Tuesday, September 28, 2010

In the painting mode!

I've been in the painting mood lately.  Here are a few of the works I've done in the past week.  I'm gearing up for the Monthaven Art Society Fall Exhibit at Monthaven Mansion in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

Autumn Fire
Acrylic on Canvas
16 x 20
(Scheduled for display at Monthaven Art Society's Fall Exhibit November 21 - December 17)

Liquid Fire
Liquid Acrylic on Yupo
11 x 14

River of Fire
Mixed Media on Yupo
11 x 14
(currently exhibited at Hallmark Hyundai through the Art Around Town program)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Right Brain Abstractions

Yesterday I spent the day studying under Elizabeth LaPenna, an artist who moved to our area from Chicago not long ago.  The class was "Right Brain Abstractions."  The concept comes from a book "Drawing on the Left Side of the Brain" - a great read for artist and non-artist alike!  Here are my latest works as a result of my work with Elizabeth!

Organic Freedom 1

Organic Freedom 2

Organic Freedom 3

Organic Freedom 4

I had a great time with these.  Hope you like them!  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Treasure or Old Junk?

I found this lantern in Goodwill.  It was a bit rusty but seemed to be well crafted and I loved the dragonfly detail. Once I got it on I started wondering how old it may be so I did a little research on the web. 

I found what appears to be a reproduction of the lantern but it's obvious it's a less detailed copy.

I found very little markings on it.  There's a "2" on the base and some lettering on the inside of the side that opens.  I can't read it well enough to know what it says.

I'd love to find out where it was made and what it may be worth.   Maybe nothing but you never know!

Have a great week!