|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on February 26, 2012 at 2:30 PM|
The time for hibernation, for snuggling in the studio and creating while the snow falls outside! I am not fond of winter, after all, there is only so much you can do with gray in the Pacific Northwest, but this year had an intersting twist! I was invited to exhibit one of my paintings at the Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia, WA for this Legislative session! This is pretty heady stuff! I sent them "Almost Summer-Walla Walla" and went down to see it hanging in the Democratic Caucus Room, just off the floor of the House in the Capitol Building! It was so exciting! I am deeply honored to have been asked, and even more honored to have been asked back again to exhibit another painting for the next Legislative session! There are very few artists who can list such a venue on their resumes! See the pictures below!
In other news: I'm starting research for the 2013 Calendar! Do you have a quote you think would be fun to see on it? Send it to me! I'm starting a potential 2013 quote collection now. Who knows, you may be able to see your quote on next year's calendar!
Notecards-everyone has a favorite!
Right now, I offer a set of notecards with 12 different images. But do you have a favorite? I will soon be offering a service where I will custom build a set of notecards for you, 6 each of up to 2 of your favorite images! You can order 6 of the red geraniums and 6 of the mailboxes for example, or 12 of one image. (Same price: $18 for 12 cards, plus $3 shipping/handling) Watch the SHOP page for details and you can always contact me.
Also coming-2012 Calendar Art Print!
Because of popular demand (which I love, by the way) I am offering an 8 x 10 print of the 2012 Calendar artwork only for $15 ($3 shipping if you want it mailed to you). I will post it in both the Gallery and Shop pages.
Other Winter News:
New in the Gallery!-2 new watercolor pieces!
-The first one "Autumn Fire" is a donation to the Firefighters Burn Institute Silent Auction Fundraiser in the Sacramento area, March 3rd. ( http://ffburn.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Crab-Feed-Flyer-2012.jpg )This worthy organization helps fund the UC Davis Burn Unit which took care of my father, and provides support and education for families of burn victims.
-The second one "Roccamontepiano Autumn" is a small watercolor of the ancestral home of the Belfiglio family in Abruzzi, Italy. While the town itself is small, the setting is really spectacular at the entrance to Italy's big, scenic National Park.
I'm currently working on a large "grapes" piece on commission called "The Arbor". I hope to have that one finished by mid March in time to work on some miniatures for the Parklane Gallery Miniature Show in Kirkland, WA.
Thank you for your comments, your support and your enthusiasm for my work! It means a lot to me! Stay tuned! There is more to come! Time to look forward to Spring! Lee B.