copyright – Amy Greenberg
copyright – Amy Greenberg
I ended up adding a pink button to finish up the banner and I am happy with this color. I loved getting the different color suggestions! It will be up on some outdoor banner holder in Downtown Livermore. I’m looking forward to seeing up and seeing what the other artists did on their banners.
Mine will be up for on-line auction soon and I will supply the link once it’s available. There’s also a chance to bid on it at the ArtWalk in October. The proceeds will go to Livermore Arts.
I am in the homestretch on this banner! Overall, I am happy with its progress. The light blue button was not working for me so I decided to work on that one today. I thought that I was adding an iridescent white to the party, but I actually added Interference Green. I am so pleased with this result. Yay, a happy mistake – my favorite! I have to finish up the neon orange and teal blue buttons and then decide if I need to add one more small one in the bottom left side (maybe a gray/silver colored one?).
I am painting one of the banners that will be auctioned off at the Livermore ArtWalk. Each color of the rainbow will be represented plus the addition of a neon orange color. I am on an orange kick, so I will see how that looks. This is the largest canvas that I’ve ever worked on. It’s fun so far!
Hope everyone is having a joyful Sunday!
ArtWalk 2016 is now a thing of the past. It was fun and I could see myself doing more art fairs in the future. Yes, I did sell some of my art and got lots of nice, encouraging feedback. I enjoyed hearing people reminisce about loved ones who sewed. I also discovered that there are many fellow button lovers out there! It was also great to have some of my dear friends visit my booth.
Now, I am going to focus on getting my Etsy shop up to speed. Today, I spent some time photographing some of my artwork on a wall in my home. As you can see, I had a lot of help with my kitty assistants. This is why I have to work in a studio!
Please checkout my Etsy shop On the Wall by Amy – if you like what you see, please favorite my shop!
I am a sucker for square cards and music puns! Yes, square cards require extra postage to mail, but they are fun to give and receive.
No, I’m not a fan of Huey Lewis and the News, but darn, that’s one catchy line in a song! It was running in my head while I assembled these cards. So, it made sense for me to use that song to launch my square cards. That song came out right about when I moved to San Francisco. It was a time of great hope – when you could live in the city while working at a nonprofit! Those were some fun times. These are fun cards!
Check out my Etsy shop to purchase some hip cards!
I’ve been busy in my studio working on these acrylic paintings and I’m just loving the sewing theme. These are all 12×12 canvases. Soon, they will be available for purchase. I enjoy working on this size and shape of canvas; it gives the item an up-close and intimate feel. It also helps me to limit my color choices, so that I can play around with the combinations that I just love.
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.
“Red Button” 20 x 20 Acrylic paint on canvas
“4 Buttons” 24 x 24 Acrylic paint on canvas
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Green Button” 12×12 Acrylic on canvas copyright – Amy Greenberg
“Pink Button” – 12×12 acrylic on canvas Copyright – Amy Greenberg
“Orange Button” – 12×12 acrylic on canvas Copyright – Amy Greenberg
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.