I painted these portraits to contribute to a traveling art exhibition that is designed to spread awareness about the Mushar people in India. The Mushar people are considered the lowest rung of the Indian caste system. Politically, socially, and economically segregated and powerless. Learn more at www.art4india.com
I have a couple pieces in this show this coming Saturday. It’s an honor to have my work on the flyer.
Fremont Presbyterian Church’s “Living Room” (former bookstore)
5770 Carlson Drive, Sacramento CA
Open to the public: Sat. Feb. 25, 5 pm – 9pm and Sun. Feb. 26, 9 am – 2 pm
Artists: Nancy Buckpitt, Nicole Romeo, Jason Campbell, Kate Brennan, Stephanie Gibbs, Beth Glaze, Bobby Cobbs, Coral MacLeod, Marcia House, Susan Curiel-Contreras, Karen Robinson, Bob Beckert, Marianne Gonzales, Adele Ohs, Lori Franz, Nancy Brow, Kathleen Armstrong-Silvera, Barbara Selland
I wanted to practice drawing a face and our printer isn’t working so well so I looked through a magazine. I found perfect black and white photo of a middle aged woman in a medicine advertisement. It took about 3 3 hour sessions. I’m pretty happy with it. It’s the most realistic sketch I’ve done. Not that realistic equals good but it’s nice to hone that skill for when you need it.
I designed this plug-in for Word Press. It is a responsive slideshow with left hand navigation boxes. It is similar to slideshows on sites like Wayfair.
This is a light weight plug-in and highly customizable. You can change colors, height and widths (navigation and image box). Also with parameters in the short code you can change the width at which the slideshow stacks for a better mobile experience. You can also change the background color of the slide box.
And it’s free! Enjoy 🙂
In this painting I wanted to capture fire in a cubist or modular type of way. I tried to bring out the triangular shapes we see in fire and make a type of rhythm out of it. Also, I wanted to show the luminosity and vivid color of a light source within the flame. The light source comes from the center, similar to Van Gogh’s Potato Eaters.
The name “Ancient Flame” comes from the idea of a flame with in all of us that was lit long ago. It’s a passion that causes us to create. A force that causes us to strive to contribute to the world and not just to worry about our own life.
Like always, you may have a whole different interpretation and that is great! I am just presenting an idea that you can run with and hopefully be inspired by.
Saturday, February 21, 5pm-9pm
Sunday, February 22, 10am-2pm
at Freemont Presbyterian Church
Ferguson Hall, 5770 Carlson Drive
Try my Christmas Ornament Design web app! Color the ornament easily with your finger or mouse. Then save, share on facebook, google +, twitter, email etc. You can also download and print your ornament. Plus it will be added to the Ornament Tree for others to admire. Have your friends vote to move up the tree.
Three easy steps…
- Go to artshebang.com/apps/christmas-ornament-design-app
- Use your finger (mobile phone or tablet) or mouse (desktop) to color the ornament
- Push “Save” to…. you guessed it… save it and share it however you like
Try my latest invention… the Easter Egg coloring web app. Color the egg easily with your finger or mouse. Then save, share on facebook, google +, twitter, email etc. You can also download and print your egg. It will also be added to the egg gallery for others to admire.
Three easy steps…
- Go to artistpeeps.com/apps/easter-egg
- Use your finger (mobile phone or tablet) or mouse (desktop) to color the egg
- Push “Save/Share” to…. you guessed it… save it and share it however you like
- Color: Choose a color to paint on your egg
- Size: Adjust the size of your painting brush
- Opacity: Adjust the opacity/transparency of your paint
- Brush: Choose the shape of your brush (circle, star or splatter/spots)
- Save/Share: Save and share your egg image on social media and download the image if you wish
This is a Web App. No need to download anything.
Come check out some great artists including my friend Judith Monroe.
Fremont Presbyterian Church
5770 Carlson Drive
Sacramento, CA 95819
My wife found an image in a magazine of a girl dancing wearing a really elegant dress and suggested that it would be a good idea for a painting. I did my own spin on the dress adding red, yellow, yellow-green and blue. While painting the back ground I went a little to heavy with the water and got drips. After they dried they looked really neat so I left them in and traced them to define them more. I’m learning more and more to let the painting become something naturally instead of forcing it to fit an exact idea. Art is all about discovery.
So this painting is all about rain, life, flowers and dancing. I personally love the rain… and am hoping nor-cal gets some more soon!