Monday, July 31, 2017

WVFA Animal Farm or Art or Something Like

 It's been a regular farm around here, with all the comings and goings and new critters, planting, and already harvesting, art shows, and poster designs to create and the list goes on! I managed to squeeze some time to paint this little lamb above, for the Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts. It was touch and go, and I missed the original deadline do to all the goings on, but I managed to beat the extended deadline by a couple of days, whew! It's painted in acrylics, still my medium of choice. I'm dabbling in oils, but I love acrylics, probably because there's no chemicals and such. No matter, this piece is waiting to find out if it's been juried into the show.
This piece was extra fun to create! I used my mixed media technique of slathering texturing compound on my base board, and then I tried to sculpt using the joint compound and that was a no go. So I sanded that down and brought out my trusty Creative Paperclay an hand sculpt bass reliefs of the horses heads. Using a base paint, I smooshed that around the piece, then sealed and then meticulously added layers of metallic colors, wiping here and there to add dimension and interest. I was actually surprised at how it turned out, and happy as well. Soooo, now the wait to find out if either of my pieces has been accepted. I guess I could go sneak a peek, huh?! Hold on, I'll go look.... aaaah, still in round one of the jury process so I will keep you posted. Well off I go to my Simply Sheryl's blog to post about my latest gardening ventures. Have a great week!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Popping Poppies

It's time to brighten up the home with pops of color, and this set of paintings does that. Hand painted on 8" x 8" x 1.5" gallery wrap canvases, and come ready to hang. You can find them at the PFATT Marketplace.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Spring Greenery

It has been an exceptionally blustery and snowy winter here in the NE corner of Oregon. The old timers all say that this is what winters used to be like, and I take my hat off to them as they are still here. Not that I'm complaining, I rather like deep piles of snow, and even enjoy shoveling the driveway on occasion. This year though, we've sustained roof damage due to ice build up. We've learned some thing about being better prepared, and except for getting that all wheel drive vehicle, we should be ready for whatever mother nature throws at us next year. Nature Guy has already informed me that we probably won't ever see a winter like this again, especially if we get a more suitable car, but we shall see.
So the point of all that is that I see a lot of people counting the days until spring in their Facebook posts. In the spirit of that, and the Pantone color of the year, which is spring greenery, I created a mixed media art piece full of brightness and spring green. We've had our share of winter storms blow through so I wasn't able to get photos that quite do the piece justice, but I hope you can see the potential to brighten up your home. This piece is available now.

$145.00 + Free SH

Monday, January 16, 2017

Bunnikins Hopped on Over to Ebay...

A little like a Weebles that Wobble, although she doesn't, Bunnikins is excited for Spring and Easter. I think we all are this year, with all the snow, ice and storms that have tackled our country, a spot of bright color does a heart good. You can find Bunnikins on Ebay.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Valentines Folk Art Owl

Being with You
You're the one that I've dreamed of for years
You complete me, and dampen my fears
When I am with you
There are no limits to
The song of the heavenly spheres.

A little love sonnet for you, and a lover of an owl to bring you joy. He's available on EBAY

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Bunnikins Easter Cutie

A tisket, a tasket,
A polk a dotted basket
A little bunny sits inside....

Okay so I couldn't come up with the last line, but it would be fun to see what you come up with. This little bunny is ready to hop on down the bunny trail to your home. You can find her at MothersDreamRtworks

Monday, January 2, 2017

Owl the Love In the World

Maybe a Rose
I would buy you a castle in Spain
A tiara, a sports car, a plane
But I don't have those
So maybe the rose
Serves to echo my loving refrain.
To return my love and take me home you can find me on EBAY