Inspiration

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." - Rumi

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Art Sale at Glassell Studio School of Art, The Musuem of Fine Art Houston


Update:  I sold NINE paintings at this sale!

WHOO HOO!


Come see, Come buy!

December 7 & 8, 2018

Many pieces of my art work will be availble for sale!


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Blue Flower

Blue Flower

Acrylics on Canvas
8 x 10

Ready to Hang 
Certificate of Authencity Attached to back
Signed and Dated

For Sale

SOLD!



Behind the scenes:  I started a new flower painting last night and finished it up just now( I think - an artist is never quite sure).  So I ask my husband "do you like this?"   He answers, "yeah, but I really like this ...... and points to my palette!"  Geez!  Palette is not for sale!  hehe





This is For Sale!



Saturday, October 27, 2018

Art Gallery Trekking

Art Gallery Trek #4

Lawndale Art Center
4912 Main Street
Houston, TX

THE BIG SHOW





Below are a couple of art works that I really liked.  







Enjoy!

Monday, October 22, 2018

Collage Art - Abstracts

Collage Art - Abstracts

Four Works for Sale

Early Sunday Morning
16 x 20 Matted



Play A Love Song
11 x 14 Matted



It Feels Like Spring
11 x 14 Matted



Happiness is The Color Orange
16 x 20 Matted


Sunday, October 21, 2018

Art Gallery Trekking

Gallery Trek #3

Art League Houston Art Gallery
1953 Montrose Blvd. 
Houston, TX


"Something"
An Exhibit by Francesca Fuchs
2018 Texas Artist of the Year


Francescas Fuchs works in acrylics on canvas board.  Fuchs says, "I work the old-fashioned way. I make little paintings, like 10 by 13 inches, and then make cartoon drawings from them. I change the drawing till I'm happy with it, make stencils and trace them onto the large canvas or the wall, then paint it."

Fuchs is an instructor at the Glassell School of Art in Houston. 








Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Art Gallery Trekking

Gallery Trek #2

The Jung Center
5200 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX





     In my visit to The Jung Center, I saw Kristen Cliburn’s exhibit.  Her canvases are visual distillations of the natural world. Cliburn states,  "she views the work as allusions to the physical world through the subtle isolation of color and light”.  Her paintings can be positively transformative, calling on the viewer to stop, be still and contemplate.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Malcolm Liepke (1953) American painter




Malcolm Liepke may just well be my favorite figurative painter yet!  See a few of his works of art at Off The Wall Gallery
Galleria, Houston, TX

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Art Share . . . The Belle Epoque era of the art scene

The Belle Époque was an era of peace and plenty between wars

The French expression Belle Époque was used in retrospect after the horrors of World War One—a term of nostalgia for a simpler time of peace, prosperity, and progress.


Monday, September 24, 2018

Art Gallery Trekking

Gallery Trek #1

"Off The Wall Gallery"  
610 West Loop, The Galleria, Houston, Texas 




At "Off The Wall Gallery" you will find original works of art from the Impressionaist and Belle Epoque periods, as well as contemporary impressionist works.  

I went to see some of the original art work of Malcolm Liepke whose work is unabashed, confident and human.  Narrative figurative paintings are his thing.  I'm hoping they become my thing!  His paint is thick, and the brush stokes are often visable and wide-set. Oil is his chosen medium.  Bold brushstrokes, rich buttery surfaces and most importantly, the timeless humanity of his classically inspired imagery have yielded him tremendous success around the world!

Enjoy.  

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Bouquet of Flowers

Bouquet of Flowers 2018
Abstract Expressionism

8x10

Acrylics on Canvas Board
Ready to Hang 
Certificate of Authencity Attached to back
Signed and Dated

For Sale

SOLD!



Shawn's Flower - Acrylics and Watercolors

Shawn's Flower 2018


Acrylics on Canvas Board
16x20

Ready to Hang 
Certificate of Authencity Attached to back
Signed and Dated

For Sale




Thursday, September 6, 2018

Portrait of Eleven Year Old Girl . . . Shannon


ORIGINAL DESIGN

Portrait of Eleven Year Old Girl . . . . Shannon 2018

Acrylics on Canvas Board
Certificate of Authencity Attached to back
Ready to Hang 

Signed and Dated


16 x 20

SOLD/COMMISSION WORK





Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Pink Flowers in Purple Vase

ORIGINAL DESIGN

Pink Flowers in Purple Vase 2018
Acrylics on Canvas Board
Ready to Hang 
Certificate of Authencity Attached to back
Signed and Dated

16 x 20

For Sale




Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Flower In Bloom

Flower in Bloom 2018

Abstract

Acrylics on Canvas Board
Ready to Hang 
Certificate of Authencity Attached to back
Signed and Dated

16x20

SOLD!



Sunday, August 19, 2018

Bowl of Grapes

Bowl of Grapes

Acrylic Glazing on Canvas Paper
Styled after the techniques of The Old Masters

Certificate of Authencity Attached to back
Signed and Dated

Mat Included
11 x 14
2018


For Sale





Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Monday, August 13, 2018

Self Portrait - In the Pool

Self Portrait - In the Pool
Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer

Acrylics on Canvas 

2018 

Not for Sale
Private Collection



Every class I take requires that we do one self portrait.  So here is one I chose.  


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Still Life Transparent

Still Life Transparent  -  2018

Acrylics on Canvas Board
Ready to Hang 
Certificate of Authencity Attached to back
Signed and Dated

16x20

For Sale



Sunday, July 15, 2018

Portrait Work

Live Model sitting for:

The Glassell School of Art Studio School
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston

16 x 20
Canvas Board
Acrylics and Chalk
2018


Not for Sale
Private Collection





Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Painted Lady #2

Painted Lady #2  -  2018

Acrylics on Canvas Board
Ready to Hang 
Certificate of Authencity Attached to back
Signed and Dated
16x20


For Sale

SOLD!







Thursday, July 5, 2018

Portrait Work

Redo of Portrait Work

Son-in-Law and Daughter
Graphite Pencil
Redo - 2018


Not for Sale
Private Collection



    I was not 100% happy with my portrait work on this piece and it took me two years to figure out what it was that just didn't work for me, and then a while longer to take it down off the wall.  With some newly learned portrait techniques, I am able to look at it and enjoy it so much more!




Monday, July 2, 2018

Art Share #3

Art Share #3


     Art is an idea that belongs to everyone.  It is found in ever culture.  Whatever physical form it might take, whatever emotional, aesthetic, or psychological challenge it may offer, it is vital to every culture's sense of itself. 

     Lessons learned in pursuit of art are lessons that pertain to almost everything we experience.  Art is not separate from life; it is the very description of the lives we lead.  (101 Things to Learn in Art School).  

Painted Lady #1

Paintd Lady #1

Acrylics On Canvas Board 2018

Acrylics on Canvas Board
Ready to Hang 
Certificate of Authencity Attached to back
Signed and Dated

16 x 20 


For Sale





Sunday, July 1, 2018

Art Share #2

Art Share #2


     What is aesthetics?  Strickly speaking, aesthetics is not the same thing as the philosphy of art.  Aesthetics is a much broader term, not just referring to created artwork but to matter of taste in general.  The word encompasses any sort of sensory perception.

     In short, the the study of aesthetics, as we understand it today, is concerned with how our judgements of taste relate to our language, our minds, and our surroundings.  

     Think about the Mona Lisa.  It is probably the most famous painting in the world.  Is it your favorite painting?  Why is it so famous?  Why is it work so much?  If you saw it for the first time today and had never heard of it, would you find it beautiful?  Instead of blindly accepting the standards and traditions of our culture, a little philosphizing will challenge us to justify our beliefs about beauty and the arts!  (Daily Book of Art, pg 9).

"Oops" - Acrylic Painting

Title:  "Oops"

Acrylic on Canvas Panel
11 x 14
2018

For Sale




Friday, June 29, 2018

Art Share

Art Share #1



Elements of Art:

  • LINE:  a line is a pathway, either visible of implied, that moves the eye through a piece of work.
  • SHAPE:  shape is the two-dimensional area taken up by an object.
  • FORM:  this element refers to the illusion of a three-dimensional object on a two-dimensional surface.
  • VALUE:  value is the lightness or darkness of a color, or of black.
  • TEXTURE:  texture in drawing or painting refers to the way we discern the qualitys of an object's surface.
  • COLOR:  we all know what a "color" is, but not everyone realizes how an artist's choice of color impacts the viewer.  
  • SPACE:  space is the area within the borders of your work; it is what fills the length, width, and perceied depth of a work or art.


Portrait Work - Einstein

With the release of the new Genuis shows on National Geographic (Einstein being their first season) I just had to do my own version of Einstein. 

Pastels and Collage
18 x 24 
2017

For Sale



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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Its Been a Very Busy Year!

To my readers:

Its been such a busy year since starting art school.  I will not close this page but hope that someday soon I will get back to posting.

thanks
Theresa