Man, I have been busy as a beaver! I was a little disappointed in my old on line gallery so I found a new one at https://www.saatchiart.com/fledglingartist. I have several new paintings as well. I do about four or five before I varnish them and I don’t want to post pictures until they are varnished, hence the time span between posts. Make sure and visit my site and order a painting or a print. If you are in northern Alabama on the 20th – 22nd of September I will be at the NEACA show in booth B13.
Well, you guys can see me at the NEACA (Northeast Alabama Craftsmen’s Association) Craft Show at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Al. The dates are September 20, 21, 22 2019. Hours are Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 12 noon to 5 p.m.. I will be at booths E-13 and 14.
I have been quite busy and have several paintings almost completed to post here but I have to wait to varnish them. If I post without varnishing they won’t look quite right. (No, I am not malingering!) My wife got after me yesterday because I gave away another painting. I can’t help myself!
Been a busy couple of weeks. Have 6 new paintings and working on two others. (When I get hung up, I start another painting of a different type (landscape, Portrait, Wildlife/Pet or still life) to get my mind thinking in different directions.
I started a painting of the Jaguar Temple in Belize that my son took a while back and had problems maintaining straight lines across a 40″ canvas. I could have used tape but I prefer not to whenever possible, plus I was concerned about messing up wet areas or recently dried areas.
I came up with the idea of using a straight edge they use in sawing wood! So now I can finish my sons painting. He has been so patient. (Even though he claims half of my paintings for himself, and my wife several so that doesn’t leave me much for shows or selling!)
One of my favorites the past couple weeks is a fantasy painting, I haven’t tried one of these for a very long time. I call it “I’m Home”. Make sure and visit my gallery – you can buy paintings, prints and even frames!
When my Cardiologist did a right heart Cath a couple of weeks ago and told me my cardiac index was 1.8 (A low cardiac index of less than 2.5 L/min/m2 usually indicates a marked disturbance in cardiovascular performance and is almost always clinically apparent.) Needless to say I will be seeing the University of Alabama Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant-Implant surgeons within a month to work out a plan of care. When I found this out it hit me pretty hard, despite being in Nursing since the 80’s allot of it critical care. So I did this painting and gave it to my Cardiologist at Huntsville Heart.