Abstract #2 reminded me of the hecticness, yet strange beauty of my schedule, so that is its title: My Schedule. Acrylic on canvas 12x12x.75 inches. It goes up in the Fredericksburg Art Guild next week.
Abstract is not my native painting language.... but I need to send one or more abstract paintings to the Fredericksburg Art Guild for their Nov/Dec show. Here is one attempt, called Mind Map of the Artist's Brain While Painting Wildflowers. Or should I shorten the title to Islands?
Survey results: work on small pieces and show things that parents and kids could do at home. Doing the demo at the Fredericksburg Art Guild last weekend turned out to be a lot of fun. No sales, unfortunately, but lots of interesting conversations. One small demo was a pen and ink over water color beer stein in honor of Octoberfest, which was also happening in Fredericksburg. I worked from a photo for the general shape but made up my own scene from a folk tale so that I would not be infringing on the copyright of the artist who created the original stein!
After almost 20 years of Industrial Engineering, I decided to try to align my life with my values and priorities. Now I am an artist, part time ranch worker and part time church staff (strategic planning). That leaves almost no time for housekeeping, which is fine with me and my dust allergy!
My art business is called Texas Hill Country Art, and I mostly paint Texas wildflowers, landscapes, animals and such. I often paint commissions of people's favorite vacation photos.
Watercolor and acrylic paintings are also available in a greeting card format. ACEOs (baseball card sized paintings) are sometimes studies for my big paintings and sometimes just silliness, like my Ballerinas in Trouble series.