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Retro style Pop Art Diva – Tallulah

Posted in Watercolor Paper with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2009 by popartdiva

Original Art, Pop Art Watercolor DivaTallulah

Original 8″x 10″ Watercolor Pop Art Diva

When I saw how this Pop Art Diva’s hair just flowed into a design element of its own I made the decision to keep this painting simple and make it  all about the movement of the hair.  I added a simple heart to Tallulah’s cheek and some colored stars to the background and that was it.  There’s something so lovely about the waves and how they are the star of this piece that any more embellishment would have been redundant here.

I named her Tallulah after the actress Tallulah Bankhead who was known for her hair sweeping over her face to create an air of mystery.  This became an homage to my love of old black and white film noir.  If you’re too young to know who Tallulah Bankhead but like old movies you need to Google her – quite an interesting woman.

Tallulah

an 8″ x 10″ original watercolor and acrylic painting on 200# D’arches watercolor paper

$185.00 Plus Shipping*

Contact Me to Purchase “TALLULAH” Original Art

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

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CAT WOMAN IS A POP ART DIVA – Original Watercolor Painting

Posted in Watercolor Paper with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2009 by popartdiva

Cat Woman - Original Pop Art Diva, Watercolor 8"x 12"CAT WOMAN

I managed to get six paintings done this weekend, Cat Woman is one of my favorites and it was entirely unplanned.

I don’t make any plans for these paintings when I draw them, I just start sketching and let the drawing take me where it chooses.  Sometimes I see something in them right away that names them, sometimes not.  Cat Woman immediately made me think of a woman wearing a cat mask though I hadn’t planned the face design that way, I just followed the natural contours of a woman’s profile.

The cool thing about this particular piece is that you can hang it either horizontally or vertically because of the orientation of the head.

original pop art watercolor Pop Art Diva - Cat WomanCAT WOMAN

an original watercolor and acrylic painting on 200 # cold press watercolor paper and is 8″ x 12″ in size.

$185.00 Plus Shipping*

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

Contact Me to Purchase “CATWOMAN” Original Art

Revisiting Past Art – what comes around goes around

Posted in Little Asides with tags , , , , , , on October 21, 2009 by popartdiva

I’ve spoken of doing art shows for nearly 25 years and thought you might like to take a look at some of the art I have done for these shows over the years. I’ve worked in oils, watercolor, colored pencil, acrylics and a dozen other mediums including sculpting, but you will definitely see a style and pop art approach to all of my work, especially when it comes to color.

My favorite mediums are watercolors and colored pencils, but I use the best medium for the end work – often that is acrylic because it dries quickly (good for transporting to a show that weekend!) and because it is a highly UV resistant and durable medium.

You can see some of the colored pencil Carousel Drawings I did in the eighties at my Carousel Corner Shoppe and here’s a link to some of my graphics and illustration samples.

Below are two examples of a series of one of a kind, hand painted and hand-built/turned wooden bowls, plates and boxes that I produced in the mid nineties – these sold for around $400 – $600 each:

Original Hand Painted Pop Art Bowl

Original Hand Painted Pop Art Bowl

Origianal Hand Painted Pop Art Box

Original Hand Painted Pop Art Box

The photos below are of the last few “Painted Sculpture Fusions” that I created and sold from the late nineties until I retired from art shows in May of 2008. First I sculpted the base “canvas” out of a patented sculpting medium that I developed which was very lightweight but extremely durable. I developed a technique of creating some really interesting textures in these sculptures which truly drove the whole work of art. Once the sculptures had cured I then proceeded to do an original acrylic painting on them – so they ended up being two originals, one a sculpture and one a painting. I’ve never seen anything like these anywhere before or since and doubt anyone will ever be able to ever completely copy the look because of the proprietary materials and techniques that I had developed. These sold from around $400 up to about $4000+ depending on the size.

Fill The Palette Of Your LIfe With Color - Original Acrylic on Original Sculpture Base

Fill The Palette Of Your LIfe With Color - Original Acrylic on Original Sculpture Base

Cruising in Color - Original Acrylic on Original Sculpture Base

Cruising in Color - Original Acrylic on Original Sculpture Base

Throughout my fine art and pop art work there is always a thread of the artists and genres that inspired and influenced me from the very beginning – linear, colorful, abstract with just the slightest touch of cartoon flavor.  You can see how Disney, Dali, Peter Max and other contemporary artists had their sway on my style.

This personal style shows up in my digital graphics and illustrations as well which you can see if you visit PopArtDiva.com or any of my other websites and blogs – I’ve designed them all and done all the graphics for them.

I though it might be interesting to see where the Pop Art Divas come from – plus you might be able to see now why I am called Pop Art Diva, the artist formerly known as Terri 🙂

No White Paint??? Curses, foiled again!

Posted in Canvas, Little Asides with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2009 by popartdiva

I’m very disappointed.  I went to set up my painting session, opened the drawer where my paints are and my white paint had dried up completely!  I cannot paint without white – oh, yeah I could do watercolor style using the acrylics as washes and the canvas for the white but that’s not what I want for my canvas Pop Art Divas.

Yeah, I can drive 15 miles to a Michaels’ and 15 miles back but there goes half my day.  So, no painting today.  I ordered supplies online and hopefully they’ll arrive by next weekend.

In the meantime, I think I’ll sketch a few Pop Art Divas on watercolor paper because I also ordered a nice big set of watercolors – I’m not getting caught out again, boy howdy!

I’m so disappointed I might end up eating this whole caramel apple pie:

If you can't paint - Eat?
If you can’t paint – Eat?

And if the pie doesn’t work I might have to dig into this:

My Friends, Ben & Jerry, will commiserate with me.
My Friends, Ben & Jerry, will commiserate with me.

TODAY THE SKETCHES – TOMORROW THE PAINT! Pop Art Divas are going “live” tomorrow!

Posted in Canvas with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 10, 2009 by popartdiva
3 more Pop Art Divas Sketches

3 more Pop Art Divas Sketches

Got a few more sketches done in preparation for my First Day of Returning to Painting.  I’ve capitalized it because it’s a red letter day for me, the day I get that sable brush back in my hand and start shoving paint around on a canvas again.

I still haven’t figured out where I’m going to paint.  Since these paintings are going to be purely for my own artistic pleasure I want to have a truly enjoyable experience doing them.  That means I want to have some great old movies lined up to watch, some perfect painting snacks and a very comfortable place to paint.

Since these are miniatures I won’t need the kind of work space I’m used to.  Basically all I need is a table to do the painting on and another to the right for my paints, brushes and other paraphernalia and a comfortable seat with a place to put my feet up.  I’ll work on that later today.

I have a few designs to do on the computer today – one is a Thanksgiving design for my holiday store – Happy Holly Daze.  I’m currently featuring my Halloween Products but need to get a few Turkey Day things up too.  I’ll be smelling the aroma of my dinner all day – I need good solid fuel for my painting tomorrow so I got up early and prepared my Spanish Pork Stew – the pork was “cubed” and it’s got lots of nice Spanish flavors so I’m thinking I might end up with some Picasso style cubist Pop Art Divas today!

Here it is below at 9 a.m. this morning simmering away in my crock pot, I’m having it with a nice Merlot and some warm buttery San Francisco Sourdough bread – a good reward for an industrious artist:

Fuel for the Artistic Soul

Fuel for the Artistic Soul

Pop Art Divas – A few new sketches

Posted in Canvas with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 6, 2009 by popartdiva

More PopArtDivas SketchesI can sketch a few of these while a commercial comes on or while I wait for a Photoshop filter so I got a few more sketches done for my miniature original paintings in the Pop Art Divas series.

I’m thinking that I might just have a few more original art projects up my sleeves too – like hand painted martini glasses!

Hoping to get to the painting this coming weekend.

Below is a picture of my afternoon snack – just in case you’re interested in what fuels my normal challenged creativity.

Afternoon Snack