Monday, December 21, 2009

Mountains on the Lake

Here's another of my "mini" paintings for the No Bigger Than a Minute art show at the Gallery at East Beach. The art show runs from January 15th to February 14th. There is an Opening Reception January 15th from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. If you have the chance come on by and see the art and meet the Artists.

It has been alot of fun painting these small paintings. I'm almost done with them and now I am looking forward to freeing myself to work on some larger paintings.

What am I going to do next? Well I'm thinking of doing some more Masa paper paintings that I have in my mind or I might try some abstracts. It will be whatever moves me at the time I start.
It is certainly an interesting journey that I am on.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Birch Trees on the River

I have been painting "miniatures" getting ready for the "No Bigger than a Minute" show at the Gallery at East Beach. The show is from January 15th to February 14th. There will be an Opening Reception January 15th but the time has not been set yet. I will let you know as soon as I know. The show is not really for miniatures, but small paintings no larger than 8 x 10 inches. It ought to be alot of fun. I know I'm enjoying painting my small paintings.

I have been working on mini landscapes. They are 5 x 7 inches. So far I have painted four of them; two which are going in the show. It is different painting small with small brushes. In a way it's easier as I experience having more control over what I am doing. But of coarse when using large brushes you can let the watercolor flow freely. Also I have been working on landscapes more recently and they are more expansive than flowers. When painting flowers I zero in on their form. I still try to capture the beauty and serenity of whatever subject I'm working on. I have two more paintings to complete then I need to start working on my next show.

Friday, December 11, 2009


I have been painting poinsettias for the last couple of weeks including two 9 X 12's for shows and multiple hand painted greeting cards. They have been alot of fun to do and have helped put me in the spirit. (Even though next year I need to start doing some Christmas things a little earlier.)

This photo does not capture the brightness of the colors in the painting but I do like the veins in the petals and leaves. I painted this on Masa paper therefore the texture throughout the picture.

I want to take this time to wish everyone a joyous holiday season. Try and relax from some of the hustle and bustle and truly enjoy those around you. Remember it is the people in your lives that are really important. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Jerry's Artarama Holiday Art Show

The art presented in the Holiday Art Show was magnificent. The eight artists in the Creative Artists of Tidewater plan the art shows at Jerry's Artarama. We were so pleased with choice of artists that we made. I want to thank all the artists that participated and wish them the best of luck in the future.

I also want to thank all my family, students and friends that came to visit. It is always nice to see you but I especially enjoy seeing your visiting me at one of my art shows as I can share what I've been doing.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Jerry's Artarama Holiday Art Show

My art is having a very busy weekend.
First of all I'm going to be in the Holiday Art Show at Jerry's Artarama, Fairfield Shopping Center, Virginia Beach on Saturday December 5th from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sunday December 6th from noon to 5:00 pm.
I will have three paintings hanging at the Riverview Gallery, Olde Town Portsmouth for the Winter Art Show. The Opening Reception is Friday December 4th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
And finally I have three paintings hanging at the Artistic Creations Gallery in Pembroke Mall, Virginia Beach. They are having a Grand Opening on Sunday December 6th from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
If you are in the area please stop by and see all the exciting art shown at these three places. And if you go to Jerry's Artarama and tell me that you read my blog I will give you a surprise.