Isn't this the cutest house? Made me want to live there!
Anyways, this was a commission for a special gift.
I paint quite a number of "house portraits" as gifts - sometimes it is a childhood home full of memories, a departing gift for someone moving away, or a congratulations for finally buying that dream home.
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This was a commission - a tiny ornament painting of the Hilltop Steakhouse sign.
I had a client who contacted me, having seen my previous Hilltop paintings. She said that each year, she buys her husband a special ornament. And she that the Hilltop had a lot of special memories for him and that he was upset about its closing. So she thought a Hilltop ornament would be just the ticket. I love it when my customers come up with such great ideas!
Ugh. I'm thinking my computer has had enough of the crazy snow here in New England as well as the rest of us...one problem after another. But at least I am up and running for now....
The painting above is my entry for this year's Twitter Art Exhibit. The exhibit is being held in Norway this year as a fundraiser for Home-Start, Moss. For the exhibit, hundred of artists all over the world donate a postcard-size piece of their work to be sold during the exhibition for $35. It is run by volunteers and all money goes to the charity. It's great fun to follow all the art and exhibition happenings on Twitter by following the hashtag #Twitterartexhibit
This is the second piece that was accepted into the Newburyport Art Association Winter Members Juried Show. I had such a good time painting celery a few months ago for a commission, I decided to give it a go a little larger! The exhibition runs through the end of the month.
So honored to find out that both of my entries were accepted into the Newburyport Art Association's Winter Members Juried Exhibition! And then to find out that "JA" won an award in acrylics - so excited! This is from the juror's comments:
"I love how this painting spoofs our culture’s over-saturation with advertising iconography by truncating — and thereby undermining — a commercial sign. The composition confidently fulfills the first two mandates of a good painting: engage the eye; stimulate the imagination."
From looking at the acceptance list,it looks like a great show - hope to make it out to see it if the snow ever slows down around here (more than 70" in just the last few weeks!). The show will be at the Newburyport Art Association through February 28.
This is number 15 (I think!) in my Fun-A-Day Project - still a ways to go until they are all posted!
The sign for the Whittier Motel is one of my favorite motel signs to paint. Alas the sign has been recently replaced - the new version isn't nearly as visually interesting. Something about the composition of this one... it is making me think that I may need to do a large version of it.......