Commissions and Coffee

I’m working hard this holiday season to fulfill several commission requests and thinking about how thankful I am for all of your support. This has been such an exciting year. Thank you for following my artistic journey and/or for your patronage!

I hope that you have a holiday season filled with peace, love and joy. However, if you do get overwhelmed with the hustle and bustle of the season, be sure to do as Sheldon Cooper would and pour yourself a warm beverage. I like a cup of coffee 😉

Water Ways Art Exhibit

My Loggerhead Sea Turtle will be included in the 2017 Water|Ways H2Outstanding Art Exhibit at the 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center now through January 5 (closing reception).

“Water affects our lives, climate, agriculture, jobs, recreational time, culture, and has a direct impact on our art.  Local artists of all ages will have the opportunity to enter a contest and showcase their work alongside the traveling Smithsonian Exhibit, Water/Ways.”

I feel so fortunate to be included in this show and have my work on display alongside work from the Smithsonian! The work of 165 artists will be on display within Delta Hall at 5 Rivers. They are open from 8am – 5pm seven days a week and admission is free.

See the links for directions to the facility and more information on the exhibit.

http://www.outdooralabama.com/5-rivers-alabamas-delta-resource-center

http://outdooralabama.com/juried-art-show-waterways-exhibit-set-5-rivers

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Drawing FUNdamentals

I have not posted many videos on my site, but here it goes! Tonight we discussed vine and compressed charcoal and how to use chiaroscuro to create a light source and make something look 3D in a drawing. I set up an O’Keefish (that’s a word right?) still life. My students turned out some AWESOME drawings. We also had fun flashing back to an 80’s radio mix station.

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Peeking Hummingbird

This is an illustration that I created for Colour Collective. If you are not familiar with them, they are a page on twitter that posts one color for the week. Artists can then take that color and incorporate it into a work of art using any media. You are then asked to post the work by Friday with the hashtag #colour collective This color was “timber wolf” gray. Its a great way to get the creative juices flowing. Check them out! https://twitter.com/Clr_Collective

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Loggerhead Sea Turtle

These turtles were named for their large head size, used to crush shell-fish such as conchs. The most common sea turtle in the US was at one time a threatened species. Today they are protected by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. 

I did a little work on this guy today. He will be available at Marnee’s Studio soon! Go to http://www.marneestudio.com for more information. 

Tufted Titmouse

This painting is for sale at Marnee’s Studio in midtown Mobile, Al. If you are interested in the work, you can contact the studio owner at info@marneestudio.com or visit www.marneestudio.com All works can be shipped for an additional fee. 

Tufted Titmouse 11″ x 14″ (total dimensions with frame) watercolor on paper