Wednesday, January 2, 2013

My 2013 wish for you and me

"Sweet Peas and Golden Hominy" 8x10 canvas
Something I wanted to get out of my system is my first painting for 2013.  A bit rough, a lot unlike how I usually like to paint but my wish is sincere and it comes from deep within me :) I wish us all Peace and Harmony in 2013 and beyond!

Recently, my husband was installed as head of his Masonic lodge and to my surprise he gave a speech that included these two cans.  All my life I've always said I wish for peace and harmony.  So I just had to commemorate this acknowledgement from the powers that be by painting this :)  It's pretty exciting to me as you might guess so I'm happy to share it with you!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Gift for Gene Hackman My only New Year's Resolution for 2013

"The Talented Mr Gene Hackman" charcoal on toned paper

My only 2013 resolution is to ask every new person I meet if they know how I can make 100% sure the original matted and framed montage charcoal portrait I made of Gene Hackman will reach him as my gift in my humble but sincere acknowledgement of his outstanding talent that I've enjoyed for years before he retired from acting. I've tried SAG and contacted the office of his agent but they said they can't guarantee. That's just not good enough for me. All I want is to let him know I really appreciate his work. His acting is seamless and excellent in delivery. I know he is currently a fine artist in New Mexico.