Monday, January 26, 2009

Absolutely consumed by my latest "art" project: remodeling my fireplace! Wielding a trowel vs a palette knife and mortar vs oil paint. My hands hurt, but there is a creative element involved. Stay tuned for pix to follow.

Good news today; Almont Gallery wants me to exhibit starting in late February. This is "the gallery" to be part of in Waukesha, WI.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Happy New Year

River Splash in Fall
16x20, Oil
Off we go in 2009. I've felt a bit complacent about my art. I recently went to a neighboring gallery, Almont Gallery and talked with the owner about traffic and sales. January will be slowest but she expects '09 to be okay. I only finished 7 paintings all of '08 and most of those came end of the year.

With my new spot at The Clinton Street Gallery which was recently part of a grand ribbon cutting ceremony for the mayor, I feel this could be a good year to get some commissions and sell a bunch. My goal is to be in 3 galleries by April 1st. I'm teaching an after-school program in Wauwatosa, WI which is getting me in front of hundreds of kids (and their parents), so I might be able to get some portrait commissions from that. Time will tell.

My latest piece (above) was just completed and was part of my fall trip up North last year. A lot of knife work with the water being done with combo brushwork and knife.