Tuesday, May 26, 2009
House guests gone. Time to paint, start blogging again and think in color. I am an art supply junkie and so am trying to use up canvases and panels that I already have before I load up again. Definitely I was a packrat in a past life.
I promise to post a few new pieces this week as soon as I get a chance to photograph them.
For the fun of it, I posted my living room on HGTV's rate my space. My design hero is Tony Duquette - kind of a mixed media interior designer who is now dead. So people either love the look or want you to pare down and live in a model home. Interesting experiment. As a world traveler, I want to always feel like I am on the road.
Posted by Darlene Olivia McElroy at 12:18 PM
Thursday, May 14, 2009
My fourth set of houseguests in May arrive Saturday. Whew. It is that time in Santa Fe. Fun to see them but nice to have my place back to myself too. Laurie Mika came by last week and it was great to finally meet her after talking via email for awhile. She has a brand new web site that I recommend checking out. Pat Chapman spent last weekend here and we always get wildly insane.
Here is a picture of my quiet spot where I will take a break to read on lazy days. I spent two years traveling around the world years ago and this place takes me to a foreign country without leaving home.
Posted by Darlene Olivia McElroy at 6:27 AM
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Have had houseguests so not much time to paint but enough time finish this silly piece.
A conversation that my friends and I are having is on "leveraged" art. Throwing away nothing and recycling pieces of old art into new art.
Now that the weather is changing and the flowers are blooming, I think I need an area outside to paint and glue.
Santa Fe just had a big Oil Painters of America show and the town was just oozing painters. Lots of them painting outdoors on Canyon Road and the Audabon Center.
Posted by Darlene Olivia McElroy at 6:55 AM