Thursday, July 31, 2008


The first of a 4 part seasonal series, pictures , for those who have asked, showing how I do these are on my blog

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Baby Llama aceo

I painted this baby llama today. This is a sold aceo oil painting. Reference photo taken by Pat Otten.
I've been doing quite a few aceo's lately, and I am starting to want to go a little bigger, or alot bigger...well, bigger anyways.

This weekend we are going up to Duluth to see the big sailing ships come in. I am hoping to get some good reference photos for future paintings. Wish me luck.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Critters in the Garden

Look closely, can you see the critters hiding in the garden?
This one is 19.5" x 24" and is another string and snippet under tulle piece

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Mixed Emotions

Painting with fabric, black cotton for my canvas, recreated brush strokes with different sizes and colors of fabric squares, triangles and strips, broad brush here, tiny one there, snippets become paint spatters when sprinkled like confetti, cover it all with black tulle and quilt like crazy! 12" x 15.5"
This was #4 on my creative whirlwind today. The rest , made using a different technique, can be seen here

Indian Dancer

Acrylics and watercolor pencil on 5x7 laminated Museum board.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Grapes Galore

I really love the way this painting turned out and it has all my favourite things: shiney, round, and bright! This painting is available through my etsy store.

still life oil painting
Grapes Galore
6" x 6" oil on stretched canvas
© 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008


Yet another challenge piece, can you tell I can't pass up a challenge? This theme was *Circles and Squares*. I designed several pieces for it, but decided to go with this one, designed it and made it in one work intensive day. I really like the colors and was so glad I had them all in my stash! It hangs from a corner so it resembles a diamond and not a square, but measured it is 17" square.

For once, I also love the back of a piece. If I get tired of looking at the front I can turn it around and view the back for awhile :-)

Minnesota Lake Fensky

8x10 acrylics on laminated Museum board
$19.99 starting bid

Sunday, July 20, 2008

ANgles & Demonds big eyed art for NFAC

Angels & Demons on NFAC now

these are 2.5 x3 inches

They are up on ebay now
EBAY Item number: 300243729803


New Studio Workshop!!

Here they are at last!See the reason I have been so quiet here of late! The first photos of my new studio workshop( I waited SO long to get a unit here and at last the universe has answered, have been grinning mindlessly all week,am sure the other artists in residence here thnk I'm bats!) -it's been a long week getting the place ready, but it has been worth it,I'm now at the really fun stage of adding colour-it all still looks a little sparse, but will soon be jampacked with art goodies and creations for sale!The first pic is of the beach-Trevaunance Cove literally 100 yards away and very beautiful,typically Cornish,rocky,sandy and wild! The colours on Saturday when I took these were particularly intense, but it is a truly gorgeous beach all year round!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Rainy Street

A new painting for the Christmas In July sale on etsy. I don't ususally paint this small when painting abstracts but this would seemed right this size.

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Okefenokee Swamp by Peggy Conyers

8x10 inch, Acrylics on laminated Mat board.
Bid Here

Friday, July 18, 2008

Whiteface Cow Portrait

8x10 inch, Acrylic on laminated mat board (this is 2 boards
that have been laminated together to make a sturdy stable painting surface.

Buy this painting with PayPal
Price: $49.00 Free shipping
Or, for questions send me an email

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Renewed Focus On My Pyrographic Furniture

I have taken new pictures of some of my woodburned furniture to renew my focus on this medium I started working in, in 1978. Pieces are custom ordered, because I simply don't have enough storage space. I simply love pyrography and creating furniture pieces with it has been a passion of mine for many years. Almost every room in my home is adorned with my woodburned furniture.

No patterns are used in my art work. I burn the scenes freehand from my own imagination. No two pieces of furniture are exactly alike because none of the woodburned images are the same.

To see more, including CLOSE-UP shots, visit my website:

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Sharon K. Shubert

Black Rooster Portrait

8x10 on laminated Mat board

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Price: $49.00 Free shipping
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Monday, July 14, 2008

Single Marble

Last weekend I bought myself a couple bags of marbles and spent over an hour photographing those little glass spheres in the morning sun. I not only had an urge to paint glass, but to also use my own photograph to paint from.

still life watercolour painting
"Single Marble"
4" x 3" watercolour
© 2008

This little painting is one of many studies for a larger oil painting of a marble. When I'm done all the other oil paintings currently in various stages of completeness... I'll be starting a marble.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Alaskan Memory

Finally finished! I call this one Alaskan Memory, mainly because it IS an Alaskan memory of AlaskaRap! He very kindly allowed me to use one of his photos to create this wall hanging (if you haven't seen his photography you don't know what you're missing!!) Thanks again btw!
Funny thing about this one, I wanted to make it because I loved the picture, but it quickly became a commissioned piece when he saw the end result. His wife wanted it because it brought back wonderful memories of the time they spent at this lake. Soon it will be on its way to their home, where I hope it continues to bring them both warm fuzzies!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Featured on Design Style Guide

Jean Hood wrote this wonderful piece about me .... you can see the whole version here. Jean's website is here and her blog is here. My Etsy Shop is here where you can buy these items!

The Design Style Guide is a wonderful new place that is bringing together thousands of items that are appropriate for Home Decor. Their main purpose is to promote the team and its members to Interior Designers (and like-minded consumers) through various promotions and advertising techniques.

This group is also known as the Interior Design Team at Etsy. This is part of the move to promote [tag]handmade[/tag] items instead of mass produced things. Their focus is on marketing and branding "Handmade Home Decor" to professional Interior Designers.


Featured on Design Style Guide, Conundrum, Collage © Diane Clancy

~ Diane Clancy

Watching Prey * New Wolf Art Work

My newest digital piece, titled, "Watching Prey" is available as a print via my Etsy shop or My website

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If you wish to purchase from my website, you will have secure shopping through the Paypal shopping cart. You do not have to be a registered Paypal user to pay through their shopping cart.

To see my entire Wolf/Coyote Series, click below:

Wolf/Coyote Series

Sharon K. Shubert aka redladyart

African Elephant

8x10 acrylics on laminated mat board
Bid Here

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Swimming aceo

I saw this little guy at the Minnesota Zoological Gardens, and I just love his coloring. I haven't been able to identify what kind of duck he is yet.
You can find him at my etsy shop at

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Art Doll ACEO

I love this little piece! Entitled 'Autumn' this work includes one of my own hand made clay face cabs,genuine vintage bisque doll's arms, gorgeous fibres and dried,pressed leaf.Currently for auction in my ebay store-CLICK HERE to visit!

What are ACEOs???? ACEO is the acronym for "Art Cards Editions and Originals". An ACEO is a small piece of art that can be defined by it's convenient 2.5 x 3.5 inch size. (Standard trading card size)
ACEOs are VERY different from trading cards however, because they are CREATED and traded or sold by artists. All my ACEOs are absolute ORIGINAL pieces of art! (Some artists choose to sell prints of their work -'editions' )

ACEOs are created in any medium available in the art world. Artists are creating them in ALL kinds of styles and varieties. There are no rules limiting the artist, outside of the size dimensions. ACEOs can be framed, propped, used as bookmarks,grouped together in larger frames......use YOUR imagination! Trading Card notebooks, sleeves and holders can all be used to display them.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Singing the Praises of Slide

What an excellent way to share images!
Slide let me create this little number and show a few of my original oil paintings.
Hope you enjoy!

Please contact me for purchase information, email, or visit my etsy shop! Thank you!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

July WWAO Exhibit - Our Favorite Works

July 08 Worldwide Women Artist Show !
Graciously hosted by Noelle Hunt!

Just click on the artists to view their sites and their fabulous work!

Big sloppy kisses to Noelle Hunt for hosting this exhibit!

Internationally-known Canadian artist Noelle Hunt works in a studio full of her muses collectible pieces of vintage kitsch. Her work, under the name WickedDollz, has been featured in magazines and celebrity homes around the world.

Noelle's early work, revolving around disturbing representations of the female form, echoed a tragic eating disorder that nearly took her life. Her recent work, however, is inspired by lighter, nostalgic things, like Big Eyed Dolls and Mattel's Liddle Kiddles, as well as newer dolls like Pullips, and Takara Blythe. Now, with tongue set firmly in cheek, she continues to express her own brand of humor and exorcise the demons.