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.

Another Sewing Themed Painting


Here’s another sewing themed painting, “Dress Form” – it’s a 12 x 12 acrylic painting on canvas. I’ll be adding it to my Etsy store shortly. 

I searched for dress form images and found one that I used as a reference for this painting. I discovered that it was considered a plus sized dress form. I’d say this is just human sized. Plain and simple. 

Hip to be square…greeting cards


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!

A Stitch in Time

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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.

 

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.

June Artist Work Night

File_000 (34)I’ll be at the studio this Thursday – June 9th for Artist Work Night. I’m not sure what I will work on next. Of late, I have been drawn to musical themes – instruments and lyrics. I’m sure that I will keep going in this direction.

This is my travel pencil/pen box. It totally sums me up – playfulness is something I highly value. My daughter Emma added her touch to this box when she borrowed it for her own use (hello, orange pencil!).  I love that it’s in there – a connection to her earlier days. There’s also a clarinet reed holder in there (not sure why). I still absolutely adore the Powerpuff Girls (Buttercup is my girl). It was fun to get reacquainted with this box when I used it at the Figure Drawing Marathon. Hope to bring more playfulness to my work!

 

clouds in my coffee

This is an oil pastel painting that I did in 2009 “Clouds in my Coffee” – one of my lyric themes.

April work night – 4/14/16

The Downtown Art Studios in Livermore will have its work night – open studio. Thursday April 14 6pm – 8pm  62 South L street in downtown Livermore.  I will be there working on my latest piece pictured here. 

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That Bari sax has so many intricacies- I hope to do it justice! This is part of my new series of work focused on instruments that are important in our lives. My daughter plays a mean Bari! 

Here’s other work connected to this series:  

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Hope you can come out to the studio!

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