Puppies ! 11 weeks and 15 weeks. Cassidy and Queene !

Queene and Cassidy have come into our lives ! 

They play so well together- very entertaining. I see a loyal friendship in the future. 

The sweetest Standard Poodles.... sisters from another mutt-er (and father too).

It will be a work training but it will get me outside early in the morning as well as a bit of exercise; both good and important things.

 

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The Chestnut Justify is the 13th Horse to win the Triple Crown

Justify's beauty running down the track at Belmont was made even more beautiful by the Jockey, Mike Smith. He gave testament to a faith of being everything we can be with gracious humility; giving credit to God.

Here is Justify with a crown of glory as a Unicorn. 

This is one of 7 original, signed, reduction lino block prints 8" x 10". 

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Thanks to SCORE and Co-starters a Store is on it's way!

Storefront- works on paper

Works on paper still display the same unique emotions of paintings. They can more easily be put into collections because of a lower price works on paper generally have.

For these TheArtistNetwork.net is being created.

I have a gallery now that wants to show and sell my original paintings.

They need to leave out studies and works on paper because it does not make financial sense for my gallery.     

  I want only the best relationship with my gallery as they begin my promotion, so in order to free up more time for painting, I am  making an online gallery to sell my inexpensive original works on paper and studies online. Instead of taking all the time to bring them to boutiques and other "shopping" venues I will be working in my studio ! 

Many paintings have studies made before production or as an artwork progresses, before committing to a larger canvas..

Many are beautiful in their own right.

Drafting skills can be exercised and drawings sometimes turn into paintings. These artworks should not pile up in the "flat files" they are longing to come out and be seen and collected.

 

 Logo under consideration at US trademark

Logo under consideration at US trademark

All originals -Pastels, watercolors, drawings, etchings are a great gift too. People that are finding "art" at  decoration furnishing stores, to fill their walls, will soon tire of them. Those pictures do not have the Life that went into them, as an original does.  A work of art that comes off of the artist's hand, shows touch, an human element we appreciate. The  emotional connection can grow as time goes on.

Just as more buzz occurs at a group art show, than a solo, I may eventually include other Artist's that I believe in and are not in competition aesthetically.... thus the Artist Network . net

 

Washington DC

In pursuit of an interesting and more international attention I applied and was accepted at gallery Kyo in DC....so I made a trip up to that beautiful city and was part of all the excitement at their grand opening. I had a great time meeting other international artists, checking out the local seen at the Torpedo artist studios and of course days spent at the National gallery of art.

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KYO Gallery Grand Opening- see Video - press the arrow.

White Cube Gallery Spaces here I come!

Ever since I was a teen starting art school I was impressed with and dreamed about the display of my Art in large clean white well lighted spaces of museums.

I attended the opening at the Chihuly Museum early to be in the space to grab a pic of myself with my painting in this beautiful space.

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A work in progress post

The Bob Blockburn Printmaking Workshop in NYC gave me such a great foundation in  the collaborative process  to learn fine art printmaking. I love to be among artists making prints and it is with joy I will  re visit the experience by sharing with the world a PMW of my own in Bob's tradition. Beginning with China, I built a website for a school that I hope will honor Bob by reaching out for World Peace  by this artist spirit of a printmaking workshop. The details are being worked out with help from my team especially Jenny who is in Asia at this time seeing if we can bring students here.  If you are curious, please take a look at the new website  here  https://artsundance.com/   

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May is great!

The weather is so perfect here in May.   I took to my River in the backpark and kayaked off into the beauty...painting plein-air.

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2 paintings a month

This is Diana, the Huntress. She is to give strength to the young woman of our society. She is strong and confident, accompanied by her hunting hound (my neighbors German Shepard, "Ranger"). The house across the lake (Lake Hiawatha in Syracuse NY) is 113 Elosie Terrace where I lived my childhood. Behind the park is "the Back Park" a place of freedom where I was allowed to walk, dream and be a child among the magic of the place. 

Very happy and grateful to be taking the co starters class for Artists trough a collaboration between TEc Garage at St Pete College and Creative Pinellus. I  have a goal of consistency in my production and even have come to terms with the fact that I am creating a product that has a specific costumer.  Canvases are the same size 36" x 36". created with an awareness of the amount of hours each has taken

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Is this another "mee too"

The idea of studies for paintings are really tests in my spirit. Am I interested enough in this to bring it into a painting.  Will others see a story they are interested in? Studies may have elements of painting buy they lack something...still valued but different.

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Mindmeister

The projects don't end .... on to another.

The Team I have been forming is working hard along side me to promote my artwork. 

It's not that I haven't tried, I just get sidetracked back into my paintings and the fun part of an art career- making creative art.

I am using this image as the 1st one to ask my focus group to give their input onto in the mind meister software. I now have a writer by my side that can compile the thoughts into beautiful explanations. I have tried stories and copy of all sorts but feel this new effort will be very fruitful.

Here is the picture I chose because I is one that will be in a show in a professional art gallery in Washington DC in May.  

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I enjoy being out there in front of an "Art Crowd" !

There is nothing better then being around other artists and art lovers especially when in a spirit of comradery. I enjoyed this group show that Ann Marie Cash Levasseur created, and hope I am invited to again next year. 

Someone asked for a picture of my collaboration piece to be posted so here it is along with some fun PR pics.

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A few 15 mins of Fame

Working on my "Top Secret" painting for the following show this fall. I am excited to invite people to what will be a really fun opening. 

Surrealism is big around here, with a Salvatore Dali museum in St Pete and the site below shows how the Surrealism Game is game on! 

This was my part-  click below too for more from the show

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Open for Business: Portrait Commissions

- Diaz Family- Ashley, Mason and Julio. Pastel 30" x 40". I find making people happy with my art is rewarding. I guess I have been avoiding portrait commissions because I want to chose whom I draw or paint. This is a little silly as most of those that ask me I already know and like. These two people are a loving couple that I have had the pleasures to know for a while in their professions in the Healing Art. When little Mason came on the scene it was a time of great excitement and joy. I hope they like this portrait. 

I have yet to tell people that I will do more portraits. Please give me a shout via the contact info here and we can speak by phone of your portrait request.

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