Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sir Kitty at Home -- Painting in process -- July 24, 2010

I'm still painting .... I am happier than I was the last time I posted about this painting. I'm still not happy that I painted Sir Kitty over with Black. The painting was almost finished. Painting him black threw the entire color scheme off. So, now I'm busy recreating the color scheme. Or should I try to paint him blue again?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Treat Your Art Like it Belongs in a Museum

I came across this article today and thought it a good idea to share it. It's about treating your art with the utmost respect that it deserves. Treat your art like it belongs in a museum and it just might make in into a museum one day.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sir Kitty Painting -- Still in Process

I just restarted this painting again yesterday. This is why I like to finish paintings in the time period when I begin them. My energy and painting style changes over time.

I have been through six months of life experience, painting other paintings, and looking at other people's art. This changes the energetics of painting.

I'm not sure if I have killed this painting at this point (top photo).

As you can see I have toned down the foreground color. I repainted the two mountains on the left and toned down the orange mountain in the mid-ground on the left. And I painted Sir Kitty over with black, since he is a black cat. I took the path away underneath Sir Kitty in favor of making the entire foreground his playground.

From looking at these two paintings on the screen now, it appears that the current version of this painting places the emphasis on Sir Kitty and kind of holds the eye there. I think I should paint the path back in.

I will keep painting and hopefully resolve this painting without totally changing its dynamics, which I most likely have already done.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Update and Uplift your Interior with Color -- Yellow and Green

I can't think of a better way to enliven your interior space than with a new colorful print. And Four Directions, a digitally created image, is just the best choice. Here is a snippet from an article on Color Trends for 2010 that will bring this case to point.

Yellows and Greens

Both yellow and green will be great colors to work with if you're planning a remodel in 2010. Yellow brings a vibrancy like no other while green is calming and soothing. Combined they can make quite a statement. Just be careful not to overstimulate the yellow. Use yellow in a kitchen, it can stimulate and motivate and even aid in digestion. Meanwhile, using green in a bedroom can create a calming, earthy escape."

Four Directions Fine Art Print: Buy Now!

You can purchase this colorful giclee fine art print in sizes from 8" square to 40" square. Buy multiples and group them. Or buy a single large print for a bold statement. BUY NOW!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Wisdom and Art Inspirations -- July 2010 Issue

The Wisdom and Art Inspirations newsletter has just been published. Check it out. Feel free to subscribe.

Artwork pictured here:
Seventh Heaven, Mixed media on wood, 24 x 24 inches
Original: $900
Giclee prints online, price varies according to size.

Now Showing at Mimbres Region Arts Council, Silver City, New Mexico

Digital, Mixed-Media, Printmaking

Now showing through Sep. 16, 2010
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Mimbres Region Arts Council
1201 Pope (at Wells Fargo Bank)
Location: Silver City, New Mexico
ph: (575) 538-2505
web: http://www.mimbresarts.org/

Artist, Mary A. Gravelle
ph: (575) 956-7315
email: info@marysfineart.com
web: MarysFineArt.com

The digital images have been created on the computer with design software of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Corel Painter II. The images at the show are fine art giclee prints that will last a lifetime and more.

These paintings have been created from found objects, acrylic paint, and acrylic mediums. They have been painted on a foundation of wood and depict a sense of place.

The prints in this show are collagraph prints. I made the printing plates by glueing on various objects such as lace, cut-out cardboard shapes, washers, etc. Then, I coated the plate with gesso. The plate was then inked and a piece of fine quality print paper placed on top and sent through the printing press.

Most of the pieces (all the digital images) can be ordered as fine art giclee prints from my online store. The giclee prints here are of superb quality. I especially love the gallery-wrapped canvas. They come wrapped around 1.5" stretcher bars and are wired for instant hanging. They are beautiful.

I feel really good about this show. The best seller so far is "Light Force", a powerful tree image that was digitally created in Corel Painter II. It can be ordered as a fine art giclee print in many different sizes.

MRAC Show on Mary's Fine Art online store.

More about the show.