Contemporary Art, Narrative 18"x18"x1.5" Mixed Media on Gallery Wrapped Canvas/Available Click HERE for purchase info. View more of my work at http://judigoolsbyartist.com Learn about Judi's new book "Y'all? painted memories of the South" HERE
A few summers ago, we remodeled our basement and I was able to create a painting studio. It’s wonderful. The key is the lighting. I put in a fluorescent cloud light, bucket lights, and track lighting with cool and warm bulbs. It’s very bright and my eyes do not get tired. I can make a mess and no one bothers me! Before this, I painted in our kitchen, which was great, but I always had to clean up for dinner. Here’s a couple of photos of my new studio.
I had so much fun with my apple collage a few weeks ago, I decided to try another. This one is on a canvas panel and I layered a lot of colored tissue papers to make new colors. It also has a bit of metallic ribbon.
This is a great example of the wonderful and unique art available on Etsy. The creative artist, Danny Phillips from Austin, Texas has a great selection of his clever collage paintings. He has developed a unique technique for his backgrounds, as shown here. Visit his site here. One of my guilty pleasures....surfing Etsy!
by Artist Barbara Haviland This painting was done enplein air. We have several of these trees. The birds love the fruit and my husband does as well. He makes wine from the fruit. You have your choice of the two paintings, Click to Purchase BarbaraHavilandFineArt.com
The iris has always been a favorite flower of mine, but the ones that will grow in Florida are not to spectacular. The ones we have here are not the big, beautiful, bearded iris that the more northern states have. Ours are little puny flowers. I always look forward to visiting our mountain home in North Carolina, as one of the first things I did when we bought it, was plant all those lovely flowers from my childhood. Daffodils, iris, tulips, lilac, cone flowers, and lots and lots of hydrangea. I have not been able to go up so far this spring, but we are planning a trip soon. I hope there are still some daffodils and lilac blooming. But if they are gone, I know the iris will soon be there to greet me. What is your favorite flower?