Saturday, November 28, 2015

Ferns - Small Acrylic Painting of a Retro Hotel Sign, Original Small Format Art

6x6 inches
acrylic on cradled panel

Another painting of one of my favorite signs. I keep playing with different sizes and crops and compositions, trying to find what I like best. These little versions are a great way to try things out - and they also make great gifts (hint, hint)!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Rear Reflection - Acrylic Painting of a Classic Car

Rear Reflections
12 x 12 inches
acrylic on canvas

This painting was also accepted into the Newburyport Art Association's Fall Juried Show! On exhibit through November 21st.

I did a similar painting of this vintage Hudson a few years back. I'd like to get back into painting some of these classic cars - but a little larger this time around! Gotta admit my favorite part...notice the landscape reflected in the bumper......

Friday, November 6, 2015

Cherry Bomb - Original Still Life Painting Food Art by Debbie Shirley

Cherry Bomb
11 x 14 inches
acrylic on canvas

Oh, how much fun this was! Kinda a love/hate relationship with painting that pattern, but it makes me eager to try another one.

This painting was juried into the Newburyport Art Association's Fall Members Juried Show. And I am very pleased to announce that it won an Honorable Mention Award! The exhibition continues through November 21st.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Surprise - Small Acrylic Painting, Still Life with Potatohead

4x4 inches
acrylic on gessobord panel

Yes, even more Potatoheads! People keep asking for them , so I keep painting - and I have to admit, they are fun to paint.

For this one, I have some really neat custom floater-type frames made specifically for mounting panels. I thought this would look super cute in that kind of frame. I haven't been using gessobord in a while -  - I forgot how pleasant it is to work with!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

More Ornaments - Potatohead Mini Paintings

Ornaments - 2x3", acrylic on mini canvases

Yes, even more ornaments!
It is amazing how early people are looking for these this year. I am playing with some new imagery this year -  not strictly Christmas, but something fun. There definitely will be many Potatohead ornaments - these ones were snapped up as soon as they were finished!

I won't be posting all my ornaments on my blog - don't want to bore you, especially with many of them being similar. But if you are interested in seeing what is available, check out the ornament section in my Etsy shop which I will do my best to keep stocked and updated daily.