Sorry for the long absence from this blog! The past month has been quite a month. The first two weeks were spent finishing a custom painting, housesitting, packing for my trip and going through some crazy stuff at the day job. But the last two weeks? I spent them in Hawaii... gorgeous, beautiful, warm and tropical Hawaii. And it was just what I needed. :)
I didn't have as many chances to do art related things as I wanted while I was there. But I did make a point to stop at the Volcano Art Center in Volcano National Park and it was incredible! Turns out an artist that I greatly admire was having a show there - though I was a couple of weeks early to see her in person - and I discovered several others, too. You can find their website here and the artist I referred to is Carin Loebel-Fried. But there's several others I loved, such as Dietrich Varez, Linda Varez, Kathy Long, Linda Rowell Stevens, and more.
As for myself, I did a few sketches, started a painting and took a bunch of photos. Right now, one of the sketches is being turned into a linocut, but I think I may also paint it. Here's a look at the sketch:
As you read above, I have started doing linocuts! I've been wanting to give them a try again for quite some time. I figured my word this year is Expand, so it's time I did just that and start working on them again. Plus there's a Pet Portrait painting class going on in town in June and I plan on taking that class. It's a one week intensive, every night for five nights, from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, at the local art museum. It's with an artist that I love - Linda Infante Lyons - and have taken several of her classes. It ties in with a special project I have planned.
And before I end this post, a quick look at one of the pictures I took in Hawaii. I miss it there already:
Okay, I'll be back again soon. I'm planning on posting an entry about the custom order I mentioned earlier. Until then, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Friday, March 26, 2010 | | 4 Comments
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