Here’s to prosperity, success, good health and extending kindness to others in 2019.
• 2019 is the year of the pig beginning February 5th in the Chinese Zodiac. The Pig is also associated with the Earthly Branch and the hours 9–11 in the night. In terms of yin and yang, the Pig is yin. In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth. Their chubby faces and big ears are signs of fortune as well. Recent years of the Pig are: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019. I didn't know I was born in the Year of the Pig in 1947 so decided to check out if my personality and accomplishments might resemble the person I am today. You can check yours out as well on the website: https://chinesenewyear.net/zodiac
• I keep my hand in decorating trends from my past career and use the information about the most current paint colors in mind when selecting a painting for a client or in painting a commission piece for a client. Sherwin Williams’ color of the year is "Cavern Clay". You can go to their website and use their color tool to see if a specific color will look like in the room you are decorating. I used a similar color when I have painted wine cave paintings. I’m still partial to the grays they are featuring this year. Most viewed art benefits from this neutral.
Sharing my paintings with others is one of the joys in my life. Educating others about how I paint and the media I use is very important and why I wanted to reach out through this blog. Hope you will add a comment about what you see.