Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Embracing My Folked Up Art Side

There couldn't have been a better day all Spring than this one...not counting one of those fabulous days I sold tons of art. At the moment I'm gazing out my office window looking at a beautiful canvas of leaf green and sky blue. There are no clouds in the sky and I know from being outside quite a bit today that the temperature for this time of year is normal for us once again - somewhere in the lower 80s.

Jessie and I had a bunch of laughs when she got home from school. At the moment she's sound asleep - napping like pre-teens are supposed to do. When she is like that I can still see the "baby Jessie" in her.

Ben had an awesome day at school spending a whole hour in his new stander! Nurse Vickie said he smiled, kept his head up, talked, and generally shocked all the therapists at how well he tolerated it. When he got home he truly amused me by trying to tell me how powder Kool-Aid tastes. Do I not have two of the greatest kids?

Then I went to the grocery store and discovered a terrific sale on rib-eye steaks. Dear readers, do you know how long it's been since we could afford steak? Know that as I type this I am preparing a feast for my exhausted women folk.

Speaking of folk, I'm finally embracing that term for my artwork. I'd really like to be known as a "fine" artist but like most terms using "fine" means something quite boring. That I am not. So just to let you know that I have been working on my week off, I present to you some of my most recent finished pieces.

By the way, having had such a wonderful day at home one "downer" was that I did book my longest trip of the year today. I leave June 25th for Charleston, SC and won't return home until July 5th from the show in Southport, NC. The only good thing about it is that I'll have one of my new art friends, Kelly Morris, tent-camping with me part of the time. Which reminds me that my "art sister Christy" needs to send her application in soon so she can join us. Which also reminds me to tell Christy how much I'm writing on my paintings now.

"Catatonic" 24" x 30" acrylic on canvas
Perfect name.

"Fresh Air" 16" x 20" acrylic on panel
Mountain shows start this weekend!

"Funcky Chicken" 16" x 20" acrylic on canvas paper

The name says it all. 16" x 20" acrylic on canvas panel. Someone has already asked what the cow is smoking. All I have to say is that what happens in the pasture stays in the pasture...unless you're fertilizing a garden (it was meant to be a cigar).

"Joy in the Key of Life II"
Just to let you know I guarantee my paintings. If you hate it when you get home I'll make another. The only request is that you be honest with me!


Nurse Betty L. Boop said...

How much for joy in the key of life II??? That's the one I need for my family!

Kyla said...

Great stuff!! I'm glad today was good, steaks and all!

moplans said...

These are great Bennie.
However you classify your work the feelings it evokes are its true measure.
Even as small internet images these engage us.
The titles make them even more appealing.

kimmyk said...

sounds like life is on the right track for you now, that's great to hear.

I like the last picture-all jazzy and fun!

Anonymous said...

alright- quit embracing your folk art side!!!! it is time to update your blog. If I can get applications for shows out then YOU can update!!!!