Thursday, February 12, 2015
The snow and cold has been limiting but I am getting much done. Spent all last week cleaning my studio. I can now find things! All the watercolor things are together, as is the oils, the pastels. This old house doesn't have much closet space so I have to make due with bought sets of drawers, and cupboards.Luckily I have patio doors with North light. I still have some drawers to go through. This is my dining room turned studio.My table has two leaves that pulled out I can get four students around for a class. I have a small round table in my living room that serves as a dining table. I have gone through my bookcases and weeded out a lot of books , art , gardening, etc that will be given away.
At any rate, the next thing to do is work on my websites, http://www.judy-fischer-walton.artistwebsites.com and http://www.judyfischerwaltonfineart.weebly.com. then my newsletter for February. Plus PAINT. Sorry this weather is not inspiring me to plein air paint so I need to get inspired by some photographs!
Sunday, February 1, 2015
I have been taking advantage of being inside and have been cleaning and decluttering. This week it will be the dining room which is my studio. It has stacks of stuff which needs to be sorted. Today I went through my bookcase and weeded out alot of books, including art books. My daughter will get first choice then my art friends, then Goodwill. I feel good about this weeding out and am sure once the studio gets done I will feel more like painting.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
I am thrilled that the top painting sold at the Springfield Museum, Ohio Plein Air Society show, "Ohio Prairies, a Year in the Life. The Painting was in the show's program and also was chosen to be in the Sunday Columbus Dispatch before it was sold.
The second painting was another prairie painting done at Gorman Nature Center.
I gave up on the 30 day challenge as I felt as if I was just turning out paintings and the quality of the paintings were not what I wanted although it was fun to work on the Yupo paper.
I have been doing some teaching, and have three students. I have been demonstrating as we paint together and that seems to be working well. I have also taking Johannes Vloothaus's Impressionistic Cityscape classes. Next Monday Feb 1 I will do a demo for the portrait club.
I have also started an 18x24 oil for my daughter-in-law. So I have been busy! I am hoping to blog once a week.