Feb
2
2011

February 2011 Artist of the Month - Jim Martinez

JiM MARTiNEZ I look at my art with the same satisfaction that an author might view his or her writing, or a musician might appreciate the music.  If I only had myself to share it with I would feel blessed.  I love to share what I create and can’t wait to show someone as soon as it’s done (my wife is usually my first victim).  As I have come to live with the fact that I am never completely satisfied with an end work, I know that I will always learn something from the drawbacks that I can carry to my next piece.  I have always loved the drawing aspect of fine art, and just recently began experimenting with scr... [More]
Jan
24
2011

"Mother Nature's Child" by Cheryl Whitestone

Mother Nature's Child 24" x 36" Oil Paint on Linen Currently this painting is being exhibited at the State Botanical Gardens in Athens Georgia, through mid Feb. 2011. This is a portrait of  a little girl who had been out on a hike with her mother, a photographer. They had found a meadow and picked the wildflowers that she is wearing and holding. Her mother taught her how to make the garland for her hair by weaving the flower stems together. I had been taught to weave garlands as a child many years ago too. The flowers are Shasta Daisies, Coreopsis, Red Clover and some others I can’t identify. I wonder how many people still do th... [More]
Jan
14
2011

Possibility II by Cheryl Whitestone

Cheryl Whitestone       Possibility II 5"x7" Oil on Panel On Exhibit and for sale at The Georgia State Botanical Gardens, Athens, GA Reception January 16th - show runs through February 27th. Everyday Magic~ Nature makes me happy and soothes me. I had wanted to do a painting of blue eggs, but did not have any visual references. I have found my work is much better when I can paint from life, this way I can study shadows, highlights, color and all the subtle nuances and details of my subject. Fortunately a pair of small grey birds decided to accommodate me. They built this nest complete with excelsior, pine s... [More]

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