Cheerful and Colorful Paintings

Cheerful and Colorful Paintings in Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media and Collage

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Blue Mesa Craw Fish and Sketchbook Skool Klasses by Arlington, Texas Artist Nancy Standlee

 Blue Mesa Menu Item
Craw Fish
Watercolor, 7.5 x 11 on Fabriano 140 lb watercolor paper

Another image to be used on the May Gulf Seafood Festival menu at Blue Mesa Grill. 

Journal page 9, Stillman and Birns, Beta 9x12 

In the blog post HERE I wrote about a recent workshop experience with David Rankin at Kanuga and this is the journal entry about the experience. I've been taking an online 6 week class, Sketchbook Skool hosted by Danny Gregory and Koosje Koene. It is proving to be educational and fun. It's not too late to sign up as the previous classes can be viewed. This is from one of the lessons from Danny Gregory, week one; however, I took some of his suggestions and added my own spin.  

This is in the Stillman & Birn, 9x12 Beta Journal, Page 10,  "The Story of My Life" Watercolor liquid colors, Daffodil yellow background, blue gouache, and ink outlines and white highlights. The story: I sold a painting this week that I couldn't find to mail and searched many hours for it and finally substituted another painting. Here is what I put in my journal:
"Grrr-r. Why is it? I can find Luma Watercolors from 1980 BUT can't find a painting from 2012. I sold it Wednesday and spent 10 hours searching. House is not that big - SO GOAL: Before my 79th birthday in October "Organize Digs"... P.S. Client chose a substitute painting. Will post her name on my refrigerator if painting is ever found. I can still find my refrigerator". dated 4.10.14 
(I received an email from client this morning and she loves the painting below). 

California Dreaming
acrylic and collage, 14x11
Sold to a Virginia art collector

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Unknown said...

That is a wonderful idea for a menu! Sometimes it's better to bring something unconventional into people's lives in order to get them out of the routine. I think you managed to do that in a very pleasant way.

Nancy Standlee said...

Thanks Catherine for taking the time to comment.