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Monday, March 23, 2015

Things That Hang on Walls

Here are four new originals I just got back from the framer.The framer is also my husband so I am biased...but still - they are perfect. The black and white abstract landscapes are called Slumber & Awake. They are mixed media on vellum using conte crayon, chalk and graphite. The other two are Skinny Legs 1 & 2. These are pen and ink on vellum and dried flowers for the skirts...

Because these are small images imagine them in a setting like a salon wall or consider them for that narrow wall that you just can't figure out how to decorate. Maybe these can carry on their own and make a statement in a small space. Black and white art for minimal spaces and modern and clean style. 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Black and White and Awesome All Over

I've been trying to figure out what works best on a digital download site. I looked at what others do and then thought about the end user. The buyer is printing it out. What color ink is the buyer most likely going to have in the printer? Black of course. Often printers are designed to carry two cartridges of black.  So perhaps offering black and white designs is the way to go...thus I created a series. Just think how great they would looked paired up in a room with bright pillows or a colorful wall?

I have a Pinterest board dedicated to All Things Black and White. Now picture this art displayed like some of these amazing rooms. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A Work in Progress

I started two new abstract landscapes. They have been through many iterations. I wish I shot each version so I would see where I started and where I am now but no I did not. So here we are now. Tomorrow could be another story. 

They are acrylic on wood panel - 11x14. I use many layers because the underneath layers begin to show themselves; like they are trying so hard to peek out beneath the top layers. As if they just want to say "Hey! Notice me!". I have seen consistently that my paintings improve  and become much more interesting when there are more layers. 

I also use a lot of water. Sometimes I water the paint down so much that it leaves an odd shaped blob and I walk away - overnight  - and in the morning I see that it has dried into its own individual shape. It doesn't always work. 

Well - enough chatter...here they are. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Martini's

Several years ago I created a series of original art pieces that were cocktail inspired. Two lemon drops (because they were my FAVORITE cocktail at the time) and two martinis. Then they got licensed onto product like textiles, memo boards, stationary and wall decor. And for awhile they were displayed in my home but I always felt they needed a forever home so I am making them available for sale....I think they need a family. 
Cocktails are fun. Art is fun. Why not cocktail art!

They are 12.5x12.5x2 and expertly framed by my husband - the custom framer. Solid wood floater frame. Ready to hang in your home. 

Here they are in my Tuesday Moon Etsy shop....please share....help out a painting. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Beach Time

I get inspired by views of sand and surf and beach umbrellas and striped towels and all the the wonderful elements that go along with a day at the beach. 

So I created these with the intent that they would also be covered in beach umbrellas in the foreground but as I was painting those layers I didn't like it all! So with a damp cloth I was able to wipe it away as if it never existed. 

Then I added more ocean and used very wet acrylic paints so that I had to wait several hours for it to dry which means I really didn't know what it would look like because sometimes colors run or clump together when they are drying. well - in the morning when I looked I was pleased. And decided - with a second opinion - that the works were indeed done. 

They are 11x14 on wood panel. 

Monday, February 2, 2015

Wine Country

I have designated the first Sunday in February as International Wine Tasting Day. Feel free to join us (Me & Mr. Wine Tasting) in beautiful wine country. I also enjoy good food...in addition to good wine and Healdsburg is a great spot for both. Yesterday we went to The Shed - it's a foodie spot in downtown Healdsburg and it's a visual feast. Cheese, kitchen accessories, table service, coffee, a handful of garden supplies like seeds and gloves...beautiful table linens..chocolate...

So we secured Mr. Happy Puggle - aka McGuyver, on the patio where he got to visit with coffee drinkers and assorted canine patrons and we took a quick trip inside and then came back out with delicious coffee and we sat in the sun. and we got to meet Jax - a terrier mix who's a regular...damn he's cute! 

Here's a few images to remember our most relaxing day. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A Download a Day

I add an image a day to my Etsy digital download site - it's had lots of hits and orders have picked up. I have expanded my subjects and recently added travel

I don't spend a lot of time creating each piece but it's very important that it is done well and that it shows well on the site which is why you can see the image three times. Once framed, then on wall clips and then the whole image. 

Each piece is 300dpi at 8x10  - a jpeg and pdf are included. 

Here are some new downloads. I covered travel, atomic ranch and bikes. Only $5.00 per download or buy two and get a third free. 

Enjoy. And please share!