July 21, 2012

Squirrel Painting - Sold to my youngest fan

Urban Wildlife
Acrylic on Canvas
5"x7" SOLD
I sold this piece to a wonderful 7-year-old girl, my youngest and wonderful fan, also a squirrel lover.
She went home and did her own interpretation of it, and her mom sent me a picture, which I'm not publishing for privacy reasons.
In the photo she's holding my painting next to her artwork. The squirrel she painted is really great, much bigger, same posture, same colors, and really proportioned.
I am so impressed and moved!
It really warmed my heart. :)

July 16, 2012

The Rule of Thirds - I wrote an article about it



The rule of thirds has been used to create appealing painting compositions by the greatest masters with remarkable results.
To read my article, click on hubpages.com.



There are two things in the painter, 
the eye and the mind; 
each of them should aid the other.
Paul Cezanne

July 8, 2012

Japanese Maple Tree Acrylic Painting

Japanese Maple Tree #2
16"20"
Acrylic on Canvas, framed
$325

The painting in the photo is one of my latest, a second version of my favorite Japanese Maple Tree, from the Portland Garden. The colors are a little off on this picture, I'll try to load a better one later I wish I had taken a photo before varnishing...
I really love this Maple Tree, it has become my favorite tree to paint. And every time I paint it I already know I will try a different technique, which makes it even more fun! :)

And some rumbling...
Oh boy!  I survived this busy period, and now I have a new focus on my mind.
After 4 weeks of kids swimming lessons, nine articles written for hubpages.com, 72 hours of power outage, a freezer full of defrosted meat that needed cooking, three trees fallen from our neighbors yard onto ours, two days at my first Art Fair Event at 102 F (39 C) degrees, and probably something else but I can't think about it now... Oh My! as Anastasia Steele would say - (Yes, I'm reading Fifty Shades of Grey.)
I am now switching gears to focus on my next venture: packing and getting ready to fly to my parents, with the kids. Yay! Italy, I'm coming! :))

BTW, the Art Fair went really well. Despite the heat, I really had a great time meeting people and other artists.


Me at the Dublin Art Fair


July 5, 2012

My First Art Fair

Bouquet 1
Watercolor
4"x6"

I'm so excited! Tomorrow I'll be at the Dublin, OH Art Fair with my own booth.
It may not sound like a big deal to many, but for me it's quite an event.
It's going to be my first Art Fair, and I am a little nervous but also very excited for the great opportunity.
A true ice breaker, and a wonderful learning experience.

Unfortunately the forecast announced 105 F for tomorrow and Saturday.  I hope I don't melt in the process.

The Dublin Art Fair, on 6-7 July 2012.

My Favorite Maple Tree

Maple Tree
Watercolor painting
5"x7"
After two acrylic paintings of the same Japanese maple tree from the Portland's Japanese Garden,  I tried it with watercolors as well. A fun project. :)