Tuesday, February 28, 2006
I'll be listing items tomorrow in the first theme week for the SFA group. The theme isn't really a theme, but a size. All 5 x 7 inch works are the theme to get us started this week. Small Format Art is great if you like wonderful works of art that will fit any lifestyle or budget. Please check it out by typing in "SFA theme week" in the eBay search box. The starting bid on all SFA theme week works is only $9.99!
Just think, you can own an original piece of art by a living artist! If you think you know nothing about art, well neither do most artists! They do what they love. Don't be intimidated by venturing into the world of art purchasing! You can't go wrong picking out something you love. That's what counts....
Monday, February 27, 2006
Here are a few of the sets available on our gallery site. Feel free to drop in and take a look.
Mike made the yellow beads... He's called them "Canary Queen" and he's also got a red set called "Cardinal Queen" They would fabulous together!
The wee ones on the right side were something I was having a little fun with. Look for "Urchin" in the lampwork bead section of the gallery. I'm having so much fun with these little beads! It's a constant challenge to see how much detail you can fit on there. Now if only I could find smaller mandrels that could take the heat of the torch....
Sunday, February 26, 2006
I've been busy painting the house, but I'm hoping to get some torch time at some point. I'm also hoping to get a little painting time that doesn't include the bathroom walls! :0) I've managed to dig up my Prismacolor pencils, so I might do a few ACEO's in them.
I look forward to getting back in the "art saddle" again after my little break!
Friday, February 24, 2006
I'll be taking the clickable email down, as I would rather you could see our work than our email address! I'm sorry if you've tried to view a piece and were unable to!
Monday, February 20, 2006
Here's one of the next sets going up tomorrow. I used that lovely "evil" purple... I can't tell you how much I adore that color. We'll be putting this up for 5 day auction tomorrow afternoon, but if you don't want to wait you can have it now for $21.00 by emailing me before I list.
We've also got a large lot of lovely blue's available on our gallery site... I'm thinking I'll put one of those sets up tomorrow also.
Saturday, February 18, 2006
In the process of doing a few commissions Mike made a ton of blue beads... Quite lovely in periwinkles and cobalts.... I've listed those on our Gallery site for anyone interested.
I've just joined the Esty site... It's a lovely place to find handcrafted items of all kinds! I really like it there and I'm looking forward to a long stay.
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
These sets will be listed tonight, so if you want to get them before they go up, now's the time! Check out our gallery site for photo's!
I'll have a few more sets of Mike's up before to much longer... They're almost done bakin' in the kiln... He's been quite busy with commissions these last few weeks. We love commissions so keep 'em coming!
Monday, February 13, 2006
Here's a new ACEO that I'll be listing on eBay tomorrow. It's called "The Dance"... I've been doing these figures for about 15 years now, but this is the first one in paint. I usually reserve these forms for inks or colored pencil.
This is painted on 140# (300 gsm) watercolor paper and mounted on acid free matte board. It was painted with gouache and is the standard 2.5 x 3.5 inches.
For those of you who don't know what gouache is, it's a wonderful form of opaque watercolor. I've grown quite fond of it for it's portability. My pallete will fit in my purse with precut ACEO cards and I can paint anywhere!
Saturday, February 11, 2006
Thursday, February 09, 2006
I've also listed a new ACEO... Confetti is now available for bidding on eBay! I hope you enjoy it!
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
The "Plots" series is a 4x4 inch "Art Squared" series of 6 should be listed once I get the varnish applied.
The "Emote" series is 2.5 x 3.5 inch standard for ACEO. This is a series of 9 which also needs a coat of varnish.
Both "Plots" and "Emote" are abstract acrylic series done on acid free acrylic paper and mounted on acid free matte board with acid free mounting adhesive. I only use archival quality surfaces and professional paints for my art.
I'll post photos before the varnish is applied.
Sunday, February 05, 2006
If I had my way "Lemon Zest" and "Rememberance" would be staying here. Oh, well... I hope they go to good homes, because Mike won't let me keep them! You lucky bidders, you!
After many, many requests we've changed some of the info available on our bead auctions. We're now listing mandrel size and Artist along with strand length and bead sizes. I hope this helps out all you jeweler's who requested it!
We're now making ACEO's available on eBay. I've got "Half-Hearted" listed right now, so if you're interested feel free to wander on over to our eBay pages and take a look.
Friday, February 03, 2006
I'm ready to move on to a new piece and I've gotten all the fibers ready for it. The copper supports need to be polished, pierced and varnished before I can begin mounting though. I might skip the piercing for this piece...
Raw silk is not fun to mess with and I'd hate for anything to happen to it while I'm mounting. Let's just say that if you like purple, you might like this piece!
Here's a little Midnight Drive that I was talking about earlier. It's acrylic paint on 5 x 7 canvas panel. If you'd like to see more of this series, please visit our gallery.
I'm having a lot more fun with this series than I thought I would. Who knew that painting on black could be so much fun?
Thursday, February 02, 2006
I've also gotten a new painting done in the "Midnight" series. Photo's will be posted soon!
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Here's another original ACEO I've finished. It's gouache on 140# (300gsm) watercolor paper mounted on matte board... This little 2.5 x 3.5 inch painting is ready to go to a good home... All materials for all ACEO's are archival quality. Email me if you're interested!
I'm in the process of starting a series of ACEO's and I'm having a blast with them. Check back for series updates!
Mike and I have had company the last few days. We really haven't had time to get anything finished and up on the site. Speaking of the site... We've finally gotten a holding page up so www.bluespiderarts.com is now up and running, although it's a little shy on content at the moment.
Please bear with us while we get a site design together!