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Painting in Pensacola Not in Buenos Aries

My family visit and art vacation to Argentina was supposed to begin on Wednesday, January 29, 2014.  Today, I would be returning satiated on delicious food, wonderful wine, and fabulous art.  Unfortunately, the day before my departure date, Pensacola experienced a rare, fluke ice/snow storm.  After trying many different alternatives, there was no choice but to accept that the trip would be cancelled.  Rest in Peace vacation!

A Fluke Snow Storm Brings Pensacola to a Grinding Halt

A Fluke Snow Storm Brings Pensacola to a Grinding Halt

After spending the rest of the week in mourning over the lost trip, it is now time to start painting and creating art.

In July 2014, I will be exhibiting with three other local artists paintings that highlight Pensacola.   Naturally, the first hurdle to cross is, “what in the world am I going to paint representative of Pensacola?”

After much thought and planning, the first painting is taking form.  In the next several blog posts, I will show the process from beginning to completion of the first art work in the seven (maybe eight) painting collection.

In front of Joe Patti’s Seafood Market is a fantastically, huge American Flag.  When I say huge, I am not kidding.  I believe it is one of the largest flags I have ever seen.  I spent the better part of an afternoon taking photos of the flag.  Once I had about 50 reference photographs it was time to come home and start going through them to find the one photo that spoke to me.  Happily, I was pleased with the majority of the photographs.  In fact, I am thinking after completing the seven paintings for the Pensacola exhibition I may do a series of the flag.

The Reference Photo I will Use to Create the Flag Painting

The Reference Photo I will Use to Create the Flag Painting

 

Pencil Sketch of Flag which Will be Transferred to Watercolor Paper

Pencil Sketch of Flag which Will be Transferred to Watercolor Paper

My creative time today has been spent making a drawing that I then can transfer to my watercolor paper.  Stay tuned…..the next phase of the flag painting is coming.   The next step for this art work is all about composition consideration and planning.

 

New Artists Art Exhibition at the Quayside Gallery

With the Holidays on us, I have been lazy in painting and producing art.  Don’t get me wrong, I have been painting, but it has been commissioned work, and my Christmas card, everything except, the paintings I need to complete for the new members show coming in January.

Where does the time go?  I thought, mistakenly, that I had plenty of time to get one painting completed and three paintings matted and framed.  Then, by chance, I happened to look at the calendar.  Yikes…to my horror, I realized I only have 10 measly days left in which to complete everything.  Painting . . . . matting . . . . ordering frames and glass . . . . framing, the “to-do” list seems to grow bigger and bigger.  But, never fear – this Artist works best under tremendous amounts of pressure and stress.  In fact, I work best under less than calming circumstances, and after all, I created this mini-crisis, did I not?

New in the Q 2014 New Members Art Show

Lots of hard work has gone into creating what is going to be a wonderful art show at the Quayside Gallery.  The Artists’ exhibition is to showcase the work of the 12 new artists that were accepted into the Quayside in 2013.  Our opening reception will be January 10, 2014 from 5:00 – 8:00 and everyone is invited to come out.  There will be wine, white sangrias, yummy food, and yes – of course, Fantastic Art.    I will be giving away a token of my appreciation, so don’t miss out.  Come out and join me and the other new artists on January 10 at the Quayside Gallery, Pensacola FL and drink in some beautiful art.

Artists and Creatives – Pen Women of Pensacola Christmas Luncheon

This Artist made her way, to Dharma Blue Cafe, on a windy, blustery day for PEN Women  Pensacola Chapter Christmas Luncheon.  I had never been to the Dharma Blue Cafe, which I must say was a lovely venue for the lunch.  For inquiring minds, I had the quiche which was excellent, but all the food looked delish.

The presentation was on creating Poetry, which I must confess is not my forte – I am a visual Artist and sadly not an Artist of words.  But, it was interesting none-the-less.  I think you can always learn something.  The afternoon was filled was laughter, good food and sharing.  However, the sharing went a little too far, when the lady across from me ordered a yummy looking mimosa and decided to share it with me when she knocked over the glass and it promptly ran across the table into my lap. . . . not so pleasant.

Christmas Luncheon at Dharma Blue for Artists of PEN Women of Pensacola

Christmas Luncheon at Dharma Blue for Artists of PEN Women of Pensacola

Unfortunately, I had my brand spanking new hand painted silk scarf on which got several splashes of Mimosa also and as we all know Mimosa and silk don’t mix.  Any suggestions on how to get the spots out?

All-in-all it was a wonderfully delightful afternoon spent with fellow Artists and Creatives.