Saturday, January 23, 2010

Working the Gallery

I'm working the gallery (Susan Carlin's Art Studio and Gallery) this beautiful Spring-like San Antonio, Texas Saturday. The sun is shining, it's 70 degrees, and the wind is blowing the dry leaves around.

There are three artists represented here: my sister Susan, Bonnie Mann and me. We all have original paintings, prints and cards for sale.

A happily "just engaged" couple from Albuquerque, New Mexico came in this morning and took away one of my Arneson River Theater prints as a souvenir. Lots of happy people out roaming the river today.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Kayley and Loretta

Kayley and Loretta
This little 10 x 8 oil is a painting of Kayley and the sweet little cockatoo, Loretta. The photo was taken by Kayley.

Little Church of La Villita - SOLD

Little Church of La Villita
This "Little Church of La Villita" was commissioned by some folks who were married there. As soon as it's dry and varnished I'll be shipping it off to its new home.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Off To Europe

Lyle off to Europe 1-2-10

I dropped my son Lyle at the Airport this morning. He is off to Los Angeles to meet up with his band, The Faceless, and then they're off to Europe for a five week tour.

What does this have to do with art? Being a part of my children's lives is the most creative thing I've ever done. I didn't paint a thing over the holidays but I did take some reference pictures.

One of the most important things I did this holiday season was to connected with some old and new friends. I was reminded that the essence of me is music. So besides painting, going to school full-time this Spring, I'll be playing the piano and remembering that I'm a songwriter.

Here is wishing everyone a wonderful new year filled with events that alter and illuminate our lives.