Wednesday, December 31, 2014

KO - Acrylic Painting of Vintage Neon Sign by Debbie Shirley

(Saugus, Massachusetts)
16 x 12 inches
acrylic on 1-1/2" canvas

Ending the year with one last post for 2014. I've been working on a bunch of these roadside sign painting in between commissions. I will be hanging an exhibition at the Hamilton-Wenham library in early January with many of these paintings - more details to come!

And once again, I will be participating in the Fun-A-Day Project in January. A full explanation will come tomorrow - but expect to see many more signs!

Meanwhile - A Happy New Year to all!!
I sincerely thank you for all your support during 2014. Best wishes for a happy and healthy year ahead.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Frosty Ho - Small Acrylic Painting Holiday Snowman Fun

Frosty Ho
6 x 4 inches
acrylic on watercolor paper

Yes, it seems that "Santa Ho" had a friend....I love these little vintage push-up toys and couldn't resist painting the second one. I think I  may have one more hidden away here somewhere, but he may have to wait until next year.......

I have been super busy  - with top secret commissions, last minute holiday orders, and preparing for a big show at the start of the New Year - so I haven't been blogging much. And I will probably be pretty quiet through the end of the year, so please hang in there!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Tier Tel - Acrylic Painting of Neon Sign Roadside Motel Vintage Neon

Tier Tel
12 x 9 inches
acrylic on 1-1/2" canvas

Another view of one of my favorite local neon signs - from the Whittier Motel in Ipswich, Massachusetts. I understand that the motel has been remodeling recently - and I believe they took down the sign.

I went back into this one to re-work a bit after I thought I had finished it. I don't do that very often, but I was glad to be able to correct a few things that were bugging me!

This  piece will be available at Newbury Art Association's Winter Members Exhibition and Sale through December.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Tomato & Eggplant - Commissioned Acrylic Painting Still Life Kitchen Art

Tomato & Eggplant
10 x 10 inches
acrylic on cradled panel

A favorite subject revisited as part of a 4 panel commission. This was a lot of fun to paint! And I enjoyed working a little larger than life. Still thinking about some REALLY big fruits & veggies. We will see.....

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Santa Ho - Small Acrylic Painting for Holiday Art Santa Toy Still Life

Santa Ho
6 x 4 inches
acrylic on watercolor paper

How is this for a fun little painting?
I've been raiding my kids' toys lately...and I couldn't resist this guy!

This painting is part of Newburyport Art Association's Members Holiday Postcard Art Show - a great way to shop for very affordable little pieces of art for everyone on your shopping list.

I am so excited and honored to be the Spotlight Artist on DailyPaintworks this week! You can follow the link below to read my interview and to find out how to win one of my little paintings: