September 26, 2011

Lincoln Arts Festival

It was a great weekend for a festival!

First of all, I want to thank all the wonderful patrons who came out to visit. I loved meeting and chatting with each and every one of you! It was also absolutely wonderful meeting and chatting with other artists. Something that I really need to do a lot more of, instead of staying in my studio totally focused on working! I received so many nice complements.

Some patrons could see my love for Wayne Thiebaud in my work. Someone said my work reminded them of Carol Marine's work. Which totally bowled me over. I'm such a fan!

When I got in the car all I could say..."Now what?" Which is what I'm thinking right what! We'll see...

I'll probably be taking a few more days off from painting. My studio is a total mess along with the house. The laundry needs to be done, etc!

See you in a few days!!

September 19, 2011

Back to Festival Prep

It's happening this weekend you guys! The art first EVER!!
  1. Painting inventory - I have just tons of paintings! For the art festival I'm concentrating on my oil paintings. I have to decide which I will hang with a frame and which will not be framed. I have 79 oil paintings and 28 acrylic to show at the art festival!
  2. Add hangers to the backs of paintings - This is for the non-framed paintings. I hope to give you a little tutorial on this soon!
  3. Record information - I like to record information on the back of each painting...and I'm a bit behind at the moment!!
  4. Website design - finally! I had a good thing going over on, but it felt weird to not include my whole name. I used to use just Heather Bennett, but do you know how many "Heather Bennett's" there are? A lot. So, soon you can visit! I didn't get as far on this as I had hoped.
  5. Facebook Fan Page - I've been putting this off for a few years now. I just don't know what to call it. Heather Hingst Bennett Fine Art, Heather Hingst Bennett Studio, etc...what? Suggestions are welcome!! Doing this after the festival!
  6. Epson Stylus Photo R1900 - Order ink and paper to make prints. 
  7. Props for festival tent.
  8. Prints
  9. Artist statement handout.

September 12, 2011

September 9, 2011

Top Stitching

"Top Stitching" 
6"x6", oil on hardboard 

Another skirt. I've really been digging in the back of my closet! I love the top stitching on this skirt and the wide waistband. Looks super cute worn with leggings, ballet flats or boots...and my usual t-shirt.

I can't believe that it's already Friday. AND Paint Party Friday! So stop by and see what everyone has been painting this week and make sure to share your painting link on the Paint Party Friday blog.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

September 8, 2011

Red - SOLD

6"x6", oil on hardboard 

Still having fun with these skirts! I think I'll try them in watercolor soon...

September 7, 2011

Working Girl Plaid

"Working Girl Plaid" 
6"x6", oil on hardboard 

This was one of my favorite work skirts...not too long, not too short! Some days I miss getting dressed up to go into the office! I have all these great work clothes that just don't get used any more. Oh well!  

September 6, 2011

School Girl

"School Girl"
6"x6", oil on hardboard

When I see a skirt like this I can't help but think "Back to School." I got a little caught up in the plaid this time, I might give this another try soon.

September 5, 2011

Soft Beauty - SOLD

"Soft Beauty" 
6"x6", oil and collage paper on hardboard  

So, I thought I'd try something different today. I glued some scrapbook paper on hardboard, painted clear gesso over it and painted on top of it all. It was kind-of a nice twist on the usual still life. It was fun to come up with a way to incorporate the paper.

September 1, 2011

Red Velvet - SOLD

"Red Velvet"
6"x6", oil on hardboard 

Yummy! I wish I could eat it, but I want to paint it at least one more time!!