Friday, April 29, 2011

Norwegian winter

I received this photo from my friend Sigmund Aarseth a few weeks ago. He and his wife Ingebjorg live in this beautiful log house in Norway. I think they have had a lot of snow this year, but what a beautiful day this shows! I have been to their home a couple of times, it just reminds me of Monet's house and garden as they have built it and maintain the garden for Sigmund's gorgeous paintings. He doesn't have to walk far to see a paintable subject.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Into the Swamp, Pastel, 20 x 20

Hopefully, back at my blog! I haven't had very good luck posting because my computer (with Windows 9) became incompatible with blogger. So, I am now on my NEW computer with Windows 7 and it is compatible with everything! Why do they invent new things that are incompatible if I may ask? Wouldn't you think it would get better...and not worse with a new "upgrade"? Windows 9 seems to be incompatible with so many things, I don't know why they even bother with it. Thank goodness I hadn't "upgraded" my new computer yet, just getting used to it!
This painting, "Into the Swamp" has won an Honorable Mention at the show at the Madden Museum of Art in Denver. Very exciting! I had entered it in several shows that it wasn't accepted into, just goes to show that jurors are "incompatible" also! Whatever. It is very frustrating to be an artist these days. What I think is my best work seems like it takes so long to break into I a futurist or what? Ha.