As I finish the third in “The Big Comic Gnome Show-You are a Being, Not a Doing,” I decided to change the first two paintings’ names to the names of the gnomes rather than what they represent. While they still represent those sentiments of being hope, being still, and being kind to me, using their names helps the viewer connect a little better to the gnomes’ personalities.
The first two paintings are on the Home page here on the website, but I wanted to include the third painting, “Kedrick.” I still have to paint the edges, but I’m so excited with how this one turned out!
2020 has been a crazy year, but I’m so excited to be taking a little vacation with an art friend. I’ll blog about that when I get back. Thanks for tuning in and keeping up with me!
I thought I’d try a new thing. I like useful products so I have opened a shop on Society6 called DMPaul. It looks like art prints come up first, but as you scroll down you can see links to other products, such as cards, bar stools, and coasters. I’m going to add more images to the shop as well.
I’m thinking that people will begin Christmas shopping soon, but also that as we are still confined more to our homes, some may want new art for their walls to look at. Higher quality art prints are still available in my shop here, and I’d be happy to sign them for you.
Thanks for checking it out !
I’m happy to say “Von Garfunkel” is in an art show at The Orphanage Gallery downtown Dayton at the Front Street Art Studios and Galleries for the month of October!
Tonight is 1st Friday and the studios will be hopping. See more info here:
Come on out to see this eclectic art show!
As my art journey continues, I have joined an 8-week oil painting and drawing class with Milan Art Institute. Oil painting and I have not gotten along in the past, so it was a great pleasure to understand the lesson easily and paint pears! Thanks for checking in.
Check out this interview I did with fellow author, Rochelle Bradley. She writes romance and is super fun. I hope you enjoy it!
Have a great day!
I’m happy to announce that #2 in “The Big Comic Gnome Show, You are a Be-ing, Not a Do-ing” is finished!
I’m moving right along in this acrylic painting series of giant gnome comics. They are 36 x 36 inches each and a contronym or oxymoron in a painting, i.e. giant gnome. 😃
I hope you enjoy him as much as I do!
The first painting is finished in my new series, “The Big Comic Gnome Show-You are a Be-ing, not a Do-ing.” My daughter named the gnome “Garfunkel,” but the title of the 3 foot square painting is “Be Hope.”
I can’t wait to see the collection when it’s finished and I hope you enjoy it!
It’s been a while since I wrote a blog post. I am writing a monthly newsletter with updates consistently, so sign up for that if you haven’t yet. Things are haywire in our world right now, but we can still look to the good and share the positive.
In the time of COVID, we bought a new home and moved. Luckily, my daughter was home from college and was a huge help to me and my husband since we couldn’t ask friends to help. We are getting settled in and I have a lovely new studio. If you’d like to see it, there’s a video on my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaQNKJWvUqQ&t=11s Please check out my other videos while you’re there!
Beginning today, June 5, and running through July 18 is the virtual art show, “reMEMBERed,” at the Dayton Society of Artists. My painting, “A Double Welcome,” placed, and I have been awarded a free entry to the 2021 spring show at the DSA! You can tour the show here: https://daytondsa.org/remembered/
Also, next month I will be the featured “Author of the Month” on Janet Irvin’s “From the Write Side” website. Please check out the interview at http://www.janetirvin.com in July.
New art has been uploaded to the website, so peruse the gallery and, of course, my books are always available on Amazon!
I hope you are making the most of this time at home and if you are worried or full of fear, might I suggest prayer? It eases me in a time of chaos.
The rodent pops from the hole
not a weasel, not a mole
like a turtle from its shell,
we gather round waiting for a tell.
Winter, winter, go away…
Too bad, his shadow’s here to stay.
Somebody better get a gun–
that groundhog better run!