Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Need another title...

This is a 36x36 square.  If I choose your title you will get 40% off of anything for the next year.  Happy naming!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Title This Piece...

Sign-up for my blog and think of a title. If I select your title for this piece you will receive a credit for 40% off any painting of mine for the next year! Excited to hear all the ideas : )

Monday, August 8, 2011

"Love of the Game"

Donation Piece for the Devon Austin and Ryan Reinhardt Fundraiser at Caddy Shack on August 13th, 2pm.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

I DID IT!!! My First Print...

I am very excited to announce that I have decided to print my first piece!
Running Colors will be available as a print in two sizes: 18x24 and 30x40.
The piece will be gallery wrapped (which means the print will wrap around the sides of a thicker stretcher bar so you don't have to frame it unless you want to!) They will all be hand highlighted (paint will be added to the print to give it more dimension and value) and will be limited to 75 prints.
Retail Price:
18x24 - $495
30x40 - $950
Pre-Order by August 12th, 2011 and get 40% off!!
SPECIAL Pricing:
18x24 -$297
30x40 -$570

Monday, July 11, 2011

Waiting for the Fear to Subside

 Waiting for the Fear to Subside

There are two problems with this strategy:
A. By the time the fear subsides, it will be too late. By the time you're not afraid of what you were planning to start/say/do, someone else will have already done it, it will already be said or it will be irrelevant. The reason you're afraid is that there's leverage here, something might happen. Which is exactly the signal you're looking for.
B. The fear certainly helps you do it better. The fear-less one might sleep better, but sleeping well doesn't always lead to your best work. The fear can be your compass, it can set you on the right path and actually improve the quality of what you do.
Listen to your fear but don't obey it.

This is a daily blog from Seth Godin (author of Linchpin).  I recommend getting his little nuggets of advice everyday to motivate you to keep pushing for your unique creativity to come out in any field you might be in.  Here is the link:

Adding to his thought on fear, I have decided I don't want to be a person who looks back at her life and regrets not taking the risks.  So what if you fail? - it is better to know the answer to the question "what if" instead of spending my last years haunted by that question.  Although, this is much easier said than done; I am definitely still learning. However, now anytime I feel the fear creeping in I decide that means it is time to push myself past it (as long as it is not a reckless move like skydiving without checking your gear).  Sometimes fear is very legitimate and worth listening to but most of the time it is completely debilitating and robbing you from fulfilling the deep desire within you to offer your best.  Look around and see how many people spend their lives ruled by their fear.  What's the worst that can happen?  People may laugh? They do anyway - there will always be critics.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

BoldBrush Painting Competition

"Solo" 12 x 36

Piece of the month competing on BoldBrush.  Last month I was 2nd place in the popular entries category! Thanks so much to those who voted.  Follow the link to "Like" this one:

Monday, June 20, 2011

Linchpin by Seth Godin

This is a great book for anyone to read.  I especially recommend it for the creative minded person.  He greatly promotes the artist in us regardless of what job field you are in.   A motivational read to give you a new energy and belief in what you are capable of.  Let me know how you like it! : )

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Laguna Beach, California

I am currently represented in a gorgeous space called Essence Gallery in Laguna Beach, California. 
Last week I had the incredible opportunity to go there and do a live painting demonstration.  
The owners are amazing to work with and if you have a chance you should definitely go check it out. 
 It is a beautiful gallery!
949-494 8224

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

To Print or not to Print?

Running Colors 30x40 Original 

I just had this image professionally photographed with the consideration that this might be the first piece I print.  I have held off printing anything for years now (even though ironically I run a publishing company for printed artwork).  The debate I have now is whether to finally print something, making it more affordable for those who like the image but can't make the commitment to an original, or remain an unprinted artist as I continue to experiment and develop.  Any comments or feedback would be greatly appreciated.