Tuesday, September 24, 2013

My New Studio Space!

First let me say how sorry I am that I didn't post on my blog last week. It's funny how quickly things can change. I'm hoping, however that we are now in a spot that will remain the same for at least the next year! We moved into a little house! I tell all about it in my other blog www.chemicalfreeliving.blogspot.com so you can jump on over there to hear the whole story! but.... here's my new studio space!

I'm so excited to have a little more elbow room to work in and the floors don't move! Painting in a camper is challenging not just because of the space issue but also that it's on wheels so it moves every time someone moves inside the camper. This is a very difficult thing when you are trying to paint! This is the back corner of our living room, which makes me happy because I actually like to paint where my family gathers. Sometimes I am hit by a need to paint all by myself but that usually occurs in the middle of the night and everyone's in bed so this space works really well!

So...Right before all of this change occurred  I finished that painting of horses I posted about in my last blog. Here it is all finished. I was very nervous about this one but am so happy with the outcome! I really dread to stretch myself but am always happy that I did! I hope you enjoy the final product!
Here's  the beginning....

and here's the finished piece!

"Romping thru the Sunflowers" Sold

This week my inspiration is someone I've already told you about(T. Michelle Jacobs) but last week she released a new book! It's  "When Roses Were Red" I cannot wait to read the whole thing! Here's the facebook link so you can find out about it. You can find her books on Amazon.com. Now that I have a mailing address again I'm dashing off to purchase her new book!

Thankyou T. Michelle Jacobs for inspiring me once again! I love your poetry!

and....I'm off to paint! 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Paint is flying!

"Blue Skies Ranch" Sold
How was your week? I hope it was all you wanted it to be!

I'm about back on track painting in a regular schedule now. It's lovely to be able to pick up brush and just paint again! I finished this piece that I had begun a long time ago and then it sold. I was very excited. I'm always thrilled and surprised when I sell a piece. Someone asked me why I should be so surprised that my paintings sell. It was a kind thing to say.  I think all artists suffer from some sort of insecurity when you put your art out there. For me the reason is that in every painting I do I put myself into  so when I put it out there it's the same as putting myself on display. It's always surprising and gives me such joy when someone loves my work. I hope to make people smile.  

Since I started working on finishing pieces I had begun some time ago I kind of got on a roll. Next I finished this piece. "Hey! That's my fish!" It's a 12x12.

"Hey! That's my fish!" 12x12 available at www.stacysartstudio.etsy.com
Twice I have enjoyed watching a bird sneak up on a fisher and steal a fish! Once with my nephew a great blue heron stole a fish right off his line. On another occasion while traveling down to one of my favorite places in south carolina I enjoyed this scene. A little boy arguing with a snowy egret over the fish he caught! Real life is better than what any of us can make up!

Then I began reworking this painting just a bit. The clouds have always bothered me so I went ahead and repainted them and I'm quite happy with it now!

"Storms' A'brewin" 16x20 available at www.stacysartstudio.etsy.com 
Then a very exciting thing happened. Someone asked me to customize a painting to include her two horses only in my silly style. The background is finished now.

Right now it's primarily blue with purple highlights because I'm planning on layering in much more purple. I've never tried to do a specific horse before so we shall have to see how it ends up! but I am excited to give it a try!

Now, it's time for what inspires me this week! I came across this amazing shop on etsy. It combines three of my favorite things. Re purposing, words and art! This wonderful artist has turned pallets into art. Here's the link to her shop so you can see her beautiful work!

And here is one of my favorites of hers.

And though she be but little, she be fierce - Shakespeare, Pallet Art, Pallet Sign, Nursery, Baby Girl, Wooden Sign, Distressed

I suppose it's because I am little and there are times in life when I have had to be fierce! (If I had to be fierce to someone who didn't know me, it always comes as quite a shock to them!)

Thanks for your inspiration this week artist Tess Angeline!