Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A New Piece of Art

I  had  this  larger  canvas--18 x 24--and  I  wasn't  quite  sure  what  I was  going  to  do  with  it,  so  I  just  started  putting  color  on  it--you  know,  like  everyone  says  to  do,  but  I  still  didn't  know  what  to  do  next.   Actually,  it  was  like  blocks  of  color,  and  after  a  while,  I  started  to  see  houses.   I  really  didn't  want  to  do  the  houses,  but it  just  kind  of  happened....

and  they  filled  up  the  entire  canvas,  and  I  really  liked  the  way  they  ended  up--kind  of  planned,  but  not  entirely  planned,  if  you  know  what  I  mean.   I'm  really  liking  these  colors  too....and  I'm  still  just  a  bit  obsessed  with  the  Finch  family  that  lived  on  my  porch  for  a  while...


 
And  since  my  shows  start  in  3  weeks,  I  had  to  do  some  more  recycling--

Another  cool  knob  for  the  top--

I  found  a  bunch  of  these  faucets  at  a  garage  sale  for  50 cents  each--that's  a  very  good  deal--if  you've  priced  them  on  Etsy,  you'll  agree.

And   more  house  recycling--
I'm  so  glad  for  digital  cameras  and  computers.   Some  of  these  houses  that  I  found  for  this  box  are  images  from  almost  2  years  ago--something  I  never  would  have  been  able  to  do  10  years  ago,  mainly  because  the  only  thing  I  knew  how  to  do  back  then  was  check  my  email.   The  computer  has  become  a  great  art  tool  for  me,  and  I  know  pretty  much  for  everyone  else  reading  this  too.

So  I'm  back  to  my  art room  now--more  houses  are  on  the  way--another  one  of  my  favorite  subjects  to  use  in  my  art.

45 comments:

apinkdreamer said...

fantastic piece of art!!!!

Bren said...

Beautiful finished piece, enjoyed seeing the detail, noticing the layers of colours, scratched and aged look to the background and houses. Then you are a master of the doodle and collage.
So what kind of a printer gives you such great results with your digital images that's what I'm wondering :-)

Lorraine said...

you will sell lots at the upcoming show as these are marvellous

sharon said...

Love your houses Diane, and especially that raspberry color! The birds are flying and it's filled with warmth and heart!
Your knobs are AWESOME too!

Buffy said...

Gorgeous pieces! Love those faucets on top! The big one is my favorite,I think you'll sell lots at your show!

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Wow Diane!! You never fail to amaze me!
Beautiful as always!

Nelda Ream said...

These peices are great, Diane! I love the way your large canvas turned out. Good luck at the show. I know these pieces will fly out your booth.

Janet Ghio said...

Love those house and the little birds!!

Sherry Smyth said...

I love how you let your heart take you where it wants to go!

Becca said...

Your art always makes me smile! I have a few of those faucet knobs too and haven't decided what to to with them yet...now if only I could make art like this! :-) (I just ordered some Portfolio pastels...can't wait to use them!) Wish I could make it to your show, I would love to own a piece of your beautiful art!

Talking Horses Arts said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the details..thanks so much for showing it and sharing.
Andrea.

Emelie said...

All kinds of houses appeal to me, they hold so much for any person to think about. There have been times I bought a book just becaue I liked the house on the cover.

I like these and your art, people often feel the same as I do about houses so a good selling item.

I had been fixed on houses also and did a posted piece for someone leaving their house, hold the house in ones hand.

BTW now my husband even asks about Bob, your blog was up one day while he was on the ocmputer.

have been thinking of you and your shows Ihad sort of forgotten you were doing fall shows, a great idea.

kristen said...

love this. it is really rich and i love all of the details.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What gorgeous pieces. I really love the first house. All those houses were perfect for that piece. And the knob on the top of that one is a great find. I haven't checked E-bay, but I know you can get things at garage sales that are a lot cheaper. Great find and great art. Hope you new show is a success. It should be with all the art you've been showing.

laurie said...

I just love what you produce,, you are so creative,, such imagination,, you are SO good at what you do,, and I think you have so much fun,, you found your calling,,

krisatlarge said...

LOVE this! Wow - you are an inspiration to get back to my art table! Thanks so much for sharing!

Maggie Ruley said...

There is a nice new color harmony I see running through these new pieces, stronger, bold, more edgy less girly. more graphic, I like that a lot.

Dawn said...

These are wonderful pieces hunny you just carry on so cool and individual! Dxx

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Lovely, lovely!! Look at all those fabulous details and the facet tops...perfect. They add so much character to them right!? I hope you have another creative day in your studio. Ohhh, and YES thank goodness for technology. :)

Cathy Bueti said...

Love this new piece Diane!! The houses, the birdies, the collage is all woven together perfectly! Just great! :)

Netty said...

Oh wow totally stunning work, love them all. xx

Kathy said...

Beautiful work! You are SO right about the computer. I was never even interested in taking pictures before digital. I love that instant gratification. And one of the very best things about the computer and art is the community and inspiration and encouragement!!

Dorthe said...

Love your houses, in those bright colors,Diane- and the sweet finches flying above them- and the great knobs-finishing them wonderful off.
They will run away....
xo,Dorthe

NatashaMay said...

That's exactly how it's supposed to happen! :) Awesome work! Great recycled boxes too!

WrightStuff said...

Pretty pretty things Diane. I know what you mean about computers and art - I wouldn't be without mine!

Kindred Spirit said...

How beautiful this piece is, this would add whimsy to any room, I can only imagine :) I'm loving your little box as well!

xo Joanna

Sharon said...

Oh I love it all. You will sell everything for sure!!!!

Marilyn Rock said...

Love seeing all the detail. You are really brilliant! Your show will be a hit! I agree; I would be lost without the computer now. It is a great tool and I wouldn't have connected with so many wonderful people as yourself. xxoo

Diane Writes said...

Hello Diane! As always I love your works. The houses are so beautiful, colorful and alive. ANd the faucet knobs are for the win. great idea!!!

Kristin said...

You amaze me! You are just chocked full of inspiration - thank you for that. These are stunning - and I love that you allowed the painting to tell you where it wanted to go ;) Have a great week and good luck getting ready for the show, xo

Martha Lever said...

These new pieces are fabulous. I love the houses!

Cameron said...

Lovely, Diane! You are just so talented....and prolific! How do you find the time?! ;P

Jessie said...

I love this piece! It reminds me of beach huts all in a row. I think the seaside is still very much at the front of my mind at the moment!xx

crafty creations said...

Amazing pieces of ART Dianne so much detail and so many wonderful colours - amazing !!!! x Hilda

Heather said...

These are all such lovely pieces. You give me ideas every time I come to visit your blog!!! Thank you Diane!

Terri Kahrs said...

OMG! How ADORABLE is that little faucet handle!!! I'm so happy that you're sharing your newest creations with us, because I have a feeling that you're going to have a VERY good show!!!

I just finished my blogging break and took a peek at what you've been up to. Holy Cow! You've been a very busy bee, Diane! I love the way you've changed up your boxes and used so many different "finds" for handles. Your work is amazing!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

White Violet Art said...

Diane, you're work never ceases to amaze me... beautiful work! I love it! :)

-Cindy

Rosie said...

Love it all - but especially the box with the feet! Scrumptious! I'm crazy about houses too - not only are they a great shape to play with but full of layers of symbolism and meaning .... what's not to like? Great work.

Sandra said...

Love it! Can't get enough houses and birds... everyone needs a home and family to fill them up with;-) Your little family of finches are flying high in praise of such a safe home you provided them. I love the faucet knobs...super fun!
I am sure they will be a hit at your art showing.

wanda miller said...

ooooh, lenny replacing leo...i've been gone too long. looked all around with my eyes popping out and inspired and on fire with delight to go at it now! FANTASTICO work! xo

Joyce van der Lely said...

I LOOOOOOOVE what you are making these days, love the faucets and the boxes and your use of colours, are you going to sell all these ???
♥♥♥♥♥

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Stunning work Diane and I adore the colours you've used :-)
Anne x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Oh yes love the knobs too :-)
Anne x

Sunny Carvalho said...

Beautiful houses! I love the little paper birds in the sky...and the faucet handles!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Yowza! This is truly gorgeous, Diane!!! :)

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