10 Weeks of Portfolio development with Folio Focus. The content has been very good, enjoying it immensely with no huge pressure. Great way to create some collections for Art licensing. Monday we start a new topic and by Friday ideally it's ready to put up on Flickr. The facebook group is really a great support system, we talk, share, and are generally like minded. #risedesignand shine
This painting was done for a client who owns a candle manufacturing company. She wanted me to incorporate flowers, fruits and other fragrant spices to create a 75x40 painting to go in her dining room. I visited her home so that I came away with a certain feel of the look of her style. I must admit, I thoroughly enjoyed the process of creating this painting- I love painting florals ( if you haven't guessed that already!). It took me about a month to do. The medium here is acrylics. It was hard to part with, but I was satisfied when I saw how excited she was , when I unveiled it.
Click here for a link to Multi Faith Centre's facebook It was a honor to be part of this Multi Faith exhibition. 2 of my Islamic "Zoomorphic " pieces were selected for this show. the pieces were divided between 2 venues. There were pieces with both Arabic and Hebrew calligraphy. All the artists had a very individual take on the interpretation. It was really an interesting show that bought the 2 cultures together. The Forum was very interesting too.
" Be in the moment". An affirmation that I have been work on for a while. As easy as it sounds not so easy to practice. Once you get the hang of it, a brilliant state of being. I am currently working on a series of art to go with a variety of affirmations as part of my collection of new work for Surtex. Perfect for calendars, cards, notebooks even wall hangings. I am working in my classic water color style, in bright hues. The peppermint green background contrasts with the foreground. Enjoy! Hoping to see this on Licensing products soon!
This is my latest painting done at Avenue Road Art School. I am really enjoying the variations of lines and marks plus the washes and texture that brings life to my pieces.
Medium: Acrylics Size: 30x30
These images were originally done for a Calendar for Avalanche Publishing and later for Pier 1 Imports. The Maple leaf was also used for stationery and note cards. I made limited edition Giclees out of a series of them which are for sale too. Medium: Collage, digital, actual leaves that I pressed between heavy books, dried them and scanned them, to incorporate into my artwork.