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Monday, December 28, 2009

Back to normal!

It was a good Christmas.  I thought of all my pieces that were given as gifts this year:  there were some pet portraits, a home portrait, 2 more doors,  some horse paintings, and my cello player.  I hope all the recipients were surprised and thrilled with their pieces!  I've heard from a few, and they were really happy.

I've started up a Facebook page with ALL my work, divided into separate albums:
Landscapes, Pets/ Animals,  Sold, Artist's Collection, & Other Beautiful Things.

Once things got back to normal, I got back to painting.  My latest are a couple of pieces of wolves - they are so misunderstood.  I love them.   And I did a larger piece of my back woods, with light shining through the trees and casting a neat pattern of shadows. 

I've been reading a lot of Robert Genn - got his book, a great read -  getting inspiration on various aspects of the creative process.  One suggestion he had was to just start painting when you have a block on what to do next, not to think about what your subject is - that it will just happen.  I think I'll try it -  but I need to know if it's a landscape, a pet portrait, horses etc...  This could be interesting!

Monday, December 21, 2009

now on Facebook

I've found a venue where all my art is available to see - Facebook.  I've titled the page  "Fine Art by Anda", and made up several different albums, orgainizing my work into groups, so it's easier to see what interests you.  (Landscapes, Pets/ Wildlife, Other Beautiful Subjects, Artist's Collection, and Sold )  The first 3 categories show all pieces that are still available, and with the mouse over the picture, you'll see the title, size and price. 
There's also a discussion box where I've asked you a couple of questions that I'm curious about.  Check it out and give me your opinions!

Monday, December 14, 2009

feeling better

Now that I have that out of the way, back to business! 
I'm working on a second piece for a client that is coming along much better.  I wasn't really happy with the first one, and I won't pass on a piece unless it's worth it.  It's just the way I am - I appreciate a client who tells me honestly if there's something not quite right about a piece.  It's a kind of pet portrait, without getting into details, and the confirmation  needs to be just right.

Can't change it :(

How dumb!! I accidentally clicked on follower when I was updating my blog, so now I'm following myself.  There's no way to delete it either.   How pathetic!

busy, busy

A lot has happened since I last posted, so I'll try to blog more from now on.  I've been busy getting paintings ready for Christmas, for myself and other people.  There's been a little time to paint just for myself too, creatively speaking:  to change subjects for a while, work on a little self-evaluation. 
I've also been on Facebook, getting caught up with a long-lost nephew, and some old friends.  It is so  great to be able to do so.  
Christmas will be so exciting for some people - I enjoy thinking about all my paintings that will be unwrapped.  It sure is better to give than to receive.