Sunday, March 29, 2009

April Newsletter

Newsletter April 2009

Greetings. I hope you are enjoying Spring. Here in the Sacramento Mountains of New Mexico the spring winds have arrived. And we who live off grid are welcoming the longer days of sunshine. I need to do a bit of repair work on my greenhouse before I can plant my tomatoes. A greenhouse is the best way to keep the elk and deer from harvesting my crop before I do.
Salon International
Open House & Reception April 11, 2009

Gallery Exhibit April 11 - May 1

Greenhouse Gallery of Art,San Antonio , TX

As I told you last month, I had 2 of my paintings accepted into the Salon International Exhibit. I'm so thrilled to be in this show. There were 1031 paintings entered in this juried show and 347 were selected. I'm glad I didn't have to be the judge!
One of my paintings in the show is "The Making of a Cowboy", an oil on canvas , 24″ x 18″. It shows our favorite cowboy, Howdy Doody, with his patent, and accessories to make a cowboy. What cowboy is complete without his badge, handkerchief, garters, boots and plaid shirt? He is shown hanging from a rustic wood panel . Howdy was the first tv character to have a copyright.

I have a step by step demonstration showing how I painted this on my blog
With Wind and Time
This is a recent painting, oil on canvas, 30 "x 40" . It shows a plains Indian warrior wearing a bone breast plate, red and blue beads and a black blanket. The painted hand on his face shows that he has ‘counted coup’ or touched an enemy in battle.

This painting can be purchased at Mountain Trails Gallery in
Park City UT
How to care for your oil painting
This tip is from The American Institute for Conservation
Dust your painting every four to six months. Feather dusters can scratch paintings. Instead use soft, white-bristle Japanese brushes, sable (such as a typical makeup brush), or badger-hair brushes (called "blenders" and used for faux finishes). Never try to clean a painting yourself or use any liquid or commercial cleaners on a painted surface. Commercial preparations can cause irreparable damage to the fragile layers of a painting.
To see more of my paintings , a list of my galleries and to be the first to see my current work please view these sites

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