Studio Tour Preparations


It's the end of April already!!!  The Studio Tour on Mother's Day weekend is just around the corner, and I am busy getting ready. Here I am making up card packets.  My problem?  Just how many should I make?  I really have no way to know so I'm just making a bunch and hoping it will be enough....if I have cards for the whole summer that's just fine with me.....  making these is labor intensive .....and not my kind of fun!

Taking photos of my "completed" paintings really helps me to see if they are complete.....several times I have taken a painting back into the studio to make a correction after seeing the photo.  An example would be Lunar was framed and hung on my bedroom wall for two months with me thinking it was done.  I took a photograph of it for the Artz Cardz and saw that the contrast of the area around the moon wasn't right...needed to be toned down a bit with a bronze it is done but the card is a bit different than the painting.

I still have three small box canvases to complete by next week. ..these are the ones I started  and worked on at the CAA Artist in Action earlier in the month.  The sun has been out, and I've been playing at being a farmer....notice my pink nose in the photo...  We are going to have a really cool garden this summer.  Sugar snap peas anyone? 


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CAA Artist in Action


Here we are last Saturday painting up a storm in front of the deli in Haggen's.  That's my partner Pam next to me.  We will be at her house during the Tour..May 8, 9, and 10..location 16 on the map in the brochure.  We had fun talking to passers by and promoting the Studio Tour.  There seem to be a lot of interest.  It's been happening now for 11 years so the word is out.  Mark your calendars and come out tothe island for a lovely day of art, sunshine, and fun!


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