Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Angels of Peace

Angels of Peace

Rare Sea-foam Beach Glass Angels
5 x 7 on Canvas Board 
 



Beach Glass are found on beaches along oceans, bays, rivers or large lakes that has been tumbled and smoothed by the waves, water and sand, creating smooth, frosted shards of glass.
The color of beach glass is determined by its original source. 
Most beach glass comes from bottles, but it can also come from jars, plates, windows, windshields, collect beach ceramics or pottery.

The most common colors of glass are kelly green, brown, and clear. These colors come from bottles used by companies that sell beer, juices, and soft drinks. 

Seafoam Green - While the most common source for this lovely shade of light green glass was most likely an old Coco Cola bottle made in various parts of the world. The shades vary from a light sea foam green to yellow green to light aqua's. Transport was difficult so many of these bottles were manufactured locally, hence the color variations in old coke bottles.
A lot of older white glass however, had a greenish tint and depending on thickness and whether bubbles are present, could be an old piece of rarer glass. New glass of this shade is still used for wine bottles.


White - Can come from just about anywhere from a new soda bottle to an old pane of glass. You can usually determine how old your white glass is by the thickness and any markings or bubbles. Many angular shapes of sea glass are white pieces (maybe because it was once window glass from a storm wrecked cottage or auto glass from off shore dumping and reef formation.)

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Girls Room

Pink Hearts

Teen Girl Artwork

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Create your own artwork. Modify the colors to match your room.
It would look great with lime green instead of the hot pink.

If you decide to do this painting and modify it send me a picture. I would love to post it on my blog for others to enjoy.







Saturday, 14 September 2013

Fall Paintings

 

 

 

 

Fall Bulbs

4 feet x 2 feet



 

Early Fall

3 feet x 3 feet

 

 


 Red Birch

4 feet x 3 feet

 

 Fall Fire

3 Feet x 3 Feet

 


Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Summer Flower

Summer Flower


Acrylic Painting on Canvas

This painting was inspired by the bright colors of summer. I love the sound of the birds the vivid flowers, and bright clothes.
The loose painting style mimic's the flow of water.

Friday, 12 July 2013






Beach Glass
Beach Glass is found on beaches along oceans, bays, rivers or large lakes. They are pieces of glass that have been tumbled and smoothed by the waves, water and sand, creating smooth, frosted peices of glass.
The color of beach glass is determined by its original source. Most beach glass comes from bottles, but they can also come from jars, plates, windows, and windshields.
The most common colors of glass are Kelly green, brown, and clear. These colors come from bottles used by companies that sell beer, juices, and soft drinks.








Sea foam Green - While the most common source for this lovely shade of light green glass was most likely an old Coco Cola bottle. The shades vary from a light sea foam green to yellow green, to light aqua. Transportation was difficult so many of these bottles were manufactured locally, hence the color variations in old coke bottles.
A lot of older white glass however, had a greenish tint and depending on thickness and whether bubbles are present, could be an old piece of rare glass. New glass of this shade is still used for wine bottles.






White - Beach Glass can come from just about anywhere from a new soda bottle to an old pane of glass. You can usually determine how old your white glass is by the thickness and any markings or bubbles. Many angular shapes of sea glass are white pieces (maybe because it was once window glass from a storm wrecked cottage or auto glass from off shore dumping and reef formation.)


Kelly Green-These colors come from bottles used by companies that sell beer, juices, and soft drinks. Heineken, Beck's or Presidente beer, and 7-up bottles.


Lavenders and Pink- Many lavenders and pink beach glass come from what was originally clear glass that was clarified with magnesium (lavender) or selenium (pink). The chemicals turn lavender, over time. The sun light somehow transformed the discarded white glass into lavender. Many shades of lavender have been discovered over the years and most likely it is due to the length of time the glass was exposed to those certain circumstances. Otherwise, Lavender is only found in some specific areas in the world and in some places it is not found at all. Creating the lavender and pink colors


Jade, amber -(from bottles for whiskey, medicine, spirits, and early bleach bottles), less common.


Golden amber -or amberina (mostly used for spirit bottles) less common.



lime green- (from soda bottles during the 1960s), forest green, and ice- or soft blue (from soda bottles, medicine bottles, ink bottles, and fruit jars from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, windows, and windshields). These colors are found about once for every 25 to 100 pieces of sea glass found.

Uncommon colors A type of green, which comes primarily from early to mid-1900s Coca-Cola, Dr Pepper, and RC Cola bottles as well as beer bottles. Soft green colors could come from bottles that were used for ink, fruit, and baking soda. These colors are found once in every 50 to 100 pieces

Purple -sea glass is very uncommon, as is citron, opaque white (from milk glass),

 Cobalt and cornflower blue (from early Milk of Magnesia bottles, poison bottles, artwork, and Bromo-Seltzer and Vicks VapoRub containers), and aqua (from Ball Mason jars and 19th century glass bottles). These colors are found once for every 200 to 1,000 pieces





Extremely rare colors include
Gray, (often from Great Depression-era plates), teal (often from Mateus wine bottles), black (older, very dark olive green glass), yellow (often from 1930s Vaseline containers), turquoise (from tableware and art glass), red (often from old Schlitz bottles[ car tail lights, dinnerware or from nautical lights, it is found once in about every 5,000 pieces), and orange (the least common type of sea glass, found once in about 10,000 pieces). These colors are found once for every 1,000 to 10,000 pieces collected. Some shards of black glass are quite old, originating from thick eighteenth-century gin, beer and wine bottles.



Red rubies-of the beach, might come from perfume bottles, the tail lights on old automobiles, and lanterns.







Hanging Art Work




Hanging Art Work

How high should I hang a picture above my sofa?
Great question!  The ideal height to hang a picture is one of the most common inquiries we get from our clients.  The general rule of thumb is to hang your artwork so that the subject of the picture (usually in the middle) is centered to the eye level of the viewer.  Because people come in all different heights, shoot for about 5’8 as a good average.  That said, if the picture will be going in the living room in an area where people will be sitting, the ideal artwork height will be a bit lower than it would be in a foyer or hallway.

The size of the artwork should relate to its surroundings.
A small picture on a large empty wall will get lost, while a large picture will overwhelm a small wall. Pictures should be smaller than the furniture over which they hang above. For example, a large painting hanging over a tiny table will look unbalanced and top heavy. Your picture should hang between 4"-8" above the back of the table.

Picture Ideas

If you don’t have a picture large enough to hang over your furniture consider hanging pictures in groups.



5 Benefits of owning Original Art





5 Benefits of owning Original Art



Aesthetics
The first benefit of owning original art is its aesthetic quality. The hanging art or sculpture enhances the room in which it is displayed and this is often the prime consideration when someone is thinking of buying art. Just knowing that it completes your interior design can lift the mood of the room and everyone in it. Paintings and sculptures provide focal sites and talking points almost every time.
Enhance décor
A wall hanging can compliment, or contrast with, the surroundings in which it is displayed. If it is bought to blend in with the décor then it is likely to be the finishing touch on an otherwise perfect room. However, many people prefer to have the piece stand out from the rest of the room. This will undoubtedly ensure that the artwork is noticed, and admired, by everyone.
The impression of wealth
Many people will appreciate the quality of an original art piece and the impression that it gives is one of individuality of the owner. Depending on the size and type of art, it may also lend an air of success to the lucky buyer. This is particularly the case for original paintings or bronze sculptures. The impression of wealth is one that may or may not be founded in reality, but it is often the impression that counts. A person might prefer to have a number of smaller pieces of a particular artist or sculptor, or buy the largest that they can afford. It really makes no difference. They are showing that they can afford exactly what they want – original art.
Potential future value
Continuing on the topic of wealth, there is no doubt that pieces of original art tend to increase in value over time. Many people have no intention of selling the work that they have just purchased, but they can be the basis for any inheritance for their children. Buying an original piece of art can have potential future value of the painting or sculpture may have been the deciding factor.
The love of it!
There are many benefits to owning original art; however the most important one by far is simply for the love of it. Original works of art should be appreciated and give many years of joy to the new owner.

Monday, 24 June 2013

Beginner Art Tutorial

Beginner Art Tutorial

Charcoal Egg on Watercolor Paper




Click on the link below for the Tutorial

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Destruction of the Maple


Destruction of the Maple



Mixed media on Watercolor paper






                                                                     Close up










Last summer was my summer of contentment.
I spent most of the summer at the cottage with my family.
I had endless lazy days of walking the beach,  playing in the water with the kids.
It gave me time to reflex and I found I had so much to be thankful for.
After spending countless hours on the beach I started to collect beach glass, interesting pieces of rusty metal, plastic, cans,driftwood, and pottery.

finally fall came.The urge to paint the leaves was so strong. This time I wanted to incorporate some of the waste that I found in the lake. Pollution is destroying our environment and we need to be careful.
of how it affects are trees,water and environment.
The pieces of rusty metal was perfect! It mimics the look of acid rain the fungus that are now affecting our trees.


Veronica



Destruction of the Oak

Destruction of the Oak








In this painting we have half the leaf affected by pollution and the other half is a natural death

Last summer was my summer of contentment.
I spent most of the summer at the cottage with my family.
I had endless lazy days of walking the beach,  playing in the water with the kids.
It gave me time to reflex and I found I had so much to be thankful for.
After spending countless hours on the beach I started to collect beach glass, interesting pieces of rusty metal, plastic, cans,driftwood, and pottery.

Finally fall came, the urge to paint the leaves was strong. This time I wanted to incorporate some of the waste that I found in the lake. Pollution is destroying our environment and we need to be careful.
of how it affects are trees,water and environment.
The pieces of rusty metal were perfect! It mimics the look of acid rain and fungus.


Veronica




Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Wind

Wind



16 x 12
Acrylic on Storm

Faded Rose

Faded Rose



24 30
Acrylic On Rose

The Storm

The Storm



39 x 31
Acrylic on Canvas

Blue


Blue


 24 x 30
Acrylic On Canvas


Monday, 15 April 2013

Tutorial Book Mark Cards


Book Mark Gift Cards

A card and a bookmark in one. Learn how to make these cards.
Click on the link to view the tutorial.

Island Girl



Island Girl



PRINT
5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in
 
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Yellow Tulips


Yellow Tulips



PRINTS
5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in
 

Red Tulips



Red Tulips


PRINTS
3 X 5
 

Golden Africa




Golden Africa


PRINT
3 1/4 x 5 in
 

Flower pot women




Flower pot women

PRINT
3 1/4 x 5 in
 

Waterpot Blues Woman



Waterpot Blues Woman



PRINT
3 1/4 x 5 in
 

Brassy Beat


Brassy Beat

 

Peggy's Cove

Peggy's Cove


Peggy's Cove
4 x 5 3/4 in
$8.00

For a limited time only get a free print. One print per household.

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Medalion



Medallion

PRINT
5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in
 

Golden Madellion

Golden Madellion


PRINT
5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in