Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Back to Work

Hello All,

Sometimes "going back to work" is difficult, but it helps us move on and focus on the present. I felt some renewed energy in completing my most recent piece, entitled "Super Duper." (I finished it just before the Super Bowl last Sunday, during which our family's favorite Denver Broncos won!!) The piece is 36"x36", and is priced at $3900.00

Anyway, here it is, and my Celebration of Fine Art Booth #254, back wall. Come visit!

More later,
Beth


Sunday, January 31, 2016

Life is Precious

Hello All,

In past blogs, I have posted photos of my darling granddaughters visiting with me at shows, and painting with me. Lily, the oldest, at 4 1/2,  is quick to ask, "can we paint, Grammy?" every time she sees me. Scarlett, 2, knows all her colors and like to put marker strokes everywhere, including her skin and clothing!

I do not know if they will grow up to be artists, although they have the genes, both through me and their mother, who was a gifted graphic designer. I just want them to follow their dreams and be happy people.

Last week, their mother, Katie Zink, died. We have more questions than answers at this time, but knowing why won't change anything. How it impacts all of our lives has yet to play out. What it does remind us, is that Life is Precious.


There is a Katie Zink Memorial Education Fund set up for the girls, which can be found online.https://www.gofundme.com/khpj86cs

More later,
Beth



Saturday, January 30, 2016

Best of Show! Celebration of Fine Art Studio #254

Hello All,

Here is my newest, and one of my favorite paintings, entitled "Best of Show"....It is 30"x40", and available as the original piece for $4200.00 unframed. Add $300.00 for a beautiful black frame, which extends the size to 38"x48". Giclees will be available in different sizes, to scale.

Come see it, and me, at Celebration of Fine Art! It is a beautiful show this year, with 17 new artists!

Here I am in my Studio, on Opening Night.

Don't forget to shop my online store at bethzinkart.com...Save 20% on your first purchase, using Promo Code JZ1116!

More later!
Beth


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Newest Painting, "Hawley Lake Aspens"

Hello All,

Happy New Year!

I am madly painting new inventory for Celebration of Fine Art, which opens to the public on Saturday, January 16th. Come see me, in my usual location, Studio #254!

This painting, just finished, and still on the easel, is from a photo I took up in the White Mountains of Arizona last summer, at Hawley Lake, which is on the White Mountain Apache Tribal Land. It is an absolutely beautiful forest.

More later,
Beth

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Happy Holidays, and Our Online Store is Up and Running!!!

Hello All,

After three months of work, and working with Go Daddy!, we are Up and Running!

Our new website, which includes an online store, is LIVE!

Currently, we have a limited number of products, but will be adding more daily.

Also, a BIG change, is that I am now adding a Tuesday Morning Class once a month at my Studio, for students WITH and WITHOUT supplies! Now, people can take a class and see if they like the medium, AND, the teacher! Subject matter and critiques are optional.

All Day Workshops are also new! There are three on the schedule, in February, March and April.
These workshops all have a "Theme", and we will all paint the same. This is perfect for students who want to complete a painting in one day. (or get close!) All materials are included.

Please let me know what you think of our new website! We appreciate your input.

Happy Holidays, and Happy 2016! We wish you the best for a happy and healthy new year!

Beth and Jon Zink

Monday, November 30, 2015

Sophie the Art Critic

Hello All,

Today, in our morning painting class, Sophie decided to help Ally, who was painting a dog portrait.

Sophie jumped up on the table, sat in front of the canvas, and modeled.

We all had a good laugh...

Next, we expect her to pick up a brush and start painting.

By the way, the 19th Annual Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour is behind us. We had a wonderful event, with almost 1400 people attending over the two weekends!

More later,
Beth




Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Kelly's Garden Coffee Table for Outdoor Deck!

Hello All,
Finally, the  painting has been delivered, and the aluminum art produced! Our metal fabricators have created a beautiful, powder-coated steel 60" square coffee table. The tempered, 1/4" glass is being cut, and all will ship back to our client in Virginia. What an experience it has been, to get this all coordinated!
More later,
Beth

Saturday, October 24, 2015

2016 Calendar!

Hello All,

This year's wall calendar is a collection of new and old images, a  "greatest hits," if you will. Some of my personal favorites and best sellers are included. The calendar is 8x10, on glossy paper, and features plenty of room to note appointments and special dates. It is $25.00, and if you order via email, we will ship it free! Checks and credit card payments are accepted.


More later,
Beth

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Giant San Diego Agave

Hello All,
Old Town San Diego is considered the "Birthplace of California"...They do have some very old cacti.
This agave was particularly impressive, and would make a great square painting!

More later,
Beth

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Coming Soon...New ONLINE STORE!

Hello All,

We arrived back in Cave Creek yesterday, and have lots to do to get ready for teaching and fall shows.

Big News is...we are having a new website built, with an online store, so we can ship products to clients everywhere! It should be operational in early November. We will have the "usual"  note cards, holiday cards, coasters, pillows, framed and unframed art tiles, wall calendars, outdoor art, etc.

There are exciting new items in production, too! We cannot wait to have it up and running.

Here is my most recent project, completed, for a client in Virginia, who wanted humming birds and butterflies amongst her eastern flowers. It is 36x36, and will also become a 60" square coffee table for her beautiful outdoor living space. (photo taken on my easel...hence slight distortion)

More later,
Beth

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Fall is in the Air...Kitchen Paintings!

Hello All,

Summer has flown by, and we are reluctant to let it go, but Fall is upon us, and we are excited for the Season ahead!

I am thinking about "Kitchen Paintings" ....

Here is my harvest from today. This is not the best composition, but it was such fun to pick tomatoes, broccoli, onions and purple potatoes today! Why don't you arrange some fruits and/or vegetables, and create a composition that you can paint??


We will be back in  Cave Creek the first week in October, and look forward to seeing you all, sometime soon! My Studio classes begin October 5th, 9-12...Other classes soon thereafter!
Contact me if you want to join us! beth@bethzinkart.com

More later,
Beth


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Signed, Sealed, Delivered!! Now on to the Next Commission!

Hello All,

If I look relieved in this photo, I am! 

The triptych was successfully delivered to my clients, who were very happy!!





Now, on to my next project...The Virginia Garden Table...Here is the beginning sketch with explanation of where the client's favorite flowers will be, and a closeup of the lower left corner. 

Imagine looking down on this art, under glass, as a steel framed outdoor coffee table, surrounded by black furniture. I think it will be stunning, but there is LOTS of work to do...

More later!
Beth