Something fun to share! — All the artists that are repped by Scott Hull (including me) created gift tags for you to download and print. I think they all turned out great! So fun to see everyone’s styles in one piece.
I was really happy to be asked by Susan Schwake of Artstream to participate in their “Good Mail Day” art exhibit featuring small 4×6″-sized art. Postcard size is fun! So I painted up these four pieces. All inspired by walks by the river of course. :) I hope you like them! Check them out on their site here.
Thursday night I painted in front of a crowd for the first time ever. To say that I was nervous would be an understatement. When I walked up to the museum and saw the huge crowd, I thought I was going to be sick. I almost turned around and went straight home. Luckily, Colin was there to push me through the door. :)
The event was The Monster Drawing Rally at the Indianapolis Museum of Art – a fundraiser and community night that gives local artists the opportunity to support IMA programming. Sixty some artists participated by doing as many drawings/pieces as they could within an hour. And all the art was then for sale immediately at a flat fee of $35.
When I sat down at the table to start, my hand was shaking. People were hovering and watching as I made my first marks on the page. And it took about 5 minutes for me to stop noticing *them* so much and instead focus on what I was making.
I ended up creating two pieces that both sold before they even made it to the display wall. (Yay!) And the night was so much fun! I was proud of myself for going through with it even though I was scared. Yay again for pushing past our comfort zones!
(Last three pictures by Sky Blue Window.)
Last week was unusually tough. I was in my head too much. But walking by the river was beautiful.
Our tree is up! I love that everything is slightly crooked in this photo… kinda the best. :)
All the fire-colored leaves of autumn have fallen and the world’s changed palettes. Beautiful brown, gray, peach, touches of faded green and a vibrant blue. I did this painting based on my river walk yesterday. I’m loving doing these abstract pieces… they invoke in me the same feeling as my walks. Hope you get that feeling too.