Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sunset Ride - aceo

Sunset Ride ACEO (3.5" x 2.5"
I managed to get one more painted today before the game is one. This one is all the colours that I love about sunsets. What could be more relaxing than a sunset ride on your favourite horse? Not that I've ever done that, but I can only imagine how wonderful it would be.

Painted with acrylics this aceo is listed on Ebay here

Fall Round-up - Work in Progress finished

So here is the finished product with a few tweaks here and there. ACEO size (3.5" x 2.5") titled "Fall Round-up". Listed on Ebay here.

Dust Storm at Dawn - Work in Progress - ACEO

Here is some experimenting I did with acrylics today. I started out shading with burnt carmine on a plain white aceo size card.
Draw or transfer the image. Nothing fancy, I just needed a general outline.
Filled in with the burnt carmine. Adding more shading etc. (I was tempted just to quit at this point and call it finished, but that wouldn't have accomplished what I was attempting to do.

Dry brushed yellow ochre and bright yellow over the entire card. This is supposed to make it (in my mind) like a dust storm.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Prairie Storm.....aceo

I think these kind of storms are over for the season. Although after this week's unbelievably hot weather who knows. It is supposed to change Sunday (my knees are telling me) to more fall like temperatures. Now we will have to start hoping for Indian Summer.

What is Indian Summer?

"A time interval, in mid- or late autumn, of unseasonably warm weather, generally with clear skies, sunny but hazy days, and cool nights. In Saskatchewan, at least one dusting of snow and preferably a substantial period of normally cool weather must precede this warm spell in order for it to be considered a true "Indian summer." It does not occur every year, and some years (if we are lucky) it may occur two or more times. (but don't count on it here)

The term "Indian Summer" dates back to the 18th century in the United States. It can be defined as "any spell of warm, quiet, hazy weather that may occur in October or even early November."

Basically, autumn is a transition season as the thunderstorms and severe weather of the summer give way to a tamer, calmer weather period before the turbulence of the winter commences.

Prairie Storm is an aceo (art card edition or orginal always 2.5" x 3.5") painted on matteboard with acrylics. You will find it listed on Ebay here.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Harvest Moon....what to do...what to do?

I did this painting a little over a week ago. It is of the Harvest Moon, but it really wasn't what I wanted.
I did a little more shading, and changed the colour of the moon, but it's still not what I had in mind. I want something in the foreground, but can't think of what I want. I was going to put the outline of a scarecrow in the field, but I don't want it to become a Halloween painting. It's a 6" x 4" acrylic. Any ideas of what to put?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Fall equinox - Kinookimaw

Moon and Sunset together

Monday, September 21, 2009

Elder Street Gallery - Call for art

Catch of the Day - Acrylic

Cougar - Pastel Pencil

A Study of Marbles - Coloured Pencil

Fiddleheads at Dawn - Oil and Acylic
These are the 4 postcard pieces that I decided to send the the Elder Street Gallery Postcard Art Show in Texas. (thanks Deb for sending the information) I thought I had a lot of time to get ready for this show, and September just loomed by. If I get a chance I hope to get a lighning painting done to send also.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Back to painting - Lighthouse - Harvest

After a short time away.....(I had some surgery) I decided it was time to get back to painting. I think it's therapeutic. These are two very different paintings. The lighthouse is a winter scene..very simple in style. Not much colour. Just like winter itself.
It's harvest time and with it comes all the great earth tone colours of fall. This time of year the sun is more intense making the colours more brilliant. I love this time of year.
Both are 3.5 x 2.5" (aceo) and are listed here on Ebay.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Red Sky in the Morning - Kinookimaw

Red sky in the morning - sailors take warning. I was up at 6:15 this morning to see the red sunrise (it looks orange in the photo) We have been having unseasonably warm weather for September. Is it just coincidence that the weather is going to take a turn for the worse on Sunday.
15 minutes later the sky was a nice yellow as day was breaking. You can barely make it out but all the trees have changed to fall colours.

Friday, September 11, 2009

ByrumArt Giveaway

Want a chance to win this beautiful art piece (and two chances to win something else)? To find out how to enter, go over to Byrum Art Blog (click on name). Just tell them Southshoreartist sent you :)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Envelope for my Round Robin

I have decided that every envelope that I mail to an artist has to have some original art on the envelope. (trying to do my part for Mailart) This is my envelope for the round robin. I'm still keeping to my current fall theme. :)

the 3rd Round Robin subject

This is the 3rd piece in the round robin. It started out as just a shuttered window from Susan (Beasnbeacons on Ebay) then Sue (ArtistSueTaylor on Ebay) added the shaggy dog. Next the plant was added by Melody (Mel-Ann on Ebay)
Now it was my turn (southshoreartist on Ebay)and I was kind of at a loss of what to add to the drawing. I was terrified I would ruin one of the other elements. So I pondered the painting, wondering why the dog was leaping out of the window like that. Then it came to me.......A cat of course! So that's what you see. The "tail" end of my cat who leapt first!
Now it's on it's way to the next person, Rebecca (Seagirlrun on Ebay) for the finishing touches and then back to it's original owner.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Fall Reflections (keeping with my autumn theme)

I'm still painting fall scenes. These were done in different styles. Autumn Stroll: A 6" x 4" acylic was done dipping rolled up plastic wrap and dabbing over the paper. I put faint little shadow of a person strolling with their dog.
This one is not as manic as the top one. More serene. The changing colours by the water's edge reflecting over the calm water. I like the fall when all the tourists are gone and the locals can enjoy the quiet.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Autumn - Harvest Moon

It's that time of year again. You can look out across the fields and see the lights of the combines as they harvest well past dark. Birds gather at the lake every night as they get ready to fly south. It's going down to +4 to give us a warning that frost can happen any night now. And with the crisp cool nights comes the harvest moon.

This is a 6" x 4" acrylic (OSWOA - original small work of art) painted on sturdy canvas paper. It is listed on Ebay here.

Kinookimaw Sunset - September

This was taken outside our house last night. Note the fall colours of the trees. This just happened the last few days. The days are shorter. The birds are all gathering for their trip south. All the songbirds have left. Let's cross our fingers for a "long" warm fall!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

More of my Edible Art - Chilled Zucchini Soup!

September is here and what do we finally get? A heat wave! This time of year there is an abundance of zucchini (how many ways can you serve it?) So I decided since my husband was home for lunch today that we would have Chilled Zucchine soup. I made the base last night and then assembled it just before serving. Add some crusty bread or buns and some old Cheddar cheese on the side and yummmmmm!
Chilled Zucchini and Dill Soup
4 cups coursley shredded zucchini (do not peel)
2 cups chicken broth (you can use vegetable broth if you prefer)
2 tbsp dillweed (chopped fresh)
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sour cream
Put zuchinni, broth, dill and salt in saucepan over medium heat. Bring to boil then reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Cool slightly then put in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight. Just before serving put sour cream in a small bowl. Add 1 cup of soup and whisk till smooth. Pour this into the rest of the soup and whisk. Ladle into soup bowls (4 servings) top with a dollop of sour cream, garnish with more dillweed and serve immediately. Perfect for a hot summer day :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New art site - NennyOart

My daughter's new art site. It is still a work in progress, but it's coming along nicely. Pop in a take a peek. Her name is Jenn, but her nephews dubbed her Nenny years ago, and it stuck LOL

Round Robin project with aceo group on Ebay

I'm involved in a Round Robin project with the large aceo group on Ebay. We are in groups of 5 artists. We each start a painting that is 5 x 7" and pass it onto the next artist. The above painting started out with just the gnome. Then an artist added the venus flytrap(ArtistSueTaylor on Ebay). I (southshoreartist)added the man eating plant on the left and the hearts because the "venus" fly trap is in love :)
This one started out with just the flowers(Mel-Ann on Ebay), and then I added the humingbird :)
We should end up with our own painting which the other artists all added their bits. Mine was a night scene of stars and water, but I will show you it when I get it back. I think you will be very surprised the direction it took :)