Monday, April 30, 2007

Wearable Art Pendants

I've been experimenting using different techniques to create art pendants. These are art you can wear, but they can also be hung from a simple cord or ribbon to decorate any small space, such as inside a computer armoire or in an office cubicle. Here are two of the ones I now have listed in my etsy store:

The one on the left is a mixed-media pendant with a dragonfly in 3D skimming across the surface of an impressionist lily pond. The one on the right has a vine motif loosely inspired by decoration found in the borders of medieval manuscripts. Both are handpainted using a wooden domino as the base, and sealed with a durable varnish.

New Triptych

I finished another triptych in my fluid abstracts series. This one is entitled FLOURISH, and is inspired by curled tendrils of spring foliage. It is done on three acid-free canvas panels, each of which is 6" x 8". This painting is currently available on ebay:

8" x 18"

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Poppies Triptych

I finished this set of three paintings before going out of town for the weekend, but didn't have a chance to post about them until now. This triptych of cheerful poppy blossoms is done in acrylics on three 6" x 6" gallery wrap canvases in abstract style. The set is currently listed on ebay.


Thursday, April 19, 2007

New mixed media abstract painting in celebration of Earth Day

Today I finished a fun mixed media piece I did in a style of abstract naturalism in celebration of Earth Day. It's done in acrylics on a rigid canvas panel, with 3D accents using archival museum board, brass wire, mica chips, and fabric ribbon. All the materials in it are new, but I created it to look like it's made from reclaimed or recycled materials. It's abstract in style, but has plant-themed designs to be reminiscent of the way that Mother Nature will reclaim an old abandoned area, where new plant growth will sprout up through the pavement.


This painting is now available on ebay! The image above links to any of my current ebay listings.

Handpainted Eggshell Pins

Something new that I'm very excited about are my handpainted eggshell pins. They are painted on goose shells and sprayed with a protective finish to keep the design around forever. They come with a pin attached to the back and are ready to wear. The above is my Ladybug Pin, adorned with Swarovski crystals for extra sparkle. The crystals represent flowers growing on the vine.
Pink Roses on a soft green background. The subjects are painted in acrylics and the backgrounds on all the pins are done in watercolor.

My Dragonfly pin with soft burn sienna background. Pins also come with a ribbon attached to the back. They can be worn as pins or using the ribbon or a chain, they can be worn as a necklace. Available at my ETSY shop....

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Newest abstract painting

I finished another abstract painting today! This is another painting in my fluid abstracts series, entitled LAVENDER BREEZE. It's inspired by the swirling wind, carrying the scent of blossoms in the spring, and is soon to be listed on ebay.

Testing The Waters

Goodmorning Ladies!

So, I thought I'd give this blogging thing another try. Very technically challenged here...hope this works.

This is my latest piece titled "Testing The Waters". It's 20 X 24 on deep gallery wrapped canvas. Inspired (like most of my work is) by "just letting go and being me". I hope you like it!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

First painting in my new studio! Yay!

I finished an abstract painting today. It's the first painting I've done since moving to the new place. :) This one is from my fluid abstract series, and is now listed on ebay.

Original Acrylics
11" x 14"

My previous painting from this series sold before I could post it to my blogs:

Original Acrylics
8" x 18"


Inspiration for this work, as is the case for most of the body of my artwork, comes from living on a large lake for over 15 years. The natural wonders found there is bountiful, beautiful and humbling.

This work is titled, "Cat-Tails" and is available as a quality print on my website, measuring 8" x 10". The first pic shows the original design with my 5/7/5 HAIKU embedded. The second pic shows the original design.
See the "digital" section and the "haiku art" section to purchase.

Sharon K. Shubert aka redladyart

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Garden of Digital Delights

Our own KKC Bauder has created a wonderful new web page and a delightful new squidoo lens featuring the digital floral delights of several of our WWAO members. Please take a leisurely cyber walk through these illuminated digital treasures.