Saturday, April 19, 2008

Fayetteville Street Paintout

dont give up on me with posting images. seems the last few days i've been painting but not really having anything to post.
today was a paintout in downtown Raleigh on Fayetteville St. and about 20 or so artists were going to paint street scenes. everybody showed up and set up then Boom the sun disappears behind clouds for the rest of the day. deathblow to any plein air event! so i took out Gettin' a Make-over and blocked in an 18x24 just to not be wasting time. got to see old friends at Artspace and talk shop. sometimes you just have to NOT paint and enjoy the little things that make you smile in life like good friends who know what its like to have a job like yours. they know the things that aggravate all us artist types and the things that are great. they know those too.
i'm blessed to get to do what i do for a living. i hope i never take it for granted. i also hope i never forget the people that helped me get here either. that would be a terrible thing to happen.

i'm not kidding! the free painting give-away is soon. not today but very soon. keep coming back. you could win a free painting and the shipping just for sending me your address when i announce give away day.


paintingsbyb.price said...

used the knife and brush today in a painting like the texture, used way to much paint with the knife, (easy to do) but came out alright.
like your painting giveaway idea, good buzz creator. See ya later.

mike rooney said...

cant wait to see it on your blog. when youre knifing it on you can use something inexpensive like the windsor newton big tubes. thats what i'm doing because it would really get expensive using lukas 1862 on the big ones (18x24 etc)i'm too cheap, i know!