Author Archives: joeblanfordart

About joeblanfordart

I am a painter and mark-maker working primarily in oil and watercolor. While I prefer a vivid, contemporary pallette, my style tends to be representational, drawing inspiration from a multitude of sources including the Balrbizon School and the Impresssionists that followed. Art is a journey and my approach is evolving with each new discovery.

Has it been that long????????

Has it really been that long? I pulled up the blog and it’s been a year since my last post………or at least my last post to this site as I have been posting almost exclusively to Facebook over the last … Continue reading

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Little Free Library

Now here’s a departure….. I had an acquaintance ask if I would accept a commission to paint her Little Free Library Box in a wildflower motif. For a number of reasons, I said yes. I have an upcoming project involving … Continue reading

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Nous sommes de retour de la France!

It’s been awhile since the last post and I’ve got a lot to report! The jet-lag fog is beginning to clear now that we’ve been back from France for over a week and I’ve begun processing the material gathered and … Continue reading

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Happy Easter Post

It’s been a busy Lenten season and tomorrow is Easter………time for serious reflection and contemplation. With tomorrow’s sunrise service this artist’s schedule begins morphing back to something resembling “normal” (whatever that is). The Lenten presentation and the associated art work … Continue reading

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Watercolor Demo Follow-up

Well, the watercolor demo at the Wimberley Valley Art League seemed to go well last night, though the weather depressed the number of attendees below normal. This post will be a shortie in follow-up to the demo. When asked the … Continue reading

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Shows and Demos

It’s been a busy week. Thought I’d take a moment to share some of the recent and upcoming activities I’ve been involved with. First up is the opening of the show with the Hill Country Collective currently displayed at the … Continue reading

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Upcoming Demo

Just a quick note to let everyone know I have been asked to do a watercolor demo at the Wimberley Valley Art League’s monthly meeting this coming Monday, March 10. The meetings are held at the Wimberley Community Center at … Continue reading

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Arezzo Lancer Finished???

Got lots to write about. First, it looks like Arezzo Lancer is about done. I say about                   because, although I signed the canvas, as I post I see a few areas … Continue reading

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Waxing Philosophic

I’m sitting here at Hopp’in House for a grandson’s Birthday party. Funny how things just hit you in a moment of revelation. I have been reading Richard Rohr’s “The Naked Now”, saw a piece on CBS Sunday with Matthew McConaughey … Continue reading

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Arezzo Lancer

Well, one of the dogs woke me up at 4:30 am to go out and , you guessed it, I couldn’t get back to sleep. So I was in the studio around 5:00 and got back to work on Arezzo … Continue reading

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