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Daily Artsy Landscapes Paintings

American Jam: Joe Wardwell

If you were paying close attention to Don’t Miss Artsiness a few weeks ago, you may have spotted this artist’s work.  The mind-bending work of Joe Wardwell mixes classical American landscape paintings with rock lyrics and the result is just…

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Daily Artsy Paintings

Consumer Culture: Robert Mars

Happy Independence Day!  I hope you don’t mind if I get a little deep on you today.  The work of Robert Mars explores the idealization and fascination we as a nation have developed with pop culture, brands, and celebrity…

FW_Hayworth as Gilda
Abstract Art Finding My Own Artsy Paintings

Finding My Own Artsy: Feminine Wiles, Painting Ten

It’s been a while since I shared a new Feminine Wiles piece with you!  I’ve been so distracted by the gorgeous weather, hikes with Mr. F, and my new series on paper, that I let the FW pieces slip…

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Live the Artsy: Holly Farrell

Post WWII prosperity ushered in a turning point in the world of advertising and manufactured goods– packaging and design were no longer concerned mainly with function, even the most mundane of objects were created with an appealing aesthetic.  This…

Judy Garland as Vicki Lester in A Star is Born, acrylic on canvas panel, 6x6, $45 unframed
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Finding My Own Artsy: Feminine Wiles, Painting Nine

Perhaps this is sacriledgious type talk, but I’ve never been a fan of the Wizard of Oz.  I just never really connected with it.  But I do love me some Judy Garland.  Meet Me in St. Louis?  Easter Parade?  I’ll…

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Trading Traditions: Joey Veltkamp

I’ve written before about my admiration for artists using modern quilt making as their medium.   I love the way these artists are taking an old folk tradition and making it fresh.  But there is something altogether different about…

Doris Day as Jan Morrow in Pillow Talk, acrylic on canvas panel, 6x6, $45 unframed
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Finding My Own Artsy: Feminine Wiles, Painting Eight

You know what made for a perfect Sunday afternoon for a young Artsy Forager?  A few lazy, rainy hours and Pillow Talk on my parents’ bedroom TV.  If I was ever tempted to trade my brunette locks for blonde,…

Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara, acrylic on canvas panel, 6x6, $45 unframed
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Finding My Own Artsy: Feminine Wiles, Painting Five

OK, Artsies, please don’t judge me, remember I was a young, impressionable girl growing up in the South.. but I was obsessed with Gone With the Wind as a youngster.  Don’t recall how old I was when I first…

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Finding My Own Artsy: Feminine Wiles, Painting Four

Another week, another painting in my Feminine Wiles series to share with you!  Feminine Wiles is a series of small abstract color studies based on iconic female film characters.  My introduction to many of these films and characters came…

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Finding My Own Artsy: Feminine Wiles, Painting Three

I admit, I’m a big fan of the candy color confections of the film variety that came out of the 1950s and 60s.  The costumes!  The dancing!  I love it all.  One of my favorites of these sweet treats…