Friday, May 12, 2017

MOVING SALE!



You may have heard that I am about to FINALLY move OOAK Artisan Showcase into it's new business space. It's been a long time coming but it's going to happen.

Of course preparing for the move has been a lot of work. A. LOT! To sort, purge and pack up an art studio takes a bunch of time but add into the mix that the contents are going to several spaces and it gets complicated.- fast. 

I needed to take inventory of exactly what was in there to begin with. Let me tell you - there was MOUNTAINS of  'stuff''. Before I can pack it I need to see with my eyes how much I have of each category. We've been living around piles of supplies and a bigger pile of empty boxes and containers waiting to be refilled.

When I am all done I am going to be super-duper happy - AND organized,. That's what sustains me through this crazy time. I think of it like intense labor pains. You just try to concentrate on the precious newborn you will hold in your arms at the end of it all! In this case my new business space is my baby.

SO ... now there is one last step in preparing for the move and I could use your help with it. It's reducing the amount of things that need to be moved. In other words, I need to sell off some of my "S&%T", specifically my artwork inventory.

Here's the scoop:

Starting on May 26th at 7pm,  I will be conducting an ONLINE auction of my artwork inventory. It's going to go through Sunday, May 28 11:59pm EST. It will be held in my Facebook Group - "Fabric of My Life". You can see previews of some of the works that are in my inventory now through the start of the sale. (NO Bidding yet though!). If you aren't a member already, go to the group and ask to join.  CLICK HERE.

If you aren't able to join us for the sale, can I ask you to please share the event on Facebook and/or your other social media channels? I would appreciate it, and I KNOW Mel would too! LOL  (You can find the post pinned at the top of my business page HERE)



To attend the Auction GO HERE and request to join.
To SHARE please GO HERE and then SHARE pinned post at the top.

As always I thank you for your friendship and support,
~ Shelley

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Painting #20, #21 and #22: "Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days" Challenge


I am taking part in Leslie Saeta’s “ Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge”.

I have chosen the NEW YORK SCHOOL as my theme. I am working on paintings based on a quote of one of its member artists, not their technique.  CLICK HERE to learn more about it.

I've gotten a bit behind in my sharing so I am doing a few together:

Painting #20, "Chaotic Hope":




"The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves    "   
                                   - Willem de Kooning





Painting #21,"Sun Spots":

NOT FOR SALE - Gifted

"Energy and motion made visible – memories arrested in space."
                      - Jackson Pollack




Painting #22, "A Verb, Not a Noun":


"A painting to me is primarily a verb,
not a noun, an event first
and only secondarily an image."

                        - Elaine de Kooning  






These pieces are available for purchase in my Etsy shop - SGTurner Art 

 


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Paintings #17, #18 and #19: "Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days" Challenge


I am taking part in Leslie Saeta’s “ Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge”.

I have chosen the NEW YORK SCHOOL as my theme. I am working on paintings based on a quote of one of its member artists, not their technique.  CLICK HERE to learn more about it.

I've gotten a bit behind in my sharing so I am doing a few together:

Painting #17, "Bringing Into Being":




"It is the medium, or the specific configuration of the medium, that we call a work of art that brings feeling into being. "   
                                   - Robert Motherwell




Painting #18,"Awake Fully":



"The secret of success is… to be fully awake to everything about you ." 
                      - Jackson Pollack




Painting #19, "Not True":



"People sometimes think I take a white canvas and paint a black sign on it,  but this is not true. I paint the white as well as the black and the white is just as important."

                          - Franz Kline  







These pieces are available for purchase in my Etsy shop - SGTurner Art 

 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Paintings # 14, #15 and #16: "Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days" Challenge


I am taking part in Leslie Saeta’s “ Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge”.

I have chosen the NEW YORK SCHOOL as my theme. I am working on paintings based on a quote of one of its member artists, not their technique.  CLICK HERE to learn more about it.

I've gotten a bit behind in my sharing so I am doing a few together:

Painting #14, "Survivor of the Finish":


"To me art is an adventure into an unknown world,
which can be explored only by those willing to take the risk. "   
                              - Mark Rothko





Painting #15,"Unfettered":


"Painting, like passion, is a living voice, which, when I hear it,
I must let it speak, unfettered." 
                      - Barnett Newman





Paint #16, "Filled Space":


"The artist fills space with an attitude.
The attitude never comes from himself alone. "
               - Willem de Kooning  

    



These pieces are available for purchase in my Etsy shop - SGTurner Art 

 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Paintings #11, #12 and #13 : "Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days" Challenge

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SGTurnerArt
I am taking part in Leslie Saeta’s “ Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge”.

I have chosen the NEW YORK SCHOOL as my theme. I am working on paintings based on a quote of one of its member artists, not their technique.  CLICK HERE to learn more about it.

I've gotten a bit behind in my sharing so I am doing a few together:

Painting #11, "Untitled":


Painting #12," Orange Juice":

" The most interesting painting is one that expresses more of what one thinks than of what one sees." ~ Mark Rothko



Paint #13, "Smoke on the Water":

" The final test of a painting, theirs, mine, any other, is: do the painter's emotions come across?" ~ Franz Kline     




These pieces are available for purchase in my Etsy shop - SGTurner Art 

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

PAINTING #10 : Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days


I am taking part in Leslie Saeta’s “ Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge”.

I have chosen the NEW YORK SCHOOL as my theme. I am working on paintings based on a quote of one of its member artists, not their technique.  CLICK HERE to learn more about it.

Painting #10, I call it "One Scoop of French Vanilla Ice Cream":


available for purchase

“Painting that does not radiate feeling is not worth looking at. The deepest-and rarest-of grown-up pleasures is true feeling."

                                     ~ Robert Motherwell, Member of the New York School            





                                                    






Sunday, January 15, 2017

PAINTING #9: Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge


I am taking part in Leslie Saeta’s “ Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge”.

I have chosen the NEW YORK SCHOOL as my theme.  CLICK HERE to learn more about it. I am creating a painting based on a quote of one of its member artists, not their technique.

Painting #8, I call it "Metamorphosis":

= SOLD

“If I feel a painting I'm working on doesn't have imagery or emotion, I paint it out and work over it until it does. 

                                       ~ Franz Kline, Member of the New York School









Saturday, January 14, 2017

PAINTING #8: Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge


I am taking part in Leslie Saeta’s “ Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge”.

I have chosen the NEW YORK SCHOOL as my theme.  CLICK HERE to learn more about it. I am creating a painting based on a quote of one of its member artists, not their technique.



Painting #8, I call it "I am Living":

Available for purchase

“I don't paint to live, I live to paint.
                                    ~ Willem de Kooning, Member of the New York School







CLICK HERE to find out more about Willem de Kooning
CLICK HERE to find out more about this challenge

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

PAINTING #7: Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge – Elaine de Kooning


I am taking part in Leslie Saeta’s “ Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge”.



I have chosen the NEW YORK SCHOOL as my theme.  CLICK HERE to learn more about it. I am creating a painting based on a quote of one of its member artists, not their technique.

Painting 6, I call it "Within Isolated Cells":







“Women can also be creative in total isolation. I know excellent women artists who do original work without any response to speak of. Maybe they are used to lack of feedback. Maybe they are tougher.                                  
                                              ~ Elaine de Kooning, Member of the New York School



My opinion is - MAYBE we ARE!


Elaine de Kooning (1918-1989), born in Flatbush,  was an Abstract Expressionist and Figurative Expressionist painter in the post-World War II era. She wrote extensively on the art of the period [7] and was an editorial associate for Art News magazine. 1



Self Portrait by Elaine de Kooning (1946)


Sources and great reads:



I hope you will join in, you can jump in at any time. I'd love to see what you create!

As Leslie says, It's about getting in to the studio to try new things. It's about painting more often. It's about having fun and developing new habits!”

If you want to join in just visit her website where she explains everything! #30paintingsin30days

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

PAINTING #6: Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge – Barnett Newman


I am taking part in Leslie Saeta’s “ Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge”.
I have chosen the NEW YORK SCHOOL as my theme.  CLICK HERE to learn more about it. I am creating a painting based on a quote of one of its member artists, not their technique.




Painting 6, I call it "Shifting":






When painters feel the need to make a shift toward self-discovery, they turn to black and white for a time. “

                                  ~ Barnett Newman, Member of the New York School



I don’t need an excuse to paint in black and white. Those two are my staples, like milk and bread. Simple but complex, it’s all in the eye of the beholder!
  

                            
Barnett Newman (1905-1970) was an American artist, born in New York City. He is seen as one of the major figures in abstract expressionism and one of the foremost of the color field painters. His paintings are existential in tone and content, explicitly composed with the intention of communicating a sense of locality, presence, and contingency. 1



   
Concorde by Barnett Newman (1949)  


Sources and great reads:

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnett_Newman
2. https://theartstack.com/artist/barnett-newman/about
3. https://www.artsy.net/artist/barnett-newman


I hope you will join in, you can jump in at any time. I'd love to see what you create!

As Leslie says, It's about getting in to the studio to try new things. It's about painting more often. It's about having fun and developing new habits!”

If you want to join in just visit her website where she explains everything! #30paintingsin30days






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