Tuesday, December 20, 2011

New art pieces...

New art from over the summer.

Vineyard Sunset, Wine Fairy Picker, and Wine Fairy.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Jenner view

Painted on my wonderful vacation in Jenner CA. Acrylic on 18x24 gallery wrap canvas. Just love that view!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

I'm back!

Where have I been? Not blogging for sure. This last summer I spend working in my "job" at CalPERS. We had a new system going in and I was doing my best to try and help make that transition as smooth as possible. This project has been in the making for the last 6 or 7 years, I was brought on in June 2010. It was a huge project, one web based system to replace 47 legacy systems. Although it had known issues going live, we went forward! Go live was September 19th. Whew... I worked a lot of overtime over the summer leaving little to no time for artistic endevors.

The good news is I am retiring!! My official retirement date is December 31st but, I had some vacation collected so my last day working was the Friday before Thanksgiving!! I am returning to my job part time after the new year, we'll see how long that lasts! For now I am enjoying the retired life. I did actually leave town for 10 days, rented a wonderful little house in Jenner CA. I did a lot of much needed resting, enjoying family, playing some music, sitting in the glorious sun AND did get some painting in! Here are just a couple of photos from that trip.

I plan to update my blog more often, so check back!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Bridal shower gift

My friend Carolee's daughter is getting married in October. Carolee and I have been friends since we were 12... I won't say how long that is but, it's been a long time! Her daughter Macie met her fiance Eric in college. They now live in SF and have a cute Beagle named Bandit. So, for her bridal shower I went with something a little different, well different for a bridal shower gift. Probably not so different coming from me! So, here is Bandit! Until next time... Tj.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A couple of new pieces. Below is Pink Owl. A commission piece for the daughter of a friend. Pink Owl is acrylic on 8x8 gallery wrap canvas, sides painted with little pink hearts! The other new piece I did for my little brother for his 50th birthday. He told me he most wanted to go somewhere tropical for his birthday, although I would love to be able to send him somewhere tropical, not in the budget. So, I painted him his own tropical sunset! That is supposed to be him in the hammock watching the sun go down and the hula dancers celebrating the day! Happy Birthday Tim!!! Tim's Tropical Sunset is acrylic on 11x14 canvas. Be well! Tj.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

Some new art

I completed a couple of presents of recent. One a graduation present for my baby, my daughter Lindsey. Yes you are still my baby! But now a college graduate!!! Congrats honey I love you!! This painting I did for her, cause she's dancin' on top of the world! It is acrylic on canvas, glossy varnished. There is a little glare on the top of the photo. She was one happy girl!

Next a painting for our friend Kathleen, who is not only a good friend but a fabulous and tenacious real estate agent! This is a gift to thank her for helping my son Nick purchase his first house, just in time for fathers day. Kathleen's papa playing the fiddle! Thank you so much Kathleen!!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Wingnut Adams CD's!

Get your Wingnut Adams CD now! "Will Work For Groove" Dedicated to the pursuit of the Groove. Funky Monkey Productions. Cover art by me! For more info contact Wingnut through his website WingnutAdams.com

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Favorite Color

I think I have a new favorite color. Raspberry. I guess it isn't new, I've always LOVED dark rich red and also pink, raspberry is kind of a mix of that. So raspberry... oh raspberry I do love you so! Last night I was watching HGTV, a new series called HGTV'd and David Bromstead was the featured designer. I love him. His designs are wonderful and he is an amazing artist! He always creates one piece of art for the people he is designing for and yesterday was a large pansy flower with... yep you guessed raspberry color! Oh and yellow too. The contrast of raspberry and rich yellow was wonderful, I am going to have to try that! But until then, here is my Pink Gerbera Daisy. Be well! Tj.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

20/20 Final Friday closing party!

You are invited to join us for a farewell exhibit party with food, wine tasting and live entertainment. Friday June 3rd from 4 to 7 pm. Kennedy Gallery 1114 20th street Sacramento. Last chance to see this fantastic show! Lots of really wonderful art in a variety of mediums. Beautiful friendly gallery. Come by and say HELLO! Be well... Tj.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Official 20 20 Art Show postcard!

I am really quite humbled to be part of this exciting show. So many really wonderful artists. This show is not to be missed!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

And the final piece for the 20/20 show!

And to end this series, of course... The Fat Lady Sings!!! Be well... Tj.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The 20/20 show!

It is rapidly approaching!! I have 4 more pieces to finish, will be done this week. Here are 6 that I finished last week and never got posted. Be well... Tj.

Monday, April 4, 2011

A couple of more pieces for the 20 20 show

With these 2 I have completed 15 of the 25 needed pieces for the 20/20 show at the Kennedy Gallery in May. I am really having fun with these, and I have the next 10 already planned. So here are The Snake Charmer and Petals. Be well... Tj.

Friday, April 1, 2011

One more fat lady and a couple of other folk!

Here is Clown Flirt, Fat Lady with Blue Balloon, and Clown Busted on Break! All the pieces for the 20 20 show are acrylic on 8x8 wooden panel. More about the 20 20 show to come! Be well...

Sunday, March 20, 2011

A few more Fat Ladies and Other Folk!

I finished a few more Fat Ladies, and a couple of Other Folk too! I also started another 4. Well on my way to finishing the 25 needed for the show in May. Just keep painting... be well. Tj.