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?

World Bee Day

Today is World Bee Day, it is bringing attention to the important pollinators of the world.
We need them.
So instead of slapping and killing and poisoning these little creatures, take care of them, they serve a real purpose.
Click here for more information.
I created this painting titled “Save Us” to bring attention to the bees. Twelve flowers that attract bees……(there are also many more) and a bee is perched on each. The flowers, starting at the top and left to right. Black-eyed Susans, Sunflower, Golden Rod, Globe Thistle, Cat Mint, Liatris, Cone Flower, Butterfly Bush, Bee Balm, Sedum, Coral Bells, White Crocus. To purchase a print of this painting click here. $30.00 plus shipping and also the 24 X 30 original is available for purchase. Message me if you are interested.

I Needed Flowers

This painting was made during the coldest, cold snap that I can remember and that was on record for our area. One day I needed to paint some flowers and started grabbing some colors. They turned out to be the primarys and those make such bright happy pictures. Something that would surely brighten your wall. The original is just a 6 X 6 canvas with 1 1/2 sides. I paint flowers on all four of the sides and it is so fun. I will be uploading the prints to my shop. When they are available the prints can be purchased in three sizes. a 4 X 6 blank note card, a 10.5 X 10.5 print and 7.5 X 7.5 print.

Surviving the Cold

Throughout the day I am going to share my paintings that I have been working on since our cold, cold snap. Our temps are going up today and even though it was way too cold, it was so sunny. That was deceiving. Yesterday one of my cats was putting up a fuss at the window and there was a little bird all huddled against the house with the feathers ruffling in the wind. I was afraid it was dead but luckily it was close to my dryer vent. I turned on the dryer to see if it would get warmed up. Eventually it started moving his head, then standing up and then it flew off, hopefully finding a little warmer spot. Sunday it is supposed to be 50 degrees! Crazy but welcome. This little painting, I am repurposing. I used this canvas in 2015 and decided that it could be better. It had a little birds nest so I turned it into a fox burrow and I had planned to do a curled up fox so here it is, “Fox Burrow”. I love that background green, it is from Target and called Seaweed. I have been building my inventory for the art fair shows. My season starts in April and I have lots of ideas.

More new paintings and one Super Hero

This special man with his penetrating eyes and windblown hair has been added to my store. He is eternal so he always has a permanent spot in the shop. Super Hero Jesus, a unique and special painting and it can be found here.

A new painting for Christmas 2018, That Special Night. The Nativity in mixed media and yes…a cat! All that straw, has to draw the mice. This sweet picture can be found here.

A new painting titled, The Circle of Love. A pink painting with white texture marks and a more pink daisy. It can be found here in the store.

I made this star painting and donated it to the LeChic holiday market for the Festival of Trees . The Tree will be displayed and then auctioned off. The title of this painting is; You Get a Gold Star. It can be found here.

 

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Hello *Artists Needed*

I have just one person registered for this Fridays- Find Your Creative Joy Workshop -October 26th. I have room for 11. I would love to pass the technique of mixed media on to others plus it is in a wonderfully historic building.

But if you were holding back because you really wanted to make the flowers, I am ok with that too. We can have both going on at the same time, just as long as we are making something.

Showing the beautiful paintings that the artists made on Sunday. They told me they didn’t have much experience with art!

It is four hours of art therapy, and using the other side of your brain. Painting is therapeutic, and after a long week of doing what you do, you need that. I will bring canvases for both paintings, bring along a friend and have some fun. Here is the link to sign up…….Sign Up.

The next pictures show the sides of the canvases.

 We use the whole canvas and wrap it around. Please join the fun, and I make some mean cookies!

 

Revamping an early canvas

This is an early canvas that had some damage to the pieces that were attached. I decided that instead of it just sitting in a box I would revamp it. There are still some elements on it but it is getting an almost complete makeover.

I love Prussian Blue and iridescent gold paint. I received some wallpaper books and had the best time picking out the papers for the petals. I love the texture of the swirls, it adds to the pizazz of it.

The scallops have been brightened and extends to both sides. The line painting at the bottom also extends to the sides. I have some other elements to add but it will soon be in the shop to purchase a print or a note card. I am happy with the redo and think it is cheerful.

Artsy news

This weekend, September 22 is Art at the Riverside in Leo Indiana. I grabbed this picture off the website and it must have been taken by a drone. It is a great show, you can see the parking then cross Schwartz road, the food trucks and live music then the artists. My tent is the very last one one the point at the bottom. Booth #16 I am looking forward to Saturday….I have seen two temps. 67 degrees or 74 degrees and sunny!!! Come out, see us, buy some one of a kind art. Riverside Gardens, Leo Indiana, 14701 Schwartz Road. 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

I will be bringing this painting out this Saturday. I have been saving it but decided to make it available. “Evening on the Porch.

Vincolet Art and Wine Festival, Sept. 8 and 9, 2018. This was my view on friday, Sept. 7 while putting up the tent. Just a beautiful place. I was so looking forward to this show. Only 60 artists but a great following, and I understand customers make a point to come to this show.

Hurricane Gordon decided to dump his rain on the Cincinnati area. We had a few brave souls walking around but the rain just was coming down very steadily. They closed the show at 5pm and I went to get the car and it was stuck in the field.

I had to disengage the traction control and it took 5 men to push it out, the ground was that saturated. Last year, I was doing St. James Court in Louisville and another hurricane decided to stay over the show on Sunday flooding our booths, what were the chances? Oh the life of an art fair artist. My helper Margaret and I were happy to report that no art or prints were damage, that is a success story.

These grapes were very aromatic.

Right now I have a gallery show and sale at the Juxtapose shop in Elkhart. It will be up through the first week of October. It opened on the 13th of September and I was delighted to be there. It was for the monthly Elkhart Art Walk. This is my art in the front window.

The others hanging in the shop. All the originals, prints and cards are for sale.The address for Juxtapose is 208 South Main Street, Elkhart, IN. Very cute shop!

I am an animal lover. This painting…Unconditional Love…..was created as the partner for Cat Love. This is a limited edition print up to 2000 and for every 10.5 X 10.5 print sold I give Animal Care and Control $5.00. The print can be found in my shop. During the Three Rivers Art in the Park I had a person stop in my tent who is from the Black Pine Animal Sanctuary. She had mentioned that they have many items that can be used from the animal, like snake skins and bear fur which caught my interest and could be used for a mixed media painting.. She mentioned that they are also having a fundraiser called Lions and Tigers and Beer in October. I will be picking up the wild animal ephemera and dropping off a print for their auction.

Cat Love-the partner to Unconditional Love. Click here to purchase.

 

The idea using the bear fur and snake skin came from this painting….That’s Life….This is an actual abandoned birds nest from my bushes. It had been abandoned and it just needed to be added into a painting. I will let you know what I come up with. Click here to purchase.

I have added a Holiday Show, Le Chic Holiday Market for Nov./December. It will be at the Coliseum on Nov. 30/December 1.

 

My Shows through the end of the year.

Art at the Riverside Sept. 22

Renaissance at Roanoke Oct. 13

Wunderkammer November 1

Le Chic Holiday Market Nov. 30/December 1

Wunderkammer December 13.

Find your Creative Joy Workshops October 21 and 26

Find your Creative Joy Workshops

The two paintings above are the examples we are going to work with in the classes.  I want to share the joy of creating with Mixed Media.  It is great fun.  Get a group together and have a creative night out. Just $75.00 for a four hour workshop. Join me at the Decatur IN, Pennsy Depot.  October 21 or 26.  Click here save your spot for Sunday. Click here to save your spot for Friday.

Workshop Paintings-Here’s what we are doing

This colorful floral painting will be the example for the Sunday October 21st Workshop. The mediums that are going to be used are: wallpaper, gel medium, acrylic paint, acrylic ink, bronze leaf and adhesive. It will be on a 6 X 6 gallery wrapped canvas with 1 1/2 inch sides to paint on too. I have had many inquiries about it so grab your place. All supplies are provided, just bring your imagination. Click here to sign up.

This 5 X 7 canvas is the example for the Friday October 21st workshop. Acrylic paint, wallpaper, acrylic ink, gel medium, oil paint sticks are the mediums that will be used for this little painting. These two paintings are a perfect first step. Mixed media is fun and forgiving. If you don’t like an area on the painting you just paint over it. These paintings are perfect sizes for a four hour workshop. If you are looking for something creative to do with friends sign up. It is a laid back, stress free atmosphere. Use a different part of your brain especially if you work in business, truck driving, computers, surgery, etc. Click here to sign up…..I would love to meet you. Let’s have some fun!