Friday, August 26, 2016

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

"Boats Resting By Bridge" by Susan Benigni Landis


"Boats Resting By Bridge"
11x14", oil on masonite

The boats and bridges near City Island, Harrisburg offer colorful and fun plein air painting opportunities in the summer. 

Colorful Contemporary Wildlife Art ,Doe Painting "Doe at Stockade" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin

 24"x18" Oil on Linen -SOLD

 Prints available HERE

 10% of the profits from each painting are donated to Conservation.

 View more of my work at http://www.griffingallery.org


 Click HERE to learn about Artists for Conservation.

DOG AND SUNFLOWERS

I have signed up for several Plein Air experiences as you probably have noticed.  It has been too hot on most of these occasions to finish an oil painting outside so I have had to resort to working from photos to finish work.  I am trying a new idea which is to work from my iPad and print out the results.  I will print the work on archival paper with archival ink.  Here is my first attempt at this idea.  See what you think.
Since the IPAD records what I do and then plays it back really fast I could not help but want to set it to music. Here is a link to the short video.


DOG AND SUNFLOWERS
Nancy Herman
signed archival digital print
8" x 10"

$25.00
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Monday, August 22, 2016

Contemporary Wildlife Animal Fine Art Painting, Bison"Grant" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin


 20"x16"x1.5" " Oil on Linen -Available

 Click HERE for pricing.

 10% of the profits from each painting are donated to Conservation.

 View more of my work at http://www.griffingallery.org


 Click HERE to learn about Artists for Conservation.

"A Journey Begins" by Debra Tritt Kreiger

10" x 13" watercolor on 140lb arches paper

"A Journey Begins" is the amazing story of the baby sea turtles. They are on there own from the start of there life. Just amazing creatures! To see more of my paintings please visit my website www.debkreiger.com 
 To purchase please visit www.bvcargo.com/debra-tritt-kreiger

FIELD OF FLOWERS

This was the view I finally settled on from all the beautiful vistas at Chanticleer.  This field of yellow orange flowers went on and on reminding me of the possibility of life as a garden of Eden.


FIELD OF FLOWERS
Nancy Herman
8" x 16"
oil on canvas board

$300.00

Friday, August 19, 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Sunshine, Lollipops & Rainbows-Shelby Pizzarro - Collage

"Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows
Everything that's wonderful is what I feel when we're together…" 
Lesley Gore/Marvin Hamlisch, Composer
And who said crayons are just for kids?

Included in my most recent box of delight from Artistcellar was a set of Tim Holtz Distress Crayons.  And with names like Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, and especially Mermaid Lagoon I couldn’t wait to start using them.

I have long been a fan of the Tim Holtz line of Distress Inks. I love the wide range of colours and the deliciously descriptive names. The quality is always consistently high and I expected the same from the new line of Crayons. I was not disappointed.

Of late, I have been working with my metallic acrylics or watercolours. Receiving the Crayons was a good excuse to bring out the Distress Inks once again. Opening the box I keep them in was like opening a door and visiting with an old friend. The Tim Holtz line was my first purchase when I ventured into Mixed-Media. And what an adventure it has been!

A new addition to my supplies is a Strathmore Mixed-Media Journal – 300 Series. The compact size is perfect for working with my Artistcellar stencils. I am now well on my way to building a library of background images…all easy to find and in one place! Now if only I could get a Mineral Paper spiral bound notebook. That would be Nirvana!

I started my work on Strathmore Watercolour Artist Trading Cards. I chose to keep the colours warm and bright. I covered the card with a wash of Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade Ink and flat Royal Langnickel watercolours using my Sakura Koi Waterbrush.  The waterbrush is a great tool to have in your collection. It saves time, can be taken on the road if you are an en plein air artist, and can give you everything from a swath of colour to a thin line. It’s great!

With Journal in hand I chose my favourite Artcellar stencil series: Halftone Dots and Seafoam. I wasn’t sure which applicator would best compliment the crayons. I applied the colour with a natural sponge, cosmetic sponge and the Tim Holtz Blending Tool. The crayons are soft and it’s easy to transfer colour to your applicator.  When pushed through the stencil the natural sponge gave a spotty textured effect. The Blending Tool and cosmetic sponge were equally successful, giving me the soft gradated look I was after…all sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows.

Getting out my Distress Inks was truly like visiting an old friend and reminiscing about happy times past at the start of my Mixed-Media journey.  This explains my choice of using this fashion photo from a 1950’s collage sheet. The women look so joyful…sharing a secret, spending time together, and capturing a moment that will stay with them forever. I am sure you have similar memories. Aren't we shaped and molded by the memories we hold closest to our hearts? And the friendships nurtured through the years are always the sweetest…like sunshine, lollipops and rainbows.

MATERIALS USED:
ARTISTCELLAR HALFTONE DOTS SERIES STENCILS
ARTISTCELLAR SEAFOAM STENCILS
TIM HOLTZ® DISTRESS CRAYONS – SET #1
TIM HOLTZ® BLENDING TOOL
TIM HOLTZ® DISTRESS INKS
NATURAL SPONGE
MAKEUP SPONGE
ROYAL LANGNICKEL WATERCOLOURS – FLAT & PEARLESCENT
SAKURA KOI WATERBRUSH
STRATHMORE MIXED-MEDIA VISUAL JOURNAL 300 SERIES
STRATHMORE 400 Series Watercolor Artist Trading Cards
DIGITAL IMAGE – FASHION OF THE 1950’S

Monday, August 15, 2016

Sunday, August 14, 2016

A New Youth Art Class By Sue Marrazzo

I will be teaching a new Fall Youth Art Class.
Sign-ups will begin shortly!
Class Information:
Class: #6205-Mix-It-Up Painting 
Day: Monday
Dates: Sept. 12 - Oct. 3, 2016 (4 weeks)
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Art Instructor: Sue Marrazzo, ISAP, NCS
Ages 6 and up
Studio E
Place: The Art Center School and Galleries 

3 of my past Art Students and their ART 


Friday, August 12, 2016

Contemporary Wildlife Animal Fine Art Painting, "Jackhammer" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin


 FRESH OFF THE EASEL....

 40"x10"x1.5" Oil on Linen/Available

 Click HERE for pricing.

10% of the profits from each painting are donated to Conservation.

 View more of my work at http://www.griffingallery.org


 Click HERE to learn about Artists for Conservation.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Donkey Art,Equine Painting, "OZ" by Western Masters Artist Patricia A. Griffin


 FRESH OFF THE EASEL....

 60"x20"x1.5" Oil on Linen/Avaiable

 Click HERE for pricing.

10% of the profits from each painting are donated to Conservation.

 View more of my work at http://www.griffingallery.org


 Click HERE to learn about Artists for Conservation.

EGRET PAUSING ON THE CONODOGUINET CREEK By Cecelia Lyden

oil/canvas


This is one og the many egrets visiting the Conodoguinet Creek in Mechanicsburg. He rested for several minutes, giving me a lot of time to photograph him, to be painted later.
www.cecelialyden.com

Monday, August 8, 2016

Saturday, August 6, 2016

LOOSESTRIFE ON THE CONODOGUINET By Cecelia Lyden

oil/canvas
11x14
www.cecelialyden.com

Friday morning a few of us painted at Liz's Gallucci's home on the Conodoguinet Creek. We never saw the sun, but we still were able to capture the serenity and beauty of the setting. We also were treated to the sight of a dozen or more heron, resting and flying by.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

OPEN SHED By Cecelia Lyden

oil
11x14
www.cecelialyden.com

For someone who is not a farm girl, it's amazing  how much I love to paint bucolic, picturesque, warm and comforting farm landscapes. This spot is on the Paulus farm, where some of us painted on Saturday. It was my second visit there this summer and I hope to go back again.