Sunday, November 20, 2011

Even though....

I've  changed  my  color  palette  for  the  time  being,  I  definitely  have  been  sticking  with  my  style....


I  really  enjoy  making  this  grid  type  of  art  ,  and...


....hunting  for  those  perfect  little  embellishments--some  new,  some  old.   Especially...


when  I'm  working  on  a  larger  surface--not  so  intimidating.   This  is  on  a  pine  wood  board  that  I  purchased  at  Lowe's  (home  improvement  store  here  in  the  U.S.).   It  was  originally  36"  long  but  I  cut  it  (well  my  husband did)  down  to  a  more  manageable  16 x 20 size,  and  I  still have  the  rest  of  it  left  for  another  piece.  The  whole  board  was  under  $20--good  deal!

And  I  also  enjoy  the  whimsy--

on  one  of  my  found  cupboard  doors--


And  yes,  I  also  enjoy  coffee!!

These  2  pieces  are  going  with  me  in  less  than  2  weeks  for  my  last  art  show  of  the  year,  and  I'll  finally  have  some  time  to  attend  my  online  classes  that  I've  signed  up  for  and  play!

44 comments:

Tina Eudora said...

I love them Diane especially the coffee one! I too love coffee. Your color choices and patterns are always so engaging.
Have a wonderful Sunday!
Tina xo

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

These are awesome Diane! I love your color scheme!

Buffy said...

Wow thats a pretty big piece! I love it,so much to look at. And I love the coffe piece to,probably because I love coffee! I have about 4 cabinet doors in my garage and I just can't finish one,I start then I can never finish it.

NatashaMay said...

You have an eye to put together most amazing papers. :) Love it!

priti.lisa said...

Oh my Diane! I love all of you new works! Especially that pair below.
So beautiful!
And the grid piece...that is like a bunch of art vignettes in one grand piece...wow!
♥♥♥

Sherry Smyth said...

I'm loving this colour palette you are going with these days Diane...and oh my, I LOVE these pieces!!!!

Marilyn Rock said...

I think you should be called the "Master of Grid"! Gorgeous pine board Diane. I love how you added all the elements; just gorgeous and your cupboard piece - wow! Good luck with your last show and enjoy your time with your classes, too! xxoo

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

You make it all look so beautiful!
Someone will definitely by them, good luck with the show and then it's playtime!
♥Jenny

Kathy said...

The "grids", as you call them, are intriguing. The longer I look, the more I see. That cupboard door you found for the coffee piece is perfect. Love that shape!

Becca said...

I love both of these pieces Diane, and the grid look is really great! I have been out of town for a while, and have had some craziness going on my life right now, so I haven't really "played" in a while with the classes either! I hope to soon. Take care my friend!

sharon said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! I loooove all the details, and the coffee one is AWESOME! Who doesn't like coffee?

Heavens2Betsy said...

Truly beautiful pieces Diane! penny

Lovey said...

Oh my goodness Diane...this is so beautiful....It's huge and beautiful still!! You are the greatest ever!!

rebeca trevino said...

this is beautiful diane! i love the 'grid' concept, and the new color scheme looks good on you!

Tammie said...

gorgeous and fun Diane, every detail.
wishing you a great time with your class.

katrina said...

Hello Diane, lovely pieces as always, I love the coffee cups, all the best xx

Michele said...

Ooooh....the coffee cups!!! LOVE LOVE THEM!!!

Emelie said...

Big lovely pieces of work, Ilove them becaue there is a lot to see and people enjoy things with a lot of interest and meaningful interest like yours.

Emakesart said...

Oh, I love the coffee one!!! I love me some good coffee! That would look great in my kitchen ;-)

xoE

Cameron said...

Your pieces always amaze me! You make it look so effortless, though I know just how long those must take!
The coffee one is sublime...y'know, that is the theme over at Amy's Butterfly Effect this week...my idea...haha!
Can't live without my coffee!!

Best wishes, Diane!
Cameron

Cathy Bueti said...

Diane these pieces are great! I love the coffee one! Love your style.

Have you started Christy's class yet? ;)

Kristin said...

You amaze me! I LOVE your grid art - the patterns and colors and found objects are so original and clever - and SO PRETTY!
xoxo

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's always good to know yourself and be true to your own style. It's also good to have time to play and attend those classes. These are awesome pieces. Gotta LOVE the coffee.

Lisa Graham Art said...

Diane, those are so fun! I want that board! Both are just so whimsical and colorful. Best of luck at your last art show of the year.

Bren said...

Wonderful pieces, these sizes seem to work well with your style. Love how they turned out. and those cupboard doors, that is still one of the coolest things I've seen!

Heather said...

Love that grid style!!! Always so much to see Diane! Love it all! And I love a good cup of coffe too. I would love to have one with you someday.

Pam McKnight said...

I like your grid pieces and the close up on the large one is good, cause you can really see the detail you have put into it.

~Rasz~ said...

I have always enjoyed the grid look. It can keep me looking at your pieces for so long since there is so much to enjoy. Oh and coffee....gotta have that coffee!!!!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Hi Diane, your grid art piece looks fantastic!! That is a great idea of working on the wood like that instead of canvas. I love your coffee cupboard door, too!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving :)
xx Jaime

Heather Henry said...

I love these...especially the coffee cupboard. Amazing. I love the colors you use too. Definitely very appealing. Those are typically the colors I use when I quilt. Something very homey and soothing about them. These (like everything you do) are absolutely divine. :) Happiest Thanksgiving to you! :)

kae pea said...

LOVE what you are doing and making and creating!
ps you are now on my blog list sorry it has taken so long :( i am a bad bloggy friend :)

Chris / CS Designs said...

Diane, They're all absolutely stunning.
:) Chris / CS Designs

Faerie Moon Creations said...

These are both amazing pieces! I really love that coffee piece! There is so much detail in your grid art; absolutely stunning.

Michelle said...

FOCKE- FOCYT- FOCKEW-
FOCK WORMS.......
Everyone, everywhere, is " singing"...and it's not just about WODEN BLUES TEAM...it's about the whole
" SHEBANG".
And SCHAR 169 looks to be the " star" with TARANTINO...because CROUSE 12- 13...is a
" CROWN BUCKLE".
COFFE MAT- COURAPH- OPPEA...everyone's in trouble who didn't really talk....particularly PHYTO- PHYCOO- MP3.
FOYOSUP?
So rap.
NESSEPA ?
And now the word out is CROW- SEACREST were the
" net" - YEMEN?
That means MANN must have been integral with GERRIZZO who were the " squeeze" of ROBERT GATES.

Lorraine said...

all marvellous just love your style

Anonymous said...

BERRIRO- TURNER- LOUMANI...all documented.
BOGEN- DASSAULT- MANN.
GROSS- MEESE-BUSH....
JEB - is PEAR- for RICK.
KISS- SCHAR-
TEXAS HOES for CALIZ - QUEEN!

Anonymous said...

The trail is Mitt Romney.
This is clear.
Utah and DONSUPE with DONSUPPE and CASA DONASA - RED NATO.

Anonymous said...

LA is the bee for CONDOLEEZA RICE.
RESSIN.
CAPESSIN.
CODESSE.
OSIRIS was her LAMPORT STREET.
( labors)

Anonymous said...

Dassault, Schar, Hetu, is what I have.
And Pitt is tying Rick to Washington.
Everyone says Remy was the avenue for Yemen.
COOTT?

Anonymous said...

PR - REMY.
RICK- AUSTRIA.
GERMANY- STING- TRUDIE- MIDLER.
KANSAS - BEE.
NATALIE = ROB LOWE.
ALL...IN MOVIE:
" KANSAS KINGS".
DO THEY KNOW?

Anonymous said...

RON HEVENER .
It all started with him and MARTIN ROPER.
What absolute " luck" we called it in and went for production.
GREYHOUNDS!
We thought they were canines!
Never " fuck" with dog lovers.

Lynda said...

Hello Friend :) Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. It was nice to hear that art has the same impact on you as it does me. On my way to leave a comment, I scrolled through your blog in order to catch up on your recent posts and I just wanted to say, again, that I love your work. It's always very pretty, has great color and a ton of personality. I hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving. Talk to you soon :)

Lesley said...

Diane I am loving your new colour palette. What an amazing coupleof piece of art you have created - Stunning!
x

Juls said...

2 very stunning works of art ... I love all the detail on the first one ... and I love the coffee creation to, just brilliant! Hugs Juls

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