Monday, October 15, 2012

ArtWalk Livermore Wrap Up :

ArtWalk Livermore 2012
Last Saturday I spent a wonderful day in Livermore, CA.  
My booth was situated next to the music stage, so I had great tunes 
playing through out the day.
 I want to thank my wonderful husband Joe for his help setting up the heavy panels
and  pop-up canopy.  I could not have done it without him!
A big thanks to our friend John for helping me take down 
my booth and load my car afterwards! :)
Autumn Lane Studios at ArtWalk Livermore 2012
The day went even better when I sold three paintings to some new collectors!
I have until next May to prepare for two art shows, so until then
there are some new projects that need my attention. 

 My Art to yours,

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Mini Works of Art :

So my studio - in the garage - is mighty warm in the summer, here in California.
So back to the kitchen table I am painting.
The space is confining, but perfect for my mini-works.

I love creating small collections or coordinating series of paintings.
When I create three matching pieces, they are sold as "triptychs".
These mini-works are 12x12 or smaller. 

The photo above shows a Botanical Series in the process.
I choose the warm golden hues I love so much!

These pieces will be for sale at Grace on the Avenue,
on July 19th, for the "Ladies Night Out" in Willow Glen.

Hope you are staying cool this summer!

My art to yours,

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Creating Texture on your Canvas :

I wanted to share a crucial step in my painting process.  
This is also helpful for those interested in my
"Expressive Stylized Painting Workshop"

Before I begin to paint on my canvas, the surface needs to be altered...
it needs TEXTURE.
One way to do this is to apply a layer of Golden's Light Molding Paste.

Use your palette knife as if you were frosting a cake, have fun, spread it around.
While it's still creamy and soft, press different things that could create impressions in the paste, like bubble wrap, rubber shelf liner, etc.  In the photo below, you can see my container of just random things I use. 

 This process is one of the most important steps into creating my paintings.
This paste is very absorbent, so it will soak up my fluid paints almost like watercolors.

Nothing is planned, I just quickly press into the paste all over the canvas.
I want to have lots of nooks and crannies for my paint to fall into later.
When your happy with how the surface looks, let it dry overnight.
Then you are ready to add layers of fluid acrylic paint!

My art to yours,

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

New Work

It's time to share some more of my new work!
This is a sample of what I've completed recently:

18x18 Botanica Russet
Detail View

24x20 Peony Bright Sienna
20x24 Organic Structures Russet is a peak of a new one in the works 
from my studio:
My process can vary, but this time I choose to 
draw my sketch onto the canvas first.

Well off to University Art,
need to buy more art supplies!

My art to yours,

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Artist at Work!

My hands are covered in paint as I type this...
It's been a very busy month for me.
I'm creating more paintings than ever!
 This is definitely not something 
I'm complaining about! :)
With two Art Shows in May and
having my art sell successfully 
at Grace on the Avenue,
my studio is getting a work out.  

So back to the studio....yeah!
My art to yours,

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Ironstone Vineyards - Spring Obsession Art Show

I started off Spring with an Art Show in Murphys
at the beautiful Ironstone Vineyards.

Over 25 tons of daffodil bulbs are planted through out the winery!
Only a few of them started to bloom while I was there, 
but can you imagine the next few weeks?!

 It was a wonderful weekend :
spending time with my mom,
meeting more talented artists,
sipping Obsession Wine,
and selling my art.

Now that I'm back home, it's time to get ready for 
the upcoming art shows.  

Oh and I have some awesome news to share soon too! :)

 Thanks Ironstone!

 My art to yours,

Monday, February 13, 2012

Doodle for February :

Since I'm in the mood for Spring:
 Here is my February Doodle,
"Tulip and other lines"

Spring Art Shows around the corner...

The time spent in my studio has been longer than normal.....
which is totally fine with me! 

My Art Show Schedule this Spring:

So it's time to head back to work!
My art to  yours,


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Doodle for January :

Here is simple ink doodle that 
I created last year...
 It has a bit more personality with the 
cute "postage stamp" frame.
Hope you enjoy!

My art to yours,

"Spring Obsession" here I come!

Earlier this month I submitted a painting that I
created just for an art competition.
I was so thrilled to be accepted!

"Spring Illuminance", 24x36, acrylic
So this Spring I'll be joined with several other artists
competing for their title at the
for the
"15th Annual Spring Obsession Art Competition." 
This will be an extra special weekend for me, as my mother and grandmother will be coming along.  

My art to yours,

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Studio Update: loving my new space!

I'm starting off the New Year with many projects
 to build my art business, and to save money is necessary while I accomplish them.
So I've moved out of my lovely large studio at The Alameda Artworks 
and into my custom built space in my home garage.  
Again, I have the most generous husband who put it all together for me; 
mind you, he had to give up some of his prime real-estate in his workspace 
to make this happen for me! 
It has everything I need for now.  
My garage is just as cold as my old studio, but when I open the garage door 
and let the sunshine in, it's much more pleasant to work in.

Even though I still have some more organizing to do, 
I really love how it all turned out. 

My art to yours,