Thursday, November 29, 2012
Hello, I painted this a few days ago from a set up. I really don't drink wine or champagne but I grab up the bottles to paint. This is acrylic on a 8 x 10 canvas, I really like the deep rich green color of the bottle. Starting to give some thought to a competition piece for February, this is at a local gallery and the theme is Shakespeare. So many things to choose from, my head is swimming. Thank you so much for visiting, love reading your comments.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Hi there, This little painting measures 4" x 12", painted on a stretched canvas with painted edges. I am hanging this in my studio for the month of December, hoping smaller paintings like this may sell for Christmas. Contact me if you are interested in purchasing it at email@example.com Lots going on with this one, another mixed media painting. I can't believe it is time to start shopping for Christmas as it is just weeks away. I hope you will consider buying something handmade this year for someone you love. Have a wonderful day
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
Hi there, Artworks is based in Cincinnati Ohio, they do many many things and among them are painting large murals on the sides of buildings downtown. Secret Artworks is their big fundraiser that they have once a year. Artist submit 5" x 7" paintings unsigned and people attend the event paying $100 and that includes appetizers, drinks and they get to choose one of our little paintings. You don't know who the artist is until you choose your painting and the information is on the back. I have donated paintings to the event for the last 4 years. The event was tonight so I think it's ok to show you my little paintings. I did submit 2 paintings to Representative Beck's holiday card contest. Last year I won and this year one of my paintings took an honorable mention. The opening was Monday night and the paintings will hang for about a month in the Mason Community Center on Mason Montgomery Rd. Stop by and see the show if you are in the area. He went in a very different direction this year and chose a sketch of a bare tree with a single ornament hanging on it. Have a great weekend.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Hi, I am working on a few smaller paintings to sell in my studio during the Christmas season. I think it is hard to choose art for someone else but I think if they are priced right they make nice gifts. I will have this painting on here for a week or so with a buy now option, after that I will take it to my studio if it doesn't sell by then. This cute little painting measures 4" X 12" on a stretched canvas with painted edges so you do not need a frame. You can purchase it through paypal for $60, shipped only within the continental US.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Hi there, This is another new painting enjoying the process of mixed media. I applied the patterned paper, painted the bridal gown and added a raised pattern with a stencil and finished off the edges and pattern with metallic gold. This is painted on a 10" X 20" stretched canvas that is 1 1/2" deep. The art show in Indian Hill was a fun event. We had a good crowd Friday night with yummy food and Saturday though quieter was a great time to visit with the other artists. I sold 2 paintings, I of course of hoping for more but it just seems to be a tough time to sell art. However I just keep creating it because that is what I do and I love it so.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Hi Friends, This is quite different for me and I like it. I have been playing around lately with some mixed media. I applied a patterned paper to the canvas first then applied texture with medium. I painted on my pear and then with a stencil added the raised vine pattern on the right and lastly used metallic gold paint on the edges and the raised vine. I have worked very hard for years to learn to paint in a very traditional style however I am just having a ball with this. I can do both, right? I don't want to get too crafty but I think I can add some of this and still show that I can paint. What do you think? This is painted on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas. Hope you enjoy it, there will be more to follow. lol Tomorrow I hang my art for the Indian Hill Fine Art Collectors Weekend, the show is