Thursday, August 18, 2011

Art Cards Editions and Originals

When I was at my daughter's SLO Space art gallery all day I worked on these art cards.  They are done in opaque watercolor. All art cards are 2 1/2" x 3 1/2", the same measurement as baseball cards.

Many people collect and trade art cards.  It's a way to buy original art that won't break the bank.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A Little Peace and Quiet Makes All the Difference

When some friends ask me to house sit, I realized that if I got away from the daily grind, I might actually have time to paint. I worked with egg tempera, and after two days of that I switched to opaque watercolor.
I know noise pollution affects me, but I was acutely aware of how much it's harmed my productivity ever since I moved to Anaheim. Once I was out in the country away from gardeners, noisy neighbors, screaming children, helicopters, sirens, and non-stop air conditioners, I could relax and concentrate.
Working with egg tempera on illumination.

Roses from the garden

Roses from a different angle.