Tuesday, December 20, 2011

" 100 SLC Porches, No.99" & An Art Show...

Last night, I excitedly put the final touches on this porch painting.  I emailed the picture off to the porch owner who I really hope like this.  After seeing a friend's porch painted in this project, the owner of this porch approached me and ask if I would paint their porch.  I thought it would be a good addition to the project, especially since I had not done any of this style or any duplex porches.  So here it is...
"100 Salt Lake City Porches, No.99"; Oil on 16" x 16" Wood Panel
AND Here's the information/ details of the Art Show...

An Art Show

Saturday January 14th, 2012
From 2 to 6PM
235 West 2950 South - Salt Lake City
(Above the Offices of Gritton & Associates)

There will be FREE Music, Beverages, & Food for you to enjoy while you browse through the art.  Additional art will be on sale too!  20% of all sales proceeds will be donated to the Salt Lake City Habitat for Humanity.

From 2:30 - 4:30 PM Come Enjoy Music By...
 Os Corvos

Os Corvos (Portuguese translation of “The Crows”) is a diversely talented acoustic guitar duet of Jay Kirsch and Jerry Parsons. They perform a wide variety of musical styles including Latin, Jazz, Brazilian MPB, New Age, Flamenco, Classical, and Contemporary.

Monday, December 19, 2011

"100 SLC Porches, No. 98"

Almost there and it's exciting to see this project reaching completion.  Here's #98...
"100 Salt Lake City Porches, No.98"; Watercolor on 12" x 12" Paper
I happen to cycle from time to time with this porch owner.  She's a wonderful gal and I was having everyone telling me to swing by and check out her porch because it's a cute one.  I have to agree!  I took some artist license and painted it with snow.  I just felt these snowman needed the snow to play up the season right.  Please check out the progress of the 100 Salt Lake City Porches, click here.  Thanks for visiting and I welcome any feedback you may have.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Auntie's Kiss...

In between while waiting for parts of porch painting #98 to dry, I've been working on other smaller watercolors like this one...
"Auntie's Kiss"; Watercolor on 7" x 13" Cold Press Paper
This is based on a photo of a friend who uploaded the photo on Face Book and I thought was just TOO cute not to attempt to paint. This painting as well as others will be on display and available to purchase at the 100 Salt Lake City Porches Art Show that will take place on January 14th. More information about the show will be coming soon.  I just need to work out some details.  Thanks for visiting and I welcome any feedback you may have.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

"100 SLC Porches, No.97 & An Upcoming Show"

I'm getting closer and closer to finish this 100 Salt Lake City Art Project.  It's exciting as well as gratifying in actually finishing a project; rather a sense of accomplishment.  This porch was suggested by my former oil painting teacher who lives just up the street.  Thanks Melodie!  It was a wonderful suggestion and I wish I would've spotted this porch earlier in the year because I imagine these flower beds would be gorgeous with flowers.  But here it is...
"100 Salt Lake City Porches, No.97"; Watercolor on 12" x 12" Paper
For painting this porch, I decided to keep it to a limited color pallet.  I only used cerulean blue, indingo blue, golden yellow, and permanent rose.  I started off with one layer of flat wash and then finished with the puddle style of watercolor.

I'm in the process of working out the details and will be trying to contact some of those that have all ready purchased their porch paintings.  It looks as though there will also be some live music as well!  It should be a fun little event where everyone can see all 100 Salt Lake City Porches in person. 
Prelim plans for...
Saturday January 14th  from 2-6PM
Please save the date! 

To view the progress of the 100 Salt Lake City Porches Art Project (or to request a purchase), click here.  I welcome any feedback you may have.  Thanks for visiting!

Monday, December 5, 2011

"100 SLC Porches, No.96"

I've been eyeing this eclectic porch for a while now and trying to figure out which time of year to do.  You see, the straw man that resides on the porch changes accessories from time to time- season to season.  Also, in mid summer the front yard raised gardens are in full glorious bloom.  It was hard choosing which version to do.  I chose this latest version that I took a picture of when I cycled by about two weeks ago.
"100 Salt Lake City Porches, No.96"; Watercolor on 12" x 16" Paper.
My other dilemma was trying to choose which method of painting it would be best.  I was playing with the idea of doing it in an oil but I've opted to do it in watercolor.  I started with a couple of layers of flat washes and then worked in the puddle style of watercolor painting.  To view the progress of (or to purchase one of) 100 Salt Lake City Porches, click here.  I welcome any feedback you may have.  Thank you for visiting!