#CIJArtGallery – CarmensArt

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Virtual Art Gallery – Carmen from CarmensArt

1. What is your work of art?

The work I am submitting is titled “Green Grapes” and is an original oil painting, 8×10 inches, on canvas panel.

CarmensArt

CarmensArt

2. Please share your inspiration for this piece.

My painting group had a glorious day at Grandfather Winery in Boone, NC, and this represents that happy memory.

3. What keywords describe your work? 

Keywords: green grapes art, oil on canvas, grape vineyard, grape painting, original painting

4. Is this your favorite medium? Do you work in other mediums?

Oil is my favorite medium, but I also do collage–mostly portraits in black and white.

5. What fascinates you?

I am fascinated by light and color, and I love to see dramatic lighting in a painting.

6. What are your social media sites?

My blog: carmenbeecher.blogspot.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/carmen.beecher
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/carmensart/
Twitter: twitter.com/CarmenBeecher

#CIJArtGallery – LeeArt

Contributor post by Megha of byTheArtBug

Virtual Art Gallery – Catherine Lee from LeeArt

1. What is your work of art?

An acrylic painting on canvas.

LeeArt

LeeArt

2. Please share your inspiration for this piece.

My inspiration is the fresh meadows of Spring on Sunday morning at Church.

3. What keywords describe your work?

Church, Sunday, valley, landscape.

4. Is this your favorite medium? Do you work in other mediums?

Acrylics are my favourites to paint, although I will do the odd oil painting.

5. What fascinates you?

I am fascinated by art, all art, it’s inspiring, makes me happy and I could look at it all day.

6. What are your social media sites?

FB – Lee Art, TW – LeeArtPaintings, Pinterest – Lee Art, Etsy Lee Art

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#CIJArtGallery – hjmArtGallery

Contributor post by Megha of byTheArtBug

Virtual Art Gallery – Helen from hjmArtGallery

1. What is your work of art?
The artwork I’m sharing is a giclee print, a reproduction from my sold original painting “Three Wishes”.

hjmArtGallery

hjmArtGallery

2. Please share your inspiration for this piece.
The artwork is inspired by the Tree of Life concept, the idea that all life on earth is interconnected. In essence, “Tree of Life” symbolizes life itself, with it’s branches reaching for the Heavens and it’s roots firmly grounded in “Mother Earth”.

3. What keywords describe your work?
whimsical art, tree of life art, curly tree, abstract landscape, turquoise tree, inspirational art, giclee print, tree print

4. Is this your favorite medium? Do you work in other mediums?
My favorite medium is acrylic on canvas. Most of my original paintings are created on a back stapled gallery wrapped canvas using my unique acrylic painting technique. I also like to experiment with mixed media and painting on wood.

5. What fascinates you?
Nature. My art is inspired by nature. I am always in awe with nature’s extraordinary creative force, spirituality and beauty!

6. What are your social media sites?
twitter.com/hjmart
hjmart.blogspot.com
www.facebook.com/hjmart
www.facebook.com/helen.miqueo

Fine Art Finds

Growing up in Rhode island, one of the biggest events of the year for me was the Scituate Art festival. I loved living 5 minutes away from the biggest craft show and fine art display that I knew. Wouldn’t you know it, I grew up and now live in walking distance of the festival! Needless to say I spent the entire weekend there, mulling over the various artisans producing items from crafts I may never learn, and of course, taking in all of the gorgeous fine art New England has to offer.

In honour of my wonderful weekend experience, here is some fine art from our own CIJ team members!

Original Crab Drawing In Black And White from huiyitan

Original Crab Drawing In Black And White from huiyitan

Illustration is one art form that I enjoy very much. I love the expression and stories told through illustration in often (but not always!) simplistic styles. I can already get a feel for this little crab’s personality and have thoroughly enjoyed browsing some more of his life. Though I’d still like to know what it is that he’s staring at.

Lily Black and White Photograph from Colourscape

Lily Black and White Photograph from Colourscape

Where in illustration we are often given the expression set forth by a character, photography is an art form where a subject with no expressive features can speak volumes. I have no talent for capturing moments myself, so I admire it greatly.

The stark contrast between black and white is powerful and deafening, a surprise in and of itself since we generally see flowers to be such delicate entities, soft and feminine. Yet through that solid confidence of the lily, we see a small wisp off the end of the petal, whispering gently amidst the booming message. What does it say to you?

Original Abstract Painting: CHITCHAT from ARTbyKirsten

Original Abstract Painting: CHITCHAT from ARTbyKirsten

Painting, yet another art that leaves me totally clueless when I make an attempt. Abstract paintings are probably my favourite in that they are completely open to the viewers’ interpretation which is a beautiful thing. There is movement, contrast, and a definite sense of mystery that we don’t get in photography or realism.

Aside from original paintings, Kirsten offers prints of her work to suit smaller budgets or perhaps, smaller spaces.

Stay inspired!

Frenchie