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Spring is here…I’m a Busy Bee

Next Friday (May 2nd 6pm-10pm), I am the featured artist at the FUSION gallery in Belleview. I have been working hard to paint and frame some new paintings for the exhibit. The Cincinnati’s Flying Pig Marathon is the same weekend, and my sister and her husband are coming to run the marathon with me…so I am also training for the marathon!

Yesterday, I visited Artcroft. I fired a kiln load of pots at the barn, and while waiting, painted the road that leads to the farm. What a beautiful day!artcroftTrail

Today while stretching canvas, I ran out of staples for my staple gun, and thought it would be interesting to use tacks. I imagine my favorite 19-20th century painters using tacks to stretch canvas, so I bought tacks at the hardware store. It is a lot more work than the convenient staple gun. But I think the tacks give the canvas a unique look. Too bad it will be hidden by the frame when finished!stretchingCanvas

Now I need to get some paint on these new canvases!

4 thoughts on “Spring is here…I’m a Busy Bee

  1. Hey there!

    I just checked out your website after being slack for a long time. Everything looks great. I look forward to seeing it some time this summer. It looks like we won’t make it to the pig this year. Don’t give up on us. I don’t even have time to quilt right now, but I’m playing piano and violin at a recital tomorrow. I’m still having fun. That’s what counts. Right?

    Quilt fanatic (or just plain fanatic)

  2. Ken love the “road to artcroft” what a clasic painting

  3. Thanks Robert! It is a great view, very easy to paint with such good scenery.

    Mom, I’m sorry too that you won’t make it for the marathon. Glad to hear you are having fun…hope you are still running!

  4. Hi Ken,
    Really nice work….love the guerilla box and the bike!
    I can now see why you like my “sundance” painting!!!
    Happy Trees!
    Keep it up and keep in touch!
    Best, jessie

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