Thursday, October 29, 2015

Stripes - Small Acrylic Painting Still Life Autumn ACEO

2-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches
acrylic on watercolor paper

Putting out there one more fall-themed piece on this bit of Indian summer kind of day.

Things have been crazy busy - lots of exhibitions, shows every weekend, some nice orders and commissions. I'm also in the middle of getting my Etsy shop for limited edition art prints up and running -  you can check it out here: ShirleyPrints  Keep checking back - I am adding new listings every day!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Autumn Twist - Small Acrylic Painting with a Fall Theme ACEO Original

Autumn Twist
2-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches
acrylic on watercolor paper

Getting into a bit of a fall mood with the cooler weather lately, so I am working on a few little autumn-ish paintings for some of my local shows and shops.

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Painting Demo at the Topsfield Fair

So.... I survived my first demo at the Topsfield Fair!

This was only my second demo ever - so I was a nervous wreck (my first one was for a much smaller event!). But everything went fine once I got set up. People were really friendly and asked lots of questions. I spent so much time talking, I didn't get quite as much painting done as I would have hoped:

Ooops. Maybe next time I will bring a piece with me that is much farther along......

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Room - Small Acrylic Painting of a Vintage Motel Sign

6 x 4 inches
acrylic on cradled panel
available here

Playing with different parts of signs - these little panels give me an opportunity to play with colors and compositions - and they give me some smaller pieces to make available at lower prices. I have a few favorite signs that I seem to paint a lot! Sometimes the colors and graphics just come together for me, and I enjoy trying different crops and layouts, trying to find what is really attracting me to the sign.

I hope you like these little pieces. Judging by how quickly they are being snapped up by my collectors, there seems to be a market for these little guys. And with the holidays coming up - remember original art makes a great gift, too!!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Greetings - Small Acrylic Painting of a Classic Toy

4 x 4 inches
acrylic on cradled panel

Yes, I am totally obsessed with Mr. Potatohead!
I've been painting him on ornaments, cradled panels, large canvases, small canvases, gessobord - even watercolor paper. So much fun to set up as a still life - and they make me smile when I paint them. And with the holidays coming up, wouldn't they make a fun gift, too? I love taking them to shows - kids get so excited when they see them, it's kind of neat to combine a toy that everyone recognizes with art - kind of makes art more "approachable" for some.

And, I picked up one more vintage "model", so there will be even more coming up! Hope you don't get tired of this silly little guy......