Beach Shore, 8.5 x 11 on cheese board
Friday, July 03, 2020
Heart Beach, 8.5 x 10 inches on wood
I did these just before the Covid19 shut everything down. I never had a chance to post them!
They were interesting and fun to paint. I wanted the wood grain to become the sand. I love the wet sand illusion, and the color changes.
I ended up closing my gallery and teaching center because all the art classes were canceled. It was very difficult after 7 years of pouring my life into it. But it is turning out to be a good thing!
I am renting a room in town to take orders for custom framing because I live quite a ways out of town. I am building the frames at home in my garage. That has worked out very nicely! Much better than I expected actually. I also moved the large matting table into my small art studio at my house, so I can still cut mats and glass too. This makes the corner for my easel a little crowded, but it works.
I am also taking commissioned orders, and creating custom designed paintings for my clients. I take orders via email or meet at the new office. I am working in my studio at home to paint the animal portraits, vistas, ranches, etc . . . The response has been amazing, I am so blessed to have so many followers and collectors! It has also been surprisingly nice to work at home again!
I miss teaching classes, but I do have some private lessons and semi-private lessons for friends and siblings going on, so that helps.