Wednesday, February 27, 2008

New Paintings

It has been a busy week or so, the whole-house remodel is still coming along, the new windows are in my studio, the bathroom has walls. Soon I hope to be back to work, but for now I can finish up a few small things.

We spent the weekend in Austin, and I joined both "Women and Their Work" non-profit gallery, and Women Printmakers of Austin, both of which offer an online portfolio. I'll get my work on the Oklahoma Visual Artists Coalition portfolio soon, I sent it in last year and they lost it (they are usually very efficient, no harm done).

In the next few days I'll be putting up about six 10" x 30" paintings on my web site. These work well in those weird narrow spaces of a room where a little piece wouldn't be quite right. I also really like working with this shaped format. This is a snapshot of one of those paintings, I'll have a better picture of it for the website. The colors are warm and fun, and it is not as linear as a lot of my other work.

2 comments:

Daniel Sroka said...

Betty, I really like the energy and motion in this painting. Can't wait to see the others. Neat format - one of these days I have to break out of my own 4x5 and 2x3 boxes!

Jean Levert Hood said...

Betty, I hope Austin will be super successful for you!
I really like the long verticle format, and find it does have many happy places to hang. This is a wonderful piece.