Sunday, June 29, 2008

ATCs inspired by artist Emily Carr

Recently read a book titled "The Forest Lover" by Susan Vreeland. It's a biographical novel about the Canadian artist Emily Carr who lived from the 1870's to 1945. She traveled to villages and painted scenes of village life and totem poles; eventually, she studied painting in Paris.

I do prefer to paint outdoors, but the air is unhealthy from all the fires in the area (Northern California) so I decided to do some indoor art. Assembled these ATCs (artist trading cards) from matboard, image transfers, gilders paste, hemp cord, a "gold coin", acrylic medium, words cut-out from the book (exciting for a catholic school educated girl!) and a leaf drawn on paper. A fun project!
Artist trading cards are 2.5x3.5", and can be painted, drawn, collaged or whatever the artist chooses.

Monday, June 16, 2008

"Heritage Trails" gallery show

Avenue 9 Gallery in Chico, Ca is sponsoring a group show entitled "Heritage Trails" in which I am showing 2 paintings. The show opens this Friday, Jun 20, with a reception, and runs thru July 26. Lots of great work from area artists, do check it out if you are in the vicinity.
"Sunday Morning at the M & T" oil/masonite, 14x11"
This painting is available thru Avenue 9 Gallery, Chico, Ca.
This painting has SOLD!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Landscape Oil Painting

a p/a from last weekend, entitled "top of River View Drive" 9x12" oil on oil primed Raymar panel.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

sketches and acrylic paintings

(variety is the spice of art)

a forum post on WetCanvas! inspired me to do something different tonite.

made 3 quick thumbnail sketches, then painted 3 aceo's (artist trading cards).
i chose 3 acrylic colors , permanent rose, mars violet and pthalo blue and painted on yupo synthetic paper.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

digital landscape painting

A creation from imagination using Corel "painter essentials 4" software. i like to use my fingers on the touchpad, rather than my digital tablet, like fingerpainting.