Tuesday, April 23, 2013

#art365 : the bright ones (or it's starting to look like spring)

Do you have any bright ones? 
 Yes, we're pretty much over winter here in the Midwest. It is near the end of April. Is it spring yet? Let's have it already. We're impatient. And even though I've been enjoying seeing all the different shades of browns and tans and greys, I'm ready for some color, too. Here's some of the latest #art365 pieces which show spring on the way.
4.10.13 afternoon prairie, overcast, acrylic on paper, 5" x 7"

4.16.13 slow morning, acrylic on paper, 5" x 7"

4.17.13 vinca, leaf buds, acrylic on paper, 5" x 7"

4.20.13 deceiving spring, with willows, wicker park, acrylic on paper, 5" x 7"

4.22.13 forsythia, willows, acrylic on paper, 5" x 7"
 You can see the whole #art365 series on my website. Now through the end of April: 10% for autism for Autism Awareness Month.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Live Art!

update 4.7.13: Photographer and blogger Wes Bushby was at the opening/event Friday night. You can see his blog post here. He shoots at lots of local events, not just in NWI but in Chicago, as well.

This Friday I participated in a Live Art Show at Studio 659 in Whiting. There were 10 invited artists, each was asked to bring one piece which would be hung at the start of the event. Then we were to create a brand new piece while visitors could watch us work, to be completed and cleaned up all at the end of the reception. The newly created piece was  to be hung at the end of the night. I brought renewal with me, framed. And a whole portfolio full of the rest of the #art365 landscapes.

renewal, acrylic on paper, 5" x 7"

During the evening, I created 2 new larger landscapes based on a local park.

wicker park willows, acrylic on canvas, 10" x 10"

wicker park willows II,acrylic on canvas, 10" x 10"

And, happily,  sunrise over the ridge sold. The first sale of the month! 10% of all my sales this month are being donated to NAA-NWI, the local National Autism Association, for Autism Awareness Month.

sunrise over the ridge, acrylic on paper, 6.25" x 4.75"

Thursday, April 4, 2013

PINK!: Women Artists Call for Art

Studio 659 in Whiting has a new call for art posted. Link is below.  This is their third Pink! show, held annually in conjunction with the City's Paint the Town Pink program in support of breast cancer. I've been in the show the last two years. embrace was in the first year's Pink! What to enter for this year. hmmm....

Women Artists Call for Art

embrace, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 48" x 36"

Monday, April 1, 2013

10% for autism

#art365 4.1.13 new life, acrylic on paper, 5" x 7"

I've been thinking recently that it was about time to do another good karma giveaway. I have a lot going on art-wise and I am very grateful for it, even if I do sometimes think I have too much going on. And then I had one of those rare (for me) really decisive moments. 

 I'm going to give 10% of all my sales for the month of April to NAA-NWI.

April is Autism Awareness month.  The Northwest Indiana chapter of the National Autism Association offers support and information to local families. You can donate directly to them here.

I have a soon to be teenager with pretty severe autism. Depending how you know me, this may not have come up in conversation before. I am really not ready to have a teenager. Probably a lot of parents feel this way. Probably not a lot of parents who feel this way are in the middle of potty training their teenager. I talked about how having a special needs child impacts my work last summer in this video.

Currently I have artwork in Crown Point, Dyer, Whiting and Hammond. And I certainly have tons more in my studio. 10% of any and all sales for the month of April will go to NAA.

How to find my work:

A selection of #art365 landscapes are at Candy Café.

Alternate Realities is at South Shore Arts.

Recent paintings at Paul Henry's Art Gallery.

I will be part of Live Art Show, April 5th, at Studio 659.

And there's more work on my website and facebook page.