Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
"Treasures", 14" x 14", Oil on stretched canvas, Palette knife work.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
I just picked up an interesting book at our local library. I have only read a little bit so I can't tell you how it ends but I can see that I'm going to enjoy reading it.
"The War of Art" by Steven Pressfield discusses why we procrastinate, especially when we want to be creative. Why we have "blocks".
"Of Least Resistance", Oil on Canvas, 6 x 6" from Path of Least Resistance....
Painting available on Ebay: Click here to Bid.
If you've read the book or read the book, let me know how you like it.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Small daisy-like flowers which I've titled "Sugar" for the purple marguerite and "Space" for the red daisy.
They are 5 x 5 inches, Oil on stretched canvas. I've used the palette knife to paint these.
Both are available on Ebay.
These have sold.
Monday, August 4, 2008
I stumbled on her blogs and website a while ago and was thrilled that she shared her thoughts on the business side of Art. I can really relate to the procrastination article. I've been afflicted with what I thought was a painter's block and maybe I was just procrastinating?
If you have time, read her other posts. Her article on visiting galleries and looking like an artist was really right on! Back in May I was visiting my sister-in-law in Southern California. She and I visited a number of galleries in Laguna Beach. I told her not to tell the galleries that I was an artist because I'm not looking for a gallery to pitch to - yet. But I guess the galleries must have found me out! Now that I've read Lori's article I must have done exactly as she said when I walked into the galleries... looked too closely at the paintings.
If you are an artist, take a look. Lori writes for the Watercolor Magazine.
Lori Woodward Simons Website