Saturday, October 25, 2008

Indian Summer

I am so thankful of these last wonderful days before it gets cold. I was meant to live somewhere warm and tropical. With a pina colada in my hand and a good book in the other on the beach in a warm land with ocean breezes.

Finally got my first video, Demented Gold Leaf, out on YouTube. Not ultra professional but we must all start somewhere. Have come up with some other demented gold leaf techniques using joss paper and either rubber cement or UHU glue.

Just delivered my piece shown here to Owings Dewey gallery in Santa Fe for their shrine show. It is two 6" x 24" ampersand panels with a gutter of burnt book pages inbetween. The theme was good and evil so I used the Mexican writer Sor Juana and the Viceroy of Monterrey. I am painting away for my next show in Scottsdale in December (3 person show) at Victoria Boyce Galleries. She said she wanted BIG pieces and I freaked. I had started a 2' x 2' and decided to add another panel and make it a diptych so I felt better with working larger.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Oh Gorgeous Day

My class at Valdes is full of fun, curious people. Have a student flying in for a 2 day one-on-one workshop and I am painting a piece for Explorations in the Garden of Good & Evil - Shrine Exhibition at Owens Dewey Fine Art in Santa Fe. Guess I better hurry up.

If you come to Santa Fe, you can see my work in the Re-new Show at the new Santa Fe Convention Center's Community Gallery, Artistas de Santa Fe Gallery or Rancho de Chimayo Collection.

Friday, October 3, 2008


The finished writing for my book, Image Transfer Workshop, will be done and shipped to the publisher by Monday. Next step is for our final proofing and then .......!!!!

Currently getting it together for a studio tour with other Santa Fe artists called Artists Gone Bezerk. It will be November 8 & 9. Working hard on small works on paper as I have enough paintings.

My class at Valdes Art Supply starts today and have alot of new techniques to teach my students. Have expanded my demented gold leaf techniques among others.

Will be in a show at Victoria Boyce Gallery in Scottsdale in December. No name for the show yet but will keep you posted.