Friday, December 28, 2012

Art Goals for 2013!

2012 is coming to a close and I'm thinking of 2013 coming around the corner! Thanks to many people support my art career by buying original and commissioned paintings (and cards!) I will be able to fulfill some artistic dreams!

First … some images of the art that I sold since I graduated from OCAC with a BFA in May …

Second … my Art Goals for 2013 …

1.) Have limited edition, hand numbered, high quality prints made from select paintings.
2.) Create and stock an online shop with smaller originals, limited edition prints, and cards.
3.) Continue with accepting commissions.
4.) Participate in a couple of art shows (I already have 1 booked for February!)
5.) Attend more cowboy-themed events with my art in a booth.
6.) Double the "likes" on my Facebook Artist Page which is currently at 106.
7.) Do something artistic everyday (painting, sketching, networking, designing, etc.).
8.) Enter art competitions and join art associations.
9.) Make some new at friends.
10.) Join and attend meetings of the Portland Fine Art Guild (if I like it - first meeting in Jan).

And I'm sure there will be more to add to that list!!!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas! This was our (me and my hubby) first Christmas as husband and wife and it was great (and it's not even over yet)!

We went out and got our first Christmas tree …

Christmas Day we spent over 6 hours with my husband's family and I'm glad that I get along great with all of them … :-D My cousin even found something awesome at her favorite store (Goodwill) and gave it to me as a present … it's a collapsable tabletop easel! I've never had one before, so now it will be much easier to paint "on-site" with that instead of balancing everything on my lap! hahaha …

And these past couple weeks I've put painting on hold to wrap presents and tidy up our little apartment since my side of the family is coming over on Saturday for a Christmas gathering. This will be the first time most of them (grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins ….) have ever been to our place! It's going to be exciting!

I hope everyone has a great rest of the year and an even better 2013!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

"Leaves of Gold"

I've been working on this paintings for a long time. If you're interested in photos of it in progress, check out my Facebook Page.

"Leaves of Gold"
2012, watercolor
11" x 14"

These are the photos I worked from. The first one was taken in Colorado by one of my Horse Trek friends who now lives there and works with her family as cattle drivers. 

And the second one is taken in Oregon, along the trail of Horse Trek by one of my cowboy friends at Butte Creek. I thought that the golden trees would look awesome and the sliver of one of my cowboy friends would make it interesting with that composition.

What do you think?

Monday, December 10, 2012

Commission - "Pards"

I finished another commission this week. Here is a Butte Creek cowboy mounted on his favorite steed, Rosie, and Duke, the Border Collie, (as a puppy) is listening to his master while sitting in a field of daisies. I loved painting this one … the white little daisies with the abstracted green foliage in the background that makes a wonderful contrast with the crisp and definite details of the main subjects.

If you're interested in viewing the in progress images, then jump over to my Facebook page.

Watercolor, 2012 (11" x 14")

Sunday, December 2, 2012