Tag Archives: Friday Faves

Friday Faves: Turn the Tables

2 Dec

It’s the holiday season and that means lots of table time.  With family, with friends or even alone, rejuvenating from time with family and friends.. haha!  Today’s round-up features a few artists who show us that the capturing of those seemingly mundane moments can lead to the creation of magical images.

An Apple a Day by Liana Bennett, oil, 6x6

Lio de Faldas by Ann Chamberlin, oil on canvas, 24x24

My Father at Katz's by Max Ferguson, oil on canvas, 20x16 ( via Gallery Henoch )

Chelsea Square by Burton Silverman, oil on linen, 56x40 ( via Gallery Henoch )

1.  Liana Bennett 

2.  Ann Chamberlin 

3.  Max Ferguson 

4.  Burton Silverman

Friday Faves: Technologically Speaking

18 Nov

Technology is taking over ya’ll.  Almost every aspect of our lives is touched by technology in one way or another.  The art world is no different.  For today’s round-up, take a look at a few artists embracing the digital revolution:

Andy Gilmore

Mark Wilson

Carole Boyd ( all done in Microsoft Paint! )

Jason Fort

Now have some hi-tech fun and check out these artists’ websites!

1.  Andy Gilmore 

2.  Mark Wilson 

3.  Carole Boyd 

4.  Jason Fort 

Featured image is by Mark Wilson.  All images are via the artists’ websites.

Friday Faves: Home Sweet Home

4 Nov

Being a bit of a vagabond makes me appreciate more than ever the idea of a home to call one’s own.  Not owning a house of my own at the moment, I am drawn to artists’ work of dwellings.  Take a peek at these homey pieces!

Pitch Perfect by Richard Sedivy, oil, acrylic and mixed media on wood, 28.5x23.5

White Horizon by Sandra Pratt, 24x18

Broken House, digital pigment print, 36x30 cm

Anchored by Amy Casey, painting on paper

Yellow Hut #3 by Siddath Parasnis, oil on panel, 18x12

To see more of these artists’ work, please visit their websites below.  Happy weekend, Artsies!

1.  Richard Sedivy

2.  Sandra Pratt

3.  Ofra Lapid 

4.  Amy Casey  

5.  Siddharth Parasnis 

Featured image is Bardo Call ( It was Perfect ) by Richard Sedivy.  All images are via artist’s website or representing galleries.

Friday Faves: Spooktacular

28 Oct

You will never catch me watching a gory horror movie, so I’m not usually drawn to truly gruesome imagery.  But I do love a good spooky mystery, so just in time for Halloween, today’s round-up features some of my favorite frightful art!

Edison's Parable by Jamie Baldridge

Chair With Hand by Kim Kamens, thread, nails and wood, 48x72

Dolly Madison Zebra Stripe Death by Dirk Westphal, limited edition print, 11x14, 16x20 or 24x30

Phones by Melanie Pullen

To see more of these artists awesomely creepy work, please visit their websites listed below.  Happy Halloween!

1.  Jamie Baldridge

2.  Kim Kamens

3.  Dirk Westphal ( the print shown is available via ArtWeLove, but make sure to check out Dirk’s website, too! )

4.  Melanie Pullen 

Featured image is “Flock” by Kim Kamens, thread, nails & wood, 72×48.  All images are courtesy of the artist’s websites, unless otherwise noted.

Friday Faves: Falling For Fall

14 Oct

Said it before, I’ll say it again.  Fall is my favorite season.  The cool, crisp air, the golden light, the colors, the comfort food, I love it all!  For the very first time, this Florida girl is experiencing a real Fall.  With boot weather and incredible changing leaves, I’m so excited, I can barely stand it.  While in this autumnal frame of mind, I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite Fall-inspired art…

Trees and Light by Debbie Martin, 40x40

Tree View #7 by Kristi Taylor, acrylic on canvas 18x24

Penelope Dullaghan

Nine Full Moon Maples by Mary Chomenko Hinckley, pigment print on archival german paper, 21x21

Please visit these artists’ websites to see more of their work– some Fall-ish, some not.  I’m hoping George & I might see some real Fall color this weekend here in Southern Oregon.  What about you?  Any autumnal activities on tap?

1.  Debbie Martin

2.  Kristi Taylor

3.  Penelope Dullaghan

4.  Mary Chomenko Hinckley

Friday Faves: Where The Wild Things Are

30 Sep

One of the many things George & I love about the Pacific Northwest is the wildlife.  In the 4 months we’ve been here, we’ve seen bear, elk, hoary marmots, sea lions, elephant seals, eagles, chipmunks and more deer than I can count.  This area of the country still feels incredibly wild and untamed.  So this week, I’m sharing all the wild artwork I’m, well, wild about lately.

The Beast by Shira Glezerman, oil on treated wood, 35.43x55.12

Untitled Stag With Chandelier by Miranda Skoczek, enamel and oil on canvas, 43.31x47.24

Sweaters by Jennifer Davis, acrylic, charcoal & graphite on panel, 12x16

Sheep Chaperone by Vicki Sawyer, acrylic on canvas, 14x11

Have a great weekend, Artsies!  Be sure to check out each of these artists’ websites for more beastly artwork!

1.  Shira Glezerman 

2.  Miranda Skoczek 

3.  Jennifer Davis 

4.  Vicki Sawyer 

Featured image is Climber by Annada Hypes.  All images are courtesy of artist websites.

Friday Faves: Artsy Accessories

16 Sep

What separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize!

— Clairee Belcher, Steel Magnolias

Just as accessories are the icing on an outfit’s cake, so this round up will be the icing on the cake of artsyF A S H I O NWeek!  Some wearable, some not, all fun!

Shell, mosaic shoe by Candace Bahouth

Broach by Tatiana Warenichova

Raspberry by Ana Hagopian

My Laundrette by Sharla Valeski

1.  Candace Bahouth

2.  Tatiana Warenichova 

3.  Ana Hagopian 

4.  Sharla Valeski 

Hope you’ve enjoyed the artsy fashion fun this week!  Have a fantastic weekend, Artsies!

Friday Forager Faves: Shutterbugs

26 Aug

Please enjoy this oldie by goodie while I spend the next two weeks camping, packing, visiting with the mom-in-law and moving from WA to OR. See you in September!

I can’t believe it is the end of another week already.  The time is quickly flying by as George and I prepare to make our way to the West Coast.  I plan to take LOTS of photos both on our trip and once we have arrived.  But alas, I am merely the point & shoot type.  Oh, I try to compose a nice shot or get all artsy with the angles and such, but I have a long way to go.

I took a few photography classes in high school and college and well, let’s just say I never did quite get the hang of it.  I am mechanically challenged to say the least.   I have such respect for fine art photographers, because I know how difficult getting that perfect shot can be.  So today’s faves feature some of my favorite photogs!

 Doug Eng

 

Amy Carmichael Smith

 

Thomas Hager

 

Pamela Viola

 

Heather Blanton 

 

Matt Sawyer

 

Have a great weekend, Artsies!  Get out and take some cool pictures.

 

Friday Faves: Put A Bird On It

8 Jul

It seems that the hipster craft craze has given birds a bad name in the art world.  If you’ve seen the “Put a Bird On it” sketch from IFC’s hilarious Portlandia, you know what I’m talkin’ about.  Bird “art” is everywhere.  It’s those mixed-media collagey things that you see at outdoor art festivals and markets, it’s the ubiquitous black bird on a bare branch.  Now don’t get me wrong, some of this bird art is lovely and fun.  But after a while, it all begins to look the same.

I want to set the record straight.  Restore the good name of bird art.  Here’s a round up of my favorite pieces featuring our fine feathered friends…

Barn Owl by Mary Alayne Thomas

Trespasser by Camille Engel

Flight Two by Jim Draper

Golden Light by Diane Farris

Beginnings by Susan Hall

Caeli by Vicki Sawyer

Think we may be doing a bit of bird watching this weekend.  If you’d like to do some online birding, check out the featured artists’ websites for more ornithological goodies.

1. Mary Alayne Thomas 

2. Camille Engel 

3. Jim Draper 

4. Diane Farris 

5. Susan Hall

6. Vicki Sawyer 

PS– I mean no disrepect to hipsters or their too-cool-for-school birds.  I love them both.

Friday Forager Faves: Horsin’ Around

24 Jun

Artists have long held a fascination for horses.  Some of the earliest cave drawings were filled with equine imagery.  Modern artists are no different.  Today’s faves feature artists with a penchant for ponies.  Enjoy!

Maribel Angel

Thomas Hager

Marsha Glaziere

Jim Draper

Dolan Geiman

Laurie Pace

Happy Friday!  Hope your weekend is filled with lots of horsin’ around and such.

To see more work by these Friday Faves artists, check out their websites:

Maribel Angel

Thomas Hager

Marsha Glaziere

Jim Draper

Dolan Geiman

Laurie Pace

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