I have a new set of art at the Tohono Chul Garden Bistro. This is one of the pieces. I will be adding more pieces throughout the week.
Happy New Year friends!! So happy to back here in my little happy place in the web. I’ve had a crazy 3 months of art show business and have turned 20 paintings in for an upcoming exhibit at Tohono Chul Bistro! Now, I can finally take a deep breath or two and do a few things I’ve been wanting to do for my family and myself.
One things, will be to update this sad blog with some of the new art I have made over the last 3 months and to update my shop as well.
I am also hoping to do a bit of sewing, jewelry and lotion making. Then I will be jumping right back into the business of making more art. So many new ideas I can hardly stand it. Can’t wait to share them all with you!
The above image is a little watercolor that I did today in hopes of providing some inspiration for the new year. We don’t know what will unfold in the coming months, but my wish is that you are filled with hope, trust and love in yourself and loved ones around you. May your hearts always be filled with joy, may you always be thankful and may you find beauty all around you.
Cheers and Happy New Year!
I haven’t painted a Frida in a while and have been feeling the erge, especially with the new Frida exhibit at our local botanical garden. It is the same exhibit that was in NYC. So exciting!! Going to see it in about a week!
All of these beautiful gals are in my new 2017 calendar.
9 x 12 acrylic on mounted panel
Three more paintings for my 2017 calendar. Getting ready to put prints and the originals in my shop very soon!
Three more paintings for my 2017 Calendar.
These original paintings will be in my shop soon!
Busy, busy, busy prepping for a studio tour this weekend as well as a holiday market the weekend after. Have hardly had time to breath!
The above paintings are the first three months of my 2017 calendar, which is now is my shop!
I am currently participating in a 10×10 fundraiser at Tohono Chul Gallery with these four 10×10 acrylic paintings on paper.
This new invitational exhibition is with the many artists who make Tohono Chul such a unique experience. 10 x 10 features a wide range of sculpture and unframed paintings, prints, photographs, and mixed media works no larger than 10 inches in any dimension – all priced at $100.
If you are local, I hope you will be able to stop by, enjoy the gardens and take a look at this lovely exhibit.
October 7 – December 18, 2016
So sad to say that I am having to cancel Soulful Alchemy.
Maybe I’ll try another time, a better time. Maybe. But right now I feel nothing but anxiety over the lack of interest in it, having to promote it, editing the last two weeks worth of videos (and there are a lot of videos). It all was starting to make me physically ill.
I am deeply sorry to those few of you, who were genuinely interested. I appreciate your kindness and support.
In a perfect world, I could just paint and not have to worry about making money, editing videos or self promotion.
Thank you for your understanding.
I have my art hanging at Tucson Coffee Roasters for the month of September.
I don’t drink very much coffee, but when I do I believe in support local only.
Tucson Coffee Roast is a treat for my husband and I. They give chocolate covered coffee beans with every cup. YUM! The coffee is good too, but I like to get me a chai latte — nice and spicy.
I don’t know if it is common to buy art at a coffee shop, but I thought it would be a great place to hang my art during a non-art-show month. Just to get more eyes on it. So far, I’ve sold five pieces which is very exciting and completely unexpected. So cool!
This is a custom painting I did recently, for a very lovely woman.
I have to say, commissioned portraits are the hardest for me to do. They always turn out great and the owners love them, but the stress is BIG.
This is mostly because, I want so badly to please the people who have chosen me to re-create them in my style. You have to look at the photos they give you and the ideas they want and somehow process them into a representation that is in keeping with your own style, but also keeps the essence of the person intact. This sometimes takes a little back and forth.
Thankfully, I only do portrait commissions in the summer months (and sometimes during the spring) when there are no art show commitments. This keeps me from tiring of them or from having too much stress. I’ll be all set for my next batch of commissioned painting next summer.
Marissa loves her new painting, as does her family. She called me to thank me. I am really happy with how it turned out too!