Hello, and thanks for checking in on my blog. I've been busy with cleaning up after our remodel as well as caring for my 14 year old chihuhua mix.
This time I've posted 3 photos! The first one shows my latest work in progress, with the focal point being orange Clivia, and its neighbor a sweet little goldfinch. Some of the inking has been done but I have quite a lot of work to do still. This is a 12x12 painting, which will be 13x13 when it is jacketed in its frame.
Before I started to paint, I worked out the general shape of the bunch of Clivia on a piece of sketch paper. I worked very loosely, getting the size I wanted and learning about what a Clivia bloom looks like. Later, the drawing was transferred to my board. This painting is inspired by Clivia I saw during a visit to Lotusland in Montecito, as well as the goldfinch in my own garden.
The third photo here shows the last painting I completed "Lanterns & Poppies". It's an 8x10 inch watercolor+ink and acrylic artwork inspired by the red poppies I saw in a friend's garden. There was also a lantern there, so I added some just for fun!
In April I had my very first open studio event with the Ojai Studio Artists, an organization I am proud to have been accepted into.
Ojai Studio Artists have a 3 day Open Studio event in October. This year it will be: October 8, 9 and 10, from 11-5 each day. Visit www.https://ojaistudioartists.org for more information. They also give scholarships to art students and welcome applicants.
May 14 OSA and the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy will join forces to hold a fundraiser at one of the Land Conservancy's properties. Visit ojaistudioartists.org for more information.
Goals for this month: **Work on my new painting**-Tidy my storage area-prepare guest room for my May guest! I still have some tidying and discarding to do after our months long renovation project.
Thanks for visiting my blog!
Lisa Skyheart Marshall