Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Fun-A-Day Project - and Happy New Year!

Now for my first event for 2014....

I will be taking part in the Fun-A-Day Project! Participants agree to pick a project, which they will do every day in January and document it somehow (photos, writing, video, art, etc). Then there are shows all around the country/world where the artists share their projects. This is a wiki explaining it here. And the Boston version is being documented here. It is a lot of fun to read what kind of projects people are planning - and what has been done in the past. Lots of paintings, drawings, poetry, etc. but also all kinds of really fun and creatively different things too. Be sure to scroll down the page to see some of the projects people have done in the past.

I am doing little 3x3 inch paintings of things from my kitchen. I know, nothing too crazy. I will probably be using them for ideas for future larger paintings, so I thought I'd stick with my kitchen as a theme. And considering the amount of things I have in my kitchen, it will really give me quite a range of things to choose from!

I will be blogging about it daily on this blog. And I will have a special set in my Flickrstream to document it here. And since Leslie Saeta also happens to be doing her 30 Paintings in 30 Days starting January 1st, maybe I will just have to join in with my little paintings there, too.

Lots of fun things to look forward to in 2014! - I will share more updates soon.

In the meanwhile, I want to thank everyone for a wonderful (and busy!) 2013, and I wish for you all a very Happy and Healthy and Peaceful New Year!
Happy New Year!!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Shawsheen Luncheonette - Comissioned Acrylic Landscape Painting

Helloooo!! Anybody still out there?!

I am finishing out 2013 - and gearing up for the New Year.
Once again - sorry for the lack of posts.... lots of ornaments and many commissions made for some not very exciting posting, so I decided to just hold off on it.

But now I am back.

One last commission for 2013:

Shawsheen Luncheonette
8 x 6 inches
acrylic on cradled board

Look familiar? I did a very similar one earlier this year for the owner of the diner. She liked it so  much, that she wanted to give it as a special holiday gift to the former owner of the restaurant, and then she commissioned another one for her self! Do you have a local business for which you would like a little custom piece done? Contact me! I will be open for new commissions in the new year.

I am painting away on a few pieces for the first Newburyport Art Association show of the new year - plus I am taking part in a fun little project I will share in my next post. Stay tuned!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

I know I have not posted much in the last month....due to the highly secretive nature of my work  ;-)

In reality, I have been painting many ornaments and a good number of commissions. I don't want to ruin any Christmas surprises, but suffice it to say that there will be a happy little painting under a lot of Christmas trees this year......

I want to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season - whatever holiday you celebrate - and thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your support, comments and follows in the past year. It means so much to me. And now, onward to 2014!!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Holiday Painting Madness

Busy, busy, busy!
Although I have been hiding out from blog-land, I haven't been slacking off!

After a very successful show in Wenham, we heading out to Ohio for a quick visit (and long drive! ) for Thanksgiving and other family festivities. I came home in time to prepare for two more holiday shows, plus various gallery and shop commitments. Hence I've been painting tons of tiny pieces, put haven't been posting them.

I've painted many ornaments on the tiny 2 x 3-inch canvases. This is just a part of the batch that went over to Positive Images Gallery in Haverhill, Massachusetts earlier this week.

These have been disappearing so quickly that I haven't been keeping up with posting them - even to my Etsy shop.

For the locals, there is not a Shops@90Wash in Haverhill this year, so Positive Images will be the only place in Haverhill where my ornaments will be available. Be sure to stop by and check out the shop!

Meanwhile, I am madly painting for the West Boxford Winter Festival this weekend, and the Artisans in the Open Holiday Show the following weekend.....