Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Harp Has Arrived!

It actually arrived a week ago, but it has been a rough week- alot going on and the loss of a very dear friend, which made it difficult to enjoy the new harp. But I've had my first lesson as of Fri. and now am the proud owner of very sore fingers. :-0 I will learn this harp thing! It actually seems to be improving a bit so I think I'm learning. :-) It's difficult to get a photo of the color. The stain took very darkly, but when a light shines on it it is just a beautiful color. It is a deep wine red. Hopefully you can get a bit of an idea in the photos. If I can when I have someone to help me get it outside in sunlight I will try to get better photos. Until then this will have to do. The sound is beautiful, all I could have hoped for. I am very happy with the harp and hope I am truely "harping" soon.

This is the pillar carving and the side inlay on the soundbox that I chose.

This is the carving on the pillar- both top and bottom, and you can see the color a bit altho in better light it shows much more beautifully. The birds-eye maple just makes it "shimmer".

A view of the soundbox.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Egret and Heron miniatures

I've recently finished an egret miniature and also a great blue heron miniature. Don't usually do two birds in a row like that, and now I'm starting on a bald eagle. Must be in a "birdy" mood!

Heron is done in casein. 3"x2"

The egret is 3.5" x 2.5", done in mixed media (casein and acrylic)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

BRIO Art Gallery

I am pleased to announce that I will be represented by BRIO Art Gallery in Galena, Illinois. The gallery is a beautiful space filled with lovely works and I am honored to be among their artists.
Phone: 815-776-1010

Please drop by and check out my artwork there if you're in the area. And say "hi" to Marsha for me! (The owner).