01 February 2015

It's Sunday but it's also Name My Art Friday

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Info on the piece:
Size: 18" x 14"
Media: acrylic, conte crayon, charcoal, soft pastel, matte medium 
Original image: from a picture I took off the coast of Cape Cod

This is the 1st of a challenge of 24 pieces to be completed this year.

If you don't know what Name My Art Friday is all about, please click here.

I'll be posing this on my Facebook Page so the suggestions may not all be here but this post will be the hub for this NMAF. Good luck!

24 January 2015

From the studio: and update on painting no. 2

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The 2nd landscape for my challenge is almost complete. The pinks and yellows from the sunset are finally coming together. As you can see from the image below, I've sketched out the lighthouse. Now I just need to work on the details of the land area.

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16 January 2015

From the studio: an update on the challenge

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The 2nd painting for the challenge is from a trip I took to Cape Cod a number of years ago. The original photo was taken from a boat at sunset. As you can see, I am still in the beginning stages of the piece. Expect to see pinks and yellows on this one. Stay tuned, I'll show more soon.

05 January 2015

an update on one of the shops: free shipping & sale

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After deciding to take on the landscape challenge, I knew I was going to have to let go of other projects. As much as I like creating the items in my Etsy shop elisaann.etsy.com, it takes up a lot of time. For right now, I don't plan on expanding anything in these collections (knowing me, this may change). As a fun treat for all of you, I have decided to have a sale on all clips, mugs, and bags in the shop. I'm also offering free shipping on all drawings and sketches. Enjoy!


01 January 2015

31 December 2014

From the studio: an update on the challenge

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I've been working on this landscape (California) as the first of the 24. It still needs something but I'm at a point where I don't know exactly what it needs. So I'm going to take a break and start on the next one (Cape Cod). Stay tuned - I'll keep you updated on both soon.

13 November 2014

And who doesn’t like a good challenge?

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Alyson B. Stanfield (aka Art Biz Coach) challenges her readers in this post to "Schedule Something Scary and Extraordinary”. She urges us to “take on a quest” in order to scare ourselves by a challenge that gets us to work on our art

She has a point. By challenging myself and completing something that seems daunting, I can push myself and move forward in my career. Quite honestly, I’ve been looking at the number of landscape paintings I have done in the past few years and it looks to me like I need to push myself. Seriously push myself.

Alyson, I accept your challenge. Here’s my quest:

Between now and December 31 2015, I will complete 24 landscape paintings. 

You read that right : 24. 

I’ll document the progress on this blog so check back in to see what’s being done and what painting I’m on.

Game on.

30 October 2014

these beauties came in the other week

Have I mentioned how much I love moo? Yes, I believe so in a previous post. Anyway, I am sending these lovely postcards out over the next few weeks to my mailing list. It's taking a while because I hand write each note. There is still time to join the list to get one sent to you. Of course, the postcards will be up on my Etsy shop soon too.

20 October 2014

09 October 2014

In the studio this week: new California landscape

During the beginning of this week I focused on the sky.

I then turned my attention to the land and its colors.

I've now been working on the details to polish the piece.

This piece is from a photo I took out near Turlock, California. I took the photo during the same trip that I took photos for "Amber Field", "Summer Path" and "Under A Western Sky". The landscape is almost done - just some more work on the details is needed.  Then it will be time for Name My Art Friday. Start thinking up some ideas.