Friday, October 26, 2018

Owl Bet You'd Love Joyful Art Making

"Misery comes free.
Joy, fun and laughter take planning."
~ C. W. Metcalf

This is one of the demo pieces I did for tomorrow's Alcohol Ink Studio Class here at The Sandarosa. Now WHOO doesn't love having fun, while learning how to paint whimsical owls in alcohol ink? I teach beginners through accomplished professionals all together in one class and the results are nothing short of amazing. I still have a couple of spots available for October 27th (tomorrow's class), but it looks like that may the last ones that are up for grabs during my last studio session for 2018! Get more information HERE and send me a message to reserve your spot!! Go ahead, make a difference in your life, Give a HOOT and come and grab yourself some FUN! OWL always be happy to have you here!!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Fall.

X ♥  O

Friday, October 12, 2018

If The Broom Fits ...

"If The Broom Fits, Fly It!"

Here is a photo of the painting that inspired my current exhibit "If The Broom Fits, Fly It" at my gallery at 33 S. Main St., Medford, NJ. This is an original 12 x 12"acrylic pour on canvas, detailed with alcohol ink which is on display and for sale for only $249. And I also have a 10 x 10" reproduction on 1/2" black foam core, wired and ready for hanging for $60. and it includes a handsome black wooden easel for tabletop display.

If you love Fall and Halloween, come see my large selection of originals and prints on display. Stop by and check it out tonight, October 12th from 6-9 for Medford ArtWalk, Thursday, October 18, for Food Truck Night and for the Medford Halloween Parade! Visits are also available by appointment. Just call 609-0268-9106 to schedule or for more information.

I also have this image available as a matted 8 x 10" reproduction and other Halloween prints on their way this week here!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Fall.

X ♥  O

Friday, September 21, 2018

Still Searching And Learning

“Learning is the beginning of wealth. 
Learning is the beginning of health. 
Learning is the beginning of spirituality. 
Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.” 
~ Jim Rohn

This is a 5 x 7" painting on Yupo paper, matted to 8 x 10" - It is a Birch Tree / Pour Lesson - for tomorrow's Sandarosa Studio Class - "To mask, or not to mask, that is the question".... Both techniques will be demonstrated and practiced. These trees were done by masking the trees before pouring the background.

These trees were done without masking by lifting the ink from the poured ink background.

Registration for enrollment in the 2018 Fall Session of my online alcohol ink ecourse, the Fundamentals of alcohol Ink, opens Saturday, Sept. 22nd at 9:54 pm, EDT to coincide with this year's Fall Equinox. The purchase of the full course or individual weeks comes with lifetime enrollment! Go HERE for more detailed information.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week.

X ♥  O

Monday, August 27, 2018

Sharing His Song

"In spite of everything, I shall rise again; 
I will take up my pencil, which I have
forsaken in my great discouragement, 
and I will go on with my drawing."
~ Vincent van Gogh

This drawing is from my Sketching Everyday Blog. It is from a photo taken at Cedar Run, a local wildlife refuge.The owl in the scene is a beloved male barred owl named Squam.

cedarrunwildlife "It is with heavy hearts we share the news of the passing of our great friend, beloved teacher, and loyal ambassador, Squam. For many of the tens of thousands of people who know Cedar Run, chances are, they know Squam. Squam was a true ambassador and educator. He engaged tens of thousands of our members, neighbors, school children, visitors, volunteers, staff and community members with his sense of calm and endearing looks. It was hard not to feel love when looking upon Squam. A true teacher to the end, his lessons will continue on far into the future. Squam first came to us in 2002, when he was about two years old, he packed a lot of living in his 18 years on this earth. He lived a grand life with us, and will be missed by many. One of his favorite things to do was to share his song with us. He loved to sing in auditoriums, where his song would soar and fill the space, or he would sing to the female barred owls in the wild and try to call them to him, sometimes he would sing to the passing fire engine or to the music he heard on the radio. Sometimes it seemed he would sing simply to share his song."

This is a drawing by student and friend, Judy Scott, who worked at the wildlife center
rehabilitating birds and other animals for many years.
 Judy wrote; "  I have access to Squam and I combined two pictures. This is a sketch of Squam and a fledgling Barred Owl. In 2007 Squam was a foster parent to a young Barred Owl that came into the refuge. Although Squam is a male, he was a great surrogate, teaching the young one to eat and fly. Eventually the fledgling was released back into the wild. Thanks for all your support of Cedar Run."
“When the owl sings, the night is silent.” 
 ~ Charles de Leusse
May your spirit continue to soar dear Squamie.

Please add your own recollections about this awesome wildlife ambassador in the comments.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week.

X ♥  O