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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Feels Like Spring and "Let's Paint New Mexico 2016" Challenge 3

To the right is my oil painting submission "Hovering Beauty" for challenge three of "Let's Paint New Mexico 2016" on 10"x8" canvas. Due to many newer participants in our "Let's Paint New Mexico" group the administrator decided to continue sending us photos for each of us to paint our rendition in whatever medium we choose though we will not be held to a deadline.

It has been warmer the past month and definitely the trees and birds think that spring have arrived. Here is a photo of our resident hawk who now visits daily along with many other birds.

I'm happy that my painting "Stormy Sunset" sold from Essence Gallery and Boutique in Old Town the beginning of February to a woman from California. I also sold my painting"Sandia Sunset" to a dear friend who has already placed it in a place of honor in her home.

I just received an art supply order from Dick Blick yesterday and today began reorganizing and cleaning my art studio. We bought some shelving and my husband installed some new shelves yesterday also. Today I enjoyed restocking my books and inspirational artwork and gifts, etc. onto those shelves.
Here is a photo of my inspiration wall and book shelves. Hopefully this summer we can paint with a beautiful light umber color as I fell in love with I.E. Couse's studio wall color in Taos, NM when we toured there a little over a year ago.

If you are local to the area or will be in town please drop by Essence Gallery and Boutique in Old Town Albuquerque for their show which opens tonight "Feathered Friends". Various artists will be exhibiting paintings of various birds through the month of March.

The #twitterartexhibit will open this year in New York City March 31st 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Trygve Lie Gallery, 317 E. 52nd Street, New York, 10022. The show runs March 31st through April 21st. All postcard submissions will be sold for $35 each with 100% of the proceeds going to a chosen charity. This year that charity will be "Foster Pride" and their "HandMade" program, in which young women in foster care learn to create and market a unique line of crocheted goods.  It is always my honor and privilege to participate in the Twitter Art Exhibity and I am exceedingly happy to hear this year they have exceeded their expectations already receiving 1,000 registered making submissions.

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