Tuesday, July 21, 2009
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!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
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!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
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!
Monday, July 13, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
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.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
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
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.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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!