Friday, February 19, 2010


I am so pleased today. I got to work and immediately checked my etsy account (to see if anything had changed in those fifteen minutes it took me to get to work) and I couldn't believe my eyes! I made two sales! A print of my watercolor floral "Out Of nature" and my ACEO "Line of Asymmetry" Needless to say this has been a very good day for me- I'm up to a whopping three sales now!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Painting One A

Aaaaannnd I failed.... within the first week. But really what was I thinking one painting a day? Now I'm revising (as I have said in the past... I can really make up the rules as I go along... this is an experiment and situations change so I have to change with them.) my strategy. It's quality I want people to see in my work- not quantity. Maybe if I were able to stay home all day, maybe if I didn't have a full-time job, and go to school at night and on Saturdays this would be do-able but my friends- as it is right now- it is NOT do-able.

But one painting per week IS do-able and not just one painting, but one BIG painting. I want to focus on the large canvases for a while to build up a portfolio, and maybe have something to actually show at a gallery someday. So I hope you're not terribly disappointed by my failure to comlpete one painting per day for a year... I was doing pretty good those first four days right??

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Cheese Stands Alone

The Cheese Stands Alone, and an Abstract landscape completed tonight for days five and six. Ok, so I know The Cheese Stands Alone is lacking a little bit in the quality department- but I am very tired. The rules never stated I had to post a "GOOD" painting everyday. Besided I'm the only writer (and probably the only reader) of this blog so I can change the rules whenever it pleases me. :) Thanks for viewing my artwork tonight. Until tomorrow...

P.S. The Cheese Stands Alone will not be for sale on etsy for obvious reasons ;)

Power Outage

Sorry about the no call no show yesterday- my power was out which means my lights and internet. Will do 2 tonight to make up!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Day Four Complete: Abstract Acrylic Landscape

I promised no watercolor floral this time. No, this is a 24x30 gallery wrapped abstract landscape. Media: Acrylic. Sorry about the horrible picture- it's nightime and there's no good light in my apartment. It looks way better in person and I wish you all could see it! Find this painting for sale in my etsy shop- prints coming soon!

Waiting For The Paint to Dry...

I've been working on day four's painting for about two hours now, and I'm about halfway done. I'm just waiting for the paint to dry so I can add yet another layer, so I thought I'd show off someone else's' work that I admire. This painting is called Newfangle (which is just clever) and is by "Mossmottle". It is a 13 x17" beauty on masonite and can be purchased for $150.00.

Check back tonight to see day four's finished product!!

Day Four Begins: Great Video Find!

I've Decided to go with an abstract landscape today on my large canvas... Check back this evening to see how it turns out! I rented a really good video featuring Kerin McBride on Amazon. It gave me some good tips and helped me get over the fear of failure. Only $1.99 for a 7 day rental could turn out to be a very good investment for me!