Saturday, March 14, 2009
Sweet Spring Please Come Visit
I had to take a quick break from my big new work in progress to get back to my custom
order thats due soon. The break was induced due to a lack of the right paint colors. I know. Okay those few of you who have had the pleasure of visiting my 'palace' know that I have a FEW paint colors within the corners of my studio. Heck, I've even sent one of you on a treasure hunt for paints for me at the Art of the Carolina's...so you especially know that I have a few colors. Fabric junkies will be able to relate to this. You may have all that you need in your stash but somehow, there is something even more perfect out there waiting for you. In my case, I didn't have the right color purples even to mix my potion nor did I have the correct green. So what did I do--buy those colors and a few more to boot from Claudine Hellmuth's new Studio line. I do have to say I like them, they are like butter. Good coverage, sweet colors and worth the price. I paid 4.92 a bottle plus shipping from this store. Go check them out!
These pieces are 10 x 20 on 3/4 inch stretched canvas and are going to a good home
in NY. I love the springy color combination that the customer chose for this work. It's brightening my gray dreary day here in NC. Okay this weather has a split personality, last week we had a snow day one day, 80 some degree weather a few days later, then this week it's been all week long. Here we are on Saturday and it's COLD, GRAY, and RAINY. Where is Spring??
I took these pics at night and indoors so they aren't as good as they could be (maybe that's why I haven't been picked for Artful Blogging?). Haha. I just get so excited and want to share what I'm doing no matter what the light is...lol. I need to find some more texture wallpaper. I've about used up my stash pure slam out. I guess 2 years of painting with the pieces I have would do that.
I'm loving all the COOL and FUNK color choices you all have picked out for me for next big work! You ROCK! I'm still not sure which one I'll use but I have a feeling I'll do more than one piece with the variety of colors my Sweet Repeaters have tossed to the artistic wind for me.
Click on this picture (well all of the pics will lead to flickr) and I went back and added a few notes highlighting some of my supplies. Anyway, so this is what a single artist does on a Friday night....my sons were with their Dad and Momma was home alone elbow deep in acrylics. Sounds kinky huh. It's not....lol. Be ready to see lots of action from me this month though in the studio (not that type of action...painting people, geesh). It's just a little over a month until the Spring Fest in Southern Pines, NC and I am going to have BUNCHES of treasures for the eye for anyone that is kind enough to stop by my booth. Hopefully I'll have BUNCHES of sales to go along with my treasures. I don't want this experience to be like my 85 dollar tomato plant a couple of years ago. Me and my brilliant ideas :)
Next post--My March Giveaway!
So what brilliant ideas do you have for this weekend?