Focusing On Painting

12″ x 16″ oil on paper

In the beginning of summer, there was a question that I needed to ask myself, “How much time with social media is too much time?”. As I do my best to get my work “out there”, I realized that for me, it was taking over the already limited time I had to paint so I decided to just focus on my painting. I started by making a plan to finish a stack of paintings that I had set aside quite awhile ago before starting anything new AND before posting. I plan to stick with this plan in order to produce more work and post less.

Here are the paintings that I have completed:

“Poppies In The Vineyard” (22″ x 30″ rework/acrylics on watercolor paper)

“A Vineyard Row” (22″ x 30″ rework/acrylics on watercolor paper)

“Blueberries” (12″ x 16″ oil on primed watercolor paper)

Now that the stack has been completed, I feel much better about focusing on new projects. Until next time, take care and enjoy the last bits of summertime fun and warm weather!

So Proud of This Young Man!

Artwork: Mixed media on brass

Talent, drive and hard work are evident with the art my youngest son is producing as he nears the end of his first year in art school. It was a privilege to be invited to Laguna College of Art + Design last night for his first art show. Prizes were handed out at this reception in each field of study and my son received first place in Illustration! He is the third generation of artists to come from our family: the first was my dad (a conceptual artist), I came next as an illustrator/graphic artist and now we are watching Mitch grow into an accomplished artist himself.