5"x 7" acrylic on canvas - "Landscape with Orange". I finished this piece a while back, but am finally about to list it. You'll be able to find it in my Etsy shop.
6" x 6" acrylic on canvas - "Sea Storm" - available here
I am in the midst of two days of jury duty and getting the last of my faces done and photographed. In the meantime, here are a few artists and their works I have been admiring recently. enjoy!
Portland Corner One - by Carol Engles
PERSPECTIVES-SANTA FE by Santa Fe Artist Annie O'Brien Gonzales
We are now in the 2nd full week of the new year, and so far I've accomplished not being tempted by chocolate once. My new year's resolutions are going great. Oh also - I haven't created in a quite a while - apparently I'm in a bit of an art rut.
In the meantime, I've browsed the information highway for bits and pieces of inspiration, and I hope maybe what I've found gives your creativity a little boost as well.
Experimenting with acrylic washes
A wash is simply a little bit of paint mixed with something to make it thinner and more transparent. Mix a little bit of acrylic with a bigger bit of water or extender and you've got an acrylic wash. Okay, so it might be a bit more complicated than that, technically speaking....or is it?
I recently decided to try something new, and decided to try incorporating washes into my paintings. The cityscape above started out like this:
In the last few weeks I have been working on small format art pieces, namely ACEOs or "art cards". The results have been quite vibrant and colorful!
The pieces were inspired partially by snippets of views into the forests that grow nearby, further fueled by an artist's vivid imagination.
All ACEOs in this series are original works and are available for purchase.
The Other Side - $100
Even though I'm not the best at unique, catchy titles, I am excited to announce a new series of small canvas paintings - all cosmic or space themed. They will range in size from 3" x 3" square, up to 12" x 12" square. At the moment, I have completed several smaller paintings, which are available for sale.
I will be adding more to this new series in the coming weeks, and I hope to have quite a number of original paintings for you to choose from.
There is a lot of recent buzz on the internet regarding a certain "handmade" vending website and its definition of that word - handmade. It is explained in a Bloomberg article how the CEO of Etsy plans to allow sellers of "handmade" goods to employ factories and other such manufacturers in order to aid in their process.
Today was the deadline for the Maine Art Gallery's Illustrated Passages exhibition - to be shown from August 27th through September 22nd.
The focus of this exhibition is to showcase art that has been produced or which represents a quote taken from literature.
I chose my quotes from three very differing minds: William Shakespeare, Kurt Vonnegut, and Carl Sandburg.
This acrylic canvas painting is based on a Kurt Vonnegut quote - "Time is liquid. One moment is no more important than any other and all moments quickly run away"
I expected to be working on this particular piece for quite a while, but the longest portion of the work was actually in my head. Once I began painting, everything seemed to fall into place.
I'm realizing that it's nearly mid-August, and time to start either gathering or making new pieces for September competitions! I'll be posting ones that I find interesting very soon!
I am a self-taught artist, using my creative and sometimes bizarre mind to come up with colors, shapes and scenes and transferring them from my my mind to a canvas or piece of paper. I love to experiment with different styles, colors, media and shapes in my artwork, so you might find me listing acrylics one week, watercolor the next, and then a mixed media collage after that. I create art because I love it - it makes me happy. I'm here to share that enjoyment with others.