Welcometo "Brushes with Life" ~ the interactive website that is like walking into the artist's studio. You are invited to browse the portfolio of marine art & landscapes inspired by Alaska, the Pacific Northwest & New England. Enjoy the new "Vintage "series, florals, & more. Thru this site you can:
get advice on the care, creation, & framing of Art
enjoy creative tips for using Art at home
TipoftheMonth ~ At thistime of year when many of us have wood burning stoves and fireplaces in use, remember that smoke is damaging to artwork of all kinds. Paintings hanging over a fireplace or in any location that is affected by smoke is not a great idea. Make a note to have paintings gently cleaned in the spring, and be sure to carefully clean glass over paper works of art and photos so that you can continue to enjoy your artworks in their best form.
Frame of Mind~ Planning a wall grouping can be tricky. To begin, gather the things that you want to display. These can be photographs, paintings, framed items, mirrors, artifacts, or any combination of these things. Select the area where you wish to hang them all. The thing to do is to arrange your items on the floor with an overall outside shape in mind. For example, think of a large rectangle or oval, and place your items inside that shape in a pleasing manner. Measure the space on the wall that you have to work with, and put painter's tape on the floor in that same size. Then arrange your pieces on the floor inside that perimeter, as in the drawings below. Successful groupings generally have a plan like this, so have fun arranging!!! Next time we will discuss getting them off the floor, onto the wall, in the right place!!!
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Original paintings & Custom Art
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s l johnson, artist in residence
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New Work.....Newbury St. in snowstorm
This new oil painting is a view of Newbury Street in Boston, MA during a major snowstorm. It is at that magical time of day when the colors of the sunset are fleeting, and the old buildings are totally in shadow; yet the windows are reflecting the colors of the sky and the branches of leafless trees. This subject was chosen because the buildings in black contrasted with the snow and sky.
NotefromtheArtist....We appreciate the wonders of Nature that we so lovingly paint, and this respect affects the choices we make in the selection of our tools. All our art is created and reproduced using only the best materials on the market; not only are they of the highest quality, they are friendly to the environment. All our work is produced in the USA using archival materials. All of our prints (even notecards!) are individually signed by the artist as a statement of quality and pride in the finished product.
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