Fresh of the easel, here is my newest painting: Tired Heart. It is 30"x40", acrylic. I hope you enjoy it!
For further details, please see my work on Saatchi.
And here is how it would look in a room:
There is still time to buy art if you're looking for a fresh gift idea. Never owned an original painting? You might just get hooked! I have a studio full of dramatic statement pieces, lively abstracts and fresh landscape paintings (to bring the outdoors in during our long winter). Email me if you'd like to stop and browse through my studio or message me if there's something you know you'd like to purchase. No tax and I offer payment plans.
"Entwined" and "Nude from behind" $1000 each.
"Peonies and phlox" $450, "Cedar in the evening" $450, "Cosmos with tipped chair" $425, "Bowman Swamp" $1000.
Finished! This painting is called "Entwined." These are some black locust trees on our yard that twist and turn and tangle together. I have always adored them. Living sculptures.
36"x36" / acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas / $1000.
So I had seen another artist post this (I can't remember who) and I thought it looked like a book I needed to read. It is called: ART/WORK: Everything You Need to Know (and Do) As You Pursue Your Art Career. If I had my pick I'd stay in the studio all day long and not deal with the business stuff one iota. But we all know that is completely unrealistic. Darn > : P How about you? What are your favourite art business books? What's the most important thing you've learned?
what it looks like today.
I'm not sure if the progress shots are getting tiring or not. I know some people enjoy seeing works in progress and others are like "just post the darn thing when it's done!" : ) Anyway...tomorrow: midtones. Acrylic / 36"x36"
It's been too long since I offered up a little "ARTLOVE". So just wondering, who is an artist, or more specifically a painting, you are loving right now? Of course, we could list hundreds but just choose one : ) I'm spotlighting "Pastries" by John Azoni. Isn't it lush?
So today I finished the drawing to the level I wanted and began blocking in the light areas. I am just loving the tangle of branches. At this stage I don't want to leave the studio but alas, I've got other responsibilities too ; ) Soon!
In the five+ years I've been blogging, this may be the first time I've posted something truly non art-related. I saw this tonight and am sharing. I am warning you that it is horrific but also honest. Just maybe someone out there who drinks and drives will happen to watch this and who knows... it might happen to affect them in such a way that it will save somebody's life. Yep. Probably a long shot but you gotta try.
Tomorrow, back to my tree progress.
Peace : )
So I'm getting back to the studio tomorrow to begin a large tree painting (feeling excited) but in the meantime, I wanted to show you a sample of some of my small paintings in case you might be looking to brighten your wall, or someone else's space. If there's anything you're interested in or would like me to send some pictures of, just ask! I deliver everywhere : )
Puffy cloud with a puffy chickadee. A common bird but I sure love their form! And I'd like to invite you to the Christmas HandMade Market this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Honsberger Estate Winery in Jordan, Ontario. The market runs daily from 11-4 daily. If you enjoy buying local, this is the place to find fine artisans, beautiful craftsmanship, food, wine... all in one place. I will be offering my small paintings for these three days at a very special market price of $50. So if you've had your eye on something, now is the time to buy it! Shop, sip and savour!
6"x6" / oil on canvas / $99 (includes free shipping worldwide)
Last night my daughter and I had the pleasure of attending the opening for Barbara Muir's latest show. It was such a treat to see Barbara's luscious new paintings in the flesh (so to speak : ). If you are not familiar with her work, please check out her blog. Her show is at Studio Vogue Gallery in Toronto and runs till November 29th. Check it out here.
Also, it's HandMade Market time! Definitely a seasonal highlight. Please consider this your personal invitation if you are in the area. I will have my small daily oil paintings for sale. Food, wine, and 80+ vendors will be at Honsberger Estate Winery in Jordan, Ontario (Canada).
"Breakfast in bed". Yep! This is the last progression shot. Same painting. Interesting how they evolve isn't it? Below is how it last looked when I shared. This piece is 30"x30" on gallery wrapped canvas. For further info, you can see SaatchiArt.
Below is how it would look in a room:
And in other things that make me happy: interesting colour drips on my studio floor.