Monday, April 30, 2007

I am sorry for the unscheduled break in posting. For some reason I keep getting sick recently. I hope to be back in full force tomorrow. In the meantime, this is a drawing from one of my journals. It is not much more than a doodle in the margin, surrounded by my scrawly handwriting, but it goes to show that art is many things- whether it is a well polished and framed piece hung in a gallery, or something absentmindedly scribbled on a scrap piece of paper. Also, the artist may not just be the one who spends all day in the studio making great works, but all who create and use their gifts to say something to the world.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

If you are in Greenville this weekend, be sure to check out the Greenville Chorale's production of Carmen at the Peace Center. Performances are Saturday at 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm. I will be one of the many faces in the chorus. During tomorrow night's dress rehearsal I hope to do a few sketches of Le Maestro! Until then...Au revoir.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

"For the Love of Dancing"

6" x 6"
Oil on Board

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Typically on Tuesday nights, I go swing dancing at the Handlebar. However, there was no swing last night. So instead, here is a painting of one of my swing shoes. Swing dancing is one of the things that truly makes me happy, and allows me to escape, even if only for a little while.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Box of Paints- update

Here is an update of the larger painting I started a few weeks ago. I started picking out the areas of shadow, and began to define some of the individual tubes of paint. I think I am going to have to treat each tube like one of my daily paintings, and work each one to near completion before moving on to the next. Otherwise the whole thing seems a little overwhelming. More to come!

Friday, April 20, 2007

"Little Wonder"

5 1/2" x 7 1/2"
Oil on Mat board
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As promised, here is the completed painting that I started a few days ago. This is my older sister as a little girl, dressed as Wonder Woman, complete with utility belt. My family loves this picture, not only because she is wearing her leggings under her costume, but because there is a current picture of her son that is strangely similar. Instead of Wonder Woman, he is wearing striped pajamas and is looking down at his Elmo tool belt. I guess these things are genetic.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Hello friends! Finishing tonight's painting proved to be more than I could do. I will post it in the morning.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

I got in pretty late last night, so all I had a chance to do was to create a preliminary sketch for tonight's painting. I won't say much about it now, except that it is from a picture of my older sister when she was younger. More on this tomorrow...

Monday, April 16, 2007

I decided to post one of my longer paintings from the beginning. All the single tubes of paint I did previously inspired me to do a whole group of them. This is a view from above of the whole box of paint. I will periodically post updates of this piece as it progresses.

Friday, April 13, 2007

"Grandmother"- Updated

8 1/2" x 11"
Pencil on Mat board

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I have wanted to do a background on this piece since I began it last week. I really loved how it looked sitting on my coffee table, so I decided to let the pattern of the wood grain be the background.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

"One Woman's Treasure"

12" x 12"
Colored pencil on Mat board
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My mom found an old cardboard fan in my Great-grandmother's collection of patterns for the china she painted. This is a reproduction of the face on that fan. I can just imagine her sitting in church fanning herself, and admiring the image so much that she decided to keep it for later use. It is the same way I have ended up with piles of magazine ads, old cards, and other things that many people would consider junk.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

"Hope in Bloom"

4 1/4" x 2 1/2"
Oil on Mat board
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As promised, here is last night's study in colors left on the palette. It is about half the size of the usual pieces, so it is about half the price as well!

Monday, April 9, 2007

Hello all. Of course the day I get back to painting after a bit of a break, I have problems with the scanner! Well, just to get you interested, tonight's painting was a study in whatever colors I have on the palette, and I think it turned out really well. Check back tomorrow! ~Emily

Thursday, April 5, 2007

A Trio of Shells


5 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Oil on Canvas

"Earth Tones"

5 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Oil on Canvas


5 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Oil on Canvas

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These are some of the last of the shell paintings I did a couple of months ago. I hope you all like them as much as I do! I will be out of town for Easter, but will be back into the daily routine on Monday. Happy Easter everyone!

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Just for fun...

Here is one from my sketchbook. This is a drawing I did of my friend Jordan playing at Coffee Underground last Friday.
Hello friends! I am still here. I'm sorry I haven't posted anything recently, but I have been sick the past couple of days. Be patient with me! I will start posting again in a day or two. ~Emily