Thursday, August 28, 2008

another new one....

Well, this one isn't exactly brand new. In fact, I started it in a palette knife workshop back in March, and as such things usually go with me, I didn't finish it during the workshop, so, it languished in my garage until my husband started to make me feel guilty about it. And, he wants the painting for his office, so, there you go. Anyway, finished it up a few weeks ago and it's been drying since then, I just wired it and painted the sides last night so Bil can take it to work tomorrow. I had fun painting this, it's oils, and I used a new medium to mix with my oil paints, Sennelier Flow and Dry. It's different than Liquin, as far as how it dries...not as fast, but it does leave a nice gloss to the paint, almost like enamel. I'll be using it some more in future paintings....

"2 Apples" oils on 11x14 stretched canvas

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

new landscapes...

Worked on these two paintings over the last day or so, a couple of small landscapes. I submitted them today for inclusion in the Unique Views of Huntsville exhibit at the Huntsville Museum of Art in mid-September. I'll find out next week if they get juried in. Unique Views showcases the work of local artists painting scenes around the Huntsville area. The sunflower field in my painting is on Redstone Arsenal, an army base here in town that also houses the NASA facility Marshall Space Flight Center, where my husband works. I love sunflowers and really enjoyed painting these scenes...hopefully more in this series to follow. Both are 8x10 and done in acrylics on gallery wrap canvas.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

new art just listed on Etsy...

A pear study, done in acrylics with palette knife, on 6x6 museum panel. I love working loose like this, so fun!! Just listed in my Etsy shop...

new art on Ebay, right now!

Just listed my piece for the Nibblefest Contest on Ebay, this month's theme is "A Dog's Life". This original 8x10 oil painting, textured and loose and oh so fun to do, is a portrait of my dogs Mardi Gras and Gumbo, going on one of our walks that they so love. This auction is only a 5 day auction, so, don't miss it! And don't miss the other Nibblefest listings, lots of great works for this theme, all starting at a no reserve price of $.99! Search NFAC on Ebay to find these artworks!

Sidewalk Art Stroll tonight, downtown Huntsville!

I'll be there! Stop by and say hi! I'm usually setup on the courthouse side, across from the Voodoo Lounge. This is the last one this summer, so don't miss it!!

Sidewalk Arts Stroll is Back!!!!
Thursday August 21, 2008
4:30 to 8:30 pm It's FREE !
Downtown on the Courthouse Square-Huntsville

Featured Artist: Johanna Littleton
Register to win her "Sidewalk" original artwork.
Proceeds to benefit the
The Aids Action Coalition

A great event for all ages. See you on the sidewalks!

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

new art on Etsy

Just posted some new art in my Etsy store....this bonsai tree is an asian-inspired piece painted in watercolors and chinese ink on 6x6 matboard. Thanks for looking!