Hello everyone! It’s been a productive week so far including doing several value sketches, finishing Cactus Queen and hopefully finishing this piece to submit both to a show this weekend! We shall see…
I wanted to share the progress on this piece including my set up. I paint exclusively now standing up at my easel for the most part with the painting almost vertical. If I need to I can quickly level the painting to not have the paint puddle. So on the left I have several reference photos, not working completely and specifically from any of them, but largely using the value sketch to guide me.
And I’m happy to announce that pendants made from prints of my watercolors are now available at Dorsey’s Cards, 6101 Dew Dr, on El Paso’s Westside, along with greeting cards. Stop by and say hello to Andrea Dorsey and her staff!
My prints, cards, and magnets are available at the Marketplace @ Placita Santa Fe, 5034 Doniphan inside the Magic Bistro!
I’m very pleased to announce that my painting Flor del Sol won a Juror Award for Still Life and Landscape in this year’s KCOS Auction! You can view the award winning paintings here. I’m honored to be in such good company . https://www.kcosartauction.org/about
I will let you know what times this painting, and my other donated painting, Gone but Not Forgotten (Globe Mills), will be auctioned to benefit our wonderful public TV station.
Art Auction Air Dates
Saturday, April 22: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sunday, April 23: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Saturday, April 29: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sunday, April 30: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
KCOS TV , our public TV station, has an online auction site where they continue the bidding and sale of artwork donated to support their operations. Here’s the link for my piece: https://www.32auctions.com/organizations/32457/auctions/39190/auction_items/1016371 and you can see the bids updated as they progress. Kind of like ebay!
The auction closes on Mother’s Day, May 14th at 6 pm. Take a look at it, and if you’d like, place a bid on my plein air watercolor that commemorates a part of El Paso history. Bidding starts at $140 for this 18″ x 22″ framed original art painting.
Plein Air Photo Op
As it turns out, Gone But Not Forgotten: Globe Mills will be auctioned off tomorrow, Sunday, April 30th from 5-5:30 along with other wonderful artwork. You can see the line up here.
Above is the newspaper spread when our group went out to paint this beautiful building before it was torn down last spring to make way for highway construction. Yours truly happened to be in the right place at the right time, and it was on my birthday weekend to boot!
Gone But Not Forgotten: Globe Mills plein air watercolor
Here’s the painting that I did plein air (in the open air, not in the studio) that is framed to 18″ x 22″ and the bidding starts at $140. All proceeds go to benefit public TV in our community. I hope you can tune in and bid!