Sunday, September 20, 2009

Dia De Los Muertos

The Texas heat has given us a break and we are now seeing temperatures in the 80's thank goodness ! What that translates in my world is that I have the energy and inclination to return to my outdoor studio and begin painting again ! I have just finished 2 Dia de Los Muertos pieces for a group show in San Antonio at El Sol Studios in November. I will begin a mermaid today on a cabinet door almost 4 ft tall and a bit over a foot wide. The narrow board will make for a challenging pallet. I am soooooo happy to be painting again -I have really missed it. My next show in December will be the Virgin of the Guadalupe and she has already come to me finished so i will begin work on her soon.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Back to Painting ! Yeah !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today it has rained all day ! The temperature has dropped over 20 degrees and all the stars must have aligned for me to get back to painting ! I have missed it terribly and nothing makes me happier than have an entire day to devote to moving colorful acrylics around to create a piece. Never have I stopped for so long unless I was busy giving birth or recovering from giving birth ! I also indulged myself in an hour massage given to me for my birthday (9 months ago ! ) and I cannot believe how much better I feel today, my energy and basic movement across the room. Wow. I abuse myself daily by my work and new mantra should be paint, exercise and work smarter !