Saturday, May 9, 2009

Big Easel Art Show and Sale

Well I haven't been writing in my blog lately, in fact, not at all. I've been doing something I enjoy so much more - painting. I'm getting ready for a local art show and festival call The Big Easel.

This has been a dream of mine since I first started painting several years ago. I can't believe I'm actually doing it! I'm so nervous and excited. I know everything is going to be OK, but the phrase "Be careful what you wish for, you may just get it." keeps replaying over and over in my head. Am I biting off more than I can chew? Am I going where I don't belong? It's very, very scary. I also keep telling myself it's a juried show, it's a juried show. If you didn't belong, you wouldn't have been juried in.

In fact, the organizer Jeffery McCullough has just featured one of my paintings in his blog. Check it out at

Some of my favorite paintings that I'm bringing to the show are:

Joyful Expression - 24x24 - mixed media and acrylic on canvas

(The above painting is also the one that I will be bringing to the preview sale and party the Friday night before the show.)

This next piece is "Controlled Chaos". It also is a 24x24 acrylic on canvas.

This piece is a mixed media and acrylic piece done on a 18x24 canvas and is titled "Express Yourself".

This is another mixed media and acrylic piece done on a 18x24 canvas - "It's Different"

And I'm going to leave you with a really fun funky piece that I was playing around with. It's sorta out of the ordinary for me, since I usually do abstracts but I just wanted to do some funky colorful martini glasses. This one is titled "Martini Trippin' in Triplicate".

I'll try to write some more this week before the show and post some more work (I have over 60 pieces). 'Til then, no fear.