Saturday, March 26, 2011

my paintings in their new home

This is not the first time my art has graced the walls of an office.  Just ask my father.  He'd be happy to tell you about the time he brought me to his office downtown (years before Take Your Kids to Work day)  when I was three years old and I made him a mural on the wall using a ball point pen.  This time, however, my art is on display by request.

"Untitled (Copper)" and "Untitled (Gold)" in their new home

It's amazing how having artwork up on an office wall can make a suite feel more complete.  And if it's original art, even better.

"Silver Whisper" in its new home

I recommended Silver Whisper, Untitled (Gold) and Untitled (Copper) because the firm that purchased them is in the finance industry and the paintings are the colors of precious metals.  Also, silver, gold, and copper are neutral colors that work with their decor.

I think a lot of my paintings would look great in offices and hope to sell more of them soon.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

springing forward

In Chicago, this is the month when we gain the most sunlight.  The past two days have really felt like spring, as the weather has warmed and I was finally able to shed my customary long parka and galoshes.  From late November until the time sprang one hour forward this week, I had willingly entered a sort of hibernation.  I came straight home from work each day and only ventured to my studio on weekends.  Though I did apply for shows every chance I got, which is something that did not require trudging through snowdrifts and enduring subzero temperatures.

I feel my hibernation paid off, as I am now slated for three shows in May and June.  I will have more details on them later.  Also, I've been re-reading The Artist's Way again.  A few weeks ago one of my weekly tasks was to create a collage.  Once it was complete, the collage was to be given a place of honor.  I can think of no better place of honor than right here on my blog, so here it is:

Every time I do these collages, I'm always surprised at the images I end up choosing.  It's like getting a message from my subconscious mind.  The desire for change seems to be the theme here, and I am happy to say that there are many changes in store right now.  Soon I will write about them here.  But I'm keeping them to myself for now, so you'll just have to wait.

I can tell you about my new Facebook page, though.  In an effort to keep my personal and professional lives separate (just typed "loves" by accident, quite an interesting Freudian slip), I have created a page that is strictly for sharing information about my art. Until I get 25 people to "Like" it, the page has a URL that's too long for anyone to remember, so I will just let you click on this link to get to the page.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

What's new at 632F

I'm slowly getting my studio set up the way I want it to be, starting with the alcoves in the wall that once may have housed a dumbwaiter or coal chute.

It's a mood board that showcases my collection of art postcards. I like the fact that I can easily change them out when I get new ones.

This is going to be my newest large scale piece.  I haven't measured it yet, but I think it's about 40" x 40."

I have also started two smaller pieces.  One is 16" x 16" and the other is 12" x 16".

I also plan to do more mini paintings.  This time around, they will be in a rectangular format.  I have 2" x 4" and 3" x 5" canvases.

These are two mini paintings that were sold at the Live Life Fashionably Spring Bling sale last night. 
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