Thursday, July 9, 2009

I'm Baaaaack........


"Vecchio E Sereno" oil on panel 18x10
After a wonderful trip out of state, visiting some old friends (we partied like rock stars as the saying goes), an enjoyable and fun visit from Max's son for about three weeks, and a great 4th of July party at a fellow artists home.....the past month has flown by! It has been, as always, a whirlwind of activity and the past three days I have barely done a thing....and frankly it feels pretty good! Does anyone know why you have to come home from vacation to rest? I thought that's what vacations were for!! At any rate....it was ALL good!
The painting I began....in the last blog went to the sidelines temporarily and instead I completed a still life before I left...it is the first image on this blog. I am planning several more garlic themed pieces. Doing several paintings on one theme is not something I have done in the past but....as I have seen....most artists do this either regularly or for some time during there career. I have been painting about 8 years now...and have only done the series thing three times. Oddly enough another piece sold recently that was from a series...."Little Guys" ...a series of six little paintings based on tiny or young animals with a humorous accent....you can see them here. They are all sold now. I also plan another series of little guys.

"Hanging By A Prayer" 8x10 oil on panel
I sold the last one last week...or I should say I got the check for it. Nice surprise! I also sold the little bottle from the gallery (Cherry's) I am in and gained another new client.

"Antique Bottle In An Antique Frame" 4x5 oil on panel
I will be moving my studio to a larger space upstairs...we will see how that works...I keep trying to find a place where I can concentrate and still feel like part of the household flow....is it possible...or am I being unrealistic??? LOL! I have been known to be somewhat unrealistic...:)!
Lots of paintings in my head....and I am dying to get to work again on a steady basis. One in particular will require a lot of background work...but it is coming together....I shall not mention anything until I have a heck of a good start. I believe in saving my voice for the paint!
Well, folks and fellow bloggers that's it for now...Between my website, blog and Facebook....I am spreading myself way to thin. I will be cutting back on Facebook.
Glad to be back,
Theresa

26 comments:

Gary Heller said...

Glad to have you back! These works are fantastic, and i especially love "serene". you have a delightful way of painting light and shadow which is candy to the eye and mind.
Beautiful as always. Congrats on the sales of these as well.
Soon again . . .

Ann Rogers said...

So happy to have found your blog...thanks for the tour of your wonderful paintings and artist insights!

Marian Fortunati said...

Well I already left a comment but it disappeared...

I'm glad you had such a meaningful and fulfilling month. I agree that FB sucks up the time (as does blogging).

CONGRATS ON YOUR SALES!!!

Stay well, Theresa!

rahina qh said...

the still life is stunningly beautiful. brushwork,colours, atmosphere, paint thickness just compliment each other. great work Theresa. r.

Tina said...

"Vecchio E Seren0" by far my favorite so far, Theresa!

Tina said...

PS, know all about the spreading yourself too thin! So sorry it is your plight as well!

Blair said...

I'm in awe of "Vecchio E Seren0." What a fantastic painting.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Theresa,

Wonderful work. I love the garlic and the little guy. You are sooo good. I know what you mean about Facebook, it's a bit much with the blog too.

So good to see you back. I love reading your writing.

xoxoxoxBarbara

Joanne Licsko said...

Another in a long line of beautiful works.

Gary Keimig said...

very nice work.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Theresa,

I've given you the Bella Sinclair award. Check out my blog for details. Miss talking to you and don't know how to do the 3 thing.

xoxoxoxBarbara

Caio Fernandes said...

wow Theresa !!! your work is great . i have never come here before , it was a great surprise to know your blog .
it is always a pleasure to find good artists .

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Beautiful work - if you ate the garlic after, it might lower your blood pressure from all the vacation partying.

eldon warren said...

Theresa! Love the painting. We all know you're good but what's even better is to see ya back. (and totally unrested) Vacations are good for ya, they remind ya of all ya have to do and how much ya miss doin it.
EW

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you Gary....I really appreciate your comments...as well as viewing your fantastic photos!!

Theresa Rankin said...

Ann..thank you for visiting....I appreciate the support! I must stop in and view your work!

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you Marian for your support and comments here and on Facebook!

Theresa Rankin said...

Rahina...Thank you so much for the great comment...I truly appreciate it!!

Theresa Rankin said...

Tina..Thank you....I am really pleased you like this one!

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you Blair...your comments are much appreciated!

Theresa Rankin said...

Barbara...Thank you..you are such a support. I don't think I will spend much time on Facebook anymore...just the occasional note. I will let my blog show up there that should be sufficient....:)

Theresa Rankin said...

Joanne...thank you ...sincerely!

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you Barbara for the award...I will try to pass it along...the studio is almost done...then I can move in!

Theresa Rankin said...

Caio...welcome and thank you for such a wonderful comment!

Theresa Rankin said...

Not only did I eat the garlic as you suggested....I ate it with pasta...I seemed to have lost weight also from the partying! Thank you Bill, I feel better now!

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you Eldon....I do miss painting...and it has been a month since I lifted a brush! I am literally chomping at the bit. By the way I have been to your blog and all the work looks great! I will make a point of commenting...sorry...:)