Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Pincushion Protea

Title: Pink Pincushion Protea

Medium: Acrylic and ink on 61 LB 11 Mil stock

Size: 7x5

Date: 7/12/21

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As with Artichoke, I experimented with a number of versions of the pink Pincushion Protea plant before deciding on the looser, simplified version of it and taking heart in Picasso's words: "It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child."!   And might I add it makes me happy to look at it.  

Here's what they actually look like, in their assorted colors:


Thursday, March 25, 2021

Title:  Jolly Time Popcorn Original Collage

Medium:  Paper 

Date: 3/12/21

Style: Retro

By: Sandra Corey

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Keeping with the Jolly Time Popcorn theme...  

The little salt sprinkles are made of tiny pieces of cut paper, glued onto the background and the back of the popcorn bag, of wax paper.


Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Title:  Jolly Time Popcorn Art Print

Medium: Ink, 61 LB 11Mil card stock

Date: 3/12/2021

Style:  Retro

By Sandra Corey

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Popcorn, sea salt, home movies.  Jolly Times indeed.  

Jolly Time Popcorn is made by The American Pop Corn Company, a family-owned popcorn producer founded in 1914.  It is the oldest popcorn company in the United States and Jolly Time is its only brand.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Title:  Under A Jade Sky, the painting

Medium: Acrylics, ink, foil on 61 LB 11 Mil card stock

Size: 7 x 5

Date:   11/2020

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This is a small version of the large fabric wall hanging of the same title that I made in the 1970s.  It was suggested I make a painted version of some of those wall hangings and this is the third one.

In other news, I  "wrote" and "published" a very small "book" through which I hope the uplifting beauty of the Scottish Isles and some amusing animals offer a wee refuge in times of stress.    

The reason for the quotes around those words and that I'm smiling just a bit, is because there is very little actual writing,  and the book is so small it probably only narrowly counts as a book.  It is slowly appearing,  in 3 formats, on book sites worldwide!   Although I have yet to see it in person, it is rather exciting, and only possible through field-leveling technology of today's world.  

At Amazon: 

At Barnes & Noble:




Thursday, December 3, 2020

Artichoke

Title:  Artichoke

Medium: Acrylics and ink on 61 LB 11 Mil card stock

Size: 7 x 5

Date:  9/30/20 

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I like playing with how far I can push an object away from its recognizable reality without loosing its connection to what it is.  For Artichoke it was simplifying its form and pushing its colors into turquoises.  

Before I settled on this version I made many studies, from realistic to more simplified and from more accurate color portrayals to various unusual color schemes.   In the end I came back to this simplified one, which was also the first version.

In the process of studying them,  I also became intrigued with artichoke plants; how their petals are arranged and the way they balance their bulblike shapes on the tops of a comparatively narrow-looking stems.   I believe they are a variety of thistle and in the aster family.


Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Title:  Cabbages

By: Sandra Corey

Medium: Acrylics and ink on 61 LB 11 Mil card stock

Size: 7 x 5

Date:  10/12/20 

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What can be said about cabbages?   They are nutritious cooked or raw, a friend to soups and a comforting side dish on chilly fall or winter evenings.   Aside from those important features, they are colorful, personable and lend themselves to folk art portraiture.     They are also fun to paint and never complain about sitting still. 




Friday, November 22, 2019

The Moors

Giclee art print from original painting by Sandra Corey.
Size: 10x8"
Style: Abstract
Subject: Landscape, Moors
Date: 11/22/19


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This is a closeup detail of a painting from circa January 2007 called Above, turned on its side and becoming a new creation.  I love doing this.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Wild Berries


Title:  Wild Berries
Date:   9/14/19
Subject:  Summer berries
Style:  Figurative abstract, folk art
Colors: Blue, red, green
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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Oh Happy Day.


Title:  Oh Happy Day, art print
Date:   9/25/19
Subject:  Happy Purple Bird
Style: Figurative abstract, folk art
Colors: Purple, blue, green
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This little bird has a permanently happy song in his heart. He doesn't look like anyone else he knows. But he's too busy being happy to be bothered about that.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

The Neighborhood

Title:  The Neighborhood, art print
Date:   9/10/19
Subject:  A peaceful neighborhood
Style: Figurative abstract, folk art
Colors: Grays, greens, neutrals 
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