|Pen and Ink Watercolor of the Long Family Home|
(where the Earl K. Long Park is located now)
|Matching Sunflower design for |
In the course of a day, I do so many art-related tasks.
I usually try to start the day with a design project,
sketching some ideas, drawing off something to paint
that night, etc. When I get to the gallery around lunch
every day, I help wait on the customers, prepare
desserts, bus tables...etc. Then in the afternoon, I
wait on customers in the shop or work on custom
frame orders. I might have to un-box an order of gift
merchandise, or arrange items in the shop or gallery.
Then, late at night, at home, I usually paint or
draw something before I go to bed. My days are never
dull! And it is a great life for an artist...I am not just
isolated in my studio, waiting for ideas, and working
all alone! I get a chance everyday to interact with people,
talk about my work, serve people a great meal,
and custom frame their treasured items.
The pen and ink drawing at the top was a framing job I
finished today. The customer had two Winnfield prints already,
and she wanted this one to add to her collection. It is a print
of the Long family home that was here in Winnfield. Huey and
Earl both grew up in this house. It burned down, but the park is
the original location. I have the prints, in black and white,
and I hand-paint them with watercolor.
The sunflower painting was done to match the red and gold
medallion designs I finished a few days ago. It will all go together
on some products I am working on. Will share when it all gets
done. I am very excited to be doing my own collection,
and can't wait to get it all finalized. woohoo