Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Rainbow Spirit

"An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one."
  -- Charles Horton Cooley 

That's the way I feel this morning.  I am so blessed to have the time, energy and wherewithal to make art.  The last few days I've been playing with a different approach to digital painting, a completely abstract approach that uses photographic images more like a tube of paint than as actual images. That, an a recent "mistake" while creating the border, opened up new ways of thinking about what I'm doing.

The piece that accompanies this post feels like a shift, a letting go of the need to make sense or convey a message, in order to dive into pure color and shape.

Last week, I received word that I have been accepted into Xanadu Gallery as a Studio Artist.  Xanadu is one of my favorite Scottsdale galleries and I've been a fan of Jason Horejs for years because of his work to help artists succeed.  He is the author of "Starving" to Successful, The Fine Artist's Guide to Getting into Galleries and Selling More Art.  So, you can now see ... and buy ... my work at