Sunday, September 13, 2009

Outta Gas wins 1st Place

"OUTTA GAS" 16"x20" Watercolor
Here's a photo taken with my phone camera at the Artist's Reception. Grand prairie Arts Council Open Juried Art Show. This is the second 1st place award "Outta Gas" has won. So excited! The exibition and sale will continue through September 25th at the Grand Prairie Library, in Grand Prairie Texas.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Awesome Autumn continues to get judge's attention

Here's a photo taken with my phone while attending awards reception for Navarro Council of the Arts 24th Annual National Juried Art Show in Corsicana. This is a great show with entries from across the US. Juror of awards, Bob Rohm. It's an honor to have received Award of Merit (3rd place) recognition in this field of excellence. Best in Show awarded to Ted Clemens for his painting "World Famous" . The exhibition will continue through September 26 in the Warehouse Living Arts Center, Corsicana, Texas. For more information, visit

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The business side of & sales

I always check email at end of day because it's a time burner-upper! Email sessions can last more than a couple of hours. A nice surprise arrived in my email tonight! I've been contacted by a new gallery in Pennsylvania (an active internet presence really works!) and I'll be shipping "Cottonwood Valley" within the week!
"Cottonwood Valley" 11x14 Watercolor

Many times I've wished for a little "genie" to pop out of my bottle of beer and take care of "business"; updating my website, blog, 3 online portfolio galleries, facebook and twitter... checking and answering emails...taking inventory and ordering paint, paper and frames....balancing the checkbook.... the task list seems to get longer than shorter. Today was one of those "business" days at the computer and in the studio that paid off! Making contact with a new "brick & mortar" gallery is a result of "taking care of business". It's not nearly as much fun as painting...but making a sale? ranks right up there!