December 25, 2013 | See comments »

21 Jake Batts 18x24 SOLDIn late 2013 I was commissioned to paint a portrait of Jake Batts. He is the son of my mother’s companion. He is an amazing musician. It was a kick to get the texted picture of his reaction to it. As “Face” always said, “I love it when a plan comes together.”

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December 5, 2013 | See comments »

1470379_637694346273283_2141563077_n1508978_644970598878991_963507708_nThis was the first painting I completed in my new home art studio. I originally titled it, “Oh Hi!” But, the new owner has named him Oliver. I think that works for him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My new studio has plenty of space to spread out and have many stations for the different arts and crafts done by me and the kiddos. I’m happy and comfortable.

 

December 1, 2013 | See comments »

7765_745220938821519_1662688190_n 1488256_628207657223223_1701334899_nIn December we had a cute members show titled “Island of Misfit Toys,” inspired by the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Christmas television special produced in stop motion animation by Rankin/Bass. This was released appropriately enough 49 years ago to the day from our show opening, December 6th, 1964. Artists were given the choice to create their pieces “misfit” as the program had them or traditional. Do you not remember this classic? You can check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SH1j1luFOw Artwork by Jesus Fidel.

“Pieces” by Yvonne Cavanagh extended through December. Artwork “It’s Official” by Yvonne Cavanagh1375708_612983415412314_146510736_n

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last but not least we had a window installation showcasing studies by Betty Leonor. You can find her artwork at http://www.bleonor.com/ She is an amazing portrait artist that works in oils and acrylic.

The Foundry closed on January 1st, 2014 after a six month financial struggle to keep the doors open. Our monthly cost went up substantially and we gave it all we had. Looking back a month and a half later, I find myself with “extra” time I didn’t know existed before. I visited Betty’s solo show at Metro Galleries on February’s First Friday event. On one hand it was nice to be able to walk around and visit the artists, but my gallery was dark and sad.

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