Wednesday, November 05, 2008

A special old photo - Obama Inauguration

"A photo of ME'
This photo sums up my thoughts within the last 48 hours.
I am alive, I am here, I exist...



Sunday, November 02, 2008

Crayons Gone Wild

Crayons Gone Wild
16x20
Crayon on canvas paper



This started out being color time with my little niece and after she, being small, soon grew weary
- I only kept it going to see how it would finally transform.

#503

#503
18x24
watercolor on canvas

My orange brown mode with black felt tip pen etchings


Saturday, November 01, 2008

America Waves

America Waves
'4 x 7'
Mixed Media
While traveling, a simple snapshot of an elderly lady standing in her front door of a battered home was my focus in creating this piece. I believe she probably lived alone and it touched me deeply as she waved - a drawing of America's reality.





Sunday, October 26, 2008

Seedlings

At a yearly art event held in one of the local parks, by chance, with a friend of mine, we met this elderly 70 year old man whom actually acknowledged he was a professional photographer from one of the northern states - somewhere around Pennsylvania or Boston. My friend was a photographer as well and of course, these two struck up a major conversation. This man had traveled around the world more than once and his amazing photography showed evidence of that and was displayed for sale. My friend grabbed his Nikon and took a photo of me standing behind the gentleman leaning on the back of his director's chair. Two weeks or so passed, and while rummaging through photos I ran across it. His weathered image inspired me to create a watercolor graphic (first photo) and then it was eventually transformed into a piece with the words "seedlings" running through the artwork (second photo).  It was titled "seedlings" because I believe we all come from basic seeds intermingled, scattered about and cross mixed keeping us one with the other. Though we were of two different cultures, we actually were not , only a degree of separation.

With a white mat and black shadow box type frame, it sold at an art show. 




PATCHES

Patches
'18 x 24'
Watercolor
I'm reminded of the old patchwork quilts my grandmother used to cover me during those very cold nights. Most of those quilts were handmade and handed down from generations of family to family. Regardless of how old they became, they felt so warm and comforting...maybe because somewhere in all patchwork, through the years, there remained many family hands placed around me. 



Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Asleep No Worry

Asleep No Worry
4 x 6
Graphic Mixed Media

Confined Souls

Confined Souls
18 x 24
Watercolor

Think in terms of the true nature of an individual(s) being hidden and locked away - yet we constantly trick ourselves into believing we know them. the vibrant colors represent those aspects we will never know - intensity, lulls, highs and genuine thoughts.

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Audition

The Audition
11x20 watercolor
Another art piece created from the chorus line photograph
Delighted to say that this piece "sold" - had posted a thumbnail of this in older posts with a promise to eventally post the larger version

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Touches of Peace - RE-POSTED

pencil and watercolor
Just had to re-post this piece.
This art piece sold two years ago.
This is a photo of the actual art piece taken at the
time of the art exhibit- unfortunately with a camera glare -
but during these troubled times in the world,
the message is more important and apropos ...
The hand written words in each face are the countries of the world....
it's about the LOVE, the PEACE and the UNITY....BELIEVING...
Much LUV@cha....

Chair Pencil Sketch=Graphic Ratty Chair

Ratty Chair
Pencil Chair Sketch fused into graphic
"5 x 3"

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Chair Pencil Sketch

Favorite Old Chair
Pencil Sketch
"11 x 9"

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Chalk Time


Chalk Time
'2 x 4'
Graphic Image
Children are such natural subjects when it comes to art - so effortless in creativity.

Artwork from a photograph of a child seen in the local park playing with chalk on concrete


Sunday, September 28, 2008

AAH Logo


Logo
3 x 5
AnArtistatHeart


Dilly dallying around today and came up with this graphic.
My coined phrase
LUV@cha

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

THE BROOM

Ye Ole Broom
Pencil Sketch
638 x 478

Friday, September 12, 2008

Basquiat Sitting #2


'3 x 3' Mixed Media Graphic
Jean Michel Basquiat Sitting #2
CLICK HERE
Basquiat's Art Show

Nota Bene: I ran across a photo of Basquiat on the internet and it was my inspiration for this graphic and the one posted below that I've created.

Basquiat Sitting #1


'6x9' Graphic Mixed Media
Jean Michel Basquiat Sitting#1
LINK TO VIDEOS ABOUT BASQUIAT

"I enjoyed drawing his hair - by hand with my mouse....though crampy...:-)"

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Art Cube of some of my older works


fancygens.com

Found this cube widget online - I added some of my older art pieces - I think it's a nice effect.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Basquiat and the Camera

Graphic '6 x 10'

Just me wearing Basquiat T-shirt

A Chorus Line within A Chorus Line



This is a graphic I created in 2001 using an actual photo we took of the actors in "A Chorus Line" at the Boiler Room Theater and then I focused on each actor individually creating another he/she in my own vision of a graphic character by hand drawing on the computer with my mouse - it's almost as if the REAL actors are looking down at their ART counterparts. A lof of work was involved here and quite tedious- BUT - I have treasured this piece so much!






Graphic '640 x 480'

Friday, August 29, 2008

SketchSeven


sketchSEVEN
Pencil and Ink 3 x 3'






Monday, August 25, 2008

Fence and Bucket (My Finished Piece)

Fence and Bucket - Pencil "8 x 11"
Warm ups always a good thing!! Remembering to "draw what you see"
Just learn to see it -I still am...learning...everyday!

I'm a Litttle Tea Kettle Exercise

I'm a Little Teapot - MY pencil sketch '3 x 3'

More warm up sketch exercises - How to Draw What You See by Rudy De Reyna. Cubes, circles, cones and cylinders form all basic shapes and when the eye learns to see it - it becomes so clear.

Pencil Sketches - Warm Ups

My Pencil Sketches
'3 x 3'

Going back to basics, I always feel it's good for me, just to sit and sketch on my drawing pad after having been away from it for a while - a warm up in hand exercises - like riding a bike...."How to Draw What You See" by Rudy De Reyna. A good back to basic book and a great reference.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

My Friend Marium's Picasso Piece


She has tried her hand at the MrPicasso Head and VOILA!!!!.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Mr. Bernie~~~FAREWELL~~~

'450 x 300' graphic

AMERICA? "FAREWELL TO MR. BERNIE!"

GOODBYE MR. HAYES

'598 x 629' graphic

For you, MR. HAYES, a deeply heartfelt GOODBYE..



Friday, August 15, 2008

I AM NOT ANGELA

I AM NOT ANGELA
'480 x 620' graphic

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Neon Times

"Neon Times"
'512 x 384' graphic

Friday, August 08, 2008

theinvisiblewoman


"512 x 384' graphic

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A Moment of Peace by NELSON

'283 x 327' graphic

This is a drawing by "my sister #4" created in MrPicasso Head. She sent to me and I manipulated it so that I could take it from the gallery and place it here. Most of my siblings draw or paint so did my father and mother...so I guess it's definitely hereditary.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Friday, July 18, 2008

The Picasso In You~~

'400 x 300' graphic


'400 x 400' graphic
'287 x 332' graphic

Little art pieces created online in a simplistic art program/application. Black framed entitled "My Indecisiveness" & the red framed one is entitled "crimson" I love to fool around with online art drawing programs/drawing programs. Link to the gallery my pieces and others :
Crimson

Indecisiveness

Blue Emotions

Click on "The Gallery on the left to view many other drawings by others - about 75,000 in database.







Sunday, July 13, 2008

~Forever Bubbles~

~forever bubbles~

Saturday, July 12, 2008

~Cards~

'2560 x 1220' graphic

Was inspired recently during July 4th...thinking about college days when we would start a card game, play cards all day long -as one player had to leave for class, someone coming from a class would take that seat....those were the days of old school -games like Spades, 5 up, Red Devil, Pinochle, and the most famous of all...BID WHIZ...and watching family play crazy 8's during the holiday brought back sweet memories entitled "CARDS"

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Basquiat

Photos of John Michel Basquiat

Sunday, July 06, 2008

On the Wall


Well, needless to say this is a section of my wall. I enjoy my artwork so much in that it soothes my soul in many ways and keeps me balanced. I created these between 2004-2006 and they are all so very special to me in representing certain periods of my life. The mediums range from pencil, colored pencil, watercolor, graphics and mixed-mediums.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Jackson Pollock by Misssweetsugar



Here are my "Jackson Pollocks" created by me. I went to the web site "Paint your own Jackson Pollock." The first one is "Untitled", the second "Dancers" and the third is entitled "Drizzle". Unfortunately you do have to own a art program to bring it from the web since you cannot save it to the desktop other than a web file. Create your own and find the artist in you! I created the "Pollocks", took a screen print, then pasted it into my art program. Mind you, Adobe would not allow it, but a little bitty program called "Paint" did so and that goes to show...a little engine CAN and WILL...

Thursday, June 26, 2008

SketchBlog

S

Museum of Bad Art

REALLY? There is really such a place??!!?? I won't touch this one. Not I. Nope. Nada. No way!!
I've got to think about this one.

Paint your own Jackson Pollack

YES...you can actually "paint your own Jackson Pollock"....how bout that? His technique was innovative yet so simplistic. Create your own and find the artist in you...

Artcyclopedia

Head on over to ARTCYCLOPEDIA for some inspiration, some excitement and inspiration. I spend hours on the site as I get caught up in so many aspects. I'm sure you will find this a fascinating place to be. If so, come back and tell me about it..

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Aid 2 Artisans

This may be a helpful site which provides resources for Artisans to receive aid. In the field of Art, we could all use information for avenues of this venue.