Saturday, February 28, 2009
There are a couple of ways to participate you can just send the media you would like to donate to:
Tunes 4 the Troops
P. O. Box 2008
Cleveland, TN 37320
Or you can become a collection center or donate money. What a great way to spread some happiness!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
These are ACEOs (for those of you not familiar with the tern it stands for Artist Card Edition or Original and it must measure 2.5 x 3.5 inches)
The yellow border is just a virtual mat.
I was experimenting with dabs of thick paint using a fully loaded brush. You need to really plan ahead with your color placement. As I expected they look better from a distance and I expect that this style will lend itself very effectively to certain subject matter.
Monday, February 23, 2009
The Teacher/Student show opens there this weekend and the evening will be capped off with Open Mike Blues Night.
Saturday is also the day for dropping off entries in the HSA Mid-Winter Show.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Laurence painted Alaska and studying his work is a great way to learn how to paint snow.
This piece is based on his painting Wet Weather in Juneau.
Mine is 5x7" on ampersand board.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
After a week or milder weather we are in the middle of another snow event. Theres about 3 inches of fresh 'lake effect' on the ground with more expected. But the Home and Garden Shows are going on and the grocery store is featuring primroses so I thought I might try some flower aceos. Each of these is done in a different style.
The pussy willows are in a more formal asian/zen motif; the tulips in a traditional fresh garden 'spring is here!' look and the modern, dramatic roses in a contemporary style. I wasnt sure about the roses but have to confess they are my favorites now. The green sure loves those orange tones.
Buy one now!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
I've been tagged by Karen Phipps in her blog. If you haven't seen her work click on her name to link to her blogsite. She does beautiful work.
The rules of the Blogger's Tag game are:
1. put a link in your posting about the artist that tagged you.
2. write 5 -7 unusual things about yourself.
3. tag 5 - 7 other bloggers and let them know.
I am tagging these six artists - I know you will enjoy thier blogs!
1. A wonderful miniature artist Melody Lamb who paints terrific ACEOs
2. Clare Carnell a terrific artist and new blogger
3. From the Netherlands, Karel Tuinart who paints brillantly simple still lifes
4.Karen Koch an ACEO artist and Queen of networking
5. Debra Bures and husband the potter Stephen, gallery owner, blogger documenting life in the Cuyahoga Valley
6. Collage artist Shirley Ende Saxe
Putting this list together was harder than I thought it would be. Here are seven things you may not know about me:
1.When I was a pre-schooler my mother took me to audition for the show Art Linkletter's House Party - but I didn’t get on; they said I talked too much.
2. My father helped build the World Trade Center. Years later his wife's niece died in the second tower.
3. I am a Signature member of the National Collage Society.
4. I once worked as part of a legal team and my main task was jury selection.
5.I went all through Catholic Schools… even college.
7. I love movies. But I hardly ever watch a movie more than once.
exactly which one is needed and when.
and the pot... well you've had it so long you can't even remember where exactly where it came from.
Here's to old friends!
ACEO 2.5 x 3.5"
Friday, February 13, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
We're expecting to have temperatures in the 40s today. Compared to the weather of the past few weeks if will seem like a heat wave. This little guy has his feathers all puffed up in an effort to stay warm on a 3 degrees morning.
Thinking of things tropical.... painting this image was a group challenge on Wet Canvas. The photo was of a fabulous tropical flower. I had some paper I wanted to try - shell paper made from ground up sea shells. It has little mica like flakes in it and is very textured like grass cloth. I used watercolor pencils and the paper stood up to many washes.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
and Second place ribbons in Cityscape and Seascape.
A big thank you to all who took the time to vote and to Wendy for organizing the contest. It was a huge undertaking with over 900 entries.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
I painted it on gessoed hardboard - is 9x 12"
Sunday, February 1, 2009
This is an ACEO that will be listed on ebay.