Thursday, July 18, 2019

Oh Puppy

Title: Oh Puppy
Date:  7/1819
Subject: Dog
Style: Figurative abstract, Folk art
Colors:  blues, whites green, yellows
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Is happiness still a warm puppy?

This piece and almost all my art pieces and prints are available as note cards with free domestic shipping. If you don't see it listed on my Etsy shop,  I will make it available for you upon request.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Out for a Walk

Sometimes all we need is a good long walk. 

Title: Out for a Walk
Date:  7/10/19
Subject: Shorebird
Style: Figurative abstract, Folk art
Colors: Mustards, golden tans,  blues, red, green, gray.
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Tuesday, July 2, 2019


Date: 7.2.19
Giclee printed on 61 lb matte inket photo paper.
Title: Dog!
Size: image area 10x8
Subject: Dog
Style: Figurative abstract, folk art.
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This is the first in a series of pieces I have been working on more or less simultaneously.  Working on multiple pieces means I can move to another piece or pieces and continue working until I settle on ideas or direction for another.  So far I'm happy with this process.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Great Grandmother Martha's Yellow House

Date:  1/2/19
Title:  Great Grandmother Martha's Yellow House
Medium:  Oils on Canvas
Style: Folk Art
Size:  8x6
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This little house where Martha Dunn Corey and her sons lived in Pacific Beach is still standing.  And on the opposite corner another great grandmother's house still stands, where Margaret and Joe Richert and their family lived.    Martha Corey's son Fred married Margaret Richtert's daughter Ruth and they lived happily ever after.

I had some difficulty getting a good photo of the painting so I may re-post at a later date if I can do better.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Title: Jacks.
Medium: Collage: Fabric, Paper and Ink on 8.5x11, 48 lb archival paper. And
Digitally Embellished Original Print version. 8.5x11 on 48 lb archival paper.
Style: Folk Art
Size: 8.5x11"
Date:  8/31/18
Art by: Sandra Corey

Versions of Jacks date back to ancient cultures. As children in the 1950s (not quite ancient times) Jacks was a game my brother and I and our friends had fun playing.  The occasional fresh game of Jacks was a welcome surprise in our Christmas stockings. 

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Jacks Digitally Embellished 

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Jacks Original Collage

Jacks is part a series of retro art pieces I am looking forward to working on in the coming year.

Here's the inspiration ad image.  Part of the fun of re-imagining objects is deciding how to represent them in a way that is understandable but different; how to change the reality without loosing touch with the objects.

Jacks are metal, hard and cold.  So I thought it would be interesting to make them out of a material that was soft and warm.  The balls are shiny and smooth so they became fabric and paper; warm/soft and smooth/hard.  Then it's deciding which details to include or add and which to leave out, and so forth.

Although I thought the photographer who created the composition of the inspiration image did it nicely I needed to arrange the elements into my own composition and one that would work well in the calendar format, which is horizontal; 8.5x11, rather than square.  

For more about the digitally embellished Jacks, please click HERE 
For more about the original collage Jacks,  please click, HERE.
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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Wonder Bread

Title: Wonder Bread.
Medium: Original print, HP ink on 8.5x11, 48 lb archival paper.
Style: Freehand drawing with handheld mouse.
Size: 5x5, 6x6 or 8"x8"
Date of origination: 5/23/18
Art by: Sandra Corey
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I'm still in a retro mood.   And Wonder Bread is certainly a retro icon.  Although it is still on shelves today, I remember it from childhood in the 1950s.  It goes back a bit further though and actually made its debut on May 21, 1921;  97 years and 3 days ago.

When I began working on the idea for this print I didn't realize that my timing aligned with a Wonder Bread anniversary.   Nor did I realize that the colorful dots on the packaging represented the many colorful balloons at the Indianapolis Speedway International balloon race that year or that the name Wonder was inspired by the wonder of that spectacle.

My best friend even had a cotton shift sporting a fun Wonder Bread print on white fabric.   (Shift: a retro garment defined as "a short dress that hangs straight down from the shoulders with clean, simple lines that hangs loosely from the body without a fitted cut.")

Looking around online today I see the Wonder Bread balloon color pattern on all sorts of products.  I'm guessing the commercial artist, Drew Miller, who created the logo for the VP of the bakery at the time, Elmer Cline, had no idea how iconic it would become.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Milk and Cookies

Title: Milk and Cookies
Size: 5x7x.75"
Medium: oils on archival stretched canvas.
Date: 3/2/2018
Style: Abstract, folk art, mid century
Colors: Blues, creams, yellow, red, orange.
Original painting by Sandra Corey

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A nostalgic look at an old favorite, Milk and Cookies is among many fond memories of childhood in the 1950s.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Fresh Like Pears

Title: Fresh Like Pears 
Medium: Oils over acrylic on archival canvas.
Date: 1/5/2018
Size: 20x16x1.5, mulit-directional, vertical, horizontal, right or left.
Sandra Corey

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Fresh As Pears was begun on an enjoyable Christmas afternoon.    Dear friends in Washington had sent a gift that included a box of beautiful and delicious fresh pears, hence the title. 

Monday, October 23, 2017

The Art Calendars are back for 2018!  Some are familiar faces but with a 2018 calendar grid, while others are brand new.  You can see them by clicking this Etsy Link.

As long as you're there, meander on in to my other shoppe departments to see Mouse Pads, Whimsical Original Art and fun prints...

Speaking of fun prints, this is the newest Mid-century Modern Typewriter print, which also makes an appearance in the new Pop Art Calendar and will debut soon as part of the mouse pad collection.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Little Folk Art Hotel del Coronado

Title: Little Folk Art Hotel del Coronado
Size: 6x6x1.5
Medium: Oil over acrylic on stretched canvas.
Date: 12/11/16
Mini-scape folk art painting of Hotel del Coronado with view toward  downtown San Diego, Julian and Point Loma, California.

I couldn't seem to get an accurate photo of this painting.  And photo editing was not of much help.   It looks fresher and more lively than it looks here.   For additional views and information, click HERE
Historic Hotel del Coronado is a favorite spot for locals and tourists alike.  Often referred to affectionately as "The Del",  the iconic resort hotel is also a film location, wedding venue, honeymoon destination and vacation resort offering fine dining, ice skating by the sea and a lovely,  broad, white-sand beach.  Hosting a large, decorated tree in its front lobby it is also a festive spot to visit during the Christmas holiday season.  For an interesting glance back in history and a timeline with photos of The Del, click HERE