Tuesday, April 19, 2011

the pot of gold at the end of the rollercoaster ...

Its been an emotional roller coaster week for me.  Extreme sadness as my sweet Sienna passed away in my arms last Tuesday to being asked to be in a gallery in Gatlinburg today that is opening in June (and a possible job offer).  There has been alot going on this week and I have fallen behind on my daily painting but try as I might real life gets in the way and sometimes that is not such a bad thing.  God is good and this has been a boost when I needed one most.  Now back to the easel tomorrow!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

New Daily painting Blog

Its been a sad few days for me, having lost my 5 year old cat the other day to a short illness, but I am going to try now and do a painting a day so I have created a daily painting blog.  I have started it off with my first cow painting and I invite you to follow it at http://artbyjoni-dailypaintings.blogspot.com/

I will of course still post work here but i thought it better to have a separate blog just for the dailies.  Here is my first offering to the daily blog:
"You Lookin' at Me?"
Pastel 5"x7"

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Rest in Peace Sweet Sienna

Today I lost my sweet beautiful Sienna.  She passed away in my arms this morning.  She was a constant companion when working in the studio, in fact I once painted her for kicks as she lay under my easel once.
She will be dearly missed.