Hello! I am a fine arts painter, with a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. My primary painting medium is oil and alkyd, and mostly I work in a representational style. My greatest challenge as a painter is to capture the effect of light; and my greatest joy as a painter is to accomplish that. Many thanks to those readers who have been following this blog since Day 1 (May 19, 2008). To those who are visiting for the first time today...Welcome, and thanks for dropping by!
Old Pueblo, 2012. Original oil, alkyd on gessoed panel. 30" x 30".
Hello, my dear blog Readers in the Albuquerque area,
Yes, I have paintings in another group art show, this one entitled "MERGE"—a juried exhibition sponsored by The Southwest Chapter (includes AZ, NM, UT, NV) of the Society of Layerists in MultiMedia (SLMM).
The exhibit opened to the public at the African American Performing Arts Center at NM Expo (The Fairgrounds) on December 6.
And, this Friday, December 13, is the opening reception of "MERGE" from 6-8pm. Light refreshments will be served.
The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Please note that it may be necessary to pay for parking ($5) at the Fairgrounds.The exhibit continues thru December 28. The AAPAC is open Tuesday thru Friday,10-5ppm, and Saturday 10-4pm.
The image posted on today's blog is one of three paintings I have in the show. I hope to see you at the opening!
If you are looking to take a break from the shopping, gift wrapping, and card writing, why not attend the Holiday Gala event this Saturday evening to benefit the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice.
The evening starts at 6pm and offers great music by Wagogo, homemade Southwest foods to dine on, and all varieties of arts, crafts, and creative endeavors—maybe you'll find the perfect gift for that "hard-to-buy-for" someone still on your holiday list.
I'll be there selling my original paintings, prints, and Painted Ponies. I did this event several years ago. Friendly folks, great music, and wear-what you-want dress code made it a fun evening. (Check the information on the poster for all the details.) I hope to see you there!
TOP Photo: Boogie Board Jot 4.5 in the package
BOTTOM Photo: MY new Boogie Board Jot 4.5
I started my Christmas shopping last Monday—BEFORE the craziness of Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday shopping (which I hope you all survived).
With my $5-off Bed Bath and Beyond coupon in hand, I drove down to my local store to purchase a Boogie Board Jot 4.5 tablet for the 7-year old in our family.
This is a new item from Improv Electronics, and it is soooo cute! It comes in accent colors—red, blue, pink, gray, black—with a snap-on stylus and snap-on protective cover.
The retail is $19.99, but with my coupon it was only $15 plus tax. I bought a red one.
I guess I should have wrapped it up and put the child's name on it when I got home, but I couldn't resist. I opened up the package and started drawing on it. It is just as much fun as my full size Boogie Board Jot 8.5, but smaller, "pocket sized" that will fit in my purse, my plein air paintbox, and will go with me everywhere, I can see.
The contoured shape fits my hand perfectly, and it has the push-button eraser—good for 50,000 "do-overs", quick notes, and reminders. That's a lot of sketch paper, note paper, and Post-Its.
So last Wednesday—BEFORE the craziness of Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday shopping—I was back at Bed Bath and Beyond to purchase another red Boogie Board Jot 4.5 for the 7-year old in our family. It's all wrapped up with his name on it, ready to go under the tree. I hope he likes the new Jot 4.5 as much as I do.