Ain’t it wonderful? The holiday season is upon us. A dusting of snow, 20 degrees (F) outside, kitten bells a jing-jing-jingling around me, steamy fresh-pressed coffee, toast with butter and honey. Does life get any better than this? Okay, maybe I could do without the frigid weather.
And on the art front: I have at least three paintings swirling in my head, asking for brush and paper. But I’m in the house-keeping mode right now with the biz. “They” say every artist should spend about 50% of the time creating art and the other 50% doing the “biz of art” – Sigh. I must admit, the housekeeping part is not my fave. But I have to pay for that studio, those frames and art supplies. So accounting, paperwork and marketing are a must. When I get all rich and famous, I’ll hire it out, eh? Sigh.
On the good side, though: calendars and cards are shooting out of the printer, three newly framed paintings are hanging on the wall. I’m really quite pleased with the ripped edge, floating mounts, and in one case colored mat. Gasp! She put a non-white mat around a watercolor painting, you say! Daring do, indeed.
Here are the newly framed paintings. Two of them are gracing my Christmas cards. Did you get one?
Winter’s Dawn, Watercolor, 6″x8″, framed with floating mount in 8″x10″ frame.
“Pyracantha”, watercolor, 6″x8″, framed with floating mount in 8″x10″ frame, $225. This painting is part of my featured artist sale at Reuel’s Art and Frame in Holladay, Utah for Buyer will receive a complimentary HAND GLITTERED note card, with purchase. Jus’ sayin.
“Dream the Dream”, watercolor, 6″x8″, framed with floating mount in 8″x10″ frame. Part of the same sale at Reuel’s for $225. The sales lady thinks this one will go fast.
Reuel’s has already sold two of the four original paintings in the show… so if you’re interested, you might want to get there soon.
The Reuel’s show is located at
1931 Murray Holladay Rd
These are the other three paintings available in the show.
“Peony” watercolor, 8″x11″ image, framed with floating mount to 12″x16″ silver/gold frame, $300
“In the Rose Garden” watercolor, 8″x11″ image, framed with floating mount in 12″x16″ silver/gold frame, $300
“Quail Lookout”, watercolor, 8″x11″ image, framed with floating mount in 12″x16 brown frame, $325
As always, the photos are nice, but the paintings look much better in person. A camera just can’t quite capture all the nuance.
Right, back to work. I have calendars and cards to get in the mail. Thank you everyone for you orders. I’ve pushed past 30 orders for calendars this year. Yay! Best year yet!