Showing posts from November, 2015

End of the month

It's been a few days since our last post here and what I have today is skimpy. We meet tomorrow as we usually and I assume that I will find something new to put up here. In the meantime... an Artichoke by the talented very Katy. Watercolor on 140# cold pressed 11"x!4" And then there is my final effort on this 24"x36"x1 1/2" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. $450 plus tax and shipping                I'm still hoping to see some photos of the various studios of the 7 other painters that make up the Tuesday Painters. I've done my part and showed you the condition of my studio/disaster area.                I am currently working on two 24"x36"x1 1/2" canvases, one 24"x30"x1 1/2" + a 24"x24"x1 1/2"...that's more than enough! 

Something new

I've been working on four different paintings over the past month or so. It's been a real struggle at times and I've finally made a break through with one of them. It's abstract expressionism so don't expect to see any image except for the one that your mind tells you is there. Love it or hate it. It matters not at all. I'm happy with it. Now I have three paintings that I have to struggle with. 24"x24"x1.5" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. Title:  Early morning at Pointe de la Courte in 1943 $200 Does anyone else in the Tuesday Painters group have a painting to sell?

Sorry about that

Apparently, Blogger doesn't let me post anything other than image files such as JPG, GIF, TIFF and etc. I will have to re-scan the documents and scan them as JPG's. Then I will post them.

Tuesday 11/17/15

If you read our Facebook page before landing here, you will know that our day was quiet, Donna was back, and there is going to be a Garage sale at the Art Center...details right below. Community Art Swap and Flea Market November 20 – December 4 Reception: November 20, 5:00-7:00pm GARAGE SALE Saturday and Sunday November 21 & 22, 9am-4pm Above...A beginning from Marvey Betty Katie's famous palette Marie  Donna...seated where should be Sue A sampling of the early art admissions The Gift shop...a good place to shop because the Art Center needs the money! Don't forget to have a cup of coffee next next door at the Great Northern Coffee Shop. Why? Because the Art Center needs the money!...and it's good coffee. I also need some photos from my fellow Tuesday Painters. I want to see your workspace; your 'studio'. Mine is already posted.

Let's look at some workspaces

I think most of us in the Tuesday painters group has a space that they call their 'studio', no matter how small it is. And from what I've heard, some of these studios are indeed, tiny. I believe that we all dream of that perfect studio. It would be spacious, with lots of cabinets for our supplies. We would have work tables, at just the right height, for those times when you want to work on a horizontal plane. We might have two or three easels with retractable wheels so that we can move our work around the studio to follow the light. We would have high clerestory windows on all four sides, plus large windows below. Their would be powered sun proof shades above each window. In the center of the studio would be the control center; the place set aside for the computers and large screen monitors. From here we could control all of the lighting and the climate. Plus, their would be a small kitchen with a stove and adjoining it would be the bathroom. Said bathroom would also have a

It's Tuesday again

It is Tuesday and I think we all enjoyed ourselves. We're still missing one of our members and we're looking forward to her return. Once Deborah opened  the Gallery for us, we had a private showing of the current exhibit. It's artwork that is related to the Dia de Los Muertos , or The Day of the Dead which is celebrated each year in Mexico. There are other cultures around the world that have similar festivities. The artwork is not meant to be somber and none of it was. The dead are remembered with joy and happiness. I know that's the way I want to be remembered. Maybe I'll I will create some art work of my own for this day when it rolls around some time after my departure. The Chico Art Center will be open at noon each day and the current exhibit lasts through the week, I think that's right? Give them a call and they can tell you the specifics. I didn't ask permission to post this image and I hope the artist will forgive me...though I believe it's

An Artist

I was browsing through one of my Journals (2011) and came across the name, An'Angelia Prather Thompson. And suddenly I remembered her and her work. Back in 2011, I happened upon her blog and was immediately fascinated by the intensity of her work. Then I read her bio and said to myself, 'Ohio?' I had no idea that artists even lived in Ohio. I was younger and dumber at the time. I know better now. Artists are everywhere! I did search her name a few minutes ago and was disappointed to see that her blog postings seem to have stopped a few years ago. I hope she is okay and hasn't stopped posting because of some personal tragedy. If you Google her name, you will be drawn into her world if you read her bio and view her paintings. I would love to see her painting up close and personal. I realize that her artwork is not for everyone, but it is worth viewing, if only for curiosity's sake. Here is a link to a Facebook pagwe of hers that has become inactive....  https://