Surge!

My frame came in the mail early! I no longer have to scratch out of the Festival. Here it is in the sauna drying. I bring it to the Mountlake Library tomorrow. It gets adjudicated on Sunday and the sales are on the following weekend until Oct 7th. I get to have an artist party and award ceremony next Friday. Wish me luck!

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I couldn’t sleep I was so excited about my art show this weekend (sept 15th 3-7pm arts of snohomish) so I painted until 2am.

This is for Grilla Bites. I wanted to paint something for Anne. This is the first layer of her daughter. My goals are to: add brown, blue, more detail, and layers.

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My horse painting isn’t going so well yet. Here it is after two weeks. Pasting my horses’s head on a Percheron’s body at the wrong angle is a tricky one lol!

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 I am trying to finish tonight! Shrimp cocktails for tomorrow’s art show can wait.

I am trying to finish tonight! Shrimp cocktails for tomorrow’s art show can wait.

 It might take a lifetime to get it perfect, but I just tried to make good choices. The glass parts are glossy, the curtain and metal are dull with a bit of metallic. I tried to put most detail in the center and draw the eyes to the right and down.

It might take a lifetime to get it perfect, but I just tried to make good choices. The glass parts are glossy, the curtain and metal are dull with a bit of metallic. I tried to put most detail in the center and draw the eyes to the right and down.

You know in Star Trek 2 and 3, 🖖 the Cobayashi Maru? I broke two rules, but that’s what it took to get here.

Framing Fun

I plein air painted for two sessions last year during a camping trip. Today, I had it framed and it looks glorious!

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I had to reframe the fresnel lens because it fell off the wall and broke.  

This is the old one that broke: 

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This is the new one that was more expensive and got damaged on the way here. I discounted the price and colored in the chips with a sharpie, because I don’t have time to go back to that store. Black is probably better.

I ordered a custom two tone metallic frame for the original.

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Unfortunately, that custom frame is still in transit and won’t arrive in time for the Arts of the Terrace adjudicated festival, so I to scratch.

This enables me to keep working on it, get a professional scan, and raise my price. 

New Level

Yesterday, I developed a plan to take my art to a new level. My life goal is to draw music, so I started to tackle that! I have recorded audio descriptions ontop of the songs I get vivid imagery from. I achieved this by recording on my phone my thoughts while playing the song on the Tesla’s search engine. Best use of driving time ever.

I am going to start with Orion, by Metallica. I am going to start with one image of a small white house and use strokes that express the music. My plan is to be able to show in the painting where each musical idea, phrase, form, and conversation exists. Then, I’m going to make a simple music video out of it with my husband’s band performing the song.

Normally, I start with an image, but this time, I’m going to paint from the right side of my brain, and then make it look realistic by finding similar images as needed.  

My next goal is to visually transcribe and meld my visions and existance to the song, Would You Ever by Skrillex and Poo Bear. That one is set in an airport. That one is more about movement and showing three dimensional melodic lines.

I’m really really really excited about this. Watch out, world! I am the kind of person that will actually achieve this and follow through. Tonight, I will document my progress here. Wish me luck! 

This is a good one I made as well.

A new way to get ideas for painting.

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Here is Orion. It’s a lot of ideas and will take more work to look good. Basically, it’s a band practice in a small white city house with a sunsetting on it, sea creatures, colorful melodic lines, and Scottish dancing men dancing in pine needles.

This painting inspired a video celebrating my failures/learning.

Blue Serenade

This September, the Talented Tammy Pool and I are the featured as the artists in the window at Arts of Snohomish. September 15th from 3:00-7:00pm is our Artist’s Reception. Come on down for great sales, heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine, music and merriment.

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Now, I’m working on my new horse, Blue Serenade to go with our beachy theme. 

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Can you find: 2 whale paintings, 1 horse painting, and 2 kid portraits? 

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Yay for layers!

Looking Glass Coffee

I delivered my framed paintings to Looking Glass coffee as promised! Hope they liked it and displayed them. I’ll take a pic and share if so.

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My first art show is coming up on Saturday, September 15th from 3:00pm-7:00pm at Arts of Snohomish Gallery. 

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I am back painting on the fresnel lens. My goal is to submit it to the Shoreline Arts Festival by Aug 30th. Today is the 27th. Hmmmm. Can I finish in a couple days?   

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Can I finish this in two days?

What should I paint next? I kinda want to paint my new horse, Blue Serenade, but need to make it beach theme.