Saturday, November 21, 2015

Art As Comfort Food



I opened my new Etsy Shop,  Art as Comfort Food.  New, I should say, in that I finally stocked and opened it.    It's been a learning process but also fun and I even learned to create shop departments for different categories of items, i.e. calendars, prints, original art etc.

It's chilly outside.  Click HERE to step inside the shoppe and get warm.


Friday, June 12, 2015

Mendocino Miniscape

Size: 8x10x1.5
Medium: oils on archival stretched canvas.
Date: 6/15
Style: Abstract, folk art, Miniscape
Title: To be revealed 

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Are you up for solving a puzzle?  Before I give the title of this miniscape I thought I'd see whether you can guess where it is.  Keeping in mind the miniscapes bring far things near and may leave out
near things entirely.     While I do try to capture the personality of a place, they are not meant to be literal representations. 

Spoiler alert November 21, 2015:  The answer is Mendocino.  Some of you actually guessed this!  And now the title has been changed to reflect where it is.


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Old-Fashioned Lemonade

Size: 8x10x1.5
Medium: oils on archival stretched canvas.
Date: 3.22.15
Style: Abstract, folk art
Title: Old-Fashioned Lemonade

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Our weather is heating up again.  Is it time for an old-fashioned glass of lemonade?

Friday, February 27, 2015

Abstract with Fruit

  
Medium: Oils on archival stretched canvas. 
Colors: blues, greens, purples, reds, yellows, grays, cream. 
Size: 8 X 8 X 1.5"
Date:  2.26.15 


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Back to one of my favorite painting subjects.   With all its varieties, shapes and colors, fruit lends itself to such fun "decorative interpretation" making it a special joy to paint.  (I would still say it's folk art and I still say folk art is somewhat abstract.)  I'm about halfway through a new painting of fruit, of sorts,  and then possibly a new mini-scape.

Returning to last week's painting, The Kitty Tree, here are some of the thoughts sent in by people imagining what the little bird might be thinking:

"I'd like to chase a cat" included from last post.
"I'd better get the heck out of here"
"I sure am glad I can fly in case they come down from there."  
"What's wrong with this picture"  
"Considering calling the fire department to get 5 cats out of the tree"
"Can I play too?"
"Well,  you may have taken over the tree but you still can't fly"
"Cats wish they were birds"

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Kitty Tree


Original folk art oil painting by Sandra Corey.
Title: The Kitty Tree
Size: 10x10x1.5"
Medium: Oil on stretched canvas.
Date: 1/26/15

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I asked my mother what she imagined the little bird was thinking.  She answered: "I'd like to chase a cat."  I'm curious to hear what you think the little bird might be thinking.

Meanwhile, I have also been working on another collage of a tea vignette.  Therefor I have hopes it won't be another 9 months before I post the next picture!