Monday, August 31, 2009
I had a great time at the art walk and wanted to thank all of you who came by to visit. Aside from the fact that it was extremely hot and I wore the wrong shoes, it attracted a fun crowd and was a big success. I was lucky enough to get my favorite spot under a giant tree with a slight ocean breeze flowing through my tent. The Pannikin quickly became the halfway point to rest, drink an iced tea and get out of the sun. They even hung the elephant mural up over the balcony for the day. I'm looking forward to doing this show again next year. Karin
Friday, August 28, 2009
Here's another batch of my sea urchins painted on birch wood. I painted this series to be more vibrant in color the the last. I still can't decide which one I'm allowing myself to keep and which ones will be at the Art Walk on sunday. I also promise to list some of the originals in my shop next week.
Tomorrow is my big "finishing up all the details" kind of day. Then I'll be packing up the car and hope everything fits. If your in my neck of the woods, please stop by and have a cup of coffee (iced for sure) with me. Until then, have a great weekend. Karin
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
While I'm running around getting ready for this weekends show, I thought I'd post an interview with one of my many assistants.
Meet Bob, a kooky little guy with a lot to say.
-He's 9 years old
-If you're in the hammock, he'll be there shortly. He also insists on being held over the right shoulder, not the left.
-He has a habit of sticking his tongue out. Today was a record breaking 5 minutes.
-His best friend is Eddie. (pictured above)
-He thinks he was an underwear model in a past life.
-He had a girlfriend (Betty), but she cheated on him with his brother (Max) who then dumped her.
-Favorite hobbies involve watching "bird tv" on the chicken network in the backyard.
-He prefers to be an indoor/outdoor cat. You got a problem with that?
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I've been working hard trying to finish up some paintings for this weekends show. Prints of these are already available in my etsy shop, and some of the originals will be listed after Leucadia Art Walk. Painting on wood can be a little tricky, but I really like the overall effect of the wood grain coming through.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Hope you had a wonderful weekend. I've been up in LA all last week with limited internet access, but lots of time to paint.
This is my last week to get everything ready for Leucadia Art Walk. It'll be on Sunday the 30th and stretch about a mile long on Old Highway 101 with over 100 artists. This just might be the first year that they were booked solid and had to turn artists away. I will have my tent set up in front of the Pannikin for anyone who wants to stop by and say hello.
The pictures above show a sampling of my new cards I've been busy making. I also hope to have plenty of new paintings and prints ready as well. Karin
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I think it's just about done. We will all decide next week if we should add anything else to it or not. On this day, we painted some detail lines, added highlights in yellow, and rubbed on some turquoise paint to give the bamboo a little more color. Here are some pictures of each stage. Enjoy, Karin
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
We finally got our chicken coop, and yesterday the chickens moved in. Aren't they cute? That's my friends son Pablo inside. He was helping me paint the coop, but got more paint on the fence then the cage, so his sister locked him inside. You'd think he'd complain, but liked hanging out in there and didn't want to come out.
So it just came to my attention that we get everything in sets of threes. Three dogs, three cats, and now three chickens. We're weird like that.
Unfortunately, I had to go out of town for a week so Art has to take care of them and all the other pets till I get back.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Davey just finished his painting today. I think he did a fabulous job. It wasn't that long ago when he was so new to painting it made him very nervous. Fabulous sketch artist yesterday....today a talented painter. His next project involves his latest obsession, Tiki's. Can't wait to see what he comes up with. Here he is with his beautiful Grandma taking a lunch break in the palapa. So camera shy, I finally got him to crack a smile. Have a great vacation in England, and I'll see you in September Davey. Karin
Thursday, August 13, 2009
My favorite time of day is when the late afternoon sunlight pours through the the front of the house. It's so relaxing, so quiet, and one by one all my fur balls crash for an afternoon nap. I tried to capture this glow with my camera and this is the best I could do. Karin
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Each day I filled my car will more and more plants and things for my garden. The big event and sale ends on monday, so stop by if you have a chance. It's totally worth it. Karin
Friday, August 7, 2009
Here are a few pictures I took of the show at Barrels and Branches four day anniversary event. How cute are these little mini succulent gardens? Also, my friend Carrie made the "Tide pool" shell shadow boxes tucked in the ocean display.
I'll be there again tomorrow. I want to thank all my friends who showed up and supported the local artists. I ended up leaving with a car load of beautiful plants which my husband and I already planted in our front yard. It's been a fun day for sure. Karin
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
So here is a picture of it so far. It measures about 4x7 feet and will be displayed downstairs at the Pannikin when completed. You may need to click on the image to see the detail a little better. This is what is looks like before we add all the shadows and detail. Our goal is to have it feel very soft and zen like, so we will be applying the darker tones very lightly at first. We don't want it to become too intricate and busy looking. We're(Carol, Francesca and I) going for a very peaceful and sleepy painting. Enjoy, Karin