Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New cards for 2011 holiday

This is some of this years paintings that i gave as cards. All one of a kind originals. I like the idea so much I started a series of these that will be matted to 8x10 and available at the artisans guild gallery Mixed media on paper or small 5x7 canvas.
this is a group shot of several cards before they became cards


this whole series of 16 had the sun/moon/disc shape to give a somewhat landscape feel.  The designs are spontainous as I worked on groups of 8 at a time with no sketches or plan.  The beginning of a series I call "Evidence" 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Pictures in a Photo Show

I got invited to show 3 16 x 20 photos in the Gainesville 10 + 10 photo  show at the Thomas center.  the opening it Dec 3. Here is a sneak preview of what I'm showing
Telluride x4


This is actually one of 4 of the same view at different times and weahter conditions that are in the same frame.   
Make a Wish


Canoe dock.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Hanging a new show

I took down a show at Kanahapa gardens that has been up there for a long time and put a new show at the Jones East side yesterday.  It's sort of a retrospective because I put some old and some new.  It looks pretty cool

Monday, March 28, 2011

 My set up in the parking lot of the Melrose Bay gallery.  This is as far as I got for the first day.  I was working on a collage using grass that I picked around the gallery
At this point I'm almost done.  I have glued down the grass and collaged on one layer of paper. I'm ready to cut the edge and remove the blue tape.

Here I have added some color under the taped off section and around the edges.  I will add one more layer of paper and cover the white bar to increase the curtain effect. 

Sunday morning I framed the grass painting on the tailgate and hung it before heading to  this was location #3 where I joined Linda and Scott for a little lunch. They stayed and painted in this beautiful garden and I moved down the street to location #9

Here's Julie setting up on the dock at #9 I'm at water's edge attempting to do an abstract of the dock. after struggling with it for about 2 hours I gave up and worked on a 12 x 36 of a palm tree I started Saturday in the parking lot.  Here are a couple of shots from my location




 This is the palm tree painting after spraying and scraping and dripping


top detail

 bottom detail
These paintings and what else I can finish this week will be hanging in the Melrose bay and Bellamy road Galleries for the Gala Sat night April 2

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Melrose Open Air Art

Here's a link to the gallery website

Lake View Acrylic on Panel



This is the second painting I did from the same yard , different view. This one is built up on top of another painting so there is lots of texture. This is acrylic on and 11 x 14 panel done with the knife. I used the same palette as on the previous painting, q.gold, cerulean blue, q. burnt orange, black and white. These are all golden fluid acrylics.
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Andrea's view


This is an 8 x 10 acrylic on canvas that I did out in Melrose today. Bob and I were out there for the OAA paint out and I set up in Andrea's yard to paint this view. I was going for abstract but this came out instead. Still, I like it and it doeshave an abstract quality. It was done with a palette knife and a 3" brush. the canvas was toned with the gray wash that I left as the sky. It was a breezy , partly cloudy day . Just perfect
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Monday, March 21, 2011

Haile Village art show

This weekends show was fun despite not great sales.  We had Senesac village again.  Emily was next me and Bob was next to her.  I had a decent show thanks, in part to the new gator buckle (coming soon to the shopping cart) and the sale of 2 paintings.  One was the 16 x 20 from the planet series.  I did 3 paintings in that series and have only one left, the big 24 x 48 with lights and moving part.  I'll be hanging that at the Jones Eastside next month where I'll be hanging a show for April.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

New Blog

 I have changed the name of my jewlery blog to jewelry for pete sake and brought all the old post to the new one, however, I was not able to bring the the followers over from jewelryartstudio. So if you are a follower please re-follow. I'll be making all the new posts from there. In the past I have been making most of my post to the facebook page www.facebook.com/jewelryartstudio  I will still be doing that but I'm going to start doing it from the blog first with a link to the FB page. I have several friends who are not on FB and want to keep you all posted. My main store/ website with calendar of events and classes is still at petersenesac.com Thanks!

Friday, March 18, 2011

new designs

one of several new earring designs with stones for the Haile show
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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Thomas Center Paint Out

These are the 2 12 x 16 paintings I did at the Thomas center. This one is mix media with acrylic and grass in the "window"  I put several layers of grass with medium between to glue it in place.  It's been interesting to watch the grass turn color.  great texture

This one is done with palete knife for texture and layers of wash on the wall section.