I hope the season finds you well. It's been a busy time for all of us, but I hope you'll set aside some time for a fun celebratory activity or two. How about a "12 Days of Christmas Art Show & Sale" with an opening party to get things rolling?
There is a lot going on around here as we settle into our new digs on the island. After a long time of dreaming and planning, things are taking shape, and we really love it here. The light is amazing, water, beaches, air and the people. I'm looking forward to getting more involved with the incredible art community as well.
NEW SHOW! NOVEMBER 2018 AT SCOTT MILO GALLERY
I'm excited to announce my next show coming up very soon! Scott Milo Gallery in Anacortes, WA will be hosting an opening reception on Friday November 2nd from 5-8pm. I'll have 6-8 paintings as part of the group show that month. I've been a busy bee working on my latest pieces, with a fall theme. This time of year I get really excited about the changing light, colors and textures outside. There are still plenty of flowers blooming, and berries and grasses are getting a more delicate texture as the month goes on.
Come and stop in to say hi on Friday November 2. It's a great town and they host a top-notch art walk on the first Fridays of every month. Think about bringing home that unique painting that will bring a special feeling to your room for family gatherings this holiday season, or create that perfect focal element in your own private space where you tuck in for quiet time. And it's even better if you can support local artists and makers. Happy fall, everyone.
Today was a great day for a lighthearted approach and just goofing around with color and composition. If you’re stuck in a rut or just want a quick jumpstart in your creativity, I recommend this online workshop by Laura Horn Art called “Minimal Magic” .
These little guys are 8x8 in. mixed media pieces on 300 lb. watercolor paper. I chose a limited palette of raw sienna, payne’s gray and white acrylic paint, inks, white paint pens and water soluble graphite. I added a few recurring elements inspired by my new island home: oval rock shapes, feather and shell imagery. Such fun and now I feel ready to take on the world!