Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Different strokes from different folks challenge

This next challenge was interesting. Artist Karin Jurick took a photo of a Pennsylvania farm, washed out the color and told us to use our imaginations and invent the color! Woohoo! I love that! So, here is the photo challenge, and also my intrepretation. Go to the Different Strokes blog to see the others too!

I am also working on more works for the next second saturday, Alley Arts Festival. More to come... Be well!! Tj.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

June Second Saturday Event...

I am participating in something different for June's Second Saturday. The Alley Arts Festival, which is a small event in an empty lot about a block from the center of the Second Saturday galleries and happenings. Some of my Swell Sisters and I have rented spaces, and are going to try to sell some of our stuff! I thought I'd do some flower paintings, some landscapes, and also am going to do some very small works of art! I am going to try to get a bunch of things done, but here are my first few. 2 yellow daisy's, 2 landscapes... well sort of!

I was sick the last few days, no not swine flu... but a bad cold. My dear hubby shared! Thanks honey! But I am feeling better and think I'll be just fine in a day or so... and ready to get back to work! Hope everyone is doing good. Be well... Tj.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Different strokes from different folks challenge

Ok, I found this really cool blog, it is artist Karin Jurick's blog. Every couple of weeks she posts a photo and for any artist who would like to join in - she challenges to paint or draw or etch it in their way. There are over a hundred active participants... some really great art!

The first photo below is for the current challenge photo. And then my intrepretation... I call it "All Stop" yes I saw the new Star Trek movie yesterday it may have had some influence on me! Well I do love Star Trek!!! And there is a close up too! :) Go to the Different Strokes blog. I am going to submit to her, but she has asked us to hold on to them until next week... so stand by!!!

The Jazzed show went fairly well. I did get to spend some very fun time with some of my Swell Sisters! Always love that! I got to meet Alyson's mom... who's name is totally escaping me right now! She does read my blog so I am so sorry! I totally apologize, I'm having a senior moment. I know it will either come to me in the middle of the night, or as soon as Alyson tells me I'll be like I knew that. But it was really nice to meet you! I hope we get to spend some time together again soon. I did sell one painting the night of the reception, the one of Ron Carter. A BIG thank you to Lenny for being a faithfull fan!

Be well!!! Tj.

Friday, May 8, 2009

last 2 for jazzed show

Here is Miles Davis and bass player Ron Carter...

Saturday, May 2, 2009

2 more for Jazzed show...

Ok, so I decided to do some musicians for the show too. I couldn't help myself they were screaming paint me!!! I think I'm going to do two more also.

But here is Lester Young and Dizzy Gillespie.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Next art show and our vacation!

Ok, so here are 2 of the paintings I've done for the next show I am in called Jazzed! A reflection of music in art. So instead of doing the obvious, musicians, I decided to do dancers. I found some inspiration in some old photos I found of zoot suits dancin...

Here is the postcard for the show... (which I did too, photoshoped a pic of Lester Young)

Last week my hubby and I took a little trip. It was his birthday, (happy birthday honey!), and also he had a gig down south in Santa Maria. So we rented a little beach house. How great that was! Perfect place to relax the days away! I sat and painted right next to the ocean, love it!! And here is the birthday boy feeding some very agressive seagulls! It's the birds!!!!!!!!!!!