Saturday, March 28, 2009

What's In a Name? - A Contest

A little contest from Bear Hollow Creations. YOU could win a prize!
I don't know if paintings have to have names. There are of course the obvious names like "Mona Lisa" named after the person in the painting, or "Stormy Seas" names after the subject.
But what kind of names do you give an abstract painting? One person's feelings and/or reaction to an abstract painting may be totally different from another person. In that case - for instance - an all red painting might be called "Firestorm" by one person and "Little Red Riding Hood's Hood" by someone else.
All that said...
Here's my latest abstract painting. It came about sort of by accident, but I really like how it ended up.

So I'm curious as to what YOU would name this piece if it was up to you. If I choose your name I'll send you one of my new abstract musical ACEOs. Click here for more info on ACEOs.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

An Artist Is Born - Johnny

The Family Art Project was last Saturday. I'll be posting pictures of it - a few at a time - over the next week. David Brockman came to take pictures. He - as always - did a great job and I have a bunch to share with you.

I want to begin by telling you about Johnny.

Isn't he cute?

Here's a note from his mother (who painted with him).

We had a great time today. Johnny is so excited about his painting. We had to stop at Sam's on the way back to Kentucky, and Johhny got to talking to a lady in line behind us, and he asked her if she wanted to come see his painting he did. She said yes, and followed us out to the truck. He explained everything to her. She said she would like a really little one of his farm paintings, so this evening, he is painting a little picture to send to her. My in-laws also want a little one for their new sunroom. I think you may have created a little painting monster.
I asked her if she cared if I shared her story about him and she replied.

Please do share the story. He sure has been. His Sunday School teacher came up to me after church and asked if Johnny painted something. He was telling everyone. And this morning he woke up and was describing the painting to all his stuffed animals ( the painting is hanging in his room)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Abstract Treble Clef

I just listed this painting in my Etsy shop.

Here's the description as worded in my Etsy shop:

This acrylic painting has the beautiful look of watercolor. It is approximately 9 x 12 and will look great with a mat that has an opening of 8 1/2 x 11 1/2. The treble clef and other lines were first drawn on canvas with oil pastels and then the soft acrylic colors were painted on top.Perfect for the music lover in your life or to add some soft color to your favorite room.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Family Art Project Update

We have room for four more families in our Family Art Project. The only reason for this is because I ordered material from my favorite art supplier and everything came in three days! Very impressive. (If you are interested in ordering art supplies or art books click on the one of the ads on this blog.

Our Children's Pastor, Tim Muñoz, is so excited about this project that he talked me into letting him advertise it one more Sunday. So I'll order again Monday, but THAT WILL BE IT. If you want to join us it will be on a first come, first served, basis.

Here's a picture of one of the canvases. I put a hymnal (the red book there) there in front of it so you could tell how BIG these are. It's going to be sooooo awesome working on these paintings - as families - and then seeing the finished results.