Monday, July 23, 2012

Stay Strong!

For those who are or know anyone struggling with cancer......

Hang in There Baby!

(F)irst. (R)ely. (O)n. (G)od.

Original artwork
5X7 White Scratchboard - Ink

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(Prints available upon request - in Private Collection)

Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Rubik's Cube - Out of the 'Scratch Box'.....

The home that was P.E.N. Studio was sold and razed for development.  What once housed P.E.N. Studio consisted of over 800 sq/ft.  It has since been relinquished to aproximately 8 sq/ft.  Masterpieces are stored in various storage units around SoKno and in every crook and cranny possible in the humble abode. 

My son refers to my working space as a Rubik Cube.....boxes upon boxes contain thousands of dollars worth of art supplies and works in progress.  He said he was going to come over one day while I was out kayaking and clean house for me.  Memo to Jay:  That would surely be the death of you and a lifetime in prison for Moi'.  My ART and ART supplies are my LIFE and PASSION.    Never come between an artist and their creative outlet.  Just sayin'....... Love ya' Jay!

The creation of art is the passion. The completion of art only ignites another creation. ~ Jeffrey Breslow

Out of the box came a WIP....the eagle.  When I began scratching again it only had the eye on the board.  If you are wondering what Scratchboard it please refer to my scratchboard page
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Looking out over the foothills of the Smokey Mountains, the view from the rocking chair is outstanding this glorious morning!  

You don't get outstanding things by doing things in a mediocre manner! Today is the day...Step it up, Wake UP, Live your life by fulfilling it completely.  Life is good.   ~ Markesha Yeager ~ 

From my back porch to yours!..........
Have an OUTSTANDING day!

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Today's Painting - Simplicity

Simplicity - 16 X 20 - Mixed Media
Oil/Acrylic with 14k Gold  & Silver Accents

(Click on images for a larger view of the detail)

Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death.
~ William Blake ~
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Not so 'Daily' Art blART - Out of the Closet

For the love of tiny treasures tucked away in musty closets, timeless tempera, and childhood memories........a painting from the past. 

 My Mom says this piece is not for sale....."it's priceless!" 

Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain a child once we grow up.  ≈ Pablo Picasso

Have you ever watched a child paint?  Their complete and utter concentration?  The scribbles, the dabs, the dribbles.......the sweeping motion of the paint brush?  Oblivious to anything or anyone other than their new masterpiece?  It is a gift to watch a child paint with complete abandon.  Invest some time in your child today.  The memories and the masterpieces are "PRICELESS". 

Useful Trivia:
Pigments: Historical, Chemical, and Artistic Importance of Coloring Agents
► Tempera Artists
Thirteen fun art activities with tempera paint
► Cutting the Arts in America's Public Schools is a Serious Problem
     (A dated article however, it still rings through today in the KCS System)

 Be a kid today.......jump in a rain puddle.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012

Off the Art Grid: The Itch to Go Fishing....

At least I wasn't skunked..... ☺
Recent conversations and communications prompted me to re post this entry.  Enjoy!

Useful Fishin' Links:

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