Huntington Beach Library Exhibition

Huntington Beach Library Exhibition

I had a wonderful opening for my one woman show “Stampede” this last Saturday, October 5th 2013 in The Corner Gallery at the Huntington Beach Central Library. The gallery is a beautiful room with two walls of floor to ceiling windows overlooking a plumeria garden, pond and a beautiful park. The light from the skylight […]

Christmas Past

Posted by on Dec 29, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
Christmas Past

Christmas time is full of nostalgia. Seven years ago when we moved into our house I bought new Christmas decorations, pretty flowers, butterflies, color coordinated bulbs all sized to fit a 8 foot tree. It’s a beautiful tree when it’s all decked out, I wanted it to look like a fancy one at the mall […]

Tax Lady

Posted by on Dec 20, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
Tax Lady

I don’t think I’m going to get my Eagle painting done before tax season gets started in January. I have two paintings going and I’m pretty darn sure I’m not going to get either one of them done. This year went by so fast. The whole summer and fall devoted to making, selling and promoting […]

Taxes and Holidays

Posted by on Dec 18, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
Taxes and Holidays

Hello! No Painting Today… I’ve been busy with my “other job,” income taxes. Today was the last day to file if you had an extension of time to get your taxes completed. I like tax season and the extension deadlines because I get to be busy with work and see people I haven’t seen in […]

Like a Circle in a Spiral, Like a Wheel Within a Wheel

Posted by on Dec 16, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
Like a Circle in a Spiral, Like a Wheel Within a Wheel

Last night I woke up at 1:10 and could not go back to sleep. Kevin saw on the internet that if you can’t sleep try stretching your toes out and then curling them back over and over until you fall asleep. I’ve tried this before and it worked pretty well. Last night not so much. […]

Is Ambition Something You Can Catch?

Posted by on Dec 13, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
Is Ambition Something You Can Catch?

I’m working so much right now it feels like tax season. The new routine is get up at 5:30 post an etsy listing on facebook, twitter, and pinterest. Exercise for an hour. Feed the cats. Get ready and go to the office. Work is split between taxes and clients, painting, promotional work, printing prints for […]

Obsessions

Posted by on Dec 10, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
Obsessions

I love my yard. We moved into our house in January 2005. The previous owner John, was a true gardner, he loved his yard. He planted plumeria and roses, perennials and annuals. He cultivated orchids of all colors. Our neighbor, Oscar was a good friend of Johns and together they cross bred different plumeria for […]

Let’s Splurge

Posted by on Dec 9, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
Let’s Splurge

It’s Thursday painting class again. Yay! Today was treat day. Joan brought homemade chocolate chip cookies, she loves to bake. The next door neighbor to the art gallery is a caterer and she brought us angel food cake and oatmeal cranberry cookies that were still warm from the oven. I’ve been on a strict diet […]

Losing Friends

Posted by on Dec 8, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
Losing Friends

My ADP rep Linda Pomier stopped by the office today with a trainee to give me a new stylus for my ipad, (very cool), and some information about new programs the company is promoting. The trainee, sorry I don’t remember her name, asked me why I started painting wildlife. I said, “I don’t know?” Those […]

Still excited

Posted by on Dec 7, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
Still excited

I’m still excited about Monday’s radio blog show where I hope to keep my foot out of my mouth. But today I must do tax returns. Monday is the tax deadline for many entities like Corporations and Partnership business. So it’s off to work I go. Yesterday was Thursday painting class and I started a […]

Perfect Christmas Lunch

Posted by on Dec 6, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
Perfect Christmas Lunch

Today was our once a year painting class Christmas Lunch. What a day! We went to the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach and spent 2 wonderful hours eating designer food and talking. A bit expensive for lunch but what a nice view and it’s only once a year. Most of us in class have […]

Keeping my chin up.

Posted by on Dec 2, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
Keeping my chin up.

I made a decision a couple of weeks ago to not give away my power to anyone anymore. Which to me means staying up at night worrying about the things people do. I’m talking about people I know, close to me, not people I read about and wonder how the heck they could be so […]

Holiday Boutique

Posted by on Nov 26, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
Holiday Boutique

Well hello out there. Thanksgiving is past and the Winter holidays are nearly here. I participated in a Holiday Boutique a couple of weeks ago. The show benefited the Second Chance Pet Adoption and I think they did do pretty well for the pets. My friend Jennifer and I worked hard for weeks preparing painting […]

Hello again

Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
Hello again

So I haven’t posted anything lately. When I mentioned that statement to my husband about a week ago he said, “And we all thank you very much.” So I figured if my husband doesn’t even want to read my posts they probably aren’t missed. But here I am. I’ve got my happy face on and […]

Back in the Market Place

Posted by on Oct 2, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
Back in the Market Place

I’m putting together prints of Paintings for a holiday boutique set for November. I haven’t been in a art show in 10 years. I’m excited about the show but I have no idea how to anticipate what people will want to buy. I’ll bring greeting cards, prints of original artwork, nature photos and Christmas Cards […]

A Different Kind of Day

Posted by on Sep 27, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
A Different Kind of Day

Last Thursday I had hoped to use today as a splurge day instead of painting. I was going to take the day off, do something fun, go to the spa. Turns out, my sister in law Carole was unexpectedly scheduled for surgery this morning. Carole lives and works in Santa Monica, we live by Disneyland. […]

Brush Fetish

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
Brush Fetish

I love a one brush day. I’m talking painting now. If I get done painting for the day and I go to wash up my brushes and realize there is only one dirty brush I know it was a spectacular painting day. I do have to find the right brush to begin with but after […]

New Paintings Coming Soon

Posted by on Sep 18, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
New Paintings Coming Soon

I picked up the digital copies of my newest painting from the photographer today. He did a great job and worked quick. I took him two other paintings that had never been photographed and he finished digital files for those. I sent the files to my son Dan so he could cut them up and […]

New Date for Blog Radio

Posted by on Sep 17, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
New Date for Blog Radio

Well the blog radio show didn’t happen today as planned. The host was ill. The show is rescheduled for next Monday September 24 at 6 pm EST. My friend Greg called me and disguised his voice like he was from the radio show and fooled me into thinking someone else was going to do the […]

Lost in Painting Land (I hope)

Posted by on Sep 15, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
Lost in Painting Land (I hope)

It’s Saturday morning I’m planning on painting all day, unless it gets so hot I can’t sit out in the sun room. I usually don’t notice the weather when I paint but it’s been really hot and I don’t have air conditioning out in my painting room. I hope to get lost in my painting […]

Blog Spot Radio interview

Posted by on Sep 14, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
Blog Spot Radio interview

Monday September 17th 2012 at 3pm ET I am going to be interviewed on blog radio Monday September 17, at 3pm ET. Please listen and tell me what you think. This will be a first radio show appearance for me since I was 5. I hope I don’t sound like a nervous artist. I have […]

What do People think I’m saying?

Posted by on Sep 13, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
What do People think I’m saying?

I’ve been painting 28 years. When I first painted wildlife I had time to promote my work. I entered art contests, joined wildlife groups, made contacts and participated in art shows. It was hard work but I did make progress commercially. After a while I spent more and more time working in my tax office […]

Chloe, the Exotic Wild Cat

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
Chloe, the Exotic Wild Cat

This is Chloe! Isn’t she beautiful! I received my sponsor package from Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary this week along with a picture of Chloe a rescued American Bob Cat. Inspiration for Wildlife Art by: Laura Curtin According to the Sanctuary, Chloe arrived at Forever Wild on June 21, 2009 at an approximate age of […]

Thursday is the Wildest Week Day

Posted by on Sep 7, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
Thursday is the Wildest Week Day

Have you read the saying, “The worst day fishing, surfing, (insert your passion here), is better than the best day working? That’s the way I feel about Thursday morning painting class. I’ve been going to Barbel’s Art Studio in Huntington Beach on Thursday mornings for more than 20 years. We’ve lost a few students over […]

Keep Going

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
Keep Going

Saturday I painted 7 hours and today, Sunday, an additional 5 so I have a good start on the new painting. If you look at my Etsy site you’ll see I’ve painted many different animals, felines, primates, canines, birds and the lone elephant. I wanted to paint something totally different this time. So I decided […]

Took Time Off

Posted by on Aug 29, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
Took Time Off

I took this weekend off from working. No painting, no etsy, no blogging, no taxes. Actually that last sentence is a lie. Saturday morning I updated esty listings and it’s Sunday night and I’m writing this blog. But I didn’t paint and I didn’t do anybody’s taxes. I will do both of those things tomorrow. […]

Welcome To Laura’s Wildlife

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
Welcome To Laura’s Wildlife

Thank you for visiting my new blog! My name is Laura Curtin. I am a Southern California Wildlife Artist who takes pride in craftsmanship and realism. I combine my natural artistic ability with extensive research for my wildlife painting projects. Working predominantly with oils, my paintings depict wildlife in their habitats. Each painting tells a […]

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