The Everyday Life of a Working Artist


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Monday, December 20, 2010

Twelve Days of Christmas - Day Seven

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Oil, 8" x 16" on canvas panel

This is the first painting I have completed in a while ... too busy with the holidays but it was fun to be back at the easel.
The winner of the "Sixth Day of Christmas" Two Day Palette Knife Workshop is Lynn Watters. Congratulations!
The free giveaway for Day Seven is an "Artists Helping Artists" logo'd painting apron. It's got great pockets for brushes (or palette knives) and it can be yours! All you have to do is suggest a topic for our weekly "Artists Helping Artists" radio show. Is there something you want Dreama and me to talk about that you, as an artist, would like to know more about? Just comment on my blog or facebook and let me know!
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Unknown said...

I would love for you to talk about varnishing on our radio show. To varnish or not to varnish oil paintings? What kind of varnish is best. How long do you have to wait before varnishing? How can you varnish a painting that is finished last minute for a show or send to a gallery??
J Joy

Dreama said...

Love this newest painting--obviously cooking for 200 and painting go well together for you!

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Love the idea of this Give-away.
I would really like you both to discuss mailing lists .... in-depth. How you start, where you keep the lists, how your organize your list, when you use your list. I've read books on this subject and its still confusing to me. I can't be the only one ... can I?

Your painting is great. I must agree with Dreama, cooking for so many and painting go together for you.

Barbara Pask said...

How about discussing if you use photographs to paint from or do you use them for inspiration. Just all the possible ways you feel photography comes into play.

martinealison said...

Félicitation à la gagnante... je me réjouis d'admirer vos peintures...

Kathy Cousart said...

Daydream is beautiful- agree with everyone that cooking and painting go together.
I would love to hear a show about what artists felt made the biggest difference in getting better as artists/how they got better/what did they do- classes, workshops, books, studies, value studies daily, etc...

Nancy Goldman said...

Hi Leslie,

I haven't visited you site for awhile so it's fun to see all of your beauties. I especially like the long, skinny shape of this one. It really fits the subject.

Carrie Waller Watercolors said...

Love your new painting! It's beautiful! I would love a show on the nuts and bolts of being your own business. Are you an LLC? When do you have to start worrying about claiming sales on taxes, details about like sales tax on paypal, imagekind, etc. All the ucky stuff. You and Dreama could reflect on your own stories, your first sales and your journey. Also would love another studio tips show. A show on inspirations would be great also, who are your biggest inspirations when it comes to your painting, how did you decide to do palette knife painting? Favorite artists, color schemes and paintings. Could have people write in their favorites also, so good to learn about artists I haven't been exposed too.

Jacki Newell said...

Leslie, this is one of my faves so far! Very nice work!!!
I suggested on facebook already, but will add it here, I would like to know more about daily painter websites, how to be part one, etc.

Marian Fortunati said...

Very pretty, Leslie!

Happy holidays... Looking forward to learning from you in January!


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