This past weekend was pretty busy in my small Colorado City. Depending on what part of town you were in, you might have been hitting up a Brewfest, a Garden Tour or the Fort Collins Studio Tour. Since I was one of the 60 artists doing the latter- I was greeting people upstairs and down, and having some lovely conversations with my visitors.
In just one weekend, it’s impossible for folks to get around to even half of the stops very easily, so….. in case you missed mine, I’ve got a virtual tour for you.
If I do this event next year, I hope to see you if we didn’t connect this time around. And please stay tuned for periodic updates on what’s in my mind and on the wall in the coming months
“Taking Flight” over the fireplace
“swoop” greeted people at the door
Heading downstairs- “Narcissus Remnant” series
entering my studio
wall of industrial 18×20 series- lots of great conversations about these!
“Grasslands” series oils
monotype/ mixed media miniature grasslands series
larger piece (and a few smaller ones) in progress -the plastic is usually up on the entire wall, ‘cuz I paint there
moving on to the press area and a couple more industrial paintings
then over to my desk corner –
where I draw on the wall- with some more works matted ready to frame
a couple vine paintings and nice little 8×10 mounted paintings and some pages from my sketch book
basket of 11×14’s matted and ready to go
finally- the “bargain room” aka the other part of our basement. Various paintings from my past
Special events volunteer job finished – check!
Finished helping a former student with her 5th grade art students’ “trash animals”- check!
Garden pretty much planted – check!
Studio intern on board – check!
Now, on to getting paintings finished, framed, perhaps some pastels drawings….maybe some prints made… (just met a printmaker from MO, who can show me a new non-toxic process)
I’m lucky this year again to be sponsored by Legacy Land Trust for the FREE weekend artists studio tour. June 22 and 23rd.
AND I’ll be donating 10% of the proceeds from the weekend to the land conservation efforts of this small but mighty organization.
And…I am looking forward to having some help with studio/documentation/database tasks.
If you come by for the tour weekend, you will meet my intern, the amazing Ali. If you speak Mandarin, she will also make you feel right at home!