Saturday, November 27, 2010

A website to offer my art for sale

Click the image to visit my new "Painterly Palette" site where you can view my art all together. Currently, I just have my acrylic paintings listed.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A New Venue To Display My Art...

A friend of mine has a shop that just opened (actually RE-opened) here in Fredericksburg. She has named her new shop "Angels Little Kisses".Angels Little Kisses offers fine baby items and also giftable items for mothers, religious items, and (as of last week) some of my paintings as well.
Not all are visible in this photo but you can see generally how she has them displayed. Her shop has a newly inaugurated blog, as well:  Please visit her blog and say hello :-)

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Something Different-- Beaded Treasure Christmas Ornaments

This year, The Gallery at 915 is doing a holiday tree with giftable art at giftable prices. Many of these items will be able to do "double duty" as ornaments but also as wearable art, home decor, etc. I have two types of ornaments that will be on display. The first are ornaments made out of jewelry components. These will be ornaments that might be also used as either (or both) suncatchers or earrings, or necklaces and/or bracelets.

The materials used to make these are gold or silver colored findings, Mother of Pearl frame beads, Celestial Crystal and seed beads as well as (occasionally) opaque glass beads. They cost $6.00 a piece or two for $10.00 in case earrings are the intended use. I will include earring bullets, or a suncatcher suction cup, if desired. The following are some images of those ornaments:

My October Gallery Paintings

I just realized I never put my October paintings on this blog. So here goes. There were six. My work has been moving toward an Expressionistic style. Good bad, or indifferent, that's what's been in my head lately lol.

"Blizzard of '75"
This first one is called "Blizzard of '75". Some have told me they see a blue dancer in it, but the purpose was to paint something reminiscent of a snow storm.

The next one is

Daisies Looking In

This next one is 

The inspiration for it was a windy day in the garden when all the colors seem to blur a bit and there is that excited feel in the air.

Carolina Air

This one is Carolina Air, inspired from our days living in North Carolina, although it really reminds me more of South Carolina winters than North Carolina in a way.

"A View From A Southwestern Garden"

This one is "A View From A Southwestern Garden". Inspired by our days living in New Mexico.

"Snowed Last Night"

This final one is "Snowed Last Night"-- I love the way the landscape looks with fresh snow on the ground, especially early in the season, when the snows are light and there are sometimes some of the leaves still on the trees. This is my rendition of one of those mornings when you wake up and the world has been transformed.

November Gallery Paintings

November's First Friday has come and gone. It was a wonderful evening with great music, a wonderful featured artist, and good comments on my newest works, which are tending currently toward the expressionist style. Here they are:

"Moonlight Glow"

I have had this painting in my head for a while. I'm actually thinking of doing a series on it, as I have a few other ideas along that line as well. I wrote a poem to go with it:

Moonlight Glow

Moonlight spreads gold and silver on the sea
It illumines her waves, as they sparkle with glee
Now, the sea ripples and laps at the land
The beach dares the breezes to tickle the sand
And the winds whisper to the waves to tumble and leap
Who slap at the dunes (that aren't very steep)
So Night's games go on, till, day arrives on the scene
Moon hides her glow till again she is queen.  

-- Margaret Bena Wickham 2010

The next painting was inspired by a walk through a forest, when I happened upon a lovely little copse where flowers were blooming. It was fragrant and peaceful. This is the result. 

 Woodland Garden

The next one also has a poem to go with it.
Autumn Arrives

Autumn Arrives

Autumn arrives with her retinue
Of brilliant leaves of blazing hue
Who dance their swan song in graceful flutter
Down, drifting down, the lawn to clutter
Then washed by rains, and melting snow
Will dance again when spring breezes blow 

     -- Margaret Bena Wickham 2010

Here is the final one: 

A Riot of Flowers

I'm finding that I am tending (at least right now) toward an expressionistic style of painting. I feel I'm learning a lot. Don't know if I will go back to realistic painting or not.