's not that I haven't been thinking about it...I want to try something new and I've been trying to formulate it in my mind.

On another note; I was thrilled to learn,my painting 'Sunwapta Roars', won the 'Collector Choice Award' at the Calgary Stampede Western Art Show.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Couple of Publications

I managed to snag the cover of the 'Old Strathcona' magazine, this summer. They used one of my older Whyte Ave paintings, which sold very well. I still have a few available at 'The Little Royal' on Whyte.

Also, this  is a page from the 'Southwest Art' magazine, July issue.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Opening Tonight!!!

Want something to do tonight? Our show opening is tonight from 7-9 pm, at the Resolution Gallery in Kensington, 233-10 st. Artists will be in attendance and we'll be serving wine and munchies. We have a door prize ( one of my paintings!) The show will run all month from July 1-31st. Hope to see some of you there!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Four Small Commissions

My gallery had a request from a client for 4 small paintings based on 3 paintings I had already done.The ones I had done were larger ( one 3ft x3ft ) and all of them square. She wanted 9x12's. I thought it would be a real challenge...and I also don't like to paint similar 'copies' of my work. But, I was pleasantly surprized how smoothly it went...and fast too. She was absolutley thrilled with them!