Sunday, November 23, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Hello All,
Jon and Sophie and I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!
We had a great first weekend of the Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour.
Next Friday-Sunday, November 28-30th, we are back at it again!
Here is our pug, Sophie, "guarding" the hospitality table on Saturday afternoon...
Please note, we placed the wine, instead of the food, at her end of the table!
Hope to see you next weekend!
Jon and Beth
Photo credit: Scott Dahne

Monday, November 17, 2014

Studio Tour!!

Hello All,
The 18th Annual (our 12th), Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour is upon us!!
New works will be available, as well as new outdoor tables, new pillows, and new plexiglas art!
Come see us!
November 21-23, and 28-30, 10am-5pm daily
Beth and Jon

Thursday, October 16, 2014

2015 Wall Calendars Now Available!

Hello All,

Our annual wall calendars are now available for sale!

You can get free shipping by calling or emailing with your credit card, or mailing a check.
 The calendar has 8x10 color images, and is $25.00. See the front and back covers below.
Ordering information: 480-980-3848, or beth@bethzinkart.com

More later!
Beth


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Fall Colors

Hello All,

We took a drive out to Hawley Lake, on the White Mountain Apache Reservation to see the fall leaves beginning to change. The brilliant yellow-golds of the aspens, crimson reds of the maples, and burnt sienna browns of the oaks were just bits of color among the dominant greens of the ponderosa pines. In a few weeks they should be just blazing!!

Sophie chased some cows, and barked, but they ignored her... It was a lovely afternoon.

Back down in the Valley, the temps are dipping below 100, so we are ready for fall down there!


More later,
Beth




Sunday, September 21, 2014

Fall Harvest

Hello All,

We are enjoying our last weeks here in the mountains of Pinetop, AZ.

It is time for us to be getting ready to go back to the Valley of the Sun, and our friends, family, and a great Fall and Winter Season of Holidays, Art Shows, and whatever else comes our way!
We look forward to seeing you all!!

Here is my first "fall harvest"...Gardening at 7600 feet doesn't quite "yield" what lower elevations provide, but it sure was fun, giving it a try, for the first time!

More later,
Beth

Monday, September 15, 2014

Whatever USA Features our Former Home in Crested Butte

Hello All,

We recently learned that one of our earlier residences, in Crested Butte, Colorado, is a featured "Whatever, USA" town, for Anheuser Busch's new Bud Light Commercial!

As it turns out, the "Zink Building," as it still known (although we sold it years ago....) on the main street of town, is featured in their TV and print ads.

We built the building, at left, in 1979... We lived on the top floor, and had a travel agency on the second floor!

Great old memories!

More later,
Beth

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Tropical Flowers

Hello All,
I just finished a commission for a client in Florida. It was fun to paint tropical flowers instead of my usual desert botanicals.

This painting is 36x36, and the image will also be printed on aluminum, to create a one-of-a-kind coffee table, with the art under glass.
I specifically created the composition so that there is interest from all four orientations. It was a challenge, but, fun at the same time!

More later,
Beth

Monday, September 1, 2014

Martha Stewart American Made Contest

Hello All,

It is a "long shot," but I entered Martha Stewart's 2014 American Made Contest, in the Design Category. The application requires answers to questions which ask about one's inspiration, advice for aspiring entrepreneurs, description of one's business, importance of American Made products, etc.

The application also asked for a video....The link to application, including the video, is below.

www.marthastewart.com/americanmade/nominee/90535/design/beth-zink-art

For those of you who know me, you know why I did NOT do any retakes of this video, which was shot during 105 degree heat. It was WAY too hot for me to do a retake! My husband Jon shot it in ONE TAKE. Please note that thousands of people have entered this contest, and I know my odds...:)

More later,
Beth


Painting Tropical Flowers

Hello All,

I have a client in Florida who called me this summer to create a special commission for her.
She met me in Arizona a few years ago.  We have been collaborating on the project. She told me which flowers that were her favorites. I created a composition to incorporate them all.

Here I am, up in Pinetop, AZ. While exhibiting at summer outdoor art shows, I enjoy painting in between visiting with show-goers. The painting needs more work, but I am happy with its progress!

More later,
Beth


Monday, August 11, 2014

Drama

Hello All,
I hope you are all enjoying your summers, wherever you are! Jon and I are up in Pinetop, and keeping cool, for the most part!
Thunder and lightning and summer storms are a regular occurrence, and it is fun to enjoy the change in the weather...
Great painting weather, too! Here is my most recent piece, titled "Drama", named by one of my students, Bonnie Bernhard.
I am working diligently to get 12 months painted for my annual wall calendar...This is tough work!
More later,
Beth

Friday, June 27, 2014

Yahoo! Second Place in AAWM Juried Show

Hello All,

My newest "woodland scene" won me another ribbon, a certificate and a check :), at the Art Alliance of the White Mountains 7th Bi-Annual Juried Art Show!

We are up in Pinetop for the summer now, and are settling in. It is a nice change from the desert...wind blowing through the pine trees, sunny days in the 80s and cold at night!

I have begun teaching up here, and will exhibit in some outdoor art shows, beginning with the 4th of July show in the Orchard behind Charlie Clark's Restaurant in downtown Pinetop. Should be fun.

More later,
Beth


Monday, May 26, 2014

Experimenting with Novacolor Paint!

Hello All,
I have been painting in acrylics for decades, and usually prefer Golden or Liquitex paints. In the past few years I have been introduced to Novacolor paint by other artists. Most of them painted abstracts, using techniques that adapted better, I thought, to the consistency of this paint. It is a thinner paint, which only comes in jars, not tubes. Encouraged to try it, for its "pigment load" (means it is a very rich, condensed color, albeit thinner consistency), and its economy (only sold directly from the manufacturer), I thought I would finally give it a try!

I must say,  that, so far,  I LOVE this paint. The application and coverage is great. You can get watercolor-like effects because of its translucency. Because of the fluidity, you can paint more "loosely", too! Here is my first painting, entitled "My Three Girls."

I am working on the second one right now...
More later,
Beth