Original Art – Pink Tulips

I am reintroducing paintings that I haven’t shown in a while and todays mixed media work is Pink Tulips. I created it one late winter day in anticipation of spring. The tulips are layered wallpaper painted over with acrylic paint. behind the flowers is various floral pieces of wallpaper with a white wash. The wallpaper leaves have dash marks made with a permanent ink pen. Some stencils are used along with sponges for interest. The quote is from Lucy Maude Montgomery who is the author of the Anne of Green Gables books. If you would love to add this to your collection please contact me.

Original Art For Sale – Aim for the Moon

I made this painting three years ago and so many people say they love it, but the right person hasn’t come along yet to give it a good home. It took quite a while to make because the wings on many of the birds are strips of wallpaper. All the birds are made with wallpaper but I then painted over areas. The owls are, from top to bottom….Great Horned, Snowy, Barn, Saw-Whet and Burrowing with adolescent. The burrow is made with molding paste and acrylic paint. The size is 18 X 24 gallery wrapped canvas. If you are interested and would like to talk about this painting please contact me.

A wise old owl sat on an oak, the more he saw the less he spoke. The less he spoke, the more he heard. Why can’t we all be like that bird?

Original for sale – Home

This large mixed media painting, 20 X 40 just has so much goodness in it. The horse that greets everyone coming down the driveway to the charming old brick home with flower boxes. It has a tree lined driveway. The back pasture has four horses running under a sunset or a sunrise whichever one prefers. Don’t forget the cats and kittens and the garden with various vegetables and sunflowers. A pickup truck to pull your horse trailer is a necessity. This painting was created with many elements, molding paste, acrylic paint, wallpaper and photo paper, a stencil, rubber stamps, ink and shiva oil paintsticks. This is a perfect painting for a narrower wall area as it is only 20 inches wide. The quote at the top of the painting was one of my favorites. Please contact me if you are interested and would like to discuss price.

Home is the nicest word there is. -Laura Ingalls Wilder

Taste the Beauty – Original for Sale

Original for sale, “Taste the Beauty”. It measures 24 inches by 36 inches and is on a gallery wrapped canvas, 1 1/2 inches deep, meaning it hangs nicely on the wall with no frame. It depicts renditions of poppies, hollyhocks, coreopsis, purple asters, daylilies, balloon flowers, salvias and dandelion poofs floating through the air. A spiral sun and a Henry David Thoreau quote nicely adds to the painting, “A Taste for the Beautiful is Most Cultivated out of Doors. The texture and colors on this work of art are fabulous. This is an early piece that has always been a favorite of customers and many have purchased reproductions. Please contact me if you are interested in this large mixed media painting.

Sunny and crisp

It is one of those fall days where the trees are turning and the sun is shining making everything seem glorious. I decided to pull out the Nikon D40 because it is so much easier to do a blog post with, the pictures are all ready to go.

We planted a tree last year that will look like this when it is bigger. I think it is called autumn flame. For the time being though I will enjoy the neighbors.
The geese and ducks have been flying in and flying out. It has been a week since the soy beans were harvested and they have been serious about cleaning up the field for anything that was left behind.
I love these tiny aster blooms. This plant never does get very full because it is beside the cat mint that grows very large. I should move the aster but only if I get around to it.
These mums are so pretty and there were shiny droplets of water on them but it really didn’t come through on the picture.
Ornamental grass in our landscaping. It seems to bloom late and I don’t know if it is supposed to be that way or the dryer vent heat slows it down in the summer. I love the wispy wheat looking spires that wave in the breeze.
I really like the little “pumpkin pie” pumpkins…so cute!
The front bed was just pretty with the sun shining on it. It has the fall colors on it now and some plants are just looking quite puny. Crispy, breezy and sunny days just make me happy!
Making stationary for holiday shows. I always purchase watercolor notecards from Dick Blick, my favorite place to purchase supplies. It is such nice paper that accepts archival ink with my hand carved stamps.
Other cards I have made with my carved stamps, different wreaths. My stamps are very interactive and I also add dots of enamels accents from Wendy Vecchi. They dry so quickly and the drawn lines are made with zig millennium pens. They are waterproof, archival, fade proof.

Anyone who thinks leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day. — Shira Tamir

New Art in Shop and the DIA

This new painting “Under our Feet” is now up in my shop. It can be purchased in three sizes and starts at $30.00. Here is the link to get to the shop.

I have had a full schedule since we visited the Detroit Institute of Arts in July and have so many more great images to share. In August I had three shows and in September I had three also and two events in October. My last outdoor show was October 12th, it was cold! The weather in October is always a crap shoot. I think my joints needed oil like the tin man. I had a new helper this last weekend and I was sorry it was so cold, but we put three sides up on the tent and kept the wind out pretty well. Joan was such a trooper and a great helper and we had a good time. Roanoke Indiana has some great shops that people should visit, it is a nice town and the art show is very well organized. My next show is not until Saturday November 30th in Noblesville, IN at the Hoosier Artisan Boutique. I am looking forward to having time in the studio to create.

The next paintings that I am showing are well known American Artists.
This was my first to see Andy Warhol up close and personal. The well know Mao Tse Tung painting. It was larger than life and very neat.
Self Portraits by Andy Warhol
You can find more out about Andy Warhol from the Andy Warhol museum site. It is located in Pittsburg, PA.
The next American Painter is Andrew Wyeth and you can find out more about him at his official site.
This was a portrait of his very close friend and his lobster boots stood in for the actual person. Very interesting, I am sure that this person is known for wearing these boots.
Georgia O’Keefe, different from what she is known for with her huge and closeup flowers. I did like the simplicity of this barn.
I was not familiar with this artist and loved his style. The shadow play and geometric rugs. He was also a photographer and painter. Here is more information about Charles Sheeler.
That’s it for now friends. Have an artful day, make something – it reduces stress.