Friday, November 26, 2010
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving Day yesterday. We did at our home. But now I'm stuffed!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
In the meantime, though, I am overloaded with commissioned paintings that all have a looming deadline. The painting shown here is one of two that I did for a client very recently. This is a beautiful Rhodesian ridgeback, named Matilda. Her adopted brother, Henry, a handsome weimaraner, will be shown in my next blog entry.
I've been thinking a lot lately and reading a lot, too. Yes, I know I should be painting, but one has to take a break from time to time. One of the thought-provoking things I read is a biweekly newsletter all about art and life, too, because they're closely intertwined. It starts with an interesting, thought-provoking essay and is followed by comments from fellow artists, including examples of their work. I look forward to it twice a week. I may have mentioned this newsletter before, but it merits another mention if I have. Here's the address: http://painterskeys.com/, and it's hosted by artist Robert Genn. To receive the newsletter, you have to actually request it at the site and confirm your request through the email you'll receive. I very highly recommend it.
Also, artists can pay to have their artwork featured through the website, and I was just randomly looking through some of the artists' listings and came across this artist: http://painterskeys.com/pal/christine_hanlon/ - and was just blown away by her work. What a great inspiring artist this person is! And I discovered this person literally by just a random click on a name. Give her work a look if you have the time; you won't be sorry you took the time.
Okay, speaking of time, I guess I better get back to my own paintings!