Monday, December 29, 2008
Great news, everyone!
My art gallery on Scott Moore's website is LIVE!
Simply click on this link to go straight to my collection of art available through Bellevue Fine Art Reproduction.
Here's the man behind the scenes on his computer making all the edits for a high quality product, and with his lovely wife, Tomoko (also involved in production), on the right.
I've gotten into the habit of calling Scott "my repro guy" for short, but let me tell you, it's worth saying the full name, Bellevue Fine Art Reproduction, because Scott is all about quality.
It will be a year this coming February when I first went to his studio, clutching "Cloud Dance" in hand to be my first painting reproduced, and not wanting to leave it behind. (Since then, 19 more followed suit, with more itching to join the ranks!)
That was when I had the rare treat to watch the whole process of taking the digital scan of the painting, and even looking over Scott's shoulder to see how he does the edits to tweak the color on the computer. A proof is sent to the printer, and Voila! You see what you get!
When you order directly from the shopping cart on Scott's website, you will still get your artwork personally signed by me before shipping since we're local.
And PS to any other aspiring artists, I highly recommend you go to Scott to get your art scanned. Even if you don't plan to sell it, it's a good way to archive and protect it. You can find all his contact info on his website.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
"Smokey Mountain" has an interesting story to it, and so here it is.
A few months ago I took my paints along on a trip to my mother's. (I usually only paint at home.) My thought was to paint with my ten year old niece, which we did, and very much enjoyed. (Actually, she painted her own complete painting!)
My mom made a comment that she had never seen me in the process of creating a painting. It turned out I had brought an extra canvas, so we were in business!
While I was showing her the colors I'd brought, she commented how she really liked gray (a very good thing when you live in the Pacific Northwest!). I also recalled that one of my brothers had liked some aspects of "Peaceful Mountain," but found the colors on the feminine side for his liking. So gray was the order of the day!
Without having "Peaceful Mountain" in front of me, and not particularly intending to copy it, I am amazed at how closely the lines of the mountains match. No doubt an indelible impression of the mountains I see every time I drive to my office has made its mark on me, and this is coming up in my art!
Order your copy by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
(Soon you will be able to order directly from my repro guy, Scott.)
PS Do you prefer to spell it "gray"or "grey" ???
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
"Champagne Dreams" and "Moonlit Dreams" are two of the largest I have painted, being 24" by 36" - you have to see them in person to really appreciate them!
You may order them in the original size on gallery wrapped canvas. This format looks so much like the original, you need an expert eye (or an artist's eye!) to see the difference. Or for the budget minded, they are also available on fine art paper in a smaller size.
Happy art hunting!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Happy Thanksgiving to Americans home and abroad - and to expatriates hanging out with the American crowd on this day!!
I have much to be thankful for, and express it with my words and my paint.
Here are two of the new paintings as promised, "Painted Canyon" and "Avalanche."
The story of "Painted Canyon" is not overly profound, but people who have looked at it say they see all kinds of things in it. What do you see?
I had slathered a lot of paint on a different canvas (the one that ended up being "Peaks and Valleys"), and had taken some of the overflow paint and quickly slapped it on another canvas, working with quick strokes. I noticed I was getting some earth tones - not my usual palette - which really intrigued me. This became "Painted Canyon."
The overall effect of "Painted Canyon" reminds me of an overcast day at the Grand Canyon. Though the colors are very earthy in Arizona, haze in the atmosphere can make the canyon look almost pastel colored. So I coined a term for it - "Earthen Pastels."
"Avalanche" has its own story!
These two are as usual, acrylic on canvas - these ones being 11" by 14" - available either on fine art paper or on canvas. They are available in the original size or as 8" by 10."
Call 425 369-1314 to place an order, or email me at email@example.com .
One third off prices apply through December 1st.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Lots of time on Facebook pages for Sheryl Brown Art and Sunray Counseling today, besides enjoying my lovely granddaughter.
Yes, "Water Dance" is proving to be a real favorite - I made up a cool survey with thumb size images, so all 20 "availables" were on one page. Folks that came to our art show parties were able to select their favorites by checking the boxes.
My repro guy, Scott, is finalizing the finishing touches on the beta site to add artists' galleries to his website, so you all can order directly from there, complete with shopping cart. Of course you can always order from me directly as well. But just a little heads up, the introductory one-third off prices won't last too much longer...!
If you are very interested, contact me at 425 369-1314 or firstname.lastname@example.org and I will put in your order, honoring the special prices.
More new paintings coming up in the next few days....
Friday, November 21, 2008
From all over the world, my Facebook friends have been expressing a deep emotional response to "Peaks and Valleys."
Some of it has been written personally to me, some of it you will find written on my Fb wall. From this I gather that there is hope and healing coming as a result of this painting - what a momentous way to see the blend of my gifts and occupations as both Marriage and Family Therapist and artist. I am both humbled and excited to imagine the possibilities.
"Dancing Mountains" was painted a few weeks after "Peaks and Valleys" in an attempt to portray a lighter emotion but with the same pattern of paint squeezed directly onto the canvas. That, I believe, was accomplished! These mountains want to bounce right off the painting!
I jokingly thought I might call it "Peaks and Valleys 2" but that would be "boring!" Then I thought it looked so enthusiastic I might call it, "Blazing Holiday!" (But I think I'll reserve that name for a future painting that fits it better!)
By the time I got to "my repro guy," Scott, we decided on its current name, "Dancing Mountains." Now I admit, the theme of dance does appear repeatedly in my art titles and I promise you, it will no doubt will continue!!
So, these two are a matched pair in my mind, and in fact, there is a third called "Water Dance" that makes a nice trio. You'll see that shortly.
In any case, let me report on our local art shows last Friday and Saturday - they were a big success, and we had a blast!
We met old friends and made new ones, both from friends bringing friends, and from neighboring offices. Hey even the pizza delivery guy was included, though he was on the clock and could not linger. I counted over 70 original works I had brought to be displayed. (And my walls at home were scarcely looking much emptier!)
And yes! we had another drawing - and another winner! More on that later.
If you are psyched to come see my art in person, we have one more pre-holiday show/party this year, which will be tomorrow - Saturday, November 22nd from 3 to 5pm in Redmond, in the Seattle area.
Call me at 425 369-1314 or email me at email@example.com for the location if you are interested.
So, it looks like I'm pretty chatty today!
Look me up on Facebook - you can be my friend by clicking on my profile http://profile.to/sherylbrown .
If you try it out, let me know how it works - thanks so much!!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Interestingly enough, when I started out this painting, I enthusiastically loaded up the canvas with rather too much paint (some of which I transferred to another canvas - to be posted later). I had in mind some colors from looking at photos of a joyful occasion. In the process of working on this painting, however, the phrase - "oh, the jagged pain" - (or something close to that) went through my mind. This painting then became about my perception of Debra's experience.
Our lives here on earth really are characterized by both jubilant and sorrowful times - and everything in between. And sometimes, it really ain't pretty. I had the feeling that I muddied up the warm colors as I was mixing them, and pondered whether to "clean" them up some by adding another layer. In the end, I decided to leave it as it is. Life isn't perfect, but we still love it.
Looking forward to reading your comments and feedback on this new painting.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
And for Week Number Three of the August Extravaganza of Fun we have Nathalie Ekobo.
A big hand for both Jacqueline and Nathalie!! They are both lovers of "Chaos - in Color!"
I was privileged to meet Nathalie several months ago at a fabulous workshop set up by our coach, Kendall Summerhawk. Nathalie is originally from France, a country I had the unique opportunity to visit in my last year of high school, awaaaayyy back in 1973!
PS I whipped off a couple new paintings recently, as well as had fun painting with my 10 year old niece!
PPS Be sure to visit my FaceBook Art Group at http://groups.to/sherylbrownart and read all the amazing comments posted right next to each painting - it is so inspiring to me to see how each person expresses the effects they experience - from being energized to being calmed!
And I'm very curious to hear what you have to say....
Monday, August 25, 2008
I have had an amazing experience meeting new friends, from my artist friend in Norway to my organizing friend in South Africa! When you join, please remember to look me up http://profile.to/sherylbrown and be my friend!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Just a reminder, tomorrow I'll draw a name "from the hat" of all the people who've commented on any of the paintings in my "Virtual Art Gallery," either on my art blog here, or on my FaceBook profile.
The cool thing about commenting directly on FB is that it's fun to read all the comments related to one painting in a single batch. You can see who has the same opinion as you, or not!
People are so creative and poetic in how they describe my paintings - it really does my heart good!
I thought I'd go ahead and include in this post the painting chosen by our 1st week's winner - (Col) Colleen McGunnigle - which is called, "Power over the Land."
Col is an amazingly talented artist and graphic designer, and you can find out more about her and her work at this link. http://www.designbymuse.com/ , as well as at her blog http://www.gigablonde.com/ .
The 8" by 10" reproduction she won, "Power over the Land," should make its way into her mailbox very soon, and then I'll be able to heave a sigh of relief that it's in her hands!
Please do join FaceBook if you haven't already - it is too much fun, and really helps grow your business!
And then drop by my art group and see if you want to join - no obligations - just makes it easier for you to keep current on the art I'm continually adding to my Virtual Art Gallery - and these are also available for purchase!!
Click here to take a peak at my FaceBook art group http://groups.to/sherylbrownart !
Monday, August 18, 2008
It is Colleen (Col) McGunnigle of New York! Please stop on over at her blog to congratulate her! http://www.gigablonde.com/blog/archives/282
Col and I have swapped a couple comments on each other's blogs, and have both enjoyed being in Susan's Schanerman's group on FaceBook (http://groups.to/heartmatters ). All she did to enter her name in the drawing was to comment on one of my paintings.
And that is exactly how you can enter to be in the next drawing coming up Sunday, August 24th! You can comment on one of the blog posts here saying which is your favorite (and why), or you can comment anywhere you see my paintings on FaceBook - easy!
I came up with this drawing to promote my art group on FaceBook (join by clicking here http://groups.to/sherylbrownart if you have a FB account or want one), and a three week event I created called a Virtual ART Party. You can see details of that in previous posts.
Looking forward to hearing from you!!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Okay, a drawing as in win something, not an art drawing (but it is an art drawing!) (so much potential for double entendre, so little time!!).
Maybe you've already heard of my Virtual ART Party, an event put on by the art group I started on FaceBook - you will find it right here http://groups.to/sherylbrownart .
(It's so much fun to see this group grow! And it's open to everyone on FB.)
If you already have a FaceBook account, this should take you straight to the group page.
If not, you should get the opportunity to create a FaceBook account when you click on that link. Use your real name, and keep it simple to start. (If you have any hitches, feel free to call or write me.)
There are no obligations when you join my art group on FaceBook, and you can leave at any time.
I have posted the 10 available paintings on the art group page and the event page (as well as earlier on this blog). You will also find them in one of the photo albums on my FBprofile page.
The shortcut to my FaceBook profile is http://profile.to/sherylbrown .
Full link http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=694712762 .
The cool thing about this party is that you don't have to go anywhere to attend (except to your computer, but then agan, if you called me on the phone, I'd probably accept that)!
Just make a comment on one or more of the paintings (you gotta be honest, though, no false flattery needed or wanted!) to show you were there!
And preferably - say which ones are your favorites - yes, Virginia (I mean Melinda DH, you know who you are!) - you can have more than one - just show your order of preference if you hope to win. (Ah, win, yes, got ahead of myself by writing the end first!)
If you are the winner, you will receive your choice of print reproduced on 8" by 10" fine art paper. This is a $45 value. Your choices are numbered 1 through 10, each with a memorable title.
1 - "Cloud Dance"
2 - "Chaos - in Color!"
3 - "Serenity Rising"
4 - "Calm in the Storm"
5 - "The Georgia Eye"
6 - "Tears of God"
7 - "Chakra Shower"
8 - "Power over the Land"
9 - "Peaceful Mountain"
10 - "Love in Motion"
The Virtual ART Party started a week ago, and continues to the end of August.
The first drawing takes place in less than 24 hours, but don't fret if you miss this one - there will be two more!!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Introducing the ten painting reproductions available in the "Not Yet the End of Summer Sale!" as found on Sheryl Brown's FaceBook Art Group.
If you have a FaceBook account, you can go to http://groups.to/sherylbrownart and join my art group.
Then look for "Events" on that page and click on "Virtual ART Party."
(Imagine a three week event where you don't even need to show up in person - hence the name "Virtual ART Party!" There won't be any candles, vitamins, or plastic containers sold at this party!!)
If you don't have a FaceBook account, you can create one quickly - just remember to use your real name. Then add me as a friend.
You will then get the one third off Summer Sale!
And if you refer 3 customers to me, I'll give you half off your total order. (Sales tax and Shipping & Handling will apply.)
Just call or email and tell me their names, or have them tell me yours - I will be sure to take 50% off your order.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
I have had it scanned professionally and reproduced in a number of high quality formats, including canvas giclee and fine art paper. I have a number in stock, and can easily get more made with extra time.
If you want the canvas giclee option, first choose the size you want, either the original 16" by 20" or a smaller 8" by 10" size.
Then decide if you want it on flat canvas to frame yourself, or
gallery wrapped on a wooden frame (this is how I paint my originals).
The bonus of being on flat canvas is being easy to mail in a tube.
The cool thing with gallery wrapped is that the painting extends around the sides of the canvas-wrapped frame, so further framing is optional.
And finally, a more affordable option for the budget minded is an
8" by 10" on fine art paper.
If you have more questions, call me at 425 652-1413 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
A free sample postcard is available if you send me your snail mail address.
Find me on FaceBook and become my FB friend, and you will qualify for the Friends and Family discount!
It has been a challenge for me to learn more and better ways to navigate blogspot, especially in posting multiple photos, placement of photo above or below text, getting the right number of lines between paragraphs, learning just a tad bit of html code, and where I can go past that and use the wysiwyg (what you see is what you get) method! Whew!
And that's a good method for us creative types who prefer less time spent on technical things!! (Where's my paint brush!?!)
See if you can identify the subtle changes from one photo to the next.
Your comments are always greatly appreciated!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
When I went to check her blog, I found she had bragged on me in it! Pretty cool, huh? Check it out right here: http://susanschanerman.blogspot.com/2008/05/artist-within.html And I only just now saw that I am one of her favorite links! Warms my heart and makes me smile!
Well, there's more. Susan started a group on FaceBook called HeART Matters, and you can "see" all about it right here http://groups.to/heartmatters (Really, there is no .com at the end of that link.) And it turns out, the membership of this informal group is exploding in less than a week, and we have a HeART Gallery there! Yes, and yours truly has posted 4 paintings so far!
Stayed tuned, and I'll be letting you know of another place I have posted my art online. If you're a raving fan of mine, you're gonna love it!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
I keep meaning to post a new one, but was waiting to finish my latest painting, so I would have something fresh and new to share! However, this one kept asking for more final touches.
But, have no fear, because coming soon, is "Chaos, in Color!" - there's a real swirling of energy in this one! It is 16" by 20" and has all my favorite colors in it!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
But when you get to the top, it's like being on top of the world.... And you can sit quietly and listen to the vague sounds of the freeway far below.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
"I LOVE my Cloud Dance Picture! Wow it was just like the original with that special paper or whatever you use! Looks like the actual painting! I have it sitting on my desk, actually, hiding the big modem I now have with the Satellite dish since we are finally off dial up! I do not enjoy the constant flash of lights so your beautiful painting is perfect to soothe my soul, inspire my own creativity and it just makes me SMILE looking at it! Thanks so much!!
Endless Love, Morgine
Morgine, thank you so much for putting this into words! I'm happy that these benefits of soothing you and inspiring your own creativity will be ongoing for you. Ssswweet!
By the way, it looks like the actual painting because of a sophisticated process of layering the ink onto actual canvas. This process is known as "giclee," pronounced the French way.
I don't have a shopping cart set up yet on my site, but you can order by email (email@example.com or phone 425 652-1413. (Don't get nervous when you hear my counseling greeting!)
Talk to you soon!
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Vicky has been doing some serious list building the last several years, and has many loyal readers. To her credit, she is a very engaging writer, and speaks to some very critical issues in our world at large, as well as in our personal world in particular. A former professional photographer, she is also very creative in her business as a coach. The fact that I finally have an art blog is partly due to her influence.
To see more of what Vicky does and has to offer, click on this link http://www.profcs.com/app/?af=736391 . You will find your creative soul very much inspired by Vicky's coaching.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
To offset the exuberance of "Chakra Shower," here's "Chakra Dance," my onetime attempt to copy my own work.
See, it just goes to show you that every painting is its own little snowflake of a personality!
I noticed that certain personalities prefer the one or the other.
Can you guess what trait might be making the difference? Go ahead and leave a comment on my blog if you feel so inspired!
So far, it's just a casual observation I've been making--no scientifically sound, statistically proven experiment in place!
"Chakra Shower" and "Chakra Dance" are both Copyrighted 2008 by Sheryl Brown, All Rights Reserved.
Monday, March 31, 2008
Here is my painting Chakra Shower, (Copyright 2008 by Sheryl Brown, All Rights Reserved) to give you a little of that renewing energy that we all love so well!
You may be interested to know that in the process of painting this, I began to think I had overworked it. So I made one of my rare attempts to copy my own work (Trust me, I seem incapable of it!).
Go to this link on my personal blog to compare the two paintings, if you're at all curious. http://www.sunraysheryl.blogspot.com/2008/01/chakra-shower-and-chakra-dance.html
(And if you're not curious, you gotta write and tell me that too!)
Thanks for any and all feedback!
Sunday, March 16, 2008
This would be a nice one for Valentine's Day, but hey--I featured my actual Valentine, Larry, last month on my sunraysheryl blog.
Click right here on this link to see my Valentine. http://www.sunraysheryl.blogspot.com/2008/02/this-is-my-valentine.html !
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Today's painting is called "Serenity Rising (from the Deep)," Copyright 2008 by Sheryl Brown, All Rights Reserved.
You will find the other one ("Calm") in tomorrow's post.