I have a painting featured on the Finding Fine Art blog, in a post titled “Giving the Gift of Art – Part 1,” written by another wonderful artist, Jessica Torrant. Several artists were interviewed about their experiences in giving art as a gift, including yours truly. Your can read all the interviews and view the art at the Finding Fine Art blog.
Also, some more of my paintings have been featured in more Etsy Treasuries this week:
When: Saturday and Sunday, November 13-14, 21-22, 2010 11am-6pm.
CircX VorteX, November 14 7pm.
Where: The VORTEX, 2307 Manor Rd. Austin, TX 78722
The VORTEX and CHULA present 2 weekends of visual and performing arts for the East Austin Studio Tour. Each day of the tour, visual artists display their work while performing artists provide demonstrations and performances. See the full list of daily events at the Vortex website.
The Vortex is Exhibition Space # E28 on the EAST map.
Visual Artists from the Cherrywood Neighborhood include:
Jeff Woodruff, art jeweler, painter and mobile sculptor, www.metalicity.com
Demonstrations and performances each day between 11am and 6pm of EAST include work by Sky Candy Aerial Collective, Drishti Dancers, John Steven, and Tyler, Abigail and Hansel, Nematoades, Haun’s Mill, Los Super Avengers, and Sticky Fingers Fashion Fragrance Show.
CircX VorteX returns with a fall installment at 7pm on November 14. This Free Circus Arts show features Aerial arts by Sky Candy, Drishti Dancers, live music, and more. Donations accepted to support the artists and the venue.
It’s been a very long time since I posted anything here, so a few updates to catch you up on all my news:
The most recent news is that I had another painting chosen for an ETSY Treasury for the holiday weekend; check it out (great stuff, beautiful colors!): Etsy Treasury: firecracker-firecracker-boom-boom-boom. Many thanks to AB Graham Arts for including my work!
Most of the remodeling that we have been suffering through for the past 4-5 months is nearly over — except for finishing a number of details, and getting my new attic office fully functioning — another month maybe for the latter, and I’m giving myself until the end of 2010 to complete all the detail work. The contractors are mostly done, though, and we have some new spaces, new lighting, and I have been able to convert my former office/studio into a full-time, full-space studio. Woo-hoo!
I have some exciting news! I was interviewed last week by the Weather Channel. They plan to air a little feature on my paintings of tornadoes sometime in April at the start of tornado season. The local cameraman who works for TWC came to my house/studio, set up lights and interviewed me about my paintings and why I paint tornadoes, and also shot footage of me starting a new tornado painting to demonstrate my process.
I’m pleased to announce that Alyson Stanfield, art marketing consultant, workshop leader, and author of “I’d Rather Be in the Studio!” has selected one of my tornado paintings for her Deep Thought Thursday blog. See my art, read her post, and add your comment at ArtBizBlog.
And it’s a perfect spring day here in Austin. It’s sunny and warm, and the trees are all leafing out in a lovely shade of fresh green. My bougainvillea, lantana, and various other flowering plants are in spectacular bloom. My garden presented me today with the 4 beautiful calla lilies you see here.