Saturday, May 31, 2014

Clouded leopard updated


Friday, May 30, 2014

Updated Snow Leopard

I decided to update my 8x10 snow leopard and clouded leopard cuttings with more detail, an empty space frame in the paper around the leopards, and watercolor backgrounds.  The snow leopard is done and up on Etsy- unframed online and framed at art shows or on request.

New Rough Collie finished

Friday, May 23, 2014

CHARITY SHARE- Bernese Mountain Dog Puppy

I would like to introduce my Charity Share program.

This piece is the first piece I am putting in my Charity Share list. What this means is that I personally will donate a percentage of the sale price of this piece to a related charity when the piece sells. So you are getting a cool piece of artwork AND doing good at the same time! :)

The charity for this piece is a subject dear to my heart. BFW Rescue is a small group working to helping foster and rehome Berners in need in the US and Canada:

I will donate 20% of the sale price of this piece to this charity.
This baby Berner is a single edition- this pattern will never be recut.  He is available unframed on Etsy and framed in person or on request. 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Mosac Leaf II Layered Papercutting DONE!  This turned out almost exactly the way I visualized it in my head- so happy with it!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Giraffe, second cut

Finished the second edition of my latest giraffe.  I was really happy with this one, so I decided to give him a watercolor painting for a backer instead of plain paper.  If you are a giraffe fancier, better get this one quick- I have been having a run on giraffes lately!  :)

The Circle of Life

A couple years back I had an incident that combined bad weather, a less than ideally fitted tent top and a careless art show neighbor that cost me two of my framed watercolor backed cuttings.  Just a couple dribbles of water down the inside of a panel, and the paintings ran and the cuttings and mats warped and had to be thrown out.  One of the pieces (my Fucshia flowers) I recut right away:

but the second one I decided to wait until the first piece in the series sold before I recut the second.
Now I like to think my technique has improved during the years, and I have played more with colored cardstock, layered cuttings, and black paper.  So while I was sick and stuck in bed this week my mind went wandering, and I decided to reimagine this piece and give it a whole different twist from the original plan.
Here is the original Mosaic Leaf II before its unfortunate bath:

And here is the reimagined Mosaic Leaf II in progress. 

Monday, May 12, 2014

ACEO recuts

Finished recutting and painting backgrounds for the next editions of 3 art cards that I sold at Birmingham:  Flame, Ribbon, and Branch.  All up on --ETSY-- now.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Taking Root

Finished!  This will go up on Etsy after I get back from the Birmingham show this weekend.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

This Weekend!

..I will be in Birmingham, Michigan for the 33rd annual Art Birmingham art fair. 

Art Birmingham
Shain Park, downtown Birmingham, MI    
     Saturday, May 10, 2014, 10 am – 6 pm
     Sunday, May 11, 2014, 10 am – 5 pm

August show

A new show acceptance to add to my schedule!

Levis Commons Fine Art Fair
Town Center at Levis Commons, Perrysburg, OH
     Saturday August 16, 10AM - 8PM
     Sunday August 17, 11AM - 5PM 

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Siren updated

I finished cleanup and updating on my 'Siren' mermaid layered papercutting piece.  White watercolor paper cutting on top, green cardstock flowing waves cutting underneath, then the whole thing is backed with a watercolor painting in deep-ocean colors.  Available unframed on  --ETSY--  and framed at art shows or on request.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Mosaic Leaf 3

Sculpture finished, matted, framed.  Will be available on Etsy after my Birmingham show next weekend.