Artwork in its new home

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For the last about 15 years I have been enjoying the creative pastime of painting and drawing.  Over the years I have sold many pieces and with the exception of a  doctor’s office, where I helped install the work I seldom get to see it in it’s new environment.

The second photo is of a piece I sold at Interiors of Edmonds and the new owner was kind enough to share a photo of it hanging in her lovely home.  All artists should be so lucky to see where their work finds a home.

Thank you for sharing.

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Artwork in its new home

How does your day begin?

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Everyday in my home I wake up to a variation of this view.  It took a long time in life to get to the place where I wake up and can’t wait to see the view of the morning.  I kept buying and selling and then building and selling to make a profit on each so I could move to somewhere with a better view. I am in the smallest home, other than my first in Del Mar, California and I love the view the best!

Many do not understand this obsession, but living in the Pacific Northwest we have this incredible opportunity to live our lives with amazing views or using a word I heard for the first time “Fablioso” views. If you don’t live where you love the view you wake up to, then perhaps it is time to think about moving?

That is where I came in to help you find just the right view.  As an artist and a professional (ASID & IIDA) interior designer (Yes I passed the two day test) and having worked to earn a PhD in Business Marketing, I can do a great job for you!

Think of me when you think of Real Estate. Join me on one of my Facebook pages:

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How does your day begin?

Trains and Things in Edmonds, Washington

Red TrainOn August 20th I have an art show at “Interiors of Edmonds”, so am trying to come up with more drawings that make you think of Edmonds.  I seem to always be waiting for the train to pass in front of the ferry in Edmonds, so a train seems appropriate.  Maybe I should do one of the Sounder for those that use it to commute.

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This house is one of the oldest in Edmonds.  Seems so new after you travel overseas and see temples in China, ruins in Italy and quaint villages hundreds of year old.  Send ideas if you have any of anything else to draw representing Edmonds.

Trains and Things in Edmonds, Washington

Michael Maczuga Day Three – Portrait Painting with a Master

Michael Maczuga Day Three - Portrait Painting with a Master

Emily our beautiful model has very dramatic features and was a joy to paint. Michael stepped into my painting and showed me how do some exquisite brush work.

It was an amazing experience to be in a room where everyone is talented and wanting to learn more.

Here is my rendition of our model.  We worked all afternoon on this.

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Diana’s Rendition of the Model

Taking a class on Portrait Painting with master painter Michael Maczuga has been an amazing experience.  There are 13 students in a smallish space in the classroom at Cole Gallery in Edmonds.  You can see Michael’s work at http://michaelmaczuga.com/

Taking classes awakens your awareness to new ways of doing things, new ways of thinking and the opportunity to “hand out” with other artists.  First day was challenging, but second day was fun!  Today should be more of both:  Challenging and Fun!!
Diana's Rendition of the Model

Diana’s Rendition of the Model

Barn on the way to Port Townsend

Barn on the way to Port Townsend

Wish I could say I sat there and painted this, but someone in my painting group shared the photo and I thought it was lovely. Four of us painted the scene, each with a different result. It is 14 x 16 and available today for $450

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Downtown Edmonds

Downtown Edmonds

Walking up to Edmonds from the ferry is this sad building waiting to have a life. It will be the new beginning for a fun young business or maybe retirement income for someone like me.

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The original photo is a little more forlorn, but has such character.

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