Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Yellow Dog Art and Warm Ups!

I've just published a calender of my paintings that feature yellow dogs (which happen to be quite a few, since Chamois, my yellow lab, is one of my favorite models!). It has been featured on the website, where you can buy your very own copy! I've also been a featured contributor all week this week...a very nice benefit to being noticed on this site. If you've not been to, it is a fun way to see and purchase art/photography and clever graphics, and buy small cards and/or prints always at bargain prices. Here is the back cover, so you can get an idea of the pieces that are inside. If you are interested in purchasing one, please go to*I like to have a lot going on in my I currently have about 10 of my whimsical narrative style paintings in various stages of ready to paint and almost done. I love the chaos of all the ideas, the problems, the happy accidents, the beautiful areas that are working. I like the fact that when I hit a spot where I don't know what to do next, I have other options besides chewing on my paintbrush, I just move on to the painting that calls my name. Another thing that is really giving me some inspiration is my current obsession that I call "warm-ups"! They are basically small landscape paintings in very loose and brushy colorful strokes. Quickies. I don't spend any more than two hours on any one, and try to keep it at one hour. Just depends on whether I fuss with it the next day. I am learning alot from them and I am having a lot of fun. Nothing fabulous yet, but we'll see. I think it will give me painting a big boost overall to flex some different painting muscle. Well, this artist needs to get some sleep, so I can get up nice and early tomorrow morning and get down into the studio early, before the sun gets too bright!