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Entries in Nature art (2)

Thursday
Nov012012

Frescos that Warble and Hoot • Birds with a Pompeii Attitude

 

And Whooo are Youuuu?  Instead of the caterpillar on a toadstool, this little owl, Goddess Athena's shoulder accessory, is peering out of a painting on Venetian plaster.


I have always admired the fresco paintings of Pompeii and Herculaneum, and the airy combination of semi stylized plants animals and birds on plaster walls.  The cracks and texture just added to the visual interest, and I marvel at the inventiveness and playfulness of the images. So many years ago and yet so fresh.
 

The subtle hues are layered, and rubbed with wax until part of the plaster texture shows through and the colors have a gentle antique sheen.

This next fantastical songbird must be a holiday warbler from the pagan past. All red and green.

 

My paintings on genuine Venetian plaster from Italy, and while I did not paint on wet plaster as in a traditional fresco, my work has a true feeling of antique fresco color, imagery and texture.  The originals of these bird paintings are for sale in my web site store.  http://store.carrascostudio.com/products

 The originals are attached to a cradled frame and plastered and polished with a tinted wax.  The images are 7"x10" and the frame is 11"x14" If your budget only allows prints, the 8"x10" prints are available at my Etsy shop for $14 each.

       

 

 

Sunday
Jul082012

Art Eden• Flowers, Beasts and Frolic

 

DEVOTEES OF THE ARTS!  ART SHOPAHOLICS!  GARDEN LOVERS! THOSE WHO DIG AND DELVE!

                     Those who pant after the Sublime.

                                                                            .......and think Green Thoughts.

 

  Time Out                                                                           © Jennifer Carrasco

I'll be participating in the 24th ANNUAL BAINBRIDGE IN BLOOM Event put on by the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council.
Hours are 10am - 5pm Friday, July 13th - Sunday, July 15th.

MY BOOTH WILL BE IN GARDEN 6

On Friday people can drive themselves to the gardens, however, on Saturday and Sunday people must take the buses. They will be given a program with directions (Friday) and bus routes (Saturday, Sunday) that will show them locations of the various gardens.

This year’s tour will include six individual gardens in five distinct neighborhoods reflecting a vast range of aesthetic, historic, and horticultural values of Bainbridge gardeners, including a rare opportunity to visit the new garden of George and David Lewis (Little and Lewis). Food, music, and local arts and crafts will be available at various tour stops.

Tickets for the tour, special events, and packages are on sale now at www.BainbridgeArtsHumanities.org/BainbridgeInBloom.

AND WHAT WILL I BRING TO THE PARTY?

Well–FINALLY..........

I have opened my Etsy Shop, NightinGale Street, featuring prints and paintings for children.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/NightinGaleStreet

Here's a sample of some of my featured Etsy prints on canvas (and I have several other sizes in a wide price range, printed and matted on paper)
                                       
 Come to Bainbridge Bloom to see my animals playing in the meadows, the forests, by river banks and under lily pads.  Creatures, large and small for you to see, and I'll  throw in an occasional fairy for good measure!.

                                     
                               

And here I am in my studio with darlling Ama, my first customer!