Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Landscapes to Wear

Landscapes to wear

I'm in that last minute race with the clock to create something new to sell at Sugarloaf. I suddenly had a brilliant idea but I don't have the energy or enough time (or supplies if they don't arrive UPS today!) Still, I think I have created something wonderful and I have 48 hours to produce enough to make an impression.

One thing I have learned is that rushing to create art or fine craft doesn't work. Ideas come often. Exploring and developing just one of them takes time... I'll breathe deeply and take my time! Back to the dye vats!

until next time

Create Beauty and fill the world with LOVE!


Monday, April 21, 2008

New lines at work!

My partner is out of town on business and I am missing him A LOT! (Although it is allowing me to create and explore new ideas continuously for a while.)

I am working today on a new scarf idea based on my landscapes and color palette. I will have new pictures this week-end I think. I am very excited about the possibilities. Will tell you more after I copyright it. But think earth, sky, land ,air, water. What color combinations would YOU use?

Until next time

Create Beauty and fill the world with love!


Sunday, April 20, 2008

For something totally different.

It's raining, we are having a wonderful spring thunderstorm. Today I am taking a mental health day and instead of painting I am making myself some new clothes to wear for Sugarloaf. Some Comfy casual pants and vests inspired by clothing from India. Until next time Create Beauty and fill the world with love. Wynn

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Inspirations come in the most unexpected places....

Nebula No. 2 11" x 14" Oil Pastel on Paper matted/framed $225.00 While I am working to get stuff ready for Sugarloaf I thought I'd post a painting different from what I usually do. A Client who recently bought a painting of mine e-mailed me to say her husband is a space buff. So I pulled out some paintings from a series I started last year including this one. the paintings were inspired by photos taken by the Hubble space telescope. I've entitled them "The Nebula Series." As I started looking through them I realized that I really need to return to this series and continue to develop it, but also incorporate these images in my hand-painted silk scarves and throws and pillows! Uh ohhhhhhhhhh more work.. more ideas.. more fun ! Until next time, Create Beauty and fill the world with love! Wynn

Friday, April 18, 2008

Weekend already?

Silk Scarf No. 141 8" x 54" Imported silk and painted and steam set. $35.00 http://www.wynncreasyfineart.com/ There is not enough time to get all I want and need to get done by next weekend! Oh well! The best laid plans of .... I still have another 200 cards to glue, tag, and put in envelopes, another 8 comforters to finish and sew, plus 50 scarves to paint and tag. I have 5 days I can do this! Until next time Create beauty and fill the world with love! Wynn

Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Studio Tour 2008

It may not seem like much... But if you realize I was doing all my work before in a room that was 1/4 the size of this you will understand why I am elated.

I actually have separate spaces to paint, assemble cards and art booklets, silk paint, dye and steam, AND sew. I also have storage space (the next tour) for the 200 some framed paintings I have here to move around for shows.

It IS like going to artist heaven! Financial success MUST be the next step! Wish me luck!

Until next time,

Create Beauty and fill the world with Love!


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Still working...

Appalachian Trail no. 20 7" x 5" Acrylic on Masonite Panel Float mounted, Matted, Framed $175.00 www.wynncreasyfineart.com

Monday, April 14, 2008

Display images Working on the display for the Sugarloaf shows this weekend and next. WHY didn't I order ready made table clothes and leave it at that? Until next time Create Beauty and fill the world with Love Wynn

Sunday, April 13, 2008

On the 7th day she rested.... NOT

Twilight Series No 87 7 x 5" Acrylic on Masonite $175.00 http://www.wynncreasyfineart.com/ Today I am hitting the frame shop. I have to frame 12 new paintings (like the one shown here) to have enough inventory for Sugarloaf in Timonium, MD - April 25-27. I love painting small works that can fit in an out of the way place in your home. These works are 5" x 7" acrylic on Masonite panel, mounted floating then double matted and framed under Glass to a size of 11" x 14" At $175.000 each they are a steal. Off to the Frame shop! Until next time Create Beauty and fill the world with Love! Wynn

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Finally... I'm back at work!

Silk Scarf Sunset Motif hand-painted imported silk 8" x 54" $35.00 www.wynncreasyfineart.com Finally I can find the tools of my trade, and I can get back to working on the things that make me sane and fill my heart with love. I painted a new throw cover yesterday, as well as two pillows, got all the silk put away and got the stretchers hung out on the patio work space I am blessed with now! Got the final tax forms finished and mailed (Cursed things). Today I get to cut and paste (by hand - not with photo shop) 400 greeting cards! The sun is playing hide and seek, and my beloved is locked in his office doing his taxes today. It's a great day to put on some music and work at the things I love. until next time Create Beauty and fill the world with Love Wynn

Friday, April 11, 2008

Field Day Oil Pastel 11' x 14" unframed $125.00 www.wynncreasyfineart.com Not a lot to write today... just passionately trying to get the studio finished and get back to work. To Do: 12 comforters 24 pillows 98 Scarves 10 jackets assemble 400 cards finish display materials Pack and go... Amount of time left before my first big Sugarloaf show: 12 days.... talk to the goddess for me please! I've been requested by several people to post images of the studio when it is done. I'll take a short video clip so you can have the tour; see and hear me surround sound Until next time Create Beauty and fill the world with love!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

I can see clearly now....

Decorator Blocks No. 01-05 (Raspberry Dawn)
4' X 4" Acrylic on Canvas
$15.00 each or 3 or more $10.00 each.
I can almost see the floor of my studio now. That in itself is very exciting. Of course I have to have canvas drop cloths all over the floor to protect it from my rantings and ravings with paint. But still, I know it's there and there is space to turn around and to dream again!
Today I begin work on a new series of small "Decorator" blocks. These are a wonderful way to have a bit of original art work in a small space in your home. Each block is 4" x 4" and hand painted on stretched canvas blocks. They are painted in a limited edition of each color at a time. They are made to be interchangeable in the series, so you can have 2-4-6 blocks of one color to make a display. Or arrange them in a kaleidoscope of colors for a really impressive mixed colors large ensemble. They are infinitely affordable as gifts at $15.00 each, or if you buy 3 or more the price goes to $10.00 each - so make sure you get some for yourself as well!
My landscapes give me a sense of quiet solitude in a world that seems to get faster and more hectic every day. I hope they do the same for you! Until next time Create beauty and fill the world with love! Wynn

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Up and Running!

Appalachian Trail NO. 10
7" x 5" Acrylic
Float mounted, Matted and Framed
Well, I am halfway done setting up the Studio. I am very very excited to have so much room to work in and space for supplies, office and solitude all in one space!
Now it's time to really get in gear and produce a lot of work. I will have new silk throws and pillows available soon, as well as more printed cards of my work, 7"x 5" landscapes and 4"' x 4" decorator blocks.
Just a reminder, I will be at the Sugarloaf Craft Festival in Timonium MD (Timonium Fairgrounds) April 25- 27, and at Sugarloaf Festival in Chantilly (Dulles Expo Center) May 2-4. Come out and see the new work I have created and say hello!
until next time
Create Beauty and fill the world with Love

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Believe it or not... its all been moved!

Appalachian Trail No. 24
7" x 5"
Acrylic on Masonite
Float Matted/Framed
So I FINALLY got my house and my studio moved. At least it is in a new location. Right now the studio is shoulder high with boxes and piles of things to be sorted out.
But as of last night the living room and library are unpacked and looking good, the master bedroom is looking gorgeous, and i can find the pots and pans and dishes in the kitchen. In about a week life should be back to normal. Meanwhile I have a Sugarloaf show to get ready.
Until next time
Create beauty and fill the world with love.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

A La Greek
5' x 7" Acrylic on Masonite
Private Collection
Christos and Denise Papaloizou
Taverna Cretekou
This little landscape painting of a port in Greece was special gift for the owners of the Wonderful Greek Restaurant in Old Town Alexandria,and a divergence from my usual Virginia Landsapes.
Denise and her husband Christos have always been so warm and welcoming to us personally. And the food and atmosphere is so comfortable and cozyno wonder it is a favorite stops of locals and toursts a like. I an honored to count them as friends and clients.
Until next time
Create Beauty and fill the world with love!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Anchors in the storm!

"Austin's Way"
24" x 18"
Oil on Paper
NFS / collection of the artist.
Since I am in the middle of moving right now, ( god will it ever be over!) there is no new work for me to share today. SO I thought I'd share one of my very favorite paintings today. This was actually one of the first paintings I felt proud about. It is from 2005. It is oil bar on paper.
I pride myself on not getting attached to my paintings. I enjoy creating them. I learn something from them. And then I let them go. Not so with this painting!
The image has long stuck with me... it is the back road around the mountain to my grandfather's house in Bedford, VA. It was one of those paths that you are sure was started as a cow path following the twists and turns of the existing landscape, then the tractors followed it, and then eventually a car could get through there.
The view of the mountains in the distance and the relatively pristine environment is so beautiful, so very peaceful. Out there, there is still not much traffic ( believe it or not.) There are not a lot of planes flying over. No real industry has grown up to pollute or to add man-made noise and dirt.
I miss being in the Blue Ridge Mountains very much. Especially on days like today when there is such up-heaval in my life (with moving, beginning a life with my partner/lover, and setting up a new studio and getting back to work.) At moments like these, a painting can anchor me, remind me of my roots, of the love and connection I have through nature, and help me remember I am part of the big picture. I am not just this stressed microcosm I feel myself to be today.
Until next time
Create Beauty and fill the world with love!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Passion, Color and Commissions!

"Sandra's Forest"
36" x 48" Oil on Canvas
Commissioned / Private Collection
I Can't help it ! I LOVE color! Whether it is in my landscapes, my silk art, or my sweet little garden - I need to be surrounded by intense color. The world is so full of bright and different colors.
I love to push the expected boundaries in color but often still using more traditional compositions.
This painting was commissioned by a woman that saw my work in a show where elections voting took place. She liked my use of color. She actually stopped by the opening of the show on her way to a previous commitment just to tell me so. We talked about my creating apiece for her beautiful town house in Alexandria. This was the finished product.
Many artists think doing commission work is hard because your really have to paint what the person commissioning the work envisions. In the case of this painting we were using a previous work as a starting point, but when Sandra first viewed the work in progress the colors were totally different from those she had envisioned in her living room. With a little more communication it was a snap to re-do the painting to her requirements. And I love being able to really please someone, and know they appreciate the time and the effort I take to create a work of art specifically for them.
Of course, I love having the freedom to paint whatever springs into my mind. Luckily there is call for these paintings of mine as well. But it is really nice to collaborate with a collector (who usually becomes and new friend) to create a one of a kind work for their home or office or as a gift to a loved one, that shows both they and I put time and energy into the creation of something totally unique.
Until next time
Create Beauty and fill the world with LOVE