Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Sunday Swim 2 Watercolor & Ink

Inspiration for this piece as well as a lot of my artwork is Lake Texoma, the largest lake here in Texas where I lived for over 15 years. The peace, tranquility, beauty and artistic inspiration I find there almost makes me cry. If you're a creative, artistic soul, then I'm sure you understand what I mean.

This watercolor and india ink painting is for sale on my official website under the WATERCOLOR section that I just started. It is not matted nor framed. It is painted on Strathmore 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper. Measures 12 x 9-inches. I used alcohol and salt effects with the watercolor to obtain the design within the colors that is more visible when you see the actual work.

((click on the pic to see it larger))


Sharon K. Shubert aka redladyart

Little Children should be seen and not heard

Media: acrylic on wood panel
Dimensions: 14.5 x 14.5
Date of Work: 2008

This piece started from a creepy Victorian post card. I later made that into a photoshop collage, they they so amused me I couldn't resist painting them.

This painting will be sold at a charity auction for the new play "FIRST HAND WOMAN" by Sarah Michelle Brown

FIRST HAND WOMAN is an award-winning new stage play set within a woman’s heart and mind. This is a powerful journey through heartache and healing, as told by the boisterous and unapologetic stages of grief. Join Denial, Bargaining, Anger, Depression and Acceptance as they unravel the secrets and truths of a love story gone bad. As the play progresses, layers of this woman’s truth, and the realities of the relationship with her lover and with herself are poignantly and sometimes joyfully peeled away. Thus revealing someone who is seeking the redemption and reconciliation of her fragmented self. CAUTION: Show contains spontaneous simulated Orgasms!

"This is one of the best dramas I've seen... you will laugh with them and cry with them". - [The Montreal Gazette]

Writer / general manager: Sarah Michelle Brown
Directed by Esther Jun
Starring Sarah Michelle Brown, Kiran Friesen, Patrice Goodman, Allana Harkin, Nicole Leroux
Featuring vocals and vocal composition by Saidah Baba Talibah
Renée Brode: lighting designer
Guiomar Campbell: percussionist
Gillian Lewis: stage manager
Lisa Li: assistant director
Lindsay Naft: sound designer
Anna Treusch: set designer
Karusia Wroblewski: movement consultant

For more details visit: www.sarahmichellebrown.com

Monday, December 22, 2008

Tobacco Barn Oil Painting

5x7 inch, UNFRAMED

Acrylic painting on laminated Museum Board (this is 2 boards that have been laminated together

Email Peggy

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Pansy Garden painted by Madelaine Fedorowich

With all the snow falling (and on the ground) I decided to paint something to remind me of warmer times... something spring-ish. I also do have to admit that pansys are my favourite flower and I think I have somewhat figured out how to paint them. For more paintings, visit my Etsy store or my blog.

Chickadee watercolour painting
"Pansy Garden"
3.5" x 2.5" watercolour
© 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

The Ghost of Christmas Past

Santa confronts the ghost of Christmas past while making his rounds. Digital photography.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

New Pics!

Here are 2 new photos of one pair of my woodburned chopsticks, shown here in a dinner setting. This featured set is my Leafy Vine Design. They measure 9-inches long. I have many designs available for purchase, including flat or round chopsticks and am currently working on more designs for the round sets like is shown here.

Contact me if you need information on large orders for restaurants, corporate events, parties, weddings, or other. I'll apply discounts to some, so contact me for more info at:


You can see more pics and information on my website:


Dreams of Christmas


(click for a larger version!)

My dreams of Christmas are a little different than most I admit. Hope everyone is having a good one!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Holiday Berries

With the holiday season right around the corner, I thought it would be fitting to paint at least one holiday themed painting this year. One can find these prickly holly plant all over Vancouver and their prickly leaves let you know if you've come a little too close. For more paintings, visit my blog or my Etsy store

Chickadee watercolour painting
"Holiday Berries"
2.5" x 3.5" watercolour
© 2008

Monday, December 08, 2008

Hello Deer!

New mixed media painting!
Here is a sweet little painting for you "Hello Deer"

I just added gouache to my pallet and I'm loving the richness of the colors.

Its 7x9 on heavy watercolor paper and the original is available in my little shop Darkling Woods

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Autumn Series 2008

This painting is mixed media and is #1 in my Autumn 2008 series.
It is created on 12"x 12" x 1.5" block gallery wrapped canvas (staple free sides) using acrylics,graphite and oil pastel.
Lightly glazed with a semi gloss professional artists varnish to protect and seal,the sides are fully painted so this piece is ready to hang without the need for a frame ( or of course can still be framed should you choose to do so!)
Check out my other listings for other original works in this series.

A very charming and peacefully elegant work,layered with lovely atmospheric shades-this would make a beautiful addition to your art collection!

Visit my store HERE to view more photos and details!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

New Woodburned Chopsticks

I've been working on more woodburned chopsticks sets. I have several sets available in my Etsy shop, and some available on my website. These would make a great and unique gift for the Oriental food lover on your list. Combine them with a gift of sushi plates and it's sure to be a hit.

The three sets shown here are the newest:

Back with some Tiny Art

I have been working so much at the jobby job I haven't had time to paint or do much of anything except hit twitter in the morning. I finally managed to work on some Original art Cards, these are 2.5 x3.5 painted on stretched canvas with acrylics.

all original art work


please read the copy right information.
Thank you

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Don't Forget About Our Holiday Shopping Page!

The WWAO Christmas Shopping page is a special project I started a few weeks ago. Each day I feature 25 different art items from WWAO Members' Etsy shops! Items rotate in and out so buyers can see many beautiful works of art direct from our member artists' studios!

Art makes great gifts! Shop with us today!

Here's the link:

Come on by and shop with us! :)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Autumn Sunset

Private commission on 8" x 8" block gallery wrapped canvas.
Like this one? Enquiries are welcome!-there is still time to order someone a special painting in time for Christmas!
8" x 8" canvas paintings ( as above ) prices start from £32 (approx $65).Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Christmas Tree NFAC original Fol Art

This painting is now up on ebay! Starting at .99.Remember NFAC ends on Thanksgiving Evening (11/27), so if you’re planning to bid, please bid early or maybe use a sniping software.

The Christmas Tree Auction

thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

My horse, Class

I wanted to paint my horse Class, as a "Sunshine Girl". She looked so pretty as she walked toward me, the sun was shining right through her eye, turning it a golden color, like the eye of a tawny lion.

This is available as an original, or as aceo card reproductions. They'll be for sale in my etsy shop.
Donna Ridgway

Fiber Art Necklace

This textile art fibre necklace is currently for sale ( along with several others!) in my eBay store (click HERE to visit!). This one measures (approx) 21" and has a delightful heart/arrow style brass coloured clasp and is in beautful jewelled shades!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Introducing Togo Boffin, The Hobbit

This is my own OOAK, original mixed media design, a 5" tall hobbit I've named, "Togo Boffin". He stands on a real moss covered sculptured base with a sculpted round hobbit door behind him. He holds a twisted stick. Note his hairy (real hair) hands and feet. (And notice his large feet!)

I never use molds, kits or patterns in my art works, preferring to use my own ideas and imagination.

Togo Boffin is the ONLY hobbit of his kind in the entire world! YOU can own him today. He will make a special gift for anyone (even you if you want to treat yourself) who loves fantasy, and/or Lord of the Rings where hobbits were featured.

For sale in my Etsy shop!

Thanks for looking and Togo Boffin thanks you too! :)


Monday, November 17, 2008


Mixed media painting. 'Wildflower' is on block canvas measuring 10" x 8" x 1.5" and iscurrently for sale in my ebay store CLICK HERE to visit for more details and further pictures of this very textural and interesting piece.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Poppy, Original Painting by Madelaine Fedorowich

This one has been on my easel off and on for a couple of weeks now. Flowers have been my focus lately... trying different techniques out to capture the subtle colours of the petals. White flowers have been especially challenging... but, I bought myself a small tube of cobalt blue and that seems to be the trick for me. They white poppies seem a little washed out in this scan, but there is much more subtle colour in them in real life. For more paintings visit my blog and to see what is available see my etsy store.

chickadee watercolour painting
4" x 6" watercolour
© 2008

Big Brush, more paint and water, More Fun!

In Deep

Been splashing water and paint everywhere. This rose is 12 x 16. Largest watercolor I've done this year. Maybe the most fun, too. Won't see roses blooming again until late spring, this one will last at least until then.

More "seasonal" work available HERE

Thursday, November 13, 2008


A reminder of warmer evenings? A beautful mermaid sits in the last of the sun's light combing her hair....

Original painting on gallery-wrapped (staple-free) block canvas measuring 10" x 12" x 1.5" . Currently for sale HERE in my store - visit for more details now!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Down to Earth

Today was an earthy day... fall is starting to pass by and there is less and less colour in the trees as the leaves are falling more quickly now. I had lots of fun playing with all my earthy browns and greens... especially the granulating ones. For purchasing information on this, and other paintings, visit my etsy store. Check out my blog to see more paintings.

hummingbird watercolour painting
"Down to Earth"
2.5" x 3.5" watercolour
© 2008

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

An unusual horse, a silly filly!

I had the good fortune to photograph this horse today. She's quite beautiful, and has wonderful, black and white coloring! And how can you beat those eyes?
10X8 inch photo, double mat, and in a clear bag, for sale for $40.
Email me at montanahorsegallery@earthlink.net to order...
What a great Christmas present for a girl who loves horses!
Donna Ridgway
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Monday, November 10, 2008

New Art Greetings Cards

Take a look at the latest Sujati Art Print Greetings cards,taken from my own original paintings and currently for sale in my store HERE!

Gothic Gisha altered art emo doll

My latest in the dime store dollies project. This was one of those truly ugly Bratz baby rip off dolls. Her head and limbs kept falling off. I remounted the head using elastics around the neck knob to hold it firm, and glued the arms and legs into place using a type of white glue, but much stronger.

She was primed and them hand painted with artists acrylics. I painted her T-shirt and added little "dance pants” striped stockings and Mary-Jane shoes in paint.

I really like the way her eyes turned out this time.

She will be available on Etsy in the near future.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Win Free Art from Noelle Hunt!

Welcome to the very first Win Some Cool Art Work by Noelle Hunt raffle!

This weeks raffle is for my original Day or the dead Linocut Print the print will be hand pressed, signed numbered and dated.

To win, all you have to do is leave a comment!

Tell me how you wandered over to my LJ blog and if theres other stuff you might be interested in seeing here.

You can also let me know how fab you think my art work is, but it won’t get you any extra entries into the raffle.

A number will be assigned in the order of posts, and I’ll get my daughter to draw that number on Friday Nov 14 th.

The following Monday I will set up the next lottery.

No purchase necessary, one entry per individual

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Day of the Dead skull lino cut block print

I spent a part of my childhood growing up in Mexico. The Day of the dead Celebrations were an amazing thing to experience.Sugar Skulls and chocolate coffins! What more could a weird little kid like me ask for!

Although I have mixed feelings about appropriating the customs of other cultures, I have such a fondness for these images I needed to work one out.

not completely sure that I'm happy with this. I need to rework parts I think.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Functional Art - WWAO November Online Exhibit!

Worldwide Women Artists is an international collective of women artists showing and selling our original art through the worldwide web. As women artists, we give birth to our ideas in a variety of styles and media. We embrace the diversity of each others' work, celebrating the joy of creating our art and sharing it with the world.

I am very excited and extremely proud to present this month's WWAO Online Exhibit (fresh for the holidays!!!), Functional Art! Peruse, purchase - these fabulous pieces are just the tip of the creative iceberg from these wonderful artists! I know you will have a very happy shopping experience with these fabulous artists!

Don't forget to stop by WWAO for more excellent artists and fabulous gifts for a loved one AND yourself!

So...sit back and watch the slide show and then scroll down for contact information! Enjoy!

Amy L. Burns
Infinite Kindness – Mug

Stoneware Clay, $16


Sharon K. Shubert
Woodburned 3 Panel Pine Dressing Screen
Measures 4 x 6-feet, $5,000.00 plus shipping

Janine Maves
Koi Hand Painted Dupioni Silk
shawl or table runner, edged with jacquard silk
lined Dupioni silk, 18" x 74", batik, dyes

Carolyn Osborne
Bunny Ornament & Santa on the Moon Ornament
copper, beads, mica

*35% of all Carolyn Osborne's sales will go to St. Anthony's Oncology Unit in Gig Harbor, Washington in honor of her brother.*

Lava Jewelry
My Favorite Sterling Silver Earrings

Tara Robertson
The Love Mugs on a Tray in Raspberry Red
High fired stoneware clay (dishwasher and microwave safe)

Robin Hernandez
Sunny Day (tile)
Fused Glass Size: 6 1/4" x 6 1/4" x 1/4"

Carol Lago
It is a art glass inlaid serving tray. The tray itself is wood, decoupaged in imported handmade paper.

Nora Blansett
Red Hot Pepper Pixie, Maria
OOAK Doll made from fabric, wired antenna, glass beads, paint, pens, yarn, love and magic.

Linda Erzinger
Time to Upcycle
This is a clock made from upcycled Plexiglas, fabric and acrylic

Upstream Creations
Purple Spiral Earrings
These are made from upcycled Plexiglas painted with acrylic

Gayle Bell
Hummingbird Garden
A glass mosaic table, 18" round

Schar Freeman
Kauai Sands Art Vessel/Vase
Limited Handpainted Vase is made of tempered glass. The sand and shell go completely around the base of the vase. I use shell and sand that I have gathered around my island. Approximate size is 6" high and 12 inches around, rectangle.

Nancy Davenport
Hand painted notecard Watercolor on Strathmore Ivory Cards with Deckle

Cathy O Lewis
Crazy Quilt Cane
Wooden cane, hand painted with acrylics in a crazy quilt design, 2 coats of poly

Cathy O. Lewis
Personalized Tote Bag
100% cotton, machine quilted, portrait is fused applique

Staci Rose
To Be a Kid at Chanukah!
Wooden Hebrew Letter Blocks, Mixed Media Chanukah Menorah (Chanukeah)

Thank You!