Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Showing a little leg

This is a peek at a portion of one of my new vintage pieces. I am still debating how many of the full pieces I am going to reveal before the show, but I wanted to give you this view because I am so excited about how it is progressing!
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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Making Progress

None of these pieces is finished yet, but I did want to show off the fact that I am making quite a bit of progress. Just have about 15 more to do...
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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Making Preparations

This weekend, my dad helped me cut down some masonite panels for my new vintage pieces. I spent a lot of yesterday painting in the background colors on several of them so that I won't have to spend so much time waiting for paint to dry. This was the sight that greeted me when I got in to the studio this morning- all these brightly colored panels just begging to be painted on.

You can find out more information about my vintage show, Oil and Rouge: A Vintage Affair, as well as information about vintage art and style in Greenville and beyond, on our new blog, http://OilandRouge.wordpress.com. Check it out!
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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Growing Up

I spent much of the weekend painting my nephew's new room. His new baby brother will be here soon, so in preparation we fixed up his new "big boy" room. I decided to paint vintage automobiles, and found these by searching vintage posters and toy ads. It ended up being a really fun and colorful room!

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Celebrating one year

Ali commissioned this piece for her husband for their one year anniversary. This is the spot where he proposed. Congrats guys!
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Thursday, July 9, 2009

I Can Be Anything

I created this piece for the "I Can Be Anything" exhibit at the new Children's Museum of the Upstate. The exhibit features portraits by local artists of famous South Carolinians. I got to paint musician Edwin McCain. This piece came together a lot easier than I expected, and I think the likeness is pretty good. So, Edwin if you are seeing this, I hope you are satisfied.
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Tuesday, July 7, 2009


This piece is from one of my favorite photos I took after my nephew was born just over 4 years ago. I have always wanted to paint it. Now that we are expecting my second nephew to arrive, it seemed like a good time!
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Monday, July 6, 2009

CafePress shop!

I am very excited to announce that you can now purchase mugs, aprons, and tile coasters featuring images from my Modern Conveniences series in my CafePress Shop! Sip your morning coffee from a mug printed with one of my vintage housewives. Look stylish while you are baking wearing one of my custom aprons. Or, set your drinks on a coaster featuring a festive 1940's house party. Just click on the link above, or visit www.cafepress.com/EmilyClarke, and you too can start living the vintage lifestyle!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

A behind the scenes look

As promised, a few behind the scenes shots from last Saturday's vintage photo shoot. From top to bottom: Our first set-up in a corner of the Art & Light Gallery; the talented Shantel Lowe working her make-up magic on model Caroline Davis,;the fabulous Keith Carson- lighting and photography wizard; and Shantel's husband Jody reluctantly letting me turn him into a 40's Navy man.
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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Congratulations Jameson and Brian!

Part of my marathon weekend was spent celebrating Jameson and Brian's wedding. Even though I had to duck out of the reception early, I am sure they saw this on the gift table, not wrapped and with no card. Hopefully they figured out who it was from. Congrats guys!

I will post a couple behind the scenes pictures from my vintage photo shoot tomorrow!
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