Sunday, October 30, 2011

Fiesta de los Muertos

Fiesta de los Muertos
(Dead Party)
6"x8" transparent watercolor

I am totally thrilled to be one of the invited artists to join organizers Chris Beck and Pablo Villicana Lara for a Halloween Painting Challenge. Chris and Pablo (with whom I share a birthday, by the way) have been doing fabulously whimsical challenges for Easter, which showcase their famous "peeps" and I have been big fans of both of their work. These two amazing artists have now extended their fun challenges to a small group of artists for this ghoulish season.... and here is my entry. Living in Corpus Christi with such a huge Hispanic influence, Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) is a big deal. Everywhere one can find skeleton cuchinas in bright colors. Even my wooden art mannequin had to get in on the act.

To view the other artists's works, please check out both Chris and Pablo's blogs where they will be showcasing all of the paintings for All Hallow's Eve...
Chris Beck:
Pablo Villicana Lara:

Saturday, October 29, 2011

An Arwenian Christmas

Finally, home from winding through the U.S. up to Minnesota and back, then finished teaching a workshop, then another travel jaunt to pick up a show... and somewhere in there I was able to paint just ONE daily painting! I've finished this little Holiday painting of my studio mate, Arwen, and cards have been ordered for this season, ready to package and sell. One more trip on Monday, and I hope to stay home for a little while. I'm really dying to spend some time in the studio!