Saturday, November 28, 2015

Landscape Oil Painting, "Hemel Water" by Western Masters Artist Patricia A.Griffin

 24"x18" Oil on Linen

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Hope you had a delicious fun Thanksgiving.
The holidays remind me of the old days when friends were far away and we used letters to keep in touch.  Now a quick line in email or text takes their place.  But there was something about getting those well thought out words in script that was quite wonderful.  Here is my tribute to the personal letter.  As you may know I have a romance with the postage stamp and over the years I have amassed quite a collection from strangers and friends.  We take for granted this very small art form representing our heros, villains, occasions and simply the joy of nature often done in fine lithography.   Here is my tribute to the personal letter created in postage stamps and cancellation marks.

13" x 19"
Nancy Herman
archival digital print of a collage of postage stamps

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Gift Gallery Saturday By Sue Marrazzo

Gallery At Second, in Harrisburg is having an ART EVENT today, 
11/28/15 from 11-4 PM.
All Artwork is subject to a 10% discount. Here is more information:

"Ombre Strata" by Sue Marrazzo, ISAP, NCS
is currently offered at Gallery At Second.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Shop with Debra Kreiger on Small Business Saturday!

Trunk Show November 28th 2015 10AM - 7PM
Brainvessel (The Gallery) 4704 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
I will be one of the featured Artist. Come and shop for one of a kind awesome gifts! All shoppers that day will be entered into a gift token drawing for $50.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Digital Collage. Shelby Pizzarro

Giving Thanks in the 50's
Didn't life seem vibrant in the 1950's?

On the surface, the country had a decidedly optimistic vibe. Popular culture was in its heyday. Televisions were now in many homes. The flickering black and white screens televised  a range of viewing options from the hilarious antics of Lucy and Ethel to the wisdom of Fulton J. Sheen. The art, fashion, music, and automotive industries all pushed the boundaries of what was previously accepted behaviour. After the stark War years, Americans were grateful. They were thankful for the new and ever-changing opportunities now with their reach. It seemed as if there were no boundaries. The sky was the limit.

Embraced by these emotions I embarked on the next Lunagirl Moonbeam challenge. The Theme for November  is Thanksgiving/Harvest/ Gratitude. There are always so many choices to be had from Lunagirl's collage sheets. I chose a woman delightfully showing off  her new space age refrigerator from the Lunagirl Retro 1950's collection. 

The work is a digital collage. I kept the Mid-Century Modern ambiance by incorporating various 1950' s patterns as a background and on the woman's apron. And nothing says happiness and thanks to me better than sunflowers. But I do have to ask...did we really clean the house in heels, pearls, and a twinset?

As we Americans celebrate this Thanksgiving Day, my wish is that you find your sky-is-the-limit vibe. And may you share it with the people who support your attitude of gratitude.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Far From Home 2 By Sue Marrazzo

This is a mixed media painting created in layers.
This will be shown at 
CALC's "Art For The Holidays" 11/27/15-1/2/16

Title: "Far From Home 2"
Medium: Mixed Media
Size/Substrate: 6" x 6"/Canvas
Artist: Sue Marrazzo, ISAP, NCS

Monday, November 23, 2015

Landscape Oil Painting, Night Landscape Moonlit "Khonsu" by Western Masters Artist Patricia A.Griffin

 Western Mountain , Animal Landscape

 24"x18" Oil on Linen

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"Tranquility", an Original Oil Painting by Rebecca Jennings (Sunny)

10" x 20"
oil on stretched canvas

This scene is from a reference photo and a quick painting sketch I did last year on my winter RV trip. Biloxi MS is where my eldest daughter was born. I wanted to re-visit the beach I used walk to when she was a wee baby. As she loves water and beaches I painted this to hang in her coastal-color theme bedroom. 

Thanks for looking! Comments welcome. 
You can view more of my work at Sunny's Fine Art Studio Blog 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

LOLA: Sumi-e Ink Drawing. Shelby Pizzarro

LOLA - Sumi-e Ink Drawing
Creativity can be elusive. Comforting when you are surrounded by it. Maddening when your Muse just refuses to guide. Sometimes we need a little nudge in the right direction. And inspiration can come from anywhere.

I am delighted to see that line work is making a comeback. From calligraphy on billboards and restaurant chalkboard menus to the renewed interest in colouring books for both children and adults melting, meandering marks of ink are everywhere. And I couldn't be happier!

I've always loved to draw. It was foundation of my work in years past as it is today. So when I saw the call from UPPERCASE magazine for contributions to their Creative Calendar I couldn't wait to submit. Their description of the Calendar inspired me: It’s not a day planner but rather a place to encourage creative thinking and dreaming.

I submitted two drawing and a piece of calligraphy for review. I am delighted to say I recently found out my work will be among the art included for publication. I am elated to have my work published with such inspiring an inspiring company.

The image submitted is of my cat, Lola. I drew him (Yes, "him"...he was named after the song Lola by the Kinks) with a bamboo brush and ink. I hope Lola inspires someone using the calendar as much as he inspired me.

Available to UPPERCASE magazine readers who subscribe by November 30, 2015, the calendar is to be included with Issue 28 in January 2016.

Do you need a nudge to prompt your creative thinking and dreaming? Why not give The Creative Calendar a place on your wall in 2016?

Horse and Rider Art,Jockey Painting, Horse Race Art "Wings" by Western Masters Artist Patricia A. Griffin

  20"x40" Oil on Linen -Available

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

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Friday, November 20, 2015

An Original ACEO Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell

Oil on Gessoed 300 lb D'Arches WC Paper
3.5 x 2.5

I don't usually paint such tiny paintings, but I
have to admit that it was especially fun to create
this little piece.  What I really liked was that even at
this size, I still could see the brushstrokes in the paint!

This painting is available at the
The Drawing Room Gallery, LLC
333 Baltimore Street,  Gettysburg, PA

If you would like to see more of my work,
please visit my website or my blog. If you are
interested in purchasing any of my paintings you see
here on this blog, please contact me.

Claire Beadon Carnell
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Gallery Intake Day By Sue Marrazzo

Yesterday, I took some of my NEW Mixed Media Paintings into 
Art & Soul Gallery in Lemoyne, PA.
Here is one of them...

Title: "More Than A Feeling"
Medium: Mixed Media
Size: 18" x 18"
Substrate: Canvas
Artist: Sue Marrazzo, ISAP, NCS

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Autumn 2015

Since I have been sending out a monthly newsletter I have been giving the news more thought.  Why is it that the news consists of disastrous things that happen in the world?  Every day wonderful things happen as well.  These stories are usually presented as "human interest" if at all.
I am taking a personal stand for good news starting today.  This fall was a real stunner.  Autumn in the Northeast is always nature's inadvertent gift to humanity before the grey of winter sets in, but this year the combination of lots of rain in the spring and warmer weather in the fall left us with color that was spectacular and long lasting.  Even now as I look out my window the sun is lighting up the brilliant red of the trees in my yard.
So here is a short story hot off the presses.

Watch video for on the spot reporting!

The opening shots are from my yard featuring my two Katsura trees, which not only turn a brilliant yellow, but smell like burnt sugar in the fall.  The remaining footage is from Chanticleer gardens.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Colorful Landscape Sunset Oil Painting "Wired" by Western Masters Artist Patricia A. Griffin

 18"x24" Oil on Linen

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Nancy Herman
12" x 12"
oil on stretched canvas

I have been somewhat besotted this year with the autumn colors. This is a scene from somewhere in Chestnut Hill.  I wanted to paint it to express that wonderful feeling of surprise when you come upon an especially luscious tree in the fall.

This image does not display the texture of the painting.  My scanner is broken and after several months of using masking tape to hold it together I think it has finally given up.  Anyone have a good scanner they can recommend?

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Sue Marrazzo Shares Some News

 I am the guest blogger and artist on Paula Gauhin's Mixed Media Art Blog. Paula is an author, artist, and educator. The feature was posted on 10/26/15 on her ART BLOG:

A Close-Up of a featured work, Titled: "It's Electric"
by Sue Marrazzo, ISAP, NCS