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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

Wing Mosaic


Here is a collection of "wing" art for Mosaic Monday... I hope you enjoy...these are all still for sale except for "His eye is on the sparrow" piece.....
Thanks so much for looking !!! The flamingo, rooster and cardinal are originals that are ACEO's and are still for sale on my ETSY store. The "His eye on the sparrow" piece was a 9 x 12 original mixed media on canvas. The Heart with Wings piece is a 9 x 12 mixed media that was painted on watercolor and mounted on canvas...truly unique and one of a kind and still for sale in my ETSY store....the dragonfly painting is a 4 x 6 original that was given away on my blog and then commissioned again by a friend of mine who also wanted an original of it..so I could paint another one for you if you want it....the dragonfly painting is also for sale as a print ACEO for a very economical price on ETSY....

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Some other new blogs I've found for the lovely award



Here's another great blog for the lovely blog award - beautiful art from Amelia Island, FL.
http://suzannebatchelor.blogspot.com/


http://inasoftlight.blogspot.com/2009/06/join-fun.html
inasoftlight has created Mosiac Monday...really neat!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Thanks !! I received an award called Handmade Pick of the Day for my Watercolor Roses!!!


http://yourstruli.blogspot.com/2009/06/handmade-pick-of-day_17.html

I received an award for this by yourstruli.blogspot.com....very nice...click on the link to check out her blog! Thanks and the link on her blog leads to my shop on ARTFIRE which features only original artwork by me...thanks!
Magdalene
HAVE A GREAT AND ARTFUL DAY!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Blog Award - Thanks!




5. http://paintdance.blogspot.com/




4. http://jacquelinegnott.blogspot.com/

3. http://watercolour-artist.blogspot.comThese animals in nature paintings are just amazing!/


2. http://portraitartistsblog.blogspot.com/ She does these dog portraits that are incredibly stunning!

This Lovely Blog Award was received from http://jocelynfriisart.blogspot.com/
Here are some examples of her lovely art from her ETSY shop NewCreatioNZ




Okay, so I am going to research 15 totally new blogs to nominate and post them here...I'll be adding throughout the next couple days....This will be fun!

Here is:
1.Lisa Pressman Art Blog
http://lisapressman.blogspot.com/

Saturday, June 13, 2009

What shall I paint?






Here are 5 photos from my vacation - the flowers and rooster are all from key west, FL the beach is on Cozumel, Mexico. I'm thinking of making one of them into my next painting on canvas. I would do them on a large canvas - 16 x 20 or so... Which one do you think would be the best for painting?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Back on Land!!
































I'm back from our cruise and we had a WONDERFUL time...great family bonding!!
Here are pictures of some artsy stuff....At the Audobon House in Key West, FL, I bought this little book of Audobon prints...I also bought a little flamingo made out of a pod from some artist in Africa...then I am showing you a stuffed flamingo I bought in Nassau Bahamas and a picture of a Flamingo from the little Audobon print book I bought - Also I included some art I took photos of from the Art show and Auction on the Cruise. The boat scene was a print on wood hand embellished and started at 575.00 at auction and the flag was a print hand embellished by Peter Max, a famous pop artist who was comissioned by Nancy Reagan to do this flag in honor of her late husband...it started at 7,800.00!!! I learned that John Audobon, who painted the famous birds in 450 watercolors and then printed them on plates, sold the original 200 life sized printed books of his 450 prints for 1,000.00 each in the 1800's and at Southebys Auction in the 1990's in one night collectively his prints (individually)from the books sold for a total of more than 3 million. He started out as a boy who loved to draw birds. His dad set him up in a business that failed and as a result of his depression after this, he did nothing but paint and draw birds to soothe himself. This led to his paintings, prints and the Audobon Society. WOW!!


Also here are some family photos of me, my husband and the boys, Gene JR 18 and Edgar 16....so cute!!

Here are some favorite photos of artsy stuff...birds, flowers.etc..I'm sorry this is all out of order, I dont know how to do this correctly!!!


Here are also photos of Hemmingways house in Key West, FL, some of his gardens, rooms, and art collections....

Also a few photos of Cozumel's special beach getaway from the shore excursion we went on the catamarand - the boats, the floats, the hammocks ..very nice!!