Friday, February 13, 2009
I know this took way to long. I had some other projects going on so I would sneek this in here and there. I still may do some tweeking, but it is essentially done. If you scroll down for previous posts you can see some 'in progress' photos. I also included the reference photo used to paint from.
I think I still may lighten up some flowers/leaves faceing the sun and adjust one of the window mouldings for perspective, but you can get the idea! I just noticed that I didn't finish the pumpkin stems - OOPS! So I still need to do that.
This one was a challenge! I had to darken the values of the entire piece from the photo so I could keep the magenta color without going too pink in the light. I also kept the hanging petunia looking more alive than the photo. Let's just pretend it is earlier in the fall when they were healthier.
Thanks for all your kind comments on this as I went along! I need to take a better photo too - the colors are so much better in the painting.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
What is a TRUNK show you may ask? I was wondering the same thing. Now I am participating in one! Check out the explanation below courtesy of organizer Kristen Stein.
Artists from the Visual Artists Street Team (VAST) will participate in a TRUNK show using one of Etsy's dynamic virtual lab rooms. A variety of art styles and prices will be shown all with a 'Welcome Spring' focus. Many of the artists will be online "live" to interact with the viewers and the buyers. It's sure to be a fun event with both colorful commentary and art! Be sure to join us.
The event will take place in the etsy virtual lab rooms on February 18th at 7 p.m. EST http://www.etsy.com/virtual_labs.php
You can also check out the Facebook page for the event here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=53479887413&ref=nf
I will be showing 3-4 items and having some great promotions and giveaways! So please check it out! This is a sneak peek at one of my featured items. 4 pansy postcards, perfect for Spring!
I am so excited to be a part of this project this time around!!!! The Ebay group' ACEO~Art Cards, Editions and Originals' did one of these decks last year and it turned out great!!!! This year they are doing a double deck to give more artists a chance to participate.
I am doing the 6 of spades. I need to figure out what to do soon - it is due March 1. Any ideas?
I am showing this card from last year's deck as an example. I hope mine will look just as nice:) This was done by Coloredpencilartist. He is organizing the project this year. A big shout out to him for his hard work!
Friday, February 6, 2009
Well, except for a couple coats of sealer. I wanted to show the ocean in bright and vibrant colors, almost as a fantasy world. The hubcap I received fit right in to that scenario by looking a bit like a port hole anyway. I played that up with gold paint. This was a fun project and I hope it will also do some good.
Since I was involved in this project, I did a bit of research and found that there is a section of the Pacific ocean known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch that is estimated to be double the size of Texas. The area contains more than 3 million tons of plastic. You can read more about it here: http://www.greatgarbagepatch.org/
Upcycling, repurposing, call it what you will. It is a great idea.