Monday, July 27, 2015

Plein Air Painting, on a Boat....?

Hello All,

I have always admired plein air paintings, and plein air painters. Typically, they paint in oils, and on fairly small canvases/boards, in order to complete their landscapes within a limited period of natural light. The work is loose, fresh, and somewhat impressionistic.

Since I typically paint large, detailed botanicals, and paint in acrylics, my work is done in studio.

HOWEVER,
We have recently purchased a small fishing boat to cruise the lakes in the White Mountains of Arizona this summer, in search of trout....

So, I was motivated to paint the beautiful shoreline, with the rock formations and pine trees. Plus, we saw a bald eagle flying overhead....It was fun! (I only worked 8x8, and, in acrylics)

More later,
Beth

Monday, July 6, 2015

Best of Show Award at 40th Anniversary Arts & Crafts Festival

Hi All,

We are back up in the most beautiful summertime place in Arizona! Tall pines, sunny days and cool evenings. Thunder showers almost every afternoon...

The High Country Art Association's 40th Anniversary Arts & Craft Show was very well attended, despite some occasional showers!

I was so happy to receive the Jeanette Gullett Award this year, which is the equivalent of "Best in Show" (think 'dog show.'..)

Anyway, here is a photo of me in my booth with the Chairman of the event, Sandy Pendleton, and the giant Blue Ribbon!

More later,
Beth


Monday, June 8, 2015

Warhol Exhibit at Phoenix Art Museum

Hello All,

If you haven't had a chance to get to the Phoenix Art Museum to see the Andy Warhol Portraits exhibit...heads up! It ends on June 21st.

I enjoyed seeing the extensive exhibit which included some of his childhood drawings, early Polaroid photography, as well as his silkscreens and acrylics. I also learned that he was a sickly kid, and stayed home a lot from school, spending much of his time drawing. Apparently there were lots of movie magazines at his disposal, and that is why he was always infatuated with celebrities, and doing their portraits. The exhibit gave me a lot of insight into his lifestyle and the development of his style.

While we were at the Museum, we also visited several of the other galleries which showcase the permanent collections. Here I am with a landscape from my favorite Arizona artist, Ed Mell....:)

More later,
Beth


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Newest Painting!

Hello All,

Now that my commissions are finished, I am back to creating new pieces to exhibit at my summer  art shows. Next one up is 4th of July Arts & Crafts Festival in Pinetop, AZ. Come on up! It's COOL up there, at 7600' elevation.

Here is the newest painting, titled "A New Day!", 36x30, $3500. I like its energy. It makes me smile.

More later!
Beth

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Giant Original Acrylic Paintings for Outdoor Areas!

Hello All,

Many of you know that I have "outdoor art prints", printed on aluminum with UV inks. Thanks to Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine for featuring them in the May, 2015 issue!

Recently, I completed these three huge paintings, on cement board, for a client. The center one is 4'x8', and the pieces on either side are 3'x5'.   They will be installed on an exterior wall, and framed o ut, to cover a large expanse of stucco.

In October, I will photograph them installed, to share how cool they look!!

Best,
Beth


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Be My Guests at Celebration of Fine Art!

Hello All,

It is hard to believe that there are only 10 more days at Celebration of Fine Art.
We end this 25th Season on Sunday, March 29th.
Please come visit....Just give my name at the entrance, and say you are my guests!
If there is a problem, call my cell phone, 480-980-3848!

Shown below are some examples of my "Outdoor Art", including wall hangings and tables!

Hope to see you soon!
Beth


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Arizona Humane Society Donation

Hello All,

Here is my "The Unhuggable Dog" , created for the 2015 Arizona Humane Society Fundraiser!

What Fun!! I hope that they raise a lot of $$$$ for a very good cause!

A few years ago, my dog sold for $1000.00!! May this one do even better!

More later,
Beth

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Birthday Girl

Hello All,
Hanna Lee Zink was born during Celebration of Fine Art last year...
Here she is, already hanging out in her Grammy's Studio...and she DOES know who I am! What fun!
More later,
Beth

Purple is the New Purple...

Hello All,
Too cute not to share... Scarlett Zink, who's is only 18 months old,  knows that Purple is a very important color, in painting!
More later,
Beth

Monday, March 2, 2015

Four More Weeks!

Hello All,

How the winter has flown!

There are only four more weeks left in our 10 week Celebration of Fine Art Show.
It has been great, so far, and we have met so many wonderful people!

Come see us, if you are able, before March 29th.

Here is my most recent painting, titled, Evening Elegance, which is 48x36. It is typical of my closeup view of a night blooming cereus flower. This piece has found a great home in Paradise Valley!

I am working now, on a new purple agave...come see it, in progress!

More later,
Beth


Friday, February 13, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Hello All,

It is hard to believe that Valentine's Day is upon us, already!

Pictured below is one of my favorite Valentines, Scarlett Zink. She is a budding artist!!

Please know, that any paint she puts on that canvas is subject to "over-painting" by her Grandmother...

Happy Valentine's Day to you all, and we look forward to seeing you soon!!

More later,
Beth


Sunday, January 18, 2015

From the Mouths of Babes....

Hello All,

I've had the joy of painting with my oldest granddaughter, Lily, who always wants to paint with me!
Whenever we get together, she always asks when we can paint.

Recently, when we painted over the Holidays, she remarked, "Grammy, you are pretty good at painting flowers!"

She is already 3 1/2  years old...Now we have Scarlett, who is 16 months, and Hanna, who is 10 months, to teach how to paint! What fun awaits me, teaching these little ones the joy of painting!!

More later,
Beth