It's true; time really does just fly on by! It's nearly time for my annual Open Studio, when I invite visitors to see my loft studio and my latest work, and talk to me about what I do.
I will be showing my new watercolor+ink work, and they are small paintings from 4x4-5x7. Affordable and they will fit nicely into a space in your home. This photo shows "The Lotus", which is destined for a garden shop, along with 3 other Lotus paintings, but I've decided to make them available to visitors to my studio next weekend.
My Open Studio is October 13+14, from 10-5 each day. The studio is located at 1134 S. Rice Rd., Ojai, CA. Look for the red balloons and signs. My event is the same weekend as the big Ojai Studio Artist's tour, and that requires a ticket. My event is free admission, with original acrylic paintings, watercolor+ink paintings, fine art prints and cards available for purchase.
I spent two and a half weeks working on a mural at a private home in Ojai. It was fun and intense too. I had to do some research on the technical aspects of what paint products to use to extend the life of the mural. The homeowners were happy with the result, and I'm proud of it. The subject was mountains and Matilija poppies, a plant native to Ojai, and quite beloved here.
My subject matter is: plants and birds, flowers and insects. This hummingbird and bees mixed media piece includes forget-me-nots.
I'll be busy getting ready for my Open Studio all next week, and then relax and enjoy my visitors on Saturday and Sunday, October 13+14. Making art is sometimes a solitary activity, so I enjoy talking about my work to You.
In November, I will offer my watercolor+ink work on my etsy shop, and I'll tell you more about that in early November.
Thanks for visiting my blog!
Lisa Skyheart Marshall