Thursday, August 14, 2014

Photo A Day July 2014

Since the last blog entry published successfully, let's try a movie! I decided to take a photo to document each day in July. This video is a slide show of each of those photos.

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I'm Alive! And Bloggging!

Here are a few of the snapshots, paintings, and works in progress from the past few months. There are lots more, but I'm not spending too much time typing up this blog entry in case it doesn't go through like the last few times I've tried. So if you're reading this....yay!! It went through!

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

MK Glam Voxbox

A few weeks ago I received my first Voxbox from I signed up after hearing you could win free loot from them if you agree to talk about it via social media. I never really expected to be one of the ones chosen for a Voxbox, but I was!! Yay! Look at all of this awesome beauty booty! I have started trying things one by one. I tried the lipstick first, but it wasn't a flattering shade for my skin tone. So I gave it to a family member. Next up is the bronzer and mascara. I'm wearing both today and let me tell ya.....they're wonderful!! Especially the mascara!! I'll be ordering more soon!

I decided to take a selfie since the gallery traffic is slow today. The bronzer doesn't really show as well in this photo, but you can see the mascara.

I'll try the blush and powder next, I think. Oh, I almost forgot! I did try the brushes and they're great, too. If I were home I'd leave specific names of the items, but I'm not. If you have questions leave a comment and I'll answer.

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Friday, April 25, 2014

My Latest Painting

Here's my latest painting, "A Bird In The Bush". It's a large one at 24"x48". It's signed, sealed, and currently exhibited at Painting Outside The Lines Gallery in Mount Dora, Florida.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Sneak Peeks

In the interest of updating the blog more often, I'll be posting shorter blog entries here and there. They will be mostly iPhone shots of my work. Maybe that will get me in the habit of updating regularly and will lead to more juicy updates. Here's hoping! 

I completed a painting while at the gallery today. I will photograph it as soon as we get a sunny day here in Florida. In the mean time, here are some sneak peeks. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Google 360 of Painting Outside The Lines Gallery

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Isn't that cool?! I just love that I can say my artwork is on Google 360 Street View! I was incredibly lucky that Bev scheduled them to come out after I hung my work. To see my work on the wall you'll need to walk into the second room. The lovely artwork in the first room is by Bev Neal, the owner of the gallery. So you'll want to go left into the next room. My work is on the half that's nearer to the door. You'll see my Sea Turtle, Butterfly, Fish, Birds, Doxie, etc... And some of my prints are hanging. It has changed a little bit since the Google guy came out, but that's the nature of the gallery world, right? One of those pieces of mine has been sold to a lady that lives in Israel. The small one to the left of the door titled, "Happy Little Flowers".

By the way, if I hadn't announced it before, I am now an Artist In Residence at Painting Outside The Lines Gallery. My schedule is subject to change, but as of now I'm there Thurs-Saturday 12-5. Tomorrow is the Second Friday Art Stroll, so we'll get there at 2 and stay until 9. Look for me in the Serendipity Exhibit. I have a small cart set up and an easel so I can paint between gallery patrons coming through. Come out and see me if you're in the area!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Mount Dora Art Festival and Other Goings On

Lotus Blossom - February 2014

Okay, so I guess I dropped the ball on keeping the old blog updated, didn't I! But I'm here now. I've had a lot going on. I enjoyed being a part of my first Mount Dora Art Festival. I didn't have a booth, but I was on the main street in Artist Alley painting my heart out! I created the above painting the first day and the two smaller ones below on day two. 

Happy Little Butterfly - February 2014

Happy Little Flowers - February 2014

I've also painted during the Mount Dora 2nd Friday Art Strolls. Here's the one I completed that's shown in the photos from the previous blog entry.

Plenty Of Fish In The Sea - January 2014

And here are a few shots of weekend before last when Bev left me to run her beautiful gallery. She took all of her pieces to South Florida for an art show down there, so she let me move my pieces to the main gallery. Saturday her assistant, Mary, helped, but Sunday it was just me and Joel. I sold a few things of mine and learned a few things, too. It was a really fun experience. I chatted quite a bit with the gallery patrons. During the down times I sketched in my watercolor journal. I don't have photos of that quite yet.

Very sweet gallery patrons that purchased 3 of my prints. 

My artwork on the walls of the main gallery and prints in the Serendipity Gallery.

There are 3 galleries that are a part of Painting Outside The Lines; Artist Alley, Serendipity, and Bev Neal Gallery. My work was hanging in the Bev Neal Gallery on this particular weekend and some of my prints were there, and some were in the Serendipity Gallery.

My painting, In The Deep End, was on the easel as you walk up the stairs.

Vintage bike that holds Bike Festival Posters Bev has in the gallery. She painted the poster images for 2 years in a row.

Panorama of Bev Neal Gallery with my work on the walls. Bev had a couple of hers still hanging, too.

My happy helper hanging out in Bev's office.

And now for some of the other paintings that you can see right now in Artist Alley presented by Painting Outside The Lines Gallery

Sea Turtle - January 2014

Butterfly - January 2014

Long Little Doggie - December 2013

Forest Birds - December 2013

.....and many more! I'll share more of them later since this blog entry is already image heavy.

Oh, and I can't remember if I said before, but Bev invited me to stay throughout the month of March. Yay! I'll be there again painting live this Friday during the 2nd Friday Art Stroll form 6-8. Come out and see me if you're local! :-)