Thursday, March 28, 2019

Churchill Downs Twin Spires Acrylic Painting

This painting is a one-session acrylic painting of Louisville, Kentucky, Churchill Downs famed Twin Spires atop one of the roofs at legendary Churchill Downs thoroughbred racetrack. I used blue for the sky and lots of colors for the people pictured under the roof. They are dressed in their beautiful fashionable dresses and hats. The style is somewhat abstract and it recreates the Twin Spires masterfully. I so enjoyed doing the painting in one session. It caused me to work in deliberate steps -- blocking off colors and sections -- and work diligently on each feature of the structure and twin spires.

This painting is available for purchase on my Etsy shop web site and it comes ready to hang!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

New Fine Art Scrapboard "Foliage" coming along nicely!

Greetings friends,
"Foliage" fine art will soon be complete. I have been using a flowered masking tape to add interest and designs to the piece.  The handmade paper leaves also lend a nice touch. The scrapboard is made with acrylic paints. I have been fortunate to have time to go to my art studio twice per week, and I really have enjoyed working on my plant scrapboards. There are two more in the series that I will be posting pictures of. Enjoy.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Caribbean's Saint Martin Beach by Photographer Carol Labashosky

Taking orders now for this beautiful photo -- for prints or canvas all sizes!

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Green Foliage Scrapboard moves along nicely

Greetings friends!
Today, I worked in acrylic paints on my new scrapboard titled "Foliage." I am using green beads, green acrylic paints and green handmade paper. The paper is used to form some leaves and the paint comprises the blades of grass and sprouts. I''m really enjoying using bright green paint in the middle of winter as it helps to alleviate the blues and drab surroundings outside.

Green handmade paper is cut to form leaves on this fine art scrapboard.

Detail of Foliage

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Fine Art Christmas Greeting Cards Bring Holiday Spirit to Family and Friends

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Beautiful hibiscus flower from Florida - photo by Carol Labashosky

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Something Spooky for Halloween and a Gray and Teal Scrapboard

It's great to keep a sketch pad handy. I like to make a few quick drawings or even use water colors or ink pens, magic markers and other media on the pages.  Here I used magic markers and a graphite pencil and charcoal to make this eerie scene. It reminds me of Norman Bates house in the movie Psycho. Notice the black cat up in the tree in the right side of the sky.

Here are pictures of the latest scrapboard I have been working on. The color scheme is teal, gray and black. I used a black canvas and adhered cloth to the front using Modge Podge. Then I placed a ball or "rose" of fabric in the middle of the symmetrical design.  I'm happy with the way it turned out.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

New fine art painting San Diego Beach