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Week 2 already?! Ok, so I wasn’t as productive as I should have been…so now I am behind schedule. But it’s okay. My new plan is to figure out as many of my ideas as I can and get the basic composition and/or background painted out. That way I will not need to stress over coming up with ideas and I can just paint.

So without further adieu … here’s what I accomplished this week …

I finished Montbleu Window, Tahoe. (Btw — these titles are not the official titles, I probably won’t have them titled until the end). This is a composite of several different photos I took from our hotel room window a couple years ago.

Tahoe-Montbleu-Window web

The Hummingbird Painting is mostly done.  I plan to spend a few minutes cleaning it up before it’s completely done and ready to be signed 🙂


The Japanese Garden and City Flat Window are close to being done. Maybe an hour more each.



According to my new plan, I have very rough drafts done for the next 4 paintings: Snowy Scene, Earth Sunrise, Cafe Silhouettes, and Full Moon.


Now back to painting … have a nice week! Wish me a productive one.


I’ve been painting every day for a week now in preparation for  the 20-20 exhibit.  The gallery gave us more time than the last challange (the 50-50) I participated in, but this time I chose to work in oil which requires significantly more drying time.  So instead of completing a painting than starting a new one, I’m working on several at a time. I really like painting this way.

Here’s what I accomplished during week one.  I finished 2 paintings:

Orsay Clock window. This is from a photo I took at the Orsay Museum in Paris.


And this one:


And here are 4 that I’m working on:





Please check back next weekend for week 2 update.  Now back to painting . . .


The Lottery for the Arts exhibit is up at the Blue Line Gallery throught the end of the week. I have two pieces in the exhibit (see photos below … number 20 and 23). The actual Lottery event will take place this Friday evening and tickets are still available here.  Ticket buyers will  go home with one of the 104 pieces in the exhibit.  Should be a fun evening 🙂


I was mentioned in an article about the Lottery for the Arts that appeared in the Press Tribune last Saturday. Click here for the article.

#20 Jungle of Hair, engraving

#20 Jungle of Hair, engraving

Tomorrow night there will be a special artist reception during which the winner of the “People’s Choice” will be announced.  Since I work at Roseville Arts I have some inside scoop… as of yesterday, one of my peices #20 was in second place.  YOU can help tip the scales — if you are living in the area — stop by the Blue Line Gallery and vote for #20! 🙂

#23 Grand Oak, etching

#23 Grand Oak, etching


I am participating in another group exhibit at the 20th Street Gallery called 20-20.  It’s modeled after the 50-50 show I participated in last year. This time it’s 20 pieces of art by each artist! I got my panels today… so I will be busy painting every day. I will post photos of my progress, so stay tuned . . .