8 x 8 Holiday Show

8 x 8 Holiday Show 2016

It’s that time again: FIRST FRIDAY! First Friday for the month of December is always especially fun-filled with holiday cheer in downtown Sioux Falls, so I can’t wait.

I’m participating in a group show at Rehfeld’s Art & Framing called the 8 x 8 Holiday Show. Artists were invited to create 8 x 8 inch sized original works to sell for $88. I created four new pieces for this show (two shown in the promo image above). Take full advantage of this crazy low price while they last!

I’m in fantastic company at this show so do check out the other artists involved. It’s a diverse variety of art styles and I believe there will be something to appeal to every taste. I’ll be at this reception from about 6:00 to 9:00 PM and many of the other artists will be in attendance as well.

An early happy holidays to you and see you downtown!

Autumn Equinox

Autumn Collie Card

Happy fall season to everyone in the Northern Hemisphere today (and a happy spring to the Southern Hemisphere)!

My Autumn Collie illustration that I created for a calendar last year is available as a greeting card in my Etsy shop. It’s printed on high quality natural off-white card stock and comes with a recycled kraft envelope. The original piece was drawn in black ink on paper and colored digitally.

Artist Reception at Rehfeld’s Art & Framing

Rehfeld's Artist Reception 2016

A huge thank you to everyone who came to Rehfeld’s Art & Framing for my First Friday featured artist reception! It was a perfectly beautiful summer evening downtown and a fantastically busy day for the arts in Sioux Falls. What a night!

Rehfeld's Art & Framing Artist Reception 2016

I did some live watercolor painting during the reception. I didn’t get very far but that’s a good thing – it means I was too busy chatting with all the fine folks who stopped in!

Rehfeld's Artist Reception 2016 - Live Painting

If you didn’t make it to the reception, my work will be up front and center in the gallery all month long. Let me know what you think if you get a chance to take a look.

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My sincerest gratitude goes to the staff at Rehfeld’s Art & Framing, Book Shop staff, Lucas Lawin (my impromptu photographer for the evening), and my always present and supportive husband, family, and friends. Thank you all!

Stratobowl Set, Stratobowl Rise

Stratobowl Set, Stratobowl Rise
Pencil, acrylic, and glitter on canvas
18 by 24 inches
2016

Before other forms of flight were developed, humanity reached for the sky with balloons. This piece was inspired by South Dakota’s claim to fame in ballooning history, the Stratobowl of the Black Hills!

From the 1930s to 1960s, manned high-altitude balloons were used for important research to understand the earth’s atmosphere and to set new flight altitude records. A few of those groundbreaking flights launched at the Stratobowl! Unmanned high-altitude balloons are still launched daily all across the globe to collect scientific data and take beautiful images of our earth from near space.

(Learn more about the Stratobowl here.)

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This new painting will be on display and available for purchase at Rehfeld’s starting on Friday, August 5th. I’ll be tearing myself away from my studio briefly to be present for a reception on that First Friday from 6:00-9:00 pm. I’ll have a mix of some of my favorite works from the past two years up along with several brand new pieces that I’m very excited to show! Not to mention the plethora of other work on display by all the other artists at Rehfeld’s – there will be a lot to take in. More details later on my Facebook page. See you there!

The Relativity of Simultaneity 1

Relativity of Simultaneity 1

I’ve just added this new original to my Etsy store: The Relativity of Simultaneity 1. It didn’t scan very well with the pronounced texture of the paper so I likely won’t be having prints of it made – grab up the original if you like this piece!

I used pen, watercolor, iridescent medium, and colored pencil on archival 140 lb cold press watercolor paper. It’s exactly 4 by 6 inches for easy standard framing.

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EDIT: This piece is now available at Rehfeld’s.