Wednesday, July 27, 2016

MALLARD IN THE WILDWOOD PRESERVE By Cecelia Lyden

11x14
oil
www.cecelialyden.com

I spotted this Mallard Duck while painting in the Wildwood Preserve and photograhed it. As much as I liked the colors of the duck, I loved the blues of the water with the sun shining on it and the greens of the tree reflections. The tangle of tree branches was fun to paint, too.

'Half Dollar" by Debra Tritt Kreiger

8"x6" watercolor on 140lb arches paper

This is a fun little painting with treasures from the sea! Enjoy. To see more of my paintings go to www.debkreiger.com 
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Art Class By Sue Marrazzo

Before long...I will be teaching a new art class with all new lessons. 
This is one of many.
Class Info: 
Class #2025 - Experimental Mixed Media Abstract Art
Session - Fall 2016
Art Instructor: Sue Marrazzo, ISAP, NCS
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 12:00 - 2:30 pm
Dates: Sept. 13 - October 18, 2016, (6 weeks)
All Levels
Place: The Art Center School and Galleries www.theartcenterschoolandgalleries.com
Sign Ups will be soon.

"A Sophisticated Vision"
by Sue Marrazzo, ISAP, NCS


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Swallowtail, Buddleia, and Umbrella

Well, it sure is summer now.  My vegetable garden is beginning to produce much more than we can eat, the flowers are bursting out of their buds and the butterflies are back.  Not as many butterflies as I would like to see, however.  I've only seen one Monarch in spite of planting lots of Milkweed and having many Butterfly bushes.  There are some Swallow Tails, both black with blue spots and yellow with black.  I caught one on the Butterfly bushes in this painting.  I love seeing them flit around the garden tasting everything.  What a little paradise a garden is!!


Swallowtail, Buddleia, and Umbrella
Nancy Herman
8" x 16"
oil on canvas board

$350.00
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Monday, July 25, 2016

Saturday, July 23, 2016

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

 36"x36" Oil on Canvas -Available

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 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, July 20, 2016

Colorful Landscape Oil Painting "Pierre Shale" by Western Masters Artist Patricia A. Griffin

 12"x6" Oil on Linen -Available

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 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.

What Do You "See"? - Collage - Shelby Pizzarro

"Photography helps people to see." – Berenice Abbott 

Do you “see”? Do you mindfully take time to appreciate the glorious sights that surround you? Do you find similarities in beliefs and dreams reflected where you least expect them?

The incredible photographic work of Berenice Abbott is without a doubt thought-provoking. And while I agree that photography helps you to see, I also think music, literature, painting, printmaking, drawing, and in my case collage, also encourages introspection.

My passion for New York runs deep. While many people find rejuvenation rambling through the countryside, the sound of my heels clicking a staccato rhythm on the sidewalk sets my soul on fire. And if I can’t physically be in New York, Berenice Abbott’s dramatic black and white photos are a passport not only to my hometown, but to another time.

Looking at Abbott’s catalogue housed at New York Public Library, I decided to work with a photo of a Manhattan courtyard on laundry day taken in the 1930’s. The realist in me knows doing laundry in the tenements was a back-breaking job at best. But the romantic in me yearns for the days of seeing clothes strung on a line, the patterns and colours enhanced by the sun and wind.

I knew I needed a background as dramatic as the photo. I chose a handmade scarf completed at a workshop I attended at the Carlisle Arts Learning Center. The silk chiffon was accordion folded, secured with wooden blocks, drizzled with reactive dyes and steamed in the microwave to set the colour. It was the first time I tried this technique and I was extremely pleased with the results.

The warm tones of coral, orange and yellow were the perfect framework for the cool palette I chose when using Artistcellar’s Seafoam stencil. The foamy look of the stencil merged perfectly with my wash day theme. And that’s what I love about the Artistcellar products. The only limit to their use is your imagination. With a swash of watercolour, a splash of acrylics and Artistcellar Halftone Dots, my background was nearly complete.

But something was missing. Looking at the patterns formed by the laundry I wondered what stories they had to tell. Life was challenging, but still there was hope. I wondered about the letters sent home to family and friends…some who would be making the journey soon and others would only experience Die Goldene Medina through their eyes. So I added the text in Chinese, Italian, and French.

The Arts are a mirror by which we see a reflection of ourselves and each other. A photo, a painting, a bit of prose...they all help us to truly see that hopes and dreams are passions we all share.

MATERIALS USED:

  • ARTISTCELLAR SEAFOAM STENCIL
  • ARTISTCELLAR HALFTONE DOTS SERIES STENCILS
  • 100% SILK CHIFFON SCARF
  • REACTIVE DYES: CORAL, YELLOW, ORANGE
  • WOOD BLOCKS
  • STRING
  • ROYAL LANGNICKEL WATERCOLOURS – FLAT & PEARLESCENT
  • REEVES METALLIC ACRYLIC: GOLD, BRONZE
  • PLAID FOLK ART METALLIC ACRYLICS:ROYAL GOLD, AQUAMARINE, AMETHYST,
    PLUM, ROSE, CHAMPAGNE
  • NATURAL SPONGE
  • FLAT PAINTBRUSH
  • RUBBER CEMENT & ERASER
  • DIGITAL IMAGES

A New Display By Sue Marrazzo

Here are 3 new small abstract paintings 
by Sue Marrazzo, ISAP, NCS 
PA Artist and Art Instructor

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

"Poetry in Purple", Pastel, France.

"Poetry in Purple:, 12x 9"
Plein Air Pastel.

One hot day in June somewhere at rural area or South-West, France...
It was a dream trip, but I'm back now.
Will be posting more painting soon, as I sort things out..

Friday, July 15, 2016

Colorful Contemporary Animal Art ,Wolf Painting "Aquene" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin

FRESH OFF THE EASEL....


 40"x30" Oil on Linen -Available

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 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.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

3rd in the BURG

This Friday, July 15th, 2016 is 3rd in the BURG. 
This is a once a month happening on the 3rd Friday of the month in Harrisburg, PA. If you are in the area on Friday, stop by Gallery at Second for an art reception from 6-9 pm. www.facebook.com/GalleryAtSecond
I will be showing my art with fellow PA artist Ralph Hocker. 
We hope to see you there!!
You can check out Sue Marrazzo's new Facebook page:

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Colorful Contemporary Animal Art ,Deer Painting "Fire Fly" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin


FRESH OFF THE EASEL....


 20"x16" Oil on Canvas -Available

 Click HERE for more info.

 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.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Sunday, July 10, 2016

'Drifters'
An Original Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell


'Drifters'

Oil on Archival Linen Panel
12 x 12

Several years ago when I was painting in Cape Cod,
I found this little inlet with all of these boats resting along
the shoreline (and drifting in the water).  I loved the colors
and the light, and knew I would have to paint
them some day!

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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Friday, July 8, 2016

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

SPRAWLING TREE ON FISHER RUN ROAD By Cecelia Lyden

oil
11x14/stretched canvas
www.cecelialyden.com

This was one of several interesting trees in a pasture on Fisher Run Road in Mechanicsburg. I seem to be on a tree "kick". When I see unusual and beautiful trees like this, I just have to paint them.

Colorful Landscape Oil Painting "Shanendoah Fog" by Western Masters Artist Patricia A. Griffin

 9"x12" 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.

Monday, July 4, 2016

"Almost There" by Debra Tritt Kreiger

So excited to hear that this painting will be receiving the M. Graham & Co award at the 37th Pennsylvania Watercolor Society's International Juried Exhibition. This company produces my favorite professional watercolor paints! The show is being held at the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, 176 Water Company Road, Millersburg, PA. Opening reception is July 9th from 4-7pm. Awards 6pm.