Teresa's Art Studio Blog... mostly art pics with other stuff now and then

This is a blog about artist Teresa M. Turner and her work. Teresa works in a variety of media and styles.

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Monday, April 30, 2007

Wearable Art Pendants

I've been experimenting using different techniques to create art pendants. These are art you can wear, but they can also be hung from a simple cord or ribbon to decorate any small space, such as inside a computer armoire or in an office cubicle. Here are two of the ones I now have listed in my etsy store:

The one on the left is a mixed-media pendant with a dragonfly in 3D skimming across the surface of an impressionist lily pond. The one on the right has a vine motif loosely inspired by decoration found in the borders of medieval manuscripts. Both are handpainted using a wooden domino as the base, and sealed with a durable varnish.

New Triptych

I finished another triptych in my fluid abstracts series. This one is entitled FLOURISH, and is inspired by curled tendrils of spring foliage. It is done on three acid-free canvas panels, each of which is 6" x 8". This painting is currently available on ebay:

8" x 18"

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Poppies triptych

I finished this set of three paintings before going out of town for the weekend, but didn't have a chance to post about them until now. This triptych of cheerful poppy blossoms is done in acrylics on three 6" x 6" gallery wrap canvases in abstract style. The set is currently listed on ebay.


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Thursday, April 19, 2007

New mixed media abstract painting in celebration of Earth Day

Today I finished a fun mixed media piece I did in a style of abstract naturalism in celebration of Earth Day. It's done in acrylics on a rigid canvas panel, with 3D accents using archival museum board, brass wire, mica chips, and fabric ribbon. All the materials in it are new, but I created it to look like it's made from reclaimed or recycled materials. It's abstract in style, but has plant-themed designs to be reminiscent of the way that Mother Nature will reclaim an old abandoned area, where new plant growth will sprout up through the pavement.


This painting is now available on ebay! The image above links to any of my current ebay listings.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Newest abstract painting!

I finished another abstract painting today! This is another painting in my fluid abstracts series, entitled LAVENDER BREEZE. It's inspired by the swirling wind, carrying the scent of blossoms in the spring, and is soon to be listed on ebay.

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Saturday, April 14, 2007

First painting in my new studio! Yay!

I finished an abstract painting today. It's the first painting I've done since moving to the new place. :) This one is from my fluid abstract series, and is now listed on ebay.

Original Acrylics
11" x 14"

My previous painting from this series sold before I could post it to my blogs:

Original Acrylics
8" x 18"

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Friday, April 13, 2007

Boxes in my studio (and everywhere else...)

We moved at the end of March, so I'm writing this from my new studio! :) I like the new place, but there are still boxes everywhere. My studio space is coming along, though, and I hope to actually have more creative time today.

The worst part of the move wasn't the move itself this time. It was having AT&T screw up our address, so we were without internet access for close to 2 weeks. I think I was so mad I probably looked like one of those cartoon characters with a red face and smoke coming out their ears! They finally got us up and running again this week, so I've been playing catch-up on all the emails and things I missed.

Some good news: the gallery show our women's group (WORLDWIDE WOMEN ARTISTS) had in Florida went well. Lots of pieces sold, including this one of mine entitled Picket Fence Poppies:

I had painted that one after visiting my folks and passing a house which had poppies growing along a picket fence at the edge of their yard. Fortunately I make a habit of taking my camera with me for reference photos, because you never know where inspiration will strike. Speaking of inspiration, I am going to get back to organizing my studio while I am inspired to do so!

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