This past autumn was a busy time. We held our annual Open Studio Show & Sale and had a whopping good time! So many friends and art lovers came and enjoyed the art in a relaxed atmosphere with tasty appetizers and wine. Then a little over a month later, I showed my work with the resident artists of the 2nd & Blair Artist Studios for the 18th Annual Open House and Holiday Sale. Then, of course, there were the holidays. Now I’m getting back to focusing on creating.
2nd & Blair Studio Sale
Since graduating this summer with my degree in art, I’ve been bit distracted and haven’t focused on art as much as I thought I would, given the extra time that I had. I think it was a decompression reaction to 5 years of school ending. Getting myself geared up to create and trying to resurrect the discipline of being in school, my sweet and supportive partner, Steve, challenged me to complete one piece of art a week for the next year. (Actually, he originally challenged me with one piece a day, which could really teach me some discipline, but I’d rather commit to a quality, complex, and heartfelt piece by creating one a week.) I’m excited about it, as I’m already feeling inspired to stretch my artistic boundaries and see what I find myself creating.
Every Monday I will be posting the piece on the Weekly Challenge page. I will also be putting many of these pieces up for sale at the time that I post — at an introductory price with free shipping! The price will be good for the week of the post.
If you want a smaller or larger print than the one offered or would like it printed on a metallic gallery wrap canvas, or other format please send me an email from the Contact page.
Monday, February 8 – Week 1 of the Art Challenge
For the first week of the challenge, I created Midnight at the Oasis. This print is now for sale on the new Weekly Challenge page where you can see it in it’s entirety and read a little about my process.
Midnight at the Oasis
By Roka Walsh
Dunes at Agate Beach, Oregon