Giving the studio a test run

I gave the new studio space a “test run” this morning. I found the thermostat (much needed on this hot morning), figured the lighting (switches are in the utility closet, now new art studio space), and somewhat got use to a children’s piano recital happening in the next room over. With all that, I was mostly pleased with the experience. I tripped or bumped into some of my stuff while I work (I move around a good deal). Still need to get the wifi password and find an electrical outlet near my space. I guess it’s all in time.

3 Heart Pins

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3 Heart Pins – 12 x 12 acrylic painting

Well, here’s the next painting in my sewing series. I just love these heart pins. What a sweet way to add your love to a sewing project!

I chose red, blue and yellow as a tribute to the primary colors. They are the root to all other hues.

Work in progress 

“Pin Cushion” is my latest painting. It’s part of my sewing themed collection.

One of my studio mates suggested that I make it 3D by hammering in pins. I’m kinda tempted to do this. What a great idea! I think it will look cool – plus I can avoid some more tiny bush work! I’m going to test out the technique on a different canvas. If it goes smoothly, I’ll do it on this one. Stay tuned!

Expanding the button theme

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I am planning on expanding my button theme to include various sewing notions. I’m going to explore the many wonders of thimbles, pin cushions, measuring tape and spools of thread in all sorts of colors. Yay, now I have another reason to get over to Britex for inspiration and possible source material.

This painting is 12×12 acrylic. Be on the lookout for my Etsy shop.

Buttons-on view at Panama Bay Coffe Co

I am thrilled to announce that my work is up! This has always been a goal of mine – to have my artwork displayed in a coffeehouse. It feels great to see this come together. It’s also pretty powerful to see them up on a wall.

If you are in the area – check the work out and enjoy a poured coffee at Panama Bay  Panama Bay Coffee


Let me know that you visited and/or your thoughts.

-amy

“Buttons” on display starting 4/11/16

Panama Bay Coffee will be displaying “Buttons” a collection of new paintings by Amy Greenberg  April 11 – May 23, 2016. Meet and greet sessions with the artist will be held on Friday April 29th – 6:30 – 8:00 pm and on Saturday May 7th 1:00 – 2:30 pm at Panama Bay Coffee Co. located at 2115 1st Street, Livermore, CA. 94550.

Amy’s mother kept a collection of buttons in a jar. As a child, Amy was always fascinated by these buttons and spent many hours sorting them by size, color, and personal preference. As an adult, she spent many hours perusing trimming stores in the NYC Garment Center and admiring the vast array of buttons, which seemed to come in every possible color and shape.

Amy enjoys finding appealing color combinations using bright acrylic paints. She also loves the simple design of a button and thought it would be the perfect subject to satisfy her pop art sensibilities. This collection of button paintings was created in 2016.

Amy currently manages a mental health program in Oakland serving youth in Foster Care. She has taken several art classes in San Francisco, Oakland and Pleasanton and finds that doing art is a great way to add balance in her life. Amy is currently working out of the Downtown Art Studio in Livermore, CA. You can reach her at: amyg.artstudio@gmail.com

 

My recent art work – Buttons

I recently set up a studio space in Livermore at the Downtown Art Studios. It’s nice to have all my art supplies in one place so that I am able to paint! Downtown Art Studios

These 3 are each 12×12 acrylic paintings on canvas.