Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Handpainted Frames for Daily Journal Paintings

Here are some of the pictures I promised recently. I took the newly framed paintings out to the art market this past weekend and got a great response on them. I even sold one! The rest are available in my Etsy shop for a limited time. They will also be hanging this Friday at the First Friday event at Factory on 5th.

Elated with handpainted frame

Spokes of the Sun Framed

Fire with handpainted frame

Daylight Savings with handpainted frame

Friday, July 27, 2007

Tijeras Art Market, New framed paintings, and a cool new Dave Matthews song!

This weekend I will be back in Tijeras for the Art Market at the Just Imagine Gallery. I will have new framed art that you just have to see! Those frames I talked about in the last post are done and they came out better than I had hoped! They will be available out at the market and whatever may be left of them will be in my Etsy shop next week! I want to take photos of them but the clouds are making it difficult.

Also, just found this cool new video of Dave Matthews (my favorite!) that I just had to share!


Have a great weekend! :)

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


Besides painting my rear off this week, I'm working on designing and building frames for my daily journal paintings. I am using raw lumber (1 x 3") to create my own frame moulding which will ultimately result in handmade, handpainted frames to compliment my smaller, 8 inch square paintings on canvas board. I will post photos once I get some completed. I have just finished putting the frames together and now I'm sanding and gessoing them to get ready for painting.

Earlier today I started my largest spiral abstract painting to date. It is on a 40 inch square gallery wrapped canvas. I've picked a color combo of yellow, red and brown. One of my favorite combos for sure. This painting WILL be finished for the Gallery show in Gallup August 9th. I'm thinking only positively on this one. I got quite a late start on painting it, but I will not give up until it's complete. I guess it's true that I have always worked best under pressure.

In addition to all that, I have to restock my matted prints to get ready for another weekend at the Tijeras Art Market. I just love that place! If you haven't been there and you get the chance, you should definitely check it out! The shady trees, the mountain breeze and of course the art! Also, there is always live music to enjoy too!

I will try to get some photos posted by the end of the week, although I can't promise anything with all I have going on!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Back to work!

We had a great time camping at the beginning of the week. We found a new spot in the western mountains of New Mexico where we didn't see a single person the entire time! That is a true rarity when camping anymore! The weather was perfect, right around 80 degrees with overnight lows in the 50s. We hiked for hours and sat around the campfire. The boys took a couple of friends and enjoyed having their own camp away from us. Of course they came back for mealtimes!

Now I'm back to work in the studio. Getting ready for another show this weekend. This is a Saturday only show in downtown Albuquerque. The Neighborhood Market is located at 8th and Gold and runs from 10am to 4pm. I hope to see some locals out there this weekend! Last month, the local Albuquerque Tribune was out at the market shooting video and interviewing the promoter. Today the article came out in the paper and they have also posted a video with my painted guitar featured prominently in it! In addition to the Neighborhood Market video, my husband was recorded playing a couple songs on his guitar! So check out both videos below and let me know what you think!

The Neighborhood Market

Also, here's the link to the article

Aaron Lewis

I hope to have some new paintings finished soon to post here. I'm working on a couple of larger pieces for the Gallup gallery show in August. I also need to get started on a much larger canvas soon.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!!

Friday, July 13, 2007

This weekend

Saturday and Sunday from 10-5 I will be out at the Tijeras Art Market again. The market is just east of Albuquerque on I-40, take the Tijeras exit and keep turning right until you are on the old Route 66 going back towards town. The market is located just behind the Just Imagine gallery and coffee shop. There are signs and flags marking the spot. So, if you are local and feel like getting out of the city this weekend, come see me!

I will have several new paintings out there this weekend, and I will be sharing the booth with my artist friend Josephine Brionez de Flores. She makes wonderful art with feathers and beads, have to see it to appreciate it!

Since my middle son is home again, we decided to go camping after the market closes on Sunday for a couple days. Finally some well deserved time off! :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Summertime and the living's busy!

Seems I can't get caught up these days. Lots going on!

Painting everyday to get ready for a gallery show in August at the House of Lyndon, Gallup, NM.

Getting stocked for the New Mexico State Fair in September. I have a booth again this year in the Enchantment Arts and Crafts section. This year, instead of being tucked behind a building and across from the petting zoo, we will be out on the main street of the fairgrounds! I will also have a booth to myself this year as last year I shared a booth with an artist friend. So I have more space to fill! The fun part about this year is that my husband will be out there with me everyday since he is now a full time performer. He's working on getting some bookings for the Fair, but otherwise will be with me at the booth, playing his guitar and selling cds.

This weekend(July 14,15th) and two weekends a month I will be out at the Tijeras Art Market. I will post the dates as soon as I know them for sure. This week I will be sharing the booth with my artist friend, Josephine Brionez de Flores

Saturday, July 21st I will be back out at the Neighborhood Market in downtown Albuquerque. At the corner of Gold and 8th, hours are 10am to 4pm.

I've designed and started to build frames for my small daily paintings. They are made from raw lumber into 3 inch wide painted wood frames. I'm planning to paint each frame to go with the painting it is intended for. The painting will extend out into the frame and turn an 8 inch painting into a 14 inch framed painting.

I am preparing my next instrument for painting. Not sure when I will start the actual painting, still have to gesso it. This one isn't a guitar, it's a Russian instrument called a Balalika(spelled wrong I'm sure!). I love the shape and I can hardly wait to paint it! I have had an awesome response on the guitar and want to have a whole row of painted instruments to show eventually.

On a personal note, I've been getting stuff moved around at the house and moved into my studio still. My middle son returned this morning from 6 months at his dad's in Arkansas. I am so happy to have him back! I now have all my sons living at home again!

Monday, July 09, 2007

In between shows, I've been busy in the studio. Here are some new paintings I've recently completed. They are all 12 inches square on stretched canvas, H2O Oils as usual. They are all available for $300 each.

Red Hot


Pure Joy

Albuquerque Sun