Sunday, September 25, 2011

custom painted bird family

I changed the little one on the left from green to pink for a customer from Ohio.
I'm guessing she has two boys and a girl.

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Mini Canvases for

pint sized original art for everyone.

acrylic on canvas
2.5x3 inches

These little guys will stay in studio with me.  They will be available for purchase later today.
purchase here.

sandra boynton

for elliott

 The moon is high, 
            the sea is deep, 
               they rock,
                             and rock, 
                                                        and rock to sleep.
boat of love

watercolor, colored pencil, ink and collage on paper
12x24 inches

i will keep your heart safe

This is the story of my sister's birthday present:

16x20 inches
acrylic on canvas
full of love

Friday, September 16, 2011

NEMAA Fall Fine Art Show

The North East Minneapolis Arts Association's Fall Fine Art Show is only one week away!
Here is the piece that I will be putting in the show:

It will be matted and framed and all ready to take home and enjoy!  
Plus the opening party - September 23 from 6 pm to 9 pm - sounds really fun:

*Fabulous artwork for sale
*Hors d'oeuvres: Chowgirls Killer Catering
*Beer: Surly Brewing Co
*Live music: Duo Guitarists - Nick Haas and Joel Shapira
*Silent auction: Theater tickets, restaurant and retail store gift certificates, and much more!
*Open artist studios in the Grainbelt Bottling House
*A chance to meet and mingle with Northeast artists and art enthusiasts alike.
*Come before 8pm to vote for your favorite piece for NEMAA’s “People's Choice" Award! Four additional awards will also be presented during the opening reception by guest judges: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention.

The Fall Fine Arts Show is free and open to the public and includes opportunities to purchase original art!  Parking is available on street or in the parking lot next to the Grainbelt Bottling House.  The show will be open on Saturday from 12-6 and Sunday from 12-3.  

more minis!

bikes and birds are the subject matter in these tiny paintings on canvas.
each is signed and dated on the side.
the bike paintings also have BIKE LOVE printed on the side.

This lot will debut at the artiBLOCKparty
September 24th
2613 East Franklin Avenue
Mpls, MN 55406

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Studio Boss

He's been in charge for 4.5 months.

He's pro-union and makes sure I take breaks.

He knows how to get things done.

Sunshine in the Dining Room

We recently painted the dining room pale gray and I thought this yellow abstract painting would add some sunshine to the room.  It will seem especially necessary as winter approaches here in Minnesota.

36 x 36 inches
acrylic on canvas
bright yellow, pale yellow, and white abstract painting

(if you look closely you can see the boss napping on the couch while I do all the work)

Mini Canvases - "Subtle Favorites" Series

black, gray, navy, turquoise, and lime make up the palette in this series.
more photos to come later in the week.

New Mini Canvases for Fall - "Summer's not over yet" Series

These paintings will debute at the Lowry Avenue Harvest Festival
September 17th
At the corner of Lowry and Penn Avenues, North Minneapolis

Painting Project Complete


"I will greet this day with love"
36 x 36 inches
purple, blue and white abstract in acrylic on canvas
surrounded in love, painted in yellow

This painting now hangs in my bedroom.  It is a pleasant reminder each morning.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Upcoming Art Events

September 17th
Lowry Avenue Harvest Festival
At the corners of Penn and Lowry Avenues North, Minneapolis 55411

September 24th
2613 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN

I will have my fabulously affordable artwork for sale at both events!  Stop by for a visit, whichever end of town you are living in!