Thursday, November 27, 2008

"Painted Canyon" and "Avalanche" - two more new ones!

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 .

One third off prices apply through December 1st.

Monday, November 24, 2008

"Water Dance" is here, a new favorite the last few weeks!

Here she be, and ain't she a beauty? (Sheesh, gotta get off the computer and call it done!)

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 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

"Dancing Mountains" follows "Peaks and Valleys" - one more show this year tomorrow!

What a lot of fun it is to see what comes out of my paint brush next! I've been promising to show you the newest and latest, and now I have the files available to share.

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 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 .
Then you can join my art group (even without being on my friend list) .
And the very latest is you can be my fan! - A Facebook Page is a feature Facebook has for folks to promote their business. I believe you can access it without having a Facebook account.

If you try it out, let me know how it works - thanks so much!!


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

November Already! Art Parties and Surprise Drawings...

Exciting news here - I have the proofs back from ten more paintings I took to my repro guy last week. They look fabulous! Most of them are brand new paintings done in the last few months.

A couple of them are larger - 24" by 36". One of these is called "Moonlit Dreams," and just might prove to be a favorite. It can be ordered in the original size, or as small as 8" by 10".

Pictured here is "Chakra Dance," which might look familiar to you. I painted it right after "Chakra Shower" earlier this year, then posted both of them on this blog (scroll back to earlier posts in March and April).

Soon you will be able to order directly from Scott Moore (I've been calling him my "repro guy!") of Bellevue Fine Art Reproduction. All of my paintings available as giclee reproductions will be featured in a "gallery" on his website, as well as the works of other artists. I am so looking forward to this!

Remember to join my Facebook art group at where you get the latest news on discounts and surprise drawings to win an 8" by 10" fine art reproduction.

If you are local, be sure to visit one of my art parties taking place this weekend and next in Issaquah and Renton. I'm joining with other vendors to make this a great opportunity for holiday purchases. Call me at 425 369-1314 or email me at to let me know your email address. I'll send you an evite with the details.