Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tamara de Lempicka

One of my favorite artists that I only discovered a few years ago, is Tamara de Lempicka.  She was born in 1898 in Warsaw, Poland, and led an interesting and exciting life, that would be hard to match by anyone, least of all a female artist of her time.  I have read everything I can find about her, and am excited that I am finally going to incorporate one of her paintings into one of mine, as a background painting.  Here are a few of her paintings.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Blossom Art Show

I have written about this show a few times now, but after viewing the slide show of all the paintings that were accepted, I am feeling humbled to have been accepted.  The work is amazing, and it will be interesting to see who wins the $25,000.00 grand prize.  I have narrowed my favorites down to about 6, (including my own.....positive thinking), but it is hard to say whose painting was painted by whom, since the names are not under the paintings.  I did recognize a few painter's work, like Daniel Greene, and Jane Jones.  I really liked one painting of Iris', and there was a close up of a blossom with waterdrops all over it, that I really liked.  I guess we will all find out when they annonce the winner Feb. 9, 2011....

Friday, January 7, 2011

Day 11...

Yesterday, I added a frame around the Modigliani, but because I wanted the frame to be's already pretty close to the bed...I made a small black frame instead of the gold larger frame I had planned.  I'm still not sure if I will keep it.  Then I darkened the background, and repainted the red sheet, maybe a bit darker.

I also paint the edges of my paintings, even if I don't use a floater frame, because it makes the painting, as a product, more finished, and I like that extra bit of ...quality.
So it is off to dry once again, and then I will decide what else to do with it.  I can say right now, that I don't feel the painting is finished.  I think I will work on the body some more, and the right hand needs some help.  It will take at least a week to dry, so although I only have 11 actual days of painting, it sure seems like longer.  :)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Welcome 2011!!

I haven't posted anything for awhile, and while I have quite a few paintings in progress, I really hate to post them before they are finished.  I haven't continued to paint on my painting progression of "Caley with Modigliani", because I have been working on some other paintings, but will continue it soon.

Last night I saw on fb that the "Blossom II- Art of the Flower" has their catalog online.  Because one of my paintings was accepted to the show I clicked on and was excited to see my painting, but noticed it was a different one than I was told was accepted???  I still don't know which one is in the show..."White Cattleya Orchids", which is in the catalog, or "Pink Cattleya Orchids", which I was told was accepted.  The Blossom show people are now trying to figure it out.....

I finally got an email telling me "Pink Cattleya Orchids" was the painting to send to the show, but then a few hours later, the Blossom people called and said it was the "White Cattleya Orchids" that was accepted to the show....better get it to the framer.