Archive for the ‘Fine Art’ Category
I had a whole bunch of plants on the little patio outside my office door that had gotten way too big for the space – I had less and less room to walk through the space. And besides, they were getting sunburned from too much sun since the shade is retreating with the oncoming summer.
So I moved the big plants out, and one of my favorite sculptures in. This is what I get to see as I sit at my desk and look out my door!
Her name is Happy to Be Me, and she is 24″ x 12″ x 12″, and I carved her by hand out of Oamaru Limestone from New Zealand. You can see more of my sculpture here: http://Lyon-Art.com.
Here’s a great card you EFTers can send out – Get it HERE: http://bit.ly/I-love-me
There are plenty more at that site, too…have fun looking!
I’ve been painting all my life, but I’m the first one to admit I have a whole lot to learn. Recently I’ve been experimenting (tearing out my hair!) with acrylics. I’m used to the pliability and richness of oils, and I’m telling you, acrylics is a whole nother beast.
But I’m slowly getting used to and having more fun with it. I decided I’d try out a portrait of our most famous surfer here in Hawaii. Duke Kahanamoku was a hero for many, many years, and was instrumental in putting surfing on the map.
He was famous for surfing more than a mile and a quarter on one wave outside in Waikiki, so I put Diamond Head and the wave in the painting, along with a softened allusion to his well-known board. You can see the Duke HERE.
This week I’m playing with images of outrigger canoe paddlers, splashing water (hard!), philodendron leaves (those huge leaves you could hide under) and other tropical images.
I invite you to bookmark and keep an eye on that site, or friend me on Facebook (just search my name), where my images get automatically updated when I post a new one to the art site. I hope you enjoy my work!
AND – remember to live Audacious, Bodacious, Outrageous and ALIVE! Be Bold and take a Stand for what you believe and love.
A big part of my expanding my Dream of doing more art is finally being able to make prints available of my work. And it’s happening! Now people can get really nice prints of my work on paper, framed or unframed, or on canvas!
Formerly, if anyone wanted a print, I did it myself, printing, packing and shipping it. It was prohibitively expensive – I had to use a special printer (for archival [long-lasting] prints; the archival paper and special inks were outrageously expensive, the packing & shipping was such a hassle…. I eventually said to heck with it because it was such a huge bother.
But now I can do it using a print-on-demand service. I’m so stoked! I told you I’d set up a ton of images from my paintings, pastels and drawings at the print-on-demand site, FineArtAmerica.com.
Well, I wanted to see what the quality of the work was like before I ranted about how great it is, so I ordered some prints just to see.
I got the package in the mail today, and I’m over the moon – I showed the print (it’s on canvas) to a friend who is also an artist, and I asked him if he could tell if it was the original or a print. He couldn’t tell! It’s so much like the original it’s almost spooky!
So yes, the quality is fabulous! No streaks, no color diversity where it ought not to be and the colors are perfectly matched; it was mounted on the stretcher bars well; it was packed well and came through shipping just fine. What more could I want!?!
So I put together 21 images you could use for Mother’s Day greeting cards and gifts – here’s where to find them: http://angelatreat-lyon.artistwebsites.com/art/all/mothers+day+goodies/all
Here are the other galleries: http://angelatreat-lyon.artistwebsites.com
Have fun gazing through the images – and if you get any, I suggest that you do it soon so you might have them before Mother’s day or soon thereafter.
Here it is! Can you see his little toes?
Why do my horses have fingers and toes and a face on the shoulder? Because they are Magical Beings who can change form according to whim and fancy – why be a boring old human when you sift into Horse or Bird or Whale? Here’s Rock Slide, now polished and all gussied up with a pretty background:
All images © Angela Treat Lyon 2010, all rights reserved internationally
Many, many years ago, I did a slew of portraits for people. A couple of weeks ago, my brother contacted me and asked me to do ones of his grandkids.
Quite frankly, I didn’t know if I was too rusty, but I said yes anyway – what the heck. Why not try it and see if the old fingers remember what to do, right?
I’m so pleased with the results! Here are photos of the portraits of Hunter and Caroline. Cool, no?