After my post earlier this week about the seasons changing way too soon, I thought I’d lighten it up a bit by bringing in some spring. The seasons do not rule my painting!
I’ve had many people admire my purple trees. I don’t know why I like to paint them; they are just fun. So, here’s another purple tree that is available. I imagine myself lying on the ground looking up through the branches of this tree and watching the clouds float by.
Send shivers down your spine. Come on up to the house to see what treats we have.
Or maybe we only have tricks.
I painted this ACEO back in 2016, but I never got around to listing it. It would pop its head up at me every now and again — it seemed to float around my office waiting for me to finish and catalog it. I finally got it done this summer. Now, I’m so excited to finally get around to listing it on ebay.
I noticed the leaves on the trees starting to change color in the middle of August. Some people told me I was crazy, even as I was pointing to the yellow leaves on the trees. Per our calendar, we have made the transition to fall, yet some areas of Idaho are going to get snow (or have snow on them). Isn’t that winter weather?
Let’s face it: the seasons do not fit into the nice calendar we have designed. The seasons do what they wish to do rather than following the desires of humans. We try so hard to control things, yet nature will follow her own rhythms. Humans: we’re so cute, we’re just not very bright.
I would have to say that today’s ACEO is inspired by this early arrival of fall. There are flowers, yet the leaves are already starting to turn yellow.
This weekend I will be out at the Thousand Springs Festival of Art. I have a few new pieces I’ve done since Twin Falls Art in the Park, as well as new ACEO’s. I also have a few new magnets. I completely sold out of the magnets I had on hand at FanX. I haven’t even had a chance to show off of talk about the magnets I’ve been painting yet.
Since I haven’t shown any painting for a while, here are a couple of the new magnets I have for Thousand Springs.
The picture of this one was taken after I had varnished it. I forgot to do it beforehand. This one is before being varnished:
I also have replenished my supply of blank note cards and they are now individually wrapped. Who wants to fold and bag 300 new cards? Yeah, that’s what I thought.
When I’m painting, the whole world seems to disappear. Lately, I’ve been putting on the Gaia channel, usually to some interview or another, and listen to it while I paint. Except that after about 10 minutes or so, I’m no longer listening; I’m just painting and focusing on color mixing and where the painting wants me to go next.
Since I’ve got a month between shows at the moment, I thought I’d put up a few eBay auctions on so paintings. As of this writing, I only have ACEO’s up, but I’d like to get some larger paintings up as well.
I have always loved ladybugs. I remember going out on the ranch when I was younger and looking for ladybugs. I’d talk to them, or rescue them if I found them in an area where it might be dangerous for them (they were down too low and the irrigation water was coming, they were in a patch of grass about to be invaded by swimmers coming in to set up for the swim meet, etc.). They use to come and land on me all the time; they still do, but not as frequently because I’m not outside as much. It was actually because one landed on me, sparking my memories, that I decided there would be ladybugs in this picture.
I suspect we’ll be seeing more ladybug pictures in the future. For now, I have started here.
Today is the last day for Twin Falls Art in the Park. I have several new pieces available (I am writing this a little ahead of time, so by the time this posts, they may have been sold – fingers crossed), but I wanted to give you a chance to see some of them. Especially since not everyone can just pop off to Twin Falls, Idaho, for the afternoon.
Then a similar piece done with a dragonfly.
And an old country gate.
Several other new pieces are there as well as my books.