The Everyday Life of a Working Artist

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Getting Ready

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Early Afternoon Sun
Oil, 12" x 6"
$450.00
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Yes, as the title of this blog states, I am "getting ready". My first webinARTs course starts on Monday so I have been incredibly busy creating twenty on-line classes. They all feature videos and lots of information and I am thrilled with the outcome. But exhausted at the same time! 
My painting time has suffered although I have been working on two commissions this week. I really need to get in to the studio and just paint. But that will probably have to wait another week. Boo.
I still have two more sons to ship off to college. All three of our boys will be gone so we are gearing up to becoming empty-nesters. I am not sure what to expect. I am scared and sad but excited for all the exciting opportunities that await our boys. I suppose I will have more time to paint and focus on my art and that is a good thing. But my heart and house will feel very empty for quite some time ...


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Friday, August 10, 2012

Early Morning Sun (including painting video demo)

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"Early Morning Sun"
Oil, 24" x 18" 
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This is the second "large" painting I have painted this week. Some of you are laughing that I consider 24" x 18" large, but considering I use to consider a 12" x 12" as large, this is huge! I decided to take photos of my progress while painting this so I have also put together this video painting demo. Enjoy!


If you would like to learn how to create a video like this, check out my webinARTs class. I have created videos of lots different formats to create videos of your painting demos in the September class.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Resting on the Beach

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"Resting on the Beach"
Oil, 24" x 18"
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This is the first painting from my trip to Sandbridge, Va. last week. Although I had intended to paint while I was there, I was just too busy having fun with family, taking hundreds of photos and putting together a highlight movie of the week.
I have hundreds of photos that are worthy of paintings. Surfing was a big part of the vacation (although not for me!) and these surfboards were well used throughout the week. It was rare that I could get a photo of all five here at once!
I also tried to paint a bit larger than I normally do ... 24" x 18" is big for me!

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Monday, August 6, 2012

New website and 2013 Workshop Schedule!

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I never imagined I would completely re-do my website while on vacation, but then again that's probably something I would do ...  It all started with a new newsletter and the schedule for my 2013 workshops. Adding the new workshops required a few new pages to my wesbite and I just couldn't stand the thought of adding "new" pages to my "old" website. So, one thing led to another and within a few days of working on iweb (only a few hours a day, I promise!) the new website was done!
I had fully intended to move my entire website over to wordpress, but I found a new web hosting company that fixes all of the problems with iweb (since apple is no longer supporting iweb). I have also added two new webinARTs classes to the September course: building a website on iweb and building a website on wordpress. Combined with a free online web builder option and FASO, that's four options for website that will be featured in the online September class.
My workshops for 2013 are all posted. I have two very fun "destination workshops" that you will want to check out as they are affordable and very fun!

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