Well I spent A LONG time yesterday putting frames together, wiring, hammering, attaching the 6 screws per frame... I wish I could find the drill... that would be helpful, and I'm still not done. My hands and arms are killing me! I wish I could hire a minion to do all my framing for me :)
Good news is I've finally finished enough paintings for the upcoming shows, so now I can actually sell some again! This one will be my very first auction piece, on the new painting site I just joined. I've set the start price pretty low so check it out!
This turned out better than expected it to! I love when that happens.
I'm a little frustrated at all this gloom we've been having. I love to paint things either at dawn or at dusk...and it's cloudy at both those times! The sun comes out (a little) from 3:00-4:30... that doesn't really help me. Maybe today will be better.
I painted this one just because it made me happy. And I have to say, it looks way cuter in person. I love avocado green and this turquoise-y blue together, I almost want to keep it but I don't know where I would hang it.
My interview for the SB News Press is today, I think it might be a challenge since I'm not really great at explaining my art....which is why my posts are always so short, I don't think it needs much explanation! like today's painting, this is a tree, I liked it's shape so I painted it :)
Oh man has it been gloomy here lately! June is definitely living up to it's reputation. Luckily I've hoarded lots of reference photos of sunnier times for weeks like this, I guess I'm like a squirrel, or an ant....anything as long as it keeps me from having to paint gray things.
Tomorrow will be a busy day...and today will be busy while I prepare for it. The Santa Barbara News Press is doing a story on me (yay!), and they're sending out a photographer to get some pictures before the interview. And by some, I mean a lot, they want to include photos of 24 of my paintings, this makes me nervous and excited. I'll let you know how it goes.
I really want one of my paintings of this place at the Red Door Gallery next month. The problem is you guys buy them too quickly! Which of course I'm thankful for, but I'm still going to hoard this one away and mark it "exclusively available at the Red Door Gallery", so if you want it you have to go visit my show :)
What a perfect way to spend Memorial Day, I know that's what I was doing :) That and swimming in the unbelievably cold ocean water, which was worth it since it somehow defrizzed my hair for a full three days afterwards.
Hi! I'm Sharon Schock, an artist living and working in Carpinteria, California. In 2009 I started a daily painting project where I complete one small painting each day. These paintings will be up for auction or available in my etsy shop soon after they're posted here. To be the first to know about each new posting enter your email at the top of the page.