NEW ART FOR A NEW YEAR – Happy 2011!

Posted in NEWEST POP ART with tags , , , , , , on November 23, 2010 by popartdiva
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Here’s my latest design for PopArtDiva Land – Happy New Year 2011!
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I don’t specialize in holiday designs but if you sell your art on merchandise like I do at The PopArtDiva Gift Gallery and The Martini Diva Boutique and my other online stores you need to do some holiday inspired themes!
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I’ve done several for Halloween, my favorite holiday as well as a few for Christmas and I do have a holiday themed store online called HAPPY HOLLY DAZE where I post others for Valentine’s Day, Easter, and other holidays but hadn’t done one yet for New Years so this week I remedied that with my new HAPPY NEW YEAR POP ART.
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I made the design available in two different versions; one for the particular year – in this case 2011 – and one that is a generic New Year Illustration so people had a choice between a generic New Year’s design and a specific one for that year.  Next year all I have to do is change the year and replace the 2011 design with the 2012 and I can do that every following year as well.
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HAPPY NEW YEAR & HAPPY 2011
ANDI just added Ornaments to my store and this is one of the first products with those available:

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NEW POP ART SERIES! Guitars, Skulls & the Big Bang Theory!

Posted in NEWEST POP ART with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 6, 2010 by popartdiva

pop art guitars

 

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MY NEW RETRO SIXTIES POP ART SERIES MEETS THE DIGITAL ERA WITH A BIG BANG, A BOO & A TWANG!

I’ve started a new series of pop art illustrations I’m calling the Duo Series inspired by some of my favorite art from the sixties.  I grew up surrounded by graphic images like Peter Max’s wonderful iconic works, got invaded by Blue Meanies and the Beatles in cartoon form on the Yellow Submarine album and animated film, and I was weaned on Walt Disney features.

The cartoon images and bright colors were one of the first – and strongest – influences of my own personal art style.  Maybe I never grew out of my love for coloring books and comic books, but I love doing a linear illustration and then filling it with color and I love the playful approach to creating art.  I’ve done just about every style and used every medium out there over the last half century but, given the choice, I will produce work that reflects the times I grew up in and the style of art that I still love today.  This means colors from across the spectrum, playful imagery, humor and a slight touch of the psychedelic fringe.  I am a product of my environment!

Embarking on this series I knew I wanted to recreate some of that retro sixties style but I also wanted it to fit within the “pop art” genre of common every day objects being depicted.  I decided I could do this by creating one retro sixties style cartoon graphic then merging it with silhouettes of iconic objects from this era.  I started with a fun and classic Pop Art Sky Illustration and carried that over to Pop Art Guitars, silhouettes of classic guitars like a Fender, a Gibson, a Martini and a Les Paul.  Then, with Halloween fast approaching I was asked to do a skull drawing for a tattoo and that became the second Duo of the Series – Big Bang Black Hole Pop Art and Pop Art Skulls!

Pop Art Sixties Sky Big Bang Black Hole Pop Art

All of my work is created for Posters and Fine Art Giclees as well as t-shirts, cards, cups, aprons and even skateboards and shoes and you can purchase all these designs on those products at The PopArtDiva Gift Gallery.

You can also license these images for your product or marketing purposes by contacting me directly.

 

Make Mine a Martini Art Original! My Fun New Martini Art!

Posted in Original Martini Art Paintings with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2009 by popartdiva

Read how I created this series and a little background on the style I developed for it below the photos

Original Martini Art Painting by PopArtDiva aka TheMartiniDivaDANCING MARTINIS

Original 8′ x 10″ Acrylic on Watercolor Paper

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Dancing Martinis was the first sketch and the first Martini Art of the series.  It was also the one that defined the style of this hand painted watercolor series.

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ALSO available on Posters, Tees, Cups, Cards & Other Gear at The Martini Diva Boutique

Original Martini Art Painting by PopArtDiva aka TheMartiniDivaQUIT SCREWING AROUND AND GET ON THE STICK!

Original 6″x12″ Acrylic on Watercolor Paper

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(For some reason when I looked at this leaning martini glass I kept imagining an olive hanging off the rim instead of in the martini itself so I went with it and created this little cartoon illustration!)

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Original Martini Art Painting by PopArtDiva aka TheMartiniDivaOLIVE A MARTINI, PLEASE

Original 6″x 10″ Acrylic on Watercolor Paper

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The color scheme of this painting uses the tension of opposites on the color wheel – a palette I enjoy using a lot.  In order to tie the red-violet martinis in with the yellow-green background, and also tie in the orange of the olives, I made the confetti dots these colors as well as darker olives and greens.

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Original Martini Art Painting by PopArtDiva aka TheMartiniDivaPURPLE NURPLE MARTINI

Original 6″x 10″ Acrylic on Watercolor Paper

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The background here had a lot less of the confetti look so I went with bubbles and swirls here.  I love painting bubbles for some reason, lol. BTW, there really is such a thing as a Purple Nurple Martini at The Martini Diva!!

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Original Martini Art Painting by PopArtDiva aka TheMartiniDivaPRETTY IN PINK MARTINi

Original 6″x 12″ Acrylic on Watercolor Paper

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I was going to paint the martini here with greens – the opposite colors palette – but with the little bits of blue in the background I decided to stay in the pinks and violets, using analogous (adjacent) color hues for a change.

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CREATING THE MARTINI ART ORIGINALS:

I started this series just this last Sunday with a bit of a plan.  I wanted backgrounds done in abstract wet-in-wet watercolor style background to incorporate tonal qualities that would create a depth of field from slightly different hues from the same area of the color wheel.  Different tone and saturation of the colors would create a visual effect of close-up/far away visually.  I am very fond of complementary and split-complementary color palettes, I find them more dramatic and interesting than analogous colors, as well as more complex visually.  I’ll even get into Triadic andtetradic color schemes though they can be very tricky.  ( Here’s a great tutorial on Color Schemes you might enjoy.)

This type of background is messy work – you wet down the whole sheet and start throwing color on, adding spatters and dropping in some salt for little spots of texture.  These also added a confetti look and that is what took me to the style I ended up with.

Originally my plan was to give the glass area a transparent wash of white and then outline the glasses in white – but the white didn’t show up strongly enough against the light to mid-tone backgrounds.  At this point it was close to the end of the day and I had to stop painting – it made it a very disappointing day for me.  BUT I have learned over the years that a fresh day and a fresh look often solves painting problems and, sure enough, Monday morning I looked at the painting below and realized that I could paint a border around the glasses using the background tones only darker.  This would pop them out from the background and be a dark enough contrast to the white glass and outline.

From there the confetti look of the spatters took me to enhancing the “confetti” feel and then adding the fun swirls coming out of the martinis for movement and a whimsical touch.  I then added a few more little dabs and dots around the swirls for “effervescence” and to bring in the colors used in the cherries and olives.

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The Mini Original Acrylic Canvas Pop Art Divas are Up!

Posted in Canvas on November 22, 2009 by popartdiva

FLYING HAIR MARBLES – SOLD

These two paintings were a new take on my usual rainbow coloring of the Pop Art Divas Series.  I wanted to get away from the rainbow coloring of the hair and go a little more neutral for a change.  Even I can get tired of too much color believe it or not!  I found that I really like this look and might continue the series in this style since I’ve already done a good number of the rainbow haired divas.

Original Acrylic on Canvas Board Pop Art Diva Painting

CHEEKY HEART

Original 5″x7″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas Board

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DIVA WITH BLING

Original 4″x6″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas Board

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FAIRY EARS – SOLD

HEART WINKS

Original 4″ X 6″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas Board

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WAVY LADY

Original 4″x6″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas Board

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MIDNIGHT DIVA  – SOLD

 

MYSTICAL MELONIE

Original 6″x8″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas Board

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*I ship by Boxed Priority Mail – if you live in the U.S. the total shipping cost is $12. If you live outside the US I can figure your shipping costs once I have your address.

Care: Dust lightly with a soft cloth, most are standard frame sizes and frames can be found to fit but you can just set the canvas up on a small easel or plate holder!

Another New Pop Art Diva Original Watercolor

Posted in Watercolor Paper with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2009 by popartdiva

Pop Art Diva Original Watercolor Painting by PopArtDivaLADY WINGS THE BLUES

As you can see I love lots of color, most of my Pop Art Divas have been rainbow haired.  I decided that I needed to concentrate on one area of the color wheel for a change and went with blues, greens and purples on this piece.

Lady Wings The Blues has a bit of a Pandora quality to her – I think the curls in her hair positioned themselves just right to give that impression though it wasn’t any plan.  As I’ve stated before I don’t plan these at all when I start the sketches, I just allow them to happen “intuitively”

LADY WINGS THE BLUES

an Original 8″x10″ Watercolor and Acrylic Painting on 200# D’Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper

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Care: Lady should be framed and mounted under glass to protect her delicate sensibilities – watercolor divas are susceptible to UV and moisture damage!!!)

Another Pop Art Diva Painting – Sleeping Beauty

Posted in Watercolor Paper with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2009 by popartdiva

Sleeping Beauty - 8"x10" Original Watercolor Pop Art Diva

SLEEPING BEAUTY

Sleeping Beauty was one of the watercolor original paintings that I didn’t finish 2 weekends ago. Well, it was almost finished when I did that stupid thing an artist can do every once in a while, I tried to change something mid stream. Watercolor is a very unforgiving medium, it doesn’t like change – unless of course the change was it’s idea! Those of you who work in traditional watercolor techniques know what I’m talking about.

I had to put it aside that Sunday because it was getting late and come back to it this weekend.  I turned it into an opaque watercolor because I had to cover up my mess on the face – the only area I leave white of course – and use an opaque Titanium White for the skin tone.  It actually gave me an opportunity to try out some new modeling ideas using soft grays and I really liked the effect.

I also took the opportunity to color some of the stars in the negative space.

Mistakes can often lead you down a new road you might not have traveled and help you out in the end by improving your work.  Anyway, Sleeping Beauty turned out lovely and is one of my favorites. I really like having the face coming in from the side and off-balance like this.  You’ll note that I rarely do a centered piece – usually I find them uninteresting and boring in design.

SLEEPING BEAUTY

an Original 8″x10″ Watercolor and Acrylic Painting on 200# D’Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper

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Care: Electra should be framed and mounted under glass to protect her delicate sensibilities – watercolor divas are susceptible to UV and moisture damage!!!)

 

Star Diva – Pop Art Diva Original Watercolor

Posted in Watercolor Paper with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2009 by popartdiva

Pop Art Diva, Watercolor, Original PaintingSTAR DIVA

Series: Pop Art Divas, Original Watercolors

I like stars and use them a lot in my art, especially in this series of Pop Art Divas Originals.  If you take a look at this style of pop art cartoon done in the sixties you’ll see a lot of stars – check out the great cartoons done for Yellow Submarine and, of course, take a look at Peter Max’s work from that era – stars are all over the place.

I actually sign my first name – which is Terri, by the way, lol – with a star and have for decades.  For some reason I left it off the logo for PopArtDiva.com – maybe I’ll add it next time I do a redesign – maybe not, lol.

But the stars are showing up all over the Pop Art Divas – it’s part of the genre to me and this is my first Star Diva with a few simple stars in the background and one as a beauty mark by her mouth.

STAR DIVA

an original 6″ x 10″ watercolor and acrylic painting on 200# D’Arches watercolor cold press paper

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Care: Electra should be framed and mounted under glass to protect her delicate sensibilities – watercolor divas are susceptible to UV and moisture damage!!!)