Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wahoo! Got new batteries for my camera! I know, it doesn't sound all that impressive...BUT! These are "special" (NiMH) batteries and they totally make a difference. Especially to me and my state of mind not having to change out batteries every 10 minutes. (Next purchase is a bigger memory card.)

So, with my new found freedom to click away, I did just that this past weekend! I was click happy. It felt really good in fact that I had to download my pics and video to my computer several times. Yay! I'm not quite ready to share it all yet....they certainly aren't all gems, primarily video's, and need to be gone thru. An upcoming project, after I finish a painting that I'm working on, is to compile the video's for a DVD. A certain few musicians are pumped about that! And I am too... :)

P.S. Why does it take "f-o-r-e-v-e-r" for paint to dry when you want it to????

Monday, May 24, 2010

Airbrushed Fire FlowersHere are the results of the airbrush session. I used Higgins Drawing Ink, Dr. Ph Martin's Transparent Watercolor, and rubbing alcohol on watercolor paper. The airbrush you ask? A Badger single action internal mix, Model 200... if you are that curious.

I just let it evolve on its own with no real idea in mind at first. I've had these explosive, mushroom-like flowers on my mind lately. Still in development. Anyway, they seem to be something beautiful that suddenly turn to mayhem. Like a mushroom releasing its spores.
Finally got some time in the studio!
Rearranged for bigger projects and got rid of some junk. It was either that or blow out the wall and expand....hahaha. Also, got a good bit of priming done. I experimented with the airbrush a bit and had some interesting results. (Picture in another post). Ummmm....also, check out Valsartdiary on Youtube if you get a chance.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Whew! Time has just flown by since my last post. I bet anyone who reads this blog thought I abandoned it. HaHa. I was kind of wondering myself. Well, it seems like it was just spring not that long ago. Much has been going on and much more to come.

Harvest of the Arts is upon us and I'm excited! First, Fall is my very favorite season. I love all of the colors it brings and the crispness in the air. Second, I'm so thankful that the arts/artists of our community are being recognized and appreciated. We have a lot to offer. Third, there are so many wonderful things to see and eat. Like, fresh local maple syrup and maple cream, local organic apples, Chicken BBQ!, and all the crafty wares set along a great fall backdrop.

I'm hoping to show 3 of my paintings. Of course, View from the Cabin, Sailing the Sea, and Sunset through the Trees (below). I'm taking part in the organization of this years event, specifically in honoring local area artist Bill Grausgruber. So I'll be out and about running around with my camera and setting things up. Hopefully I'll get to snap some good pics to share!

Sunset Through the Trees. Acrylic on Stretched Canvas

Event Info:

What: 3rd Annual Harvest of the Arts
Where: Historic Downtown Susquehanna Depot, PA
When:This Saturday 9/19: 10am-4pm
& Sunday 9/20: 9am-6pm
How Much?: Free
Why go?: Music, Youth Art Show from 6 school districts, Walking Tour of Bill Grausgruber's Artwork around Downtown Susquehanna, Wine Tasting, Food Festival, Face Painting, Demonstrations, Chicken BBQ, Specials at Local Businesses...

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Here's a non representational painting I recently did. If you live in the area, you may have seen it hanging in the bank in Windsor, NY. After photographing it, I decide to tile it in Photoshop. It feels very stormy to me this way.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

First off, my apologies to Lori M. I made some changes to my account here and lost the comment she wrote. Sorry Lori! And thank you for the comment.

For those of you that missed her comment, she related to me something that an art teacher once told her. It said that "it takes two people to produce truely great art: 1 to paint and 1 to stop the painter before the painting goes too far." Boy can that ever be true! On more than one occasion I have taken a painting past it's prime. It's a real bummer, but when you get down to the nitty gritty, it is just paint and cloth (or wood as it may be.) Learning from that mistake and applying the knowledge to not take it further in future paintings is what is important. If you don't try, you won't know. In reference to the View From the Cabin painting, Lori went on to say that she didn't think the it didn't need much more, but I felt that I had to tweak the trees, and foreground a bit. I'm calling it done now.

View From the Cabin. Acrylic & Mixed Media on Masonite