Saturday, April 18, 2015

"Spring Joy", finished!


Posting updated painting of my latest art project...
Dyes are set, scarf is washed and ready to wear!
Time to enjoy!
If interested, You can order Yours, with possibility of customization!
100% silk, silk dyes. 


Spring Along the Susquehanna by Julie Riker

9x12 oil

Another lovely spring day to be out painting with friends.

Colorful Contemporary Wildlife Art Porcupine Painting "Penny" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin



 FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

 Porcupine Painting

 12"x12" Oil on Linen -Available

 $1200.00

 Contact artist to purchase at patricia@patriciaagriffin.com

 PRINTS of this painting available HERE

 10% of the profits from each painting are donated to Conservation.

 View more of my work at http://www.griffingallery.org


 Click HERE to learn about Artists for Conservation.

Friday, April 17, 2015

HUGO'S XYZ. Collage. Shelby Pizzarro

HUGO'S XYZ
I love returning to Art History. It is a comforting place...like a warm sweater on a cold night...nurturing, enveloping, familiar. And every time I return I discover something new and inspiring.

The National Collage Society hosts a Postcard Exhibit annually. April 2, 2015 to May 12, 2015 marks the 18th Annual Exhibit. The entries, all 4" x 6" postcard size, are on show at the Tucson Jewish Community Center Art Gallery in Tuscon, Arizona.

Lately I have read a lot of Art History books and articles. They have influenced my thinking while awake and asleep. And oh the dreams! One night I found myself at the Cabaret Voltaire in Z├╝rich, listening to Hugo Ball reciting a Sound Poem. Like most dreams, images juxtaposed themselves without thought of cohesion...just random images shooting through the kaleidoscope of my nocturnal mind.

I felt my Muse was encouraging me to return to the world of the Sound Poem. And so began my entry for the show.

The substrate for the collage is a canvas board. The photo of Hugo in his shaman's hat and Cubist costume took center stage. I paid homage to his poem by incorporating the title KARAWANE. I added metallic acrylic paint sponged on to canvas. It was finished by with a Swiss postage stamp, and a Dada inspired pointing finger and the word Cacodylic.

The Society chose sixteen winners from the entries. I am delighted and honoured to be among them. You can view the collage work chosen here.

Musings by day and night shape our world as artists. How do your dreams influence your Art?

"Into the Night" by Debra Tritt Kreiger

Watercolor 8.5" x 10 on arches 140lb paper

 This is a Barred Owl. I came upon this lovely bird while visiting a birds of prey center in South Carolina. What a wonderful experience and such a beautiful bird.

If you would like to purchase this painting please e-mail me at debra@debkreiger.com, or to see more paintings visit my website at www.debkreiger.com

Colorful Contemporary Horse Art Equine Painting "Dew Drop" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin

 16"x20" Oil on Linen -Available

 Click HERE for pricing.

 10% of the profits from each painting are donated to Conservation.

 View more of my work at http://www.griffingallery.org


 Click HERE to learn about Artists for Conservation.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

"Spring Joy", silk painting, Tatiana Myers.

 My latest art project was another painting on silk.
I wanted to make something very different from just regular
"wall-hanging" piece of art, therefore I made it
to be wearable one.
I made one of my schnauzer-dog into my model
and added some bright tulips from the last spring photoshoot.
I love my dogs and I love my flowers!...
I combined both and got beautiful idea for this piece
what I called "Spring Joy".


 This is a hand-painted with silk dyes one-of-a-kind scarf
decorated with spring blooms and pictures of dogs.
It is finished now and I only have to steam it in a day or two to set the colors.


I'm ready for the next project and ready for spring!

Colorful Contemporary Animal Art,Cow,Bovine Painting "Jim" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin




 FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

 Cow Painting

 8"x8" Oil on Linen -Available

 $800.00

 Contact artist to purchase at patricia@patriciaagriffin.com

 10% of the profits from each painting are donated to Conservation.

 View more of my work at http://www.griffingallery.org


 Click HERE to learn about Artists for Conservation.

Back Alley Forsythia by Julie Riker

8x10 oil

It felt great to be out painting on this warm spring afternoon!

Another Magazine article and other items of interest

The latest edition of  'Montana Fly Fishing Magazine' has me as their featured artist:
This is the first article this year, in 2014, I was fortunate to be featured artist for
'Southern Trout Magazine' and 'Fly Life Magazine'. I also became a contributing artist for the state magazine- 'Virginia Wildlife'. Not our state, but I have a bigger following in Virginia.
One of the strangest requests is usage for textbooks in Australia!
I am also involved in raising funds with their national headquarters in Vermont for
 CASTING FOR RECOVERY- a non-profit that is for Breast Cancer Survivors-
 with retreats around North America for Fly Fishing and general support.
I have set up an on-line store for them called The Pink Fly at: www.zazzle.com/thepinkflystore  or through my website:  www.thomglacewatercolors.com  that features my artwork (donated) on various products.
 I am presently working on a major fund raising effort with my artwork for
PROJECT: HEALING WATERS - a non-profit that works with disabled vets- missing limbs, etc. for a similar operation where they are taken out with other disabled for fly fishing retreats to help them become acclimated to living back in their homeland.
New Trout Watercolor Study of a Tiger Trout.
The original is donated to Trout Unlimited National Convention to raise money.
 
'Study of a Five-Striped Leaftail Dragonfly-Male'
 
THOM GLACE WATERCOLORS
 
 



Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Morning Sunrise Surprise - an Original Oil Painting by Rebecca Jennings (Sunny)

" Morning Sunrise Surprise"
8" x 10" oil on canvas panel
 
Quick painting sketch of a water pond behind a roadside rest area in eastern Texas, where I had stopped for the night. I woke up to the beauty of sunlit reeds by the water.
 
You can see more of my painting at "Sunny's Fine Art Studio"
Thanks for viewing!
 
 
 

Colorful Contemporary Wildlife Art,Bird Painting "Bonnie" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin




 FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

 Owl Painting

 6"x6" Oil on Linen -Available

 $600.00

 Contact artist to purchase at patricia@patriciaagriffin.com

PRINTS in multiple sizes available HERE

 10% of the profits from each painting are donated to Conservation.

 View more of my work at http://www.griffingallery.org


 Click HERE to learn about Artists for Conservation.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Sue Marrazzo Shares A New Art Exhibit

For the month of April, I am exhibiting in the 
Art Instructor's Art Exhibit 
at the Juice and Java Cafe in Mechanicsburg, PA. 
There are 17 works, and many mediums in this group exhibit. 
This Community Exhibit is sponsored by 
The Art Center School and Galleries.
This is one of my mixed media works being shown...

Title: "Quiet Whispers"
Medium: Mixed Media on Canvas
Size: 11" x 14"
Style: Abstract
Artist and Art Instructor: 
Sue Marrazzo, ISAP, NCS


Colorful Landscape ,House White House Oil Painting "Colonized" by Western Masters Artist Patricia A. Griffin

 12"x24" Oil on Canvas

 Click HERE for pricing.

 View more of my work at http://www.griffingallery.org


 Click HERE to learn about Artists for Conservation.

"Beach Collection" by Debra Tritt Kreiger

Watercolor (#2359)5"x7" on 140lb Arches Paper

Looking forward to the summer of 2015 and all of the treasures to be found on the beaches of the east coast!
If you would like to purchase please e-mail me at debra@debkreiger.com. You can see more of my work at www.debkreiger.com.

Desert Campfire - an Original Oil Painting by Rebecca Jennings (Sunny)

"Desert Campfire"
4" x 4" mini, oil on canvas panel
 
I love the glow of fire on a rock-built fire-pit, especially love it in the desert. I find the desert so peaceful, and was heading that way this winter. However, breakdowns and repairs got in the way. I ended up spending all my time in Texas this year. I am now looking forward to summer campfires at home in my own backyard.
 
You can see more of my painting at "Sunny's Fine Art Studio"
Thanks for viewing!
 
 
 
 

Early spring Newsletter

April is here in all its glory.  Buds will soon be popping.  This is the season of awe.  Life moves so quickly from bare branches to full blown flowers and leaves, I have the desire to slow down time.
What about art at this time when nature is having its most profound exhibit?
Traveling on line I summoned up some artists to see if their work had anything to say to me about spring.
I first saw Agnes Martin’s work at the Pace Gallery in New York many years ago and was simply amazed at its profound ability to mesmerize.  There is something so peaceful and awe inspiring about it that it never fails to put me in a calm space like no other.
 
This piece summons for me the very pristine beginnings of spring.
Agnes Martin.jpg

This painting by Bridget Riley feels like nature stirring herself just a bit more.  Bridget and Agnes really have a lot in common.  This work is called Zephr, a gentle wind.
Bridget Riley.jpg

Wayne Thiebaud using some of the same soft colors paints this amazingly soft bunny.  There is always a bit of humor in his work.

Wayne Thiebaud.jpg

Paul Klee one of my all time favorite artists has this to say about Spring Sun.  There is a gradual change from gold to a slightly greener gold from top to bottom and some of his characteristic doodles along the way.  He also has a good sense of fun.

Spring Sun Paul Klee.jpg

Milton Avery, always an interesting painter, here says it all with his painting SPRING BROOK.  Looks like Forsythia blooming on the hill.  The trees are just beginning to show that sweet new green that is so lovely.

Milton Avery Spring Brook.jpg

Charles Demuth, the great water color artist, paints tulips as if it were a romp.  He makes what is really a very tricky business look like pure joy.
Charles Demuth.jpg

Here the delicate work of Katshiko Sakura’s THE CHERRY TREE speaks of centuries of devotion to a traditional form of painting that in practice by a master still fills the heart with joy.
 Katsuhiko Sakura.jpg

Meanwhile here in Merion my painting from the Dream series, INTO THE LIGHT will be included in the Main Line Art Center’s show.

THE DREAM (towards the light) small.jpg
 
Spring Gala Exhibition
May 2, 2015 - Jun 7, 2015, Opening Reception: Preview Party: Friday, May 1, 6:30 - 10 pm; Artist Reception: Saturday, May 30, 1-3 pm 
Here is a link to the DREAM video with all the paintings in that series.

As a nice bonus my work will be featured this month on the Dailypaintworks site where most of my small paintings can be seen.  I am posting the Dream paintings there as well.

Thank you for reading this far.  I wish you a glorious spring.
Best,
Nancy

Early Spring Newsletter

April is here in all its glory.  Buds will soon be popping.  This is the season of awe.  Life moves so quickly from bare branches to full blown flowers and leaves, I have the desire to slow down time.
What about art at this time when nature is having its most profound exhibit?
Traveling on line I summoned up some artists to see if their work had anything to say to me about spring.
I first saw Agnes Martin’s work at the Pace Gallery in New York many years ago and was simply amazed at its profound ability to mesmerize.  There is something so peaceful and awe inspiring about it that it never fails to put me in a calm space like no other.
 
This piece summons for me the very pristine beginnings of spring.
Agnes Martin.jpg

This painting by Bridget Riley feels like nature stirring herself just a bit more.  Bridget and Agnes really have a lot in common.  This work is called Zephr, a gentle wind.
Bridget Riley.jpg

Wayne Thiebaud using some of the same soft colors paints this amazingly soft bunny.  There is always a bit of humor in his work.

Wayne Thiebaud.jpg

Paul Klee one of my all time favorite artists has this to say about Spring Sun.  There is a gradual change from gold to a slightly greener gold from top to bottom and some of his characteristic doodles along the way.  He also has a good sense of fun.

Spring Sun Paul Klee.jpg

Milton Avery, always an interesting painter, here says it all with his painting SPRING BROOK.  Looks like Forsythia blooming on the hill.  The trees are just beginning to show that sweet new green that is so lovely.

Milton Avery Spring Brook.jpg

Charles Demuth, the great water color artist, paints tulips as if it were a romp.  He makes what is really a very tricky business look like pure joy.
Charles Demuth.jpg

Here the delicate work of Katshiko Sakura’s THE CHERRY TREE speaks of centuries of devotion to a traditional form of painting that in practice by a master still fills the heart with joy.
 Katsuhiko Sakura.jpg

Meanwhile here in Merion my painting from the Dream series, INTO THE LIGHT will be included in the Main Line Art Center’s show.

THE DREAM (towards the light) small.jpg
 
Spring Gala Exhibition
May 2, 2015 - Jun 7, 2015, Opening Reception: Preview Party: Friday, May 1, 6:30 - 10 pm; Artist Reception: Saturday, May 30, 1-3 pm 
Here is a link to the DREAM video with all the paintings in that series.

As a nice bonus my work will be featured this month on the Dailypaintworks site where most of my small paintings can be seen.  I am posting the Dream paintings there as well.

Thank you for reading this far.  I wish you a glorious spring.
Best,
Nancy