Saturday, December 5, 2009
Being an artist, a painter for quite some time now, there is always a compelling need to stretch and change things up a bit. One of the ways I have done this is by experimenting with painting on different surfaces in which to apply color to. One such surface has been recycled grocery sacks, brown paper bags. I enjoy the way the paper has a bit of texture and the folds and creases only really add to the uniqueness and beauty of the painting. These particular paintings are also collectable ACEO cards, different from probably what you already have in your collection. If you don't collect cards, then they can be fabulous mini works of art that can be displayed in most any area of your space. Thanks for looking and enjoy.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
New coloring books, completely customizable, pick color of cover and ribbon, pick your own five pages (more choices coming soon) and pick what you want stamped on the cover. These pages are all taken from my own original paintings. These are each completely done by hand and a lot of work goes into each page to make a really good print, they are a hand cut generous 5x7 on sketch paper. They will be appearing soon on my website, http://bellacosaart.etsy.com
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
This is not about painting art but cooking art.... So this time of year when you now have a billion of tomatoes and the thought of freezing or canning more, makes your head spin and all your friends run when they see you coming with yet another bag, you know it is time to make homemade tomato soup and I have the best recipe for you, to some this may sound familiar as this is the 4Bs soup, I find that with the fresh tomatoes, since they are a bit sweet you can add less sugar. Here goes...
32 ounces of Canned diced tomatoes (for us gardeners, fresh)
9 ounces chicken broth
1 ounce Butter
2 TBLS sugar
1 TBLS chopped onion
1 pinch of Baking soda
2 Cups cream
Directions: Mix together everything but cream, and simmer 1 hour. Heat cream in double boiler, add cream to hot tomato mixture.
so delish...One piece of advice, at least make a double batch, I did a quadruple batch up to the cream part and froze it for winter, just take out, heat up and add cream.
If you try this recipe, please come back and post what you thought, thanks buon appetito
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
A blank greeting card that acts as a mat, for a removable ACEO card on the inside. It is all hand painted in watercolors on special watercolor paper cards. These are so fun.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
This one is going directly to my new outlet for my art.
I was asked to bring in my work to a local art gallery/interior design place in town. It is very nice place that shows some beautiful fine art work in. I am very excited for this opportunity and hope that it leads to good things. I will keep you posted.
Friday, September 11, 2009
These earrings are going to the same cause as the painting below
I am slowly creating a new jewelry line, these are completely handcrafted, from cutting out the copper from sheets to hand bending the silver ear wires. They are completed with stamping and gemstones.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
I know, I know, promises, promises.... really I am trying to blog more, I will continue to try to do better.
For today I am happy to show you the ad that my Daily Painters Abstract Blog put together.
So mine is the one with the shoes, perfume and lipstick. I am hoping it stands out and gets noticed. With everything in this business, I am hoping for big things but expecting nothing.
So what do you think?
Sunday, July 26, 2009
It has been so long since I have updated here, over a month. School got out and I have not stopped since and things don't look to be slowing down for yet another month and half. So I decided I needed to just make some time.
We just recently were on vacation in California, so I thought over the next few days I would post photos that inspired me from there.
This first photo is of a little flower shop in Sausalito, I love how in warmer climates flowers are always on the street. I took so many of such like photos. Breath deeply smell the pleasant sweetness in the air.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
These pieces have been fairly popular for a number of reasons. One is the recycling, green aspect of the art, these paintings are painted on brown paper grocery sacks from the store. Not only is the recycling part of it cool but it also has a nice look, the warmth and texture of the bag is appealing. Another reason is that it is unique and different and these are very easy and economical to ship to the buyer. The sunflower has been my most popular one. I think I stumbled on a nice color combo and loose way of painting them.
So back to the beginning of this story. The very nice customer was kind enough to write a awesome article on my shop that I would like to share with you http://www.indiesmiles.com/bellacosaart-sues-fav/
I thought Sue did a lovely job and I wanted to thank her.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Chihuly, this is found in the ceiling at the Bellagio in Vegas, it is breathtaking, I love the colors, I could lay on the floor and stare at it for hours (but I do not think the staff at the fancy dancy hotel will let me, snobs lol)
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
I am trying to loosen up and do more landscapes, it is a bit of a challenge to me but since I love landscapes so much I thought I would push myslef, I am starting to come up with some that I am really happy with, including this one.
Friday, May 1, 2009
This is such a fun recycling project. I buy up old silver plated spoons, hand bend them to be freestanding and then paint on them, minitaure art. Each one is an original painting.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
This is the second installment in my shoe series. The shoes are so fun in this one. I liked painting them as much as I like wearing them.
This and the others can be found for sale in my etsy shop bellacosaart.etsy.com , but soon the will be gone. The are going to a show for all of June and July.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
What do you think? This painting was so fun to do, I am going to start a series of paintings with makeup, handbags and shoes. I am very excitied about this project. This just needs some finishing touches and will soon be listed in my etsy shop, so be on the lookout.
this will be titled "dinner and dancing"
I will post photo updates, depending though on if it is turning out, lol, here is hoping it goes where I want it to go.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
You will find this one is a bit different from the last one. I am finding it beneficial to actually take a photo of a painting and look at it for a bit, it helps me discover things. So the main thing that I changed is one of the back petals, I saw after staring at the photo it was not quite right, now I am much happier.