Monday, January 21, 2013

SFA and Art Abandonment

Hello everyone!

For many years I have been making little pieces of art and abandoning them around my community and in other areas as I travel.  There's something just so fun (and sneaky) about leaving a piece of art for someone else to find and (hopefully) enjoy and treasure.  My imagination runs wild at all the possibilities of where my art will end up.

Anyway, I belong to a really fun Facebook group called "Art Abandonment" which started not too long ago. This idea has really caught on in recent times and all kinds of artists are participating in our "art by stealth" approach to sharing our work.

This link is to my blog post where I show some of my original, one-of-a-kind art magnets (business card sized at 2" X 3.5") that I have been abandoning during the month of January.  My plan is to do this once a month at least.  I already have my February stash ready to go and it will end up somewhere between Kelowna, British Columbia, Calgary, Alberta and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on my upcoming vacation.

This is SO much fun and I encourage any artist to consider checking this out as a fun way to share their art.


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Small Format Art Journal Project

Thank you so much, Jillian, for the opportunity to be a contribute to this great blog!  I work almost exclusively in small format mixed media art so this will be like a second home for me.

For my first post I thought you might like to see a project that I just launched today.  It is is called, "The Great Canadian Travelling Art Journal Challenge" and is a small format art journal (only about 5" X 5") that will circulate among a number of Canadian artists over the next several months.  They will each pick a page and work their magic on it.  I can't wait to see the results.

You can see how the journal came to life if you follow this link: The Great Canadian Travelling Art Journal Challenge

I will post updates as the pages are completed and the journal makes its way around the country.


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

SFA - ACEO original watercolor - Horses in a landscape.

My first ACEO in nearly a year. "Morning Meadows" original watercolor painting. 2.5"x3.5". Autumn landscape with horses in Southern Oregon.

"Beautiful southern Oregon. "Picture Perfect" is what I thought when I woke up to this scene one morning. It was, but knew right away that I wanted to paint it. It's taken a while, but here it is. It wasn't easy. I see my flaws in it, but still shows the "Picture Perfectness" of this wonderful pastoral scene."