Saturday, July 18, 2015

The Real Secret Is ...

“This is the real secret of life; 
to be completely engaged with 
what you are doing in the here and now. 
And instead of calling it work, 
realize it is play.”
~ Alan W. Watts
a. "Rising" ~ 8 x 10" matted original a.i. painting

Today I played with an alcohol ink color combination I had never tried before. It is packaged together by Ranger Industries, so I wanted to give these three hues a workout. These two paintings were both done with blowing the ink around - (painting a - with canned air) and (painting b - with my new mini air compressor). Both were done working with the same three colors: Cranberry, Lettuce and Eggplant. I found it to be an interesting mix of colors and plan on continuing my search for knowledge of what we can do together.

b. "Same High Moment" ~ 8 x 10"original a.i. painting

The piece below is one I've had on my table for a week or so. Today, subconsciously I added some highlights with white to the totally abstract background. I think spirit is trying to tell me something here.

"Ancient Spirit" ~ 10 x 8" a.i. matted on Yupo
What do you see?

BTW  - My horse, Rita, is doing very well, in case you were wondering.
Thanks again to all of you for rallying for her recovery from Potomac Horse Fever.

I'm patting myself on the back today for completing another blog post here
within a week instead of two this time! LOL ...

I hope your summer is continuing to go well everyone.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Creating!
X ♥  O

Sunday, July 12, 2015

We Are All Part Of A Great Whole

"None of us is as smart as all of us." 
~ Kenneth Blanchard

"Follow Your Bliss" ~ Original 10 x 8" Matted A.I. on Yupo
 It's been a hectic, (mostly good) two weeks since my last blog post here!
I'm going to recap in blog order from most recent to oldest news.

The painting above, was one of many done yesterday in alcohol inks
using my new toy  tool.

What fun it is to blow the inks around!

"Rendezvous" ~ Original 5 x 7" Matted A.I. on Yupo

The alcohol ink workshop here at the studio on July 9th was so much fun
and overall, I think speaking for everyone, a wonderful learning and sharing event.

The next scheduled Alcohol Ink Workshop here at Sandarosa Studio
will be on September 10th! Most of the artists said they're coming back.

 I had a scare with my mare, Santa Margarita. She got real sick early last week, had a fever and was not eating.  She was treated with IV antibiotics for Potomac Horse Fever and seems to be recovering from the ordeal. Yesterday was the first day all week she ventured out into her pasture to eat some grass. Thanks to everyone on facebook who sent out caring, healing thoughts and prayers.

Braveheart is such a joy and is integrating into the family nicely.

Here's Braveheart's very first portrait. He's definitely part of the family now!
(Braveheart - 12 weeks old) 10 x 8" dbl. matted and framed alcohol ink painting.

I hope your summer is going well.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Creating!
X ♥  O