Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Painting at the Red cup

Wow, what a wonderful feeling! Today I decided to go out into the public and PAINT! Yeah, I set up my easel at the "Red Cup" here in Oklahoma City and painted a nice painting. It felt Gooooood. I've been all cooped up in this house and and need to see people. I decided that this was a good way to do that and get some work done in the meantime. I'm thinking about doing it again tomorrow. We'll see.
I also should update everyone on the fact that I painted a HUGE painting a couple days ago. I am extremely happy how it turned out too. I'll post a picture soon.

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Finely back to painting

I just don't know what has been wrong with me lately. It's almost like I have been sick, but not in the way we normally think of it. I've had this "mental block". When I woke up today I just decided to devote the day to painting and nothing else. It has seemed that lately if i leave the house/studio I don't return till it's to late to paint (well it's never to late, but beyond my comfort time). I fell better now though, better than I have felt in weeks. I have so many ideas I can't believe it. I went to work on a commission and actually made progress. I never thought I would ever get caught up in a "block" but I guess it happens. Right? :)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Stay With An Artist friend

Well the time for Gold Coast is almost here. I will be staying with a friend named Anastasia that lives in Evenston, IL. She is an amazing artist as well. See this is what makes this traveling artist thing so fun. I have friends all over the U.S. that do what you do. The network of friends make all the travel a little less lonely. The next couple days should be a lot of fun. I'll try to keep you posted.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Paint'n on the road

Well I'm out on the road, kinda, this week. At least I'm away from home. I'm spending the week in the Chicago area. Vernon Hills, IL to be specific. Anyway, I decided to paint yesterday! YES! I have had a really hard time painting lately. I was working on a commission and hit an artist block. More like a wall, but a couple days before I left I decided enough was enough and I put the commission aside for a little bit and actually painted two, yes two, paintings in one day. Now that I've painted these guys I feel confident that I'm over that wall and now I can roll on though my art adventure. I'm in love with my life as an artist again.