Thursday, May 14, 2015

My Art Statement...

Here is my Art Statement... you gotta have one..

My Art is  a statement to the viewer that says, " look at this image and see the value and beauty of what it represents". Hopefully it's a method to convince others to really look at what's around them.

Originally my art was all done on scrap pieces of lumber, pieces that were being thrown out, considered trash. I saw that these pieces still had use and I started painting images of the animals I had on my farm. At the time I was focused on dairy cows and I was frustrated by the general mistreatment of these animals by big dairy... I felt the scrap wood and the image of these gentle useful animals were a powerful pairing. Where would we be with out trees and cows?

Today I paint all sorts of  things, but in the beginning it was about the dairy cows..

When I get ready to paint, I first spend time just having the board or wood around while I do other things.. At first I may not see anything in the board... but then it will be clear. In the knots and the grain.. a little like seeing constellations in the starry sky. Then I draw the image on the board, wood burn and sand it. Next I like to paint with water color. Some wood is just free painted...

Lately I've been interested in putting art onto furnishings.. art is all around us just have to see it.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Furniture as Art

 When a gal has a husband who's a carpenter she
ends up with little pieces of "scrap" furnishings".

One such piece is this little book shelf that my daughter had in her room, but she took it out and had it in our "Goodwill pile".

I've been thinking that a natural progression for my art would be for  Jerry to build furnishings for me to paint...

As long as I had this piece around I decided to give it a try.

Keep in mind I didn't have the patience to get proper paints..

I just used acrylics I had on hand.. and I didn't really think through my design...

Still though. I think it came out pretty cute.

 Maybe for a baby's room?

I just painted rabbits on the sides and a sunflower on the top...

But I think I will ask Jerry to build a hutch for kitchen use and paint and finish something like that, you know with roosters, chickens and well... farm looking, kitcheny type designs....

Novellas Art Creations? Novellas Creations?
Novellas Farm Art Creations?... ideas?.. suggestions?

As always.. thanks for looking...

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

 This weekend I'm heading to Boerne TX to:

 1. See my Mom ( it's been a pretty long time since I've spent time with her) and
2. participate in the Art Waddle.

It's basically an Art show along a downtown residental neighborhood... they call it the Art Waddle because most people waddle when they walk.... no, of course not! It's because the Cibolo Creek flows through town and the ducks and geese waddle around the area..

I think it will good exposure and maybe, just maybe I'll sell something!

 One thing I've done is to take some pieces that I had and kind
of spruce them up a bit...

 I added background color to some of my roosters... I like them better like this...

What do y'all think?
 I have some of the before and after pictures.. so you can see the difference.