It’s still sunny here in Grand Junction, but the weatherman says snow is on the way for our valley. Here’s a photo I took of a mailbox in front of one of the houses in our neighborhood. Looks Christmasy, doesn’t it?
I also sold a postcard of my Yellow to Purple abstract acrylic on canvas. I have always admired the quiet prints of Josef Albers. This painting, part of a series of works that move from complement to complement, pays homage to Albers, but takes a different direction. I like to lay my acrylic on thick and loose.
This morning, I sold a copy of this mug. It features ones of my photographs of Independence Monument in the Colorado National Monument. This is the hundredth anniversary of our beautiful park. For those who have never visited, the rock spire is a favored destination for rock climbers from around the world. You can see other pictures of the Monument in my portfolios on Shutterstock, IStock, Dreamstime, Big Stock, Fotalia, Veer, Canstock, and more.
Sold a copy of this postcard today. Someone is already looking forward to the flowery summer meadows along Lands End Road on the Grand Mesa above Grand Junction. Of course, others are looking forward to skiing at Powderhorn or on the cross-country trails. The skiers don’t have as long to wait. Of course, it isn’t as cold even up there tonight as it is on the East Coast. Yikes! What an early winter storm!
Three new cloud pictures have been added to my Veer portfolio recently. It’s a little hard to find them, though. I have made my Winter in Western Colorado the default portfolio on my profile for now, since most people seem to be looking for snowy scenes. There are some beauties there.
Sold a copy of this postcard this morning. I enjoyed walking around Old Town, Pasadena this August when I traveled to Los Angeles for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators conference. It was a beautiful day. I love the way property owners have restored the historic buildings. There are wonderful restaurants everywhere. Too bad this card couldn’t include the delicious scents that filled the air.
I’m preparing for the holidays early at my online shops. I had fun creating this design with the free tools at Cafe Press. This is a shirt, but I also made ornaments, magnets, and other products with the same design. The new, upgraded Cafe Press is much easier to use. There’s only one problem. It’s addictive!
Here’s a collection of my improvisational acrylics on canvas. It’s something you might like to try, too. Put on some music or choose a word at random and hold it in your mind as you cover an entire canvas with paint as quickly as possible. I like to use a limited palette. Too many colors make the result too chaotic for my taste, but hey, there isn’t really any wrong way to do this. The interesting thing is that no two people using this technique will create works that are the same. Each of us is unique, even when we are messing around.