It’s a wrap! I am done with this painting. I just need a title to name it. I find that coming up with a title is either super easy – its has been with me during the making of the painting or it is super hard. That’s when nothing seems to capture my fancy. Now, for a classic, identifiable object, I can just go with the obvious “Gumball Machine” – which I might do. Any other suggestions??
The LAA Gallery is filled with love year-round but, we are adding even more love during the Valentine’s weekend sale! You’ll find over 20 local artists at the LAA Gallery. We have many one-of-a-kind cards, prints, pottery, decorative glass and scarves! A perfect gift shopping stop for your special Valentine.
I know that this is months away, but I am happy to announce that I will be participating in the East Bay Open Studios (EBOS) in June. This year, I decided to show my work at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton. It is a beautiful, inspiration-filled setting and a perfect downtown Pleasanton location. I know that it will be a wonderful stop on your open studio tour!
For me, this is how it typically starts when doing a still life. I like to make sure that the background color feels right. This is a classic case of using the complimentary color (red and green). It is also the time when I step back and make sure that I like the positioning/composition of the objects. I will add more details as I go!
I got over to the studio this morning and did some more detail work on this painting. It is not finished, but I am happy with the progress so far. Gum balls are tricky! They have very subtle color changes to help them look more like a sphere shape. I’ll keep working on them!
We saw the “Living Large” exhibit at the Bankhead in Livermore, CA. It was a nice show and it was fun to run into some wonderful (and talented) artists. It’s always fun to hear the jazz offerings of Matt Finders and friends. I can listen to them all day!
The Living Large show runs through March 2nd – if you are in the area, check it out! It inspired me to work bigger!
I am totally having fun making these small canvases! Chuck Taylor Converse sneakers are my go-to shoe! I think all of my pairs have some paint on them. I consider that a badge of honor! I will be bringing them over to the Livermore Art Association Gallery or they are available on my Etsy Site
These are colorful – I chose bright cheery colors to capture the happiness that these shoes brings! This will perk up any room!
Do you have a favorite color or memory connected to your Chuck Taylor sneakers??