Thursday, December 18, 2008

Happy Holidays to All!

It's been a while since my last post, mostly because I have been deep into a major reorganization of my studio and storage areas for all my art and outdoor activities. This has been sort of a Christmas present to myself, but, like most home projects, it ended up being a lot harder to accomplish than I thought. I won't go into too much detail, but this involved digging a ton or so of dirt and rocks out from the crawl space under our house, building a retaining wall, building shelves, laying carpet and suffering the physical consequences of all that work. One of the drawbacks of this (besides a sore back) has been that I have had precious little time for painting. Now that it's done I have a much less crowded studio and the time to actually use it.

I did save some time for art. The ACE Art Group show at the Wild Iris Coffeehouse mentioned in the previous post went very well and we are already planning a spring show there for next year. Also, I recently joined the Sedona Art Center and entered their Holiday Miniatures Exhibit and Silent Auction. The show opening and auction was a fun event and the two 5x7's I entered sold! I look forward to doing more events with them in the future. The Grand Canyon scene at top was one of the entries. The other painting is a wintertime plein air I did at the Canyon. I'm including it here as seasonal decor and to remind myself to get up there to paint as soon as they get a lot of snow. (Update: As of today the south rim roads are closed due to snow! I know where I'm going...)

Have a Wonderful Holiday Season and a New Year full of Happiness, Peace and Prosperity!



Liz said...

Hi Bill:
What is your contact info. for we who would like to see your art?

Anonymous said...

Hi Bill!
Just checking out your blog (my dad sent me the link). Great work! I''l be back...

Dave Day