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Monday, October 10, 2016

The Do Over

I had this spare 30x40 wood panel substrate that was begging me for a painting. But you know I paint small so this was going to be a challenge. 

  • The first iteration was a striped landscape. It felt forced.
  • The second iteration was better but dark and lacked energy. 
  • The third iteration nearly didn't make it but when I had the mixed media details of charcoal and conte crayon plus the paint splatters in the foreground it worked. Yes! I had success.  

I had to listen to my inner critic here and to tell myself that if it didn't feel good then to continue working on it. Simply put - if you don't like the painting you have nothing to lose by continuing to work on it. If you don't work on the painting what is the alternative? It sits in your studio and does nothing - pleases no one and has no life. 

And now it goes to the photographer for a high res capture - and then to my framer at Clayton Valley Frameworks and then it becomes available for sale.  #lifeisgood

Friday, August 26, 2016

The Art of Cannabis

I decided to take cannabis leaves and turn them into something botanical and artistic. I noticed there are very few illustrations of cannabis out there and even less of images that could also be considered wall decor. So here is my take on this fabulous plant. I set them up as posters and other product on Zazzle and Red Bubble. Need a scarf? How about a phone cover? Or a t-shirt, notebook and coasters? 

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Going to The Beach

I'm a little obsessed with beach huts right now. You know those colorful tiny huts that line the shores on the east coast as well as England and other coastal cities in Europe? 

So here's a new painting of a few beach huts. One is the incomplete painting oand the second one is all done. It's acrylic on 8x10x1.5 wood panel. Message me if you are interested in purchasing. 

Monday, June 20, 2016

More small affordable originals...

The 6x6 original paintings continue and several sold in a gallery show and now we have a collection that is available for purchase here. These were fun to do and I feel like I learned something new with each one and then I took chances and decided to move them forward in different ways and even tried color palettes I'm not altogether comfortable with. If you are interested in any of these just email me. All purchases are easily paid through Pay Pal right here and the cost is $95.00 each. I will bill you separately for shipping which won''t be much considering how small the paintings are. 
To identify each one just tell me which one it is in the order that it is featured. 

Thank you!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The 6x6 collection continues...

I have been working on a collection of 6x6 originals and they started out as abstracts then they moved over into landscapes now I have some ideas in my head for a much more modern abstract approach. Here are a group of four - but there are several others complete as well. 
Each panel is created in acrylic on wood panel - the size is an uncomplicated 6x6x1.5 so you can easily pop several of these on a wall unframed. 
I start out with one base color - then I start adding layers...then I sand it to bring out the layers beneath and I love leaving just a bit from the very first layer - it's like a hidden bit of information. 
I can see these as a salon wall - a collection of maybe four...or 8 or maybe even sixteen. What about a row...going down a long hallway. What a statement that would make. 
I priced them at $95 each and Free Shipping for US buyers. 
Go directly to my Pay Pal checkout at www.paypal.me/tuesdaymoon

Thanks and have an artful day. 

Saturday, March 19, 2016

More Landscapes Please...

My minimalist landscapes tend to be my best selling so I created another set of four with updated colors. The proportion sizes are 20x24 & 24x36. I use a digital paintbrush to render them and some people mistake them for not being "real" art which begs the question - what is real art? Art is creation...and if my digital paintbrush is electronic and not one made out of fine bristles is that really a difference?   I would think the one handling the paintbrush - no matter what kind - is the one creating the art and this particular brush is simply the tool to get us there. Here is the Merriam Webster definition of art: 
  1. something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings
  2. works created by artists : paintings, sculptures, etc., that are created to be beautiful or to express important ideas or feelings
  3. the methods and skills used for painting, sculpting, drawing, etc.
well - now of enough discussion - here they are. 

Posters available here and here

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Meet Desert Living

I had no idea what was going to happen with these. I layered aqua tones and coral and then added white. Then it needed a touch of green to cool it down and then I had all these fabulous textures but nothing grounding the piece. So I added a structure and it's like everything came together. Something solid with clear definitions fit into a chaotic background that was full of life but lacked cohesion and restraint. Everything connected. So I did it again and then a third time. Only the third time I used blues and greens which certainly brings out a water and marine feel. These are a little bigger than I usually do at 11x14 on wood panel. But it needed the space to create the image. Now they will be framed in a light wood and made available for sell. I can't wait to see how the completed product will look. 
If you are interested in having these as reproductions as well just let me know and I can make that happen.