Mar 22, 2011

Judsons Art Outfitters

I was recently thrilled to be chosen as a featured artist for Judsons Art Outfitters. I love their products and they are always on my wish list. I bought one of their traveling rolling backpacks and am very pleased with how sturdy it is and the great pocket on the side for my tripod. It fits perfectly along with enough space and pockets for my painting or pastel box, extra paints, brushes and medium. What I really love about it is how lightweight it is.
I had an older "travel" easel from another company that was so cumbersome and heavy that by the time I trekked to my painting spot, I would be exhausted. I had been considering putting that one on ebay, but I would feel too guilty thinking about the poor person who ended up with it.
For Christmas, I was also given the Guerrilla Painter Wet Painting Tote from Judsons. It is so lightweight. Why didn't someone think of that one sooner. Rave! Can't wait for Mother's Day. (hint, hint, I want the smaller Painting Tote)

Mar 15, 2011

BoldBrush Competition

I just entered the BoldBrush Painting Competition. Never tried it before, so why not. The piece is a painting I did of Union Square in NYC. I used to live in the city, but I still get to go and enjoy the fun and excitement of it as my daughter lives there now. This painting was from one of my long visits with her. You know, I think I owe her another visit real soon. Feeling the pull.
(If you click the name of the painting above, you can see the painting and if you like, click the facebook like button. Thanks in advance!)

Mar 4, 2011

Heading In

I recently delivered this piece to a friend. It is a very horizontal composition, but there are very subtle ways I was trying to bring the eye back toward the center. And although the light is dramatic, I was trying to keep the mood calm at the same time. That end of the day quiet that we experience often on this coast.