Making LOTS of art helps is part of the process of making SUCCESSFUL art. I had a great conversation in the studio with Julie (my biggest supporter and wife) about the work I am creating. She appreciates it but prefers the flowers and plein air works. I appreciate her thoughts and opinions. I get it. As I look around the there is not a lot of the abstract work hanging. The ideas of color relationship, texture, mark making, and compositional movement as a focus of study doesn’t reveal itself to everyone. Even those who love us. Regardless, I have support. Below are 6 works in progress. 5 small acrylic on bible pages, one larger work on canvas. Enjoy.
I was contacted earlier in the month to participate in the celebration of the inclusion of Taliesin in the recent UNESCO inscription of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, and also are helping to promote Mineral Point’s Paint the Point event next month. The ONLINE publication is available today and the hard copies are going to be out soon at 190 various locations all around Southwestern, WI.
Thank you to the Voice of the River Valley publication for the inclusion of my two watercolor paintings in your publication! HERE are some of my additional paintings from Taliesin over the past few years. Enjoy!
NEW PAINTINGS for Sale. ALL PROCEEDED donated to RAICES Texas.
Please enjoy my newest Left Handed artworks and purchase an artwork for a cause. Each Painting’s profit will be donated to help protect the immigrant children that are suffering under the current administrations inhumane imprisonment. $100 watercolors is a great way to begin or add to your art collection.
My shoulder has been operated on and recovery is happening. A big thanks to Julie for helping out and taking care of me. Here’s my first painting and my large canvas waiting in my studio.
The lessons learned by working out in “these conditions” is a life long learning skill for the painters I get to work with. The cool air, crisp breeze, grey sky can help them learn that regardless of the weather – one needs to get out and paint.
During my time bringing Abby out to Washington DC, I was able to take a little bit of personal time wow others were getting ready to make a couple of paintings. My speed is a priority. “Library of Congress” was my first and “Pilar at Breakfast” was my second and what is probably the last from the trip is the Capitol Hill Hotel and Library of Congress.” Enjoy your portrait Pilar.
Thank you to all the staff and volunteers at Taliesin. The Plein Air week was awesome – even though I was able to participate only in the Buyer’s Reception on Saturday night and the Quick Paint on Saturday. These two events were wonderful and inspiring. I look forward to next years’s (and perhaps a few more in between). Enjoy the video by Richard and Diane Higby – I hope you enjoy. Also – take a walk through my photos of the Quick Paint day!
Thanks to Melanie at Dazzle Body Art at the WI State Fair for the opportunity to come back and paint for the day. I talked to SO many great people and saw many of my friends and former students.