My Website is Finally Up

I have not updated my website in years. Finally I have something up. I’ve got a lot of my paintings uploaded from the current show and am doing pre-sales before my artist reception. If anyone is interested in purchasing a painting, select “contact” in the left navigation bar and let me know which one. I can’t do direct sales since I need to verify availability through the gallery first. Then I can take payments on their behalf via an invoice if a painting has not sold. I also have an updated BIO and Artist Statement as well. So I’ve been busy (not just painting).

Visit my new website here. (*It may load slow so bear with it. I wanted the images to be higher-res so you can see as much detail as possible.)

Next I have to work on Eric’s summer workshop website. I’m so late on that… will keep you posted.

Me.

To quote Toby Keith (the first country artist I ever listened to), “Every once in awhile I want to talk about me, want to talk about I, want to talk about number one, oh my me my…” there will be no five questions tonight. Instead, I will be talking about “me.” Well, actually, sharing pictures of my newly-hung solo show.

Yesterday, Mr. Basketmaker and I dropped off all my paintings and set up a special display as part of an installation piece. Today, we stopped in with the final signage of my bio and statement and everything was miraculously (thank you Neal) up on the walls and labeled. It looked great. Today was the official opening, however June 10th will be my artist reception. We also were able to take photos of the whole show.

My name and the “show” text is hard to read in the photo. I wanted something less typical and created a nameplate on acrylic that was transparent through the letters and set off from the wall so it created a “shadow” behind it. Looks cool in person.
These were the earliest paintings I did specifically for this show. It’s what started the theme and vibe of the entire look.
This is a special installation piece I envisioned last summer while taking a break on the hammock. Jud and Eric created exactly what I wanted. Each side hold 3 acrylic panels I digitally created using my x-rays.
There’s twenty-five 6×6 paintings hanging on a black felt board. These were all framed by Mr. Basketmaker himself. I’m selling them individually but if anyone wants the whole complete set, let me know before June 9th.

This is the face of “relief.” I started working on this show a year ago and it’s now complete. Time to take a long rest!

Five Questions Friday: My Phone is not in the Truck

Q: Why is there cauliflower all over the kitchen?
Eric: Because I’m making something new: fried cauliflower.

Q: Now that you found your phone in the truck, are you still insisting that you never left it there?
Eric: I’m not answering that question.

Q: I heard this today… Do you know what the oldest city in the U.S. is? By the way, Tripp got it right on his second guess.
Eric: St. Petersburg?
Oh, close. 
Eric: Wait. No. I meant St. Augustine.
Ding, ding, ding… you are correct. And I’ll give you that as your first answer so you beat Tripp. 

Q: Have you ever played dungeons and dragons?
Eric: Uhm, not really. I think I tried with friends but we couldn’t figure out how to play.
I don’t get that game at all. Just saw them playing on TV and thought maybe you knew.

Q: What aggravated you this week?
Eric: Our lawnmower breaking down. But the service center fixed it quickly so all is good now.