Friday, January 15, 2010
I have quite a collection of mat board "scraps" from a local framing/art gallery. They are in perfect condition and make a great painting surface. After finishing them I varnish them and they can be framed like a canvas with no glass. It is a fun way to use something that otherwise is not being used. I am doing them mostly in standard photo frame sizes. So if you wait for a sale on photo frames these become an extremely economical way to have some original art in your life or to give the gift of art to someone else. If you are an ACEO collector I do them too, a great way to add some eco friendly cards to your collection. Here is a sampling.
Monday, January 11, 2010
It is very fun to find objects that I can recycle to paint on...
One such found object are silver spoons. I have done several of these to sell in my shop but my most recent one was a wedding gift. My friend was having a red rose themed wedding so I sent her a painted spoon to have at her wedding and for a keepsake of her special day.
What is great about these spoons is they can be placed anywhere, which is nice if you are not allowed to hang on your walls. It is a way that everyone can enjoy original art anywhere.
They would be great as place setting for your next event and they could also be party favors that can be taken home in remembrance of your special event. Fantastic for a tea party or your next baby shower. Or a present for someone special or something unique just to treat yourself. It is a great idea for those who are green and eco conscious.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Newest abstract buffalo. This was done as a gift for another artist friend of mine as a surprise from his wife. I really like the bold strokes and color of this one. I hope to be doing more like it very soon. These are all taken from original pictures of buffalo I have taken in Yellowstone National park in Montana.