Monday, December 20, 2010

New Work

Self Portrait as Warrior 
approx 20" x 28"
Acrylic on paper

Well this has to be one of the poorest self portrait likenesses ever, but I am OK with that. This work is just warm up stuff any way. I have been accepted into the San Diego Fine Art Society's Mentoring Program. I am thrilled about it too - even though it's going to be a real challenge. I do love a challenge as you probably know!
We have had a couple of meetings and last night was our first NLP workshop and then we had dinner together. There are 8 of us in the program and I already like everyone a lot. They are all so accomplished and inspiring to be with. What a joy it is to have other artists to talk to for a change.
Beside April Game - the founder of SDFAS, our mentor is Alexander Salazar, a young gentleman who has a gallery in San Diego, and just opened an art auction house.  I like him a lot. He is very easy to be with, and seems like a genuine, authentic and caring guy. I think I can learn a lot from him. He has a wonderful spirit that just makes you want to be around him. And of course April is a bundle of energy and enthusiasm and encouragement. Both Alexander and April are very honest and don't pull any punches - which I LOVE in people.
Saturday, April and Alexander came to see my studio space and my work. It was pretty embarrassing as I have nothing going on in there, and the place is a  wreck and all disorganized. Oh well, it is what it is and with the events of this past year not much I could do about it. Anyway, Aleander suggested I remove all of my old work and all of the influences in my studio and just start anew. what a great idea. Then he spied an old warrior angel figurine I had in there and suggested I do 2 big paintings - 36" x 36". One of myself as a warrior angel and one of the sky. Actuall they are assignments and due Jan 8th !!!! That is 2 weeks away and we are going to Ohio for a week of it. 
Last night I couldn't sleep - excited to get working, concerned about the deadline. So I got up a t 1 AM and got going. I have the drawing for the 36"x 36" canvas laid out but I wanted to warm up a bit -so I started this one on paper and really got into it. I amy do a couple more on paper before I start on the big canvas - we will see. 
I am having fun. I am totally neglecting Christmas and the holidays, but I am excited for my artwork and what the future holds. Stay tuned...

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