Sunday, April 23, 2006

Sunday Morning, 23rd of April

Making it through a really busy period (see previous post). Went to the reception at Antique Rose Emporium Friday and then set up at Dry Comal Creek yesterday. Met lots of nice folks at both events. Working on projects in the home office today. High on my list is finishing the brochure for my summer art camps and classes. Will try to get back into my studio early this week to work on a giant art stein for the New Braunfels Art League. Doing a wrap around painting of a typical Texas Wildflower scene. Mine will be one of 40 steins on display in New Braunfels this summer. It's a fund raiser for NBAL to renovate the building and improve the community outreach program. Sort of like the Cow Parade...but ours are giant steins (New Braunfels is rooted in German heritage). Be on the look out if you are in the area this summer!

Monday, April 10, 2006

Wildflower paintings on exhibit at Antique Rose Emporium, Dry Comal Creek Vineyards, Gallery on the Square in Wimberley, and Wein & Saengerfest!

I'll be super busy the last two weekends of April!
1. It starts the week of April 17th when I head down to the Antique Rose Emporium with a selection of my work for their first invitational fine art show (artists are there by invitation but it's open to the public!). The show is titled "The Gallery at the Hacienda de las Rosas." Then I'll head back down for a special preview, which is by invitation, on Friday night. The show will be up through the weekend, April 22-23. The Antique Rose Emporium is located at 7561 East Evans Road in north San Antonio (ph. 210-651-4569).
2. Meanwhile that Saturday, April 22, I'm heading over to Dry Comal Creek Vineyards to set up a display of my wildflower paintings for the Wine and Wildflower Trail. Vineyards throughout the Texas Hill Country are participating and folks can drive from stop to stop to enjoy wine tastings and the wildflowers (what few there are this year) along the way. I'll be there all day on Saturday, from about 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or so. Dry Comal Creek is located at 1741 Herbelin Road, off Texas 46 about half way between New Braunfels and US 281. Phone is 830-885-4076,
3. Sunday, April 23, is still open but I have a few options.
4. Then on the following Saturday, April 29, I'll have a booth set up in the street in downtown New Braunfels for the Wein and Saengerfest. This is a really fun, home-town but upscale event with several wine tasting booths, fine arts and crafts and, of course, food and music.
5. Sunday, April 30, it's back out to Dry Comal Creek for the final day of the Wine and Wildflowers trail.
Also this week, I'll be taking some of my larger works up to the Gallery on the Square in Wimberley!
It's "that time of year!" So mark you calendars and if you are in the area of any of these...come see me!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Texas Hill Country Spring-a wildflower painting

This is the painting that I finished just in time to enter the Canyon Lake Art Guild show. I'm really happy with it...but would might work on it a bit more if I get the chance. Knowing when to stop is one of the greatest challenges as an artist. This one's 24X36, acrylic on stretched canvas, nicely framed. It'll be in the show all month long and is available for purchase. It's priced at $695. Contact me if you are interested!

Monday, April 03, 2006

Canyon Lake Art Guild Show Wildflower Winner!

My Wildflower painting, "Celebrating Nature's Rewards," took 2nd place in the mixed media category at the Canyon Lake Art Guild Show! The show is up for the month of April at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery in downtown New Bruanfels, Texas. Go see it if you get the chance...lots of nice work this year! That was one of 3 works I entered, each very different. One of the entries was from my palette knife wildflower bouquet series. The third was a more traditional wildflower painting that I'll try to post in the next few days.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Canyon Lake Art Guild Show

I had started a painting last week that was going well enough that I wanted to enter it in the annual Canyon Lake Art Guild show that's being held a the New Braunfels Art League Gallery this month. I finished it within in a few hours of the deadline for entry and had to put a fan on it to be sure all the acrylic was dry enough. Popped it in a frame and turned it in, along with 2 other paintings (max of 3 allowed). I'll post this latest work on my blog in the next day or two, so please check back. It is a more traditional work, titled "Hill Country Spring." The show is up through April 29.