Monday, November 7, 2011
I can't believe it's been a year since my last Altar Screen painting! So I decided to do another one in a Folk Art Tattered Saint style. It has three "panels" divided by arches, with a saint or angel on each side separated by flora and fuana. You can see my current paintings for sale by clicking**HERE**.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Well, I guess the Christmas shopping season is officially here. It seems I went to bed on Halloween and woke up to Christmas according to every T.V. ad and online store. So I am in overdrive now creating Saints and Angels....that means I will not be wearing any decent item of clothing that is not covered in paint until the week of Christmas,lol! Here are two of my newest creations,available on Ebay with a starting bid of .99, more to come! You can see my current paintings for sale by clicking**HERE**.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Okay, I'm really loving Spencerian style right now. The fluid lines and flourishes are so calming to me,and I've always had a love of drawing/painting birds since I was very young. This is my newest bird painting available on Ebay. I've listed this one as a Buy It Now or Best Offer, and ALL offers will be considered,lol....so if you're in the market for some nature inspired art-Spencerian style, go check it out! You can see my current paintings for sale by clicking**HERE**.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Okay, I'm not sure how to title this piece....I never know how to categorize my style of painting, and I really don't like trying. But anyway, here it goes.....Primitive Modern, Mixed Media, Tattered Renaissance,Earthy, Geologic original grungy Folk Art,Expressionist, Impressionist portrait painting! Well, that's not a practical title, I know,but it's all the styles/genres I love and enjoy painting. I try to incorporate a little bit of each one into my artwork. You can see my current paintings for sale by clicking**HERE**.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Spencerian Script is a script style that flourished in the United States from 1850 to 1925.
Platt Rogers Spencer, whose name the style bears, was impressed with the idea that America needed a penmanship style that could be written quickly, legibly, and elegantly to aid in matters of business correspondence as well as personal letter-writing.
Spencerian Script was developed in 1840, and began soon after to be taught in the school Spencer established specifically for that purpose. He quickly turned out graduates who left his school to start replicas of it abroad, and Spencerian Script thus began to reach the common schools. Spencer never saw the great success that his penmanship style enjoyed because he died in 1864, but his sons took upon themselves the mission of bringing their late father's dream to fruition.
This they did by publishing and distributing Spencer's unpublished book, Spencerian Key to Practical Penmanship, in 1866. Spencerian Script became the standard across the United States and remained so until the 1920s when the spreading popularity of the typewriter rendered its use as a prime method of business communication obsolete. (Wikipedia)
I've always loved the flourished Spencerian style birds and animals,so elegant. I used to paint Spencerian birds years ago, and had the urge to re-visit this style with three new paintings,including one Halloween theme. I will be listing these on Ebay tonight. You can see my current paintings for sale by clicking**HERE**.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
This little painting is available on Ebay and ends tonight. Sorry for the short post, I'm working on several projects and have about a million ideas in my head,lol.You can see my current paintings for sale by clicking**HERE**.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
This is my latest "portrait painting", featuring a woman holding a spray of roses. This piece has a soft and diffused finish to it, although it is not coming through in the photo. For some reason it photographed a little harsh, and I took several photos at different times of day in different light (this is the best I could do). So much prettier in person! 16 x 20 stretched staple free canvas. It's available on Ebay now,along with a few other new pieces. You can see my current paintings for sale by clicking**HERE**.
Friday, June 3, 2011
A dear collector submitted my mixed media painting "Creole Woman" to Nashville Arts magazine! It is featured in the "My Favorite Painting" article ,p. 86, in the June issue! You can see it and read the lovely article by clicking**HERE**.
I also have two new paintings available on Ebay now....1)"Portrait of a Woman", and 2) "Tattered Saint".....more to come!
Thursday, June 2, 2011
I've been trying to think of new ways to incorporate my love of art history into my paintings, and as I was flipping through some fine art catalogs in my collection, I decided to use the glossy pages of prints featuring old master paintings. In this piece, I used prints of "A Dutch Harbour Scene" by Thomas Heeremans 1660-1697 for the skirt of the dress, and "A River Landscape With Three Huntsman With Their Dogs" by Pieter Meulener 1602-1654 for other areas of the dress and accents. This mixed media painting includes moody colors, subtle textures, layers of papers, and an "aged" finish for a tattered renaissance look, 6 x 12 stretched canvas. It's available on Ebay now, You can see my current paintings for sale by clicking**HERE**.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
As I continue studying art history, I will be painting as I go and posting the inspiration piece if possible. My purpose is not to copy the paintings from the great masters, but to learn from their technique, history, and passion. I will be adding my own touches, and changing elements in my interpretation as a mixed media Folk Art piece. My newest painting "Portrait of a Woman,with Bird", was inspired by "Head of a Mulatto Woman" by Joanna Mary (Boyce) Wells, 1861,shown below. My version includes the use of artist papers to make the many layers of the dress. It is available on Ebay now. You can see my current paintings for sale by clicking**HERE**.
Friday, March 25, 2011
I have a few drawer fronts from a vintage dresser that I've been wanting to paint, and this is the first piece. Mixed media,layers of paint,torn paper,and I added a decorative trim moulding with a pretty carving to the top and bottom. This is for sale on Ebay now.You can see my current paintings for sale by clicking**HERE**.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
I love willow trees! I'm hoping to plant one this year, maybe two :) Anyway, this is my newest mixed media painting. Full of yummy texture, bits of paper as the leaves, protected with artist grade sealer, 16 x 20 stretched canvas. My plan was to create a quick, simple landscape painting. But, I had to keep adding texture, layering paint, and decided to tear tiny bits of paper for the leaves (which pretty much rendered my hands useless for the rest of the day,lol!) This is currently listed on Ebay. You can see my current paintings for sale by clicking**HERE**.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
I am currently studying Western Art History and Figure Studies, concentrating on Renaissance and Folk Art. I love to combine these two styles in my work. I will be painting as I study and research these areas of art, and posting new work as they are completed, along with the painting that ispired the piece if available. Sometimes my paintings will look very similar to the ispiration piece, or not at all....sometimes a painting will spark an idea for whatever reason. This is a learning process for me, and I thought I would share it with my followers who love art as much as I do!
This painting is a mixed media Folk Art piece, with several layers of paper making up the texture and clothing, and is currently listed on Ebay. You can see my current paintings for sale by clicking**HERE**.