Thursday, March 29, 2012
But how many times have we received a gift that felt empty or simply obligatory? So why give a gift that implies obligatory? Make it special...give ART!
CLASS of 2012 Art!
As that young person you know is celebrating the beginning of a new era in their life...why not give them something that they will cherish for the rest of their life? Give ART!
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Thursday, March 22, 2012
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Thursday, March 15, 2012
Set up a temporary studio on the picnic table in the backyard and soaked up some sun while working on some new paintings.
Drawback of painting outside? Your paint dries faster than you really want it to.
Bonus of painting outside? Besides the obvious of simply BEING outside...both dogs, and one of the indoor cats, Lito, was exploring the great outdoors while I was busy painting away. The chickens are cluckin around scratchin up bugs and such...and I hear the traditional "something is wrong" chicken call. "Baulk BAULK bak bak bak bak". (For those of you who've heard chickens cluck before...you know what this sounds like). Anyway, I looked up and then cracked up when I saw that Lito was "hunting" the chickens...in so much that when the rooster caught wind of the impending pounce did the typical head down charge beak forward in an effort to ward off Lito from his hen pals (... let me just say here that if Lito HAD actually touched one of the chickens he probably would have been shocked by doing so and freaked out in a stunned sorta manner). HILARIOUS!
Just another episode in the domesticated pets meet farm animal variety. Probably not something most folks get to watch from their desk. Gotta love country livin!
Monday, March 12, 2012
This painting is still available for purchase! Click here to view "Arbor" on the online gallery.
Not only is this painting painted onto a part of a tree...but it also represents a sort of flowing between and hedged giving a safe feeling. I love not only how the abstraction of color came out in this piece...but also how the wood itself perfectly frames it in.
Worried about not having enough wall space to add this to your collection? NOT TO WORRY! It's a mini-abstract original measuring only 5.5 inches wide by 4.5 inches tall...AND the BEST part???? It's affordable! With shipping it's less than $36 dollars. YEP!
Purchase "Arbor" for your own collection or give as a gift.
Monday, March 5, 2012
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Of course, I'm sure it's not just me. Trees seem to whisper calm as we stroll by them on a walk through the woods or a hike up a mountain. Inspirational on their own accord.
And google "happy trees" and guess who's artwork appears? Bob Ross. So yes, trees don't just inspire me. :-)
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Which is why I choose to paint on wood. Especially wood that still has the bark intact. It's like putting art on art.
This image above depicts a colorful railway tie that in itself could be hung on ones wall as art. Just something about wood...that inspires me. Nature's art. Love it!
Onward and upward as nature inspires us!