Friday, June 17, 2022

South Texas Art League 87th Anniversary Exhibition

 Today I went by La Retma Library which is Corus Christi's Main Library.  I delivered some work there on Wednesday for a Show and they already had it up.  They are so organized.  The show has already been judged and I was told that all 3 of my pieces won awards.  So in past shows they have had a rule where you can only win one award per person which I kind of like, so I wasn't expecting to get three awards.  I got a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards.  1st in Sculpture as my Frida in the cigar box was considered a sculpture.  2nd and 3rd in painting.  It is a beautiful library.  Here are some photos.




Frida painted in a Cigar Box


The book I picked up today while dropping off other Art Books

Portrait of My Mum Titled "Leaving Home"




Painting I did of the GumTree Museum in Tupelo



ArtWalk and Rebel Toad Brewery

 Rebel Toad Brewing Co. is owned by our neighbors and Nathali asked me if I wouldn't like to paint or for Corpus Christi's First Friday ArtWalk.  For my Scottish followers and friends, you wouldn't believe how hot is was but I was having so much fun I didn't think about it too much.  Plus there was beer to drink.  lol and Too Chico, which is a thing here.  Of course I painted Frida Kahlo as she is so popular here but she is drinking a Rebel Toad for sure.



Oil paint does different things when it's close to 90 degrees F.











You can read about me in Voyages San Antonio Magazine

 You can read about me in Voyages San Antonio Magazine.  Here is the link.

Magazine Article


I was really excited to have them contact me.  San Antonio is not far from us and I also had some work in the yearly Show at the Art League of San Antonio.  They put on. a lovely show.  Here I am picking up my painting.





Friday, April 22, 2022

Danzante

I so enjoy going to Ballet Folklorico Shows and Alcorta's Compañía de Danza Folklórica can really put on a good show.  They had a show Friday April 22, 2022 and I was able to get a front row seat and take photos.  I ended up painting one of the photos which was a bit unusual for me as there was a mask over his face.  I just loved the lighting.  So something different.





I have a frame coming from Loredo Frames and will post another photo when it's framed.
Frames are handmade in Mexico.




Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Esperando La Niña

 


 I'm sorry I have so much trouble updating my blog.  I find it easier to post on FaceBook as it will also share it on Instagram.  Then I try and update TikTok and Twitter.  lol.  I'd rather be painting.  I really envy the famous Scottish Artist Jack Vettriano.  I watched a documentary about him and he has "people" that take care of things for him.  He even has a set of photographers that help him set up his subjects and take the photos for him.  He has it made.  I especially find this process hard because of my Aphantasia, I have ideas but not pictures in my head, so I can't really tell if something will work until I get it all organized, model, place, lighting, color of clothes etc.  It's a lot to figure out.  So this painting is revisiting a model I had already photographed and painted in the "Girl with the Gold Earrings.  What a lovely lovely model Jasmin was.  Thank you for bearing with me but if you want more posts, please check out my FaceBook. 



Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Our Lady of Guadalupe

 I can't decide wether to name this painting the Lady of Guadalupe or Our Lady of Corpus Christi.  The model is from Corpus Christi as I like all my models to be local.  She posed for me outside the Cathedral of Our Lady of Corpus Christi and later once I had finished the painting and framed it from Laredo Frames, Father Joe blessed the painting in the Cathedral.  So, I'm not sure what the title should be.   Again I loved my beautiful model Teresa.  I used real gold leaf which was something new for me.  I want to do a full size painting one day but his was close at 2x4'.








I forgot to mention I also made her costume.  











Sorry the photos are out of order.
As you can see with the roses, Our Lady of Corpus Christi is just stunning.


Friday, March 11, 2022

Paintings on Show in the Mayor's Office

 March 11th I was honored to take some of my Art to City Hall to be displayed in the Mayor's Offices.  Mayor Paulette Guajardo was so kind and stepped in for a photo.