Friday, November 18, 2011

New Paintings Arriving at Allied Arts Tomorrow!

Six new paintings to arrive at Allied Arts Gallery tomorrow -- November 19th. I have been creating paintings with the idea that they would be nice in a baby or child's bedroom. The above shows these seahorse paintings in such a setting. They are also framed and presented on top of a textured paper.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Daisy Push-ups

6" x 6'
One - two - three . . . touch the sky. One - two - three back down again. Okay everybody is looking good. That is besides the little yellow bud who has collapsed with exhaustion. Given a recent kick back to the gym, I feel for that little one.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sunshine Flowers

6" x 6"
Like Summer in the House this type of sunshine (the bright colored flower-type) is what everyone wants on a rainy fall day in the Northwest. I love the excuse to bring flowers in my house -- I need something to paint after all. Happy sunny fall time everyone! I love to play off of the duality of the colors of autumn leaves found in little sunny beams of daisies and such.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Lion-Flower and Friends

6" x 6"
The most gentle of lions is this Lion-Flower. This painting is about texture -- can you feel it?

Friday, November 11, 2011

Owl in Maple Leaf Tree

6" x 6"
This little owlet found a home in a giant maple leaf. The leaf is transforming into a forest of trees up by the head of the owl. This piece started as a regular autumn leaf and the rest of the elements grew into it. First parts of the leaf were cut out and filled in with blue sky. The rest unfolded part by part.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Dragon Seahorse

6" x 6"
The head of a dragon, the tail of a kitty cat and the nose of a kissing fish.

These two seahorses seem to fit right together (see the seaweed connecting all by chance).

This pair (each beautifully framed) will be brought to the Allied Arts Gallery on November 19th to replace the two seahorses that sold.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Backwards Seahorse

6" x 6"
This little guy looks as if he is swimming backwards. A small current has come by (in orange) and is ever so slightly pushing him back. As a seahorse he just floats and goes along for the ride. What a life!

A seahorse with scaly scales yet the mane of a lion in mo-hawk form. Is he soft or is he not?

This ocean-flower will drift to the Allied Arts Gallery on November 19th.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Flowers and Leaves

6" x 6"
Are these flowers or leaves or maybe some of each? Either way they look tropical and maybe magical.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

On the Inside -- Gallery Show

I had the most wonderful time at the show opening Friday night. It was so delightful to be given a highlighting spot in the show. Kelly and Katy of Allied Arts did such a wonderful job hanging the show. I know it is not easy to hang a bunch of small pieces so I appreciate their efforts on my behalf.

The element that made the show so welcoming and warming to me as an artist was the people involved -- including art seekers, fellow artists and gallery directors. I was very excited to sell five paintings during opening night. Even more noteworthy was that the buyers truly appreciated the works and each brought interesting stories to add to my creative rapport. I knew Patchwork Kitty found a good home when the the new owner gave me a hug of appreciation. Thank you to everybody who came to the show and helped encourage me towards this moment.

I am happy to announce that I have a solo show booked for October 2012 at Honey Salon.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

On the Inside -- Upcoming Gallery Show

I have been working on framing and getting my work ready for an upcoming show at the Allied Arts Gallery.  The show, called On the Inside, is opening this Friday night, November 4th and running through November 26th. 

From the press release: "Both of the artists in this exhibit create works that are inspired by how they are feeling, dreams they have had, or their interpretation of the environment around them.

Tim Alexander forms his abstract paintings on canvas using various size putty knives and the canvas placed on the floor rather then an easel. His finished pieces usually take on many forms before getting to the point of satisfaction. The pictures that emerge are a reaction to what is going on inside him at those moments.

Rachel Potter creates small scale acrylic and pen and ink drawings. Rachel’s goal with her work, which she calls “dreamscapes,” is to create common items, animals and landscapes, as they would be in a dream with fancy colors and a wild imagination.

In conjunction with this show, Allied Arts’ Inside the Box Series will feature work from Nanz Aalund.  Nanz has been designing jewelry since high school and has made it a life long career. Her fanciful and unique designs are both beautiful and functional for everyday wear." 

I'm looking forward to the show and to sharing the space with Tim and Nanz. Thank you the Allied Arts for all their efforts in putting this show together.Thank you especially to Katy and Kelly.