Wednesday, September 26, 2012

 Last night I went to a workshop at Art Span, Open Studios sponsoring organization, on DYI guerrilla marketing strategies, presented by artist Josh Coffy  and author Scott James  . The material was well presented, using engaging slides and entertaining examples. We received a one page hand out " 2 weeks to Open Studios: DYI Offline Promotions " packed with suggestions and spaces/ boxes for each day of the week to check off as tasks are done . We practiced giving our quick pitch- first practice on friends, they suggested. I felt great confidence and enthusiasm after telling Josh "I paint sea creatures,tankers and ancient sculpture. I'm making an environmental statement without judgment - it's all equally beautiful and it's how we live today." He said" I want to come see it. " I gave out business cards , writing the studio address and dates on it - I need to get postcards printed and update my website . 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

 Today's painting , titled "Talisman " -the finishing touch will be lightening the coloration on the statue.
In the past, I've labored in vain with watercolor on Arches watercolor paper to render jellyfish. With delicate precision and a light touch, using felt-tip pens on slick Yuppo paper, I was able to suggest their translucent glory.  I'm thrilled at the grace and ease with which the jellyfish coalesced.
  I'm getting ready for Open Studio October 20th and 21st from 11 to 6 pm. @ 1258 Fitzgerald Ave.#103, San Francisco, Ca. 94124.