Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spring Cleaning Sale!

It's time for a little
Spring Cleaning! 

Room for new art needs to be made and in the spirit of "Spring Cleaning", I'm doing an on-line only sale on the still available 100 Salt Lake City Porches Paintings. 

All of the available porch paintings are
now marked down by 20%
& if you purchase 2 or more 
contact me for additional savings!

Visit the
100 Salt Lake City Porches page
on the Allgood Art blog. 

All marked down prices are in red. 
10% of all sales proceeds from the
On- Line "Spring Cleaning" Sale
will be donated to SLC's Habitat for Humanity.

Some of the porch paintings are framed and some are not.  Take you pick!  Meanwhile, help me free up some room, help me to purchase new art supplies; and help out a charity too!  Sounds like a Win-Win Situation!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Biker Babe in Purples

I enjoyed playing with this painting over this last weekend between bike rides.  Yes, I managed to log about 70 miles on the bike in two days.  But as a source of recovery, I worked on this fun watercolor.  I found this photo I had of a girl with a wide smile of pure joy as she's zooming along on her bike.  I thought it would be a perfect addition to art I would show during Little Red.   I decided to use a limited color pallet for this painting.  I only used permanent rose, dioxazine purple, and prussian blue.

"Biker Babe in Purples"; Watercolor on 9" x 12" Cold Press Paper
I welcome appreciate any feedback you may have and thanks for visiting!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Birthday Surprise & A Bike Break...

"Ms. Popette"; Watercolor by Colleen Reynolds.
A couple of months ago, I won a drawing at my teacher's gallery show.  The prize was a portrait of a significant other.  I found it rather funny and had everyone laughing shortly after the drawing because here I am single and uninvolved.  So the group had decided that I would use the possible portrait as a pick up line to any of the good looking guys that I happen to come into contact with.  I was almost crying we were all laughing SO hard.  Then, Colleen suggested a pet I had or maybe a special friend.  That's when the idea of the Popette literally popped into my head.  I thought it would make a wonderful 79th birthday present for the Popette (Mary).  I sent Colleen a few photos and last night I finally got to see the wonderful painting that she did.  Here it is...

  Colleen did a wonderful job and I can't wait to give it to Mary on her birthday at the beginning of April.  I know Mary will just LOVE it!  Thanks Colleen!  You can check out more of her art click here.

Meanwhile at art class last night I did this quick landscape painting...
"Benched- Father & Daughter"; Watercolor on 10" x 14" Cold Press Paper

Monday, March 19, 2012

A Groovy Red Bike...

"Cycle of Red, Yellow & Tye Dyed"; Poured Watercolor on 11" x 11" Cold Press Paper.

Yes, you may recognize this bike as being in another form in another painting.  Yes, it is based on the same sketch as the "Green Betty" painting but I thought it might be fun to do the same bike as a poured watercolor.  I also had new liquid watercolor paints that just came in and I was itching to try them. 

But I really did this poured watercolor with a bike ride in mind.  This year's Little Red Riding Hood Bike ride has a Groovy theme. What's Little Red Riding Hood Bike Ride?  It's an all female bike ride that takes place in the beautiful Cache Valley in Northern Utah.  This bike ride has been going strong for 25 years and has gained popularity.  In fact, when it opened registration this year, the available 3500 slots sold out in less than 2 hours.  I'm going to have a booth at the ride this year.  I thought it might be fun to display some of my bike art along with some of my bike art on cards.  So thus I am gearing up, or cranking up (bike terms), with some bike art to show.  In other words, you'll be seeing more bike art in the next couple of months.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

A Bike with a Red Rock View...

Here's a painting that I did last night in my watercolor painting class(my teacher- Colleen Reynolds).  This month we are working on landscape watercolor painting especially the wet watercolors on dry paper.  I had this black & white copy of a photo that a friend emailed me from a bicycle trip he took in Southern Utah.  I thought it fit the bill and on top of it of course, it had a bike.  Yes, it's Spring time and I've got biking on the brain. :) 

Here is what I call "A Bike with a Red Rock View"...
"A Bike with a Red Rock View"; Watercolor on 9" x 12" Cold Press Paper.
I chose to capture the Red Rock in pale pinks(Permannet Rose) and purples(Dioxazine Purple) with just a touch of Yellow Ochre.  I used Prussian Blue for the sky and bike.  I kept to those four colors for the enitre painting.  Mixing those four colors made for a wonderful black and even more amazing grays.  I welcome any feedback you may have and thanks for visiting! 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

An Ode to Buddy the Cat...

"Mom's 10 lbs. Butterball"; Oil on 11" x 14" canvas board.
Some of you may remember this oil painting that I did back in November of 2010.  It was done as a gift for my Mom.  It's a painting of Buddy, who I'm sorry to say passed away this last week. Buddy was my mom's spoiled cat for a little over 8 years.  If you would like to read more about Buddy the cat visit this link.  It's a write up I did on my other blog.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Coffee & Cycling...

Outside of painting and my love of cycling, a close third is coffee.  I find it rather fascinating that I've never done any paintings with a cup of joe in them.  So this last week, I opted to do a painting of a cup of coffee.  You'll see why I call it "A Cup of Lovin' "...
"A Cup of Lovin' "; Poured Watercolor on 9" x 12" Paper

Then I, of course, did another couple of cycling themed paintings.  Here they are...

"Purple Cycling Gal"; Poured Watercolor on 9" x 12" Paper

I was a bit disappointed with this one after I took off all the masking.  I wasn't as careful with the details of her face and it appears she has a pointy nose and her mouth looks like a huge snarl when in fact it was a big smile.  Well, I might try this one again and see if I can do better.  But I'm very please with how the rest of the painting turned.
"Cycling Buds"; Watercolor on 9" x 12" Paper
This painting was based on a photo of Diane and myself  while on a bike ride last summer.  Diane had taken the photo while we stood together during a break.  It was one of those beautiful days where the two of took the day and decided to take the challenge of a good climb.  A wonderful memory and I gave the painting to Diane as a present.  Though, it really seems to emphasize my pug nose.